2: UWB - Applications
Founder, Vice President of Business Development
Staccato Communications, Inc.
Mr. Bowles has more than 16 years in the semiconductor industry
and most recently was co-founder, president, COO and director
of BOPS, Inc., a broadband DSP cores and tools company. While
at BOPS, he built and led the business planning, fundraising,
operations, and marketing. Prior to BOPS, he was instrumental
in forming and funding a number of successful start-ups including
Power Computing (sold to Apple in 1996); Panorama Designs (sold
to Motorola in 1996); and BlueSteel Networks (sold to Broadcom
in 2000). He also spent six years at Motorola Semiconductor where
he held various sales and market development positions. He left
Motorola in 1996 as vice president MSPI, and PowerPC market development
manager to found BOPS.
He is active in UWB standards-setting bodies and is a voting member
of 802.15.3a as well as a founding member of 802.15.4a. He is
also a founding member of the Multi-band Coalition (www.uwbmultiband.org)
and the Multi-band OFDM Alliance (www.multibandofdm.org).
Mr. Bowles holds an undergraduate engineering degree from Texas
A&M and a master of science degree in technology management
(E-MBA) from Pepperdine University.
(UWB) has received a great deal of attention in the past year
and some are beginning to see the hype eminiscent of Bluetooth
a few years ago. What is the real state of UWB technology and
standards? Can UWB possibly avoid the 4-6 years of standards
battles, interoperability issues, and slow adoption cycles that
plagued its cousins in unlicensed spectrum - Bluetooth and 802.11.
Panelist will discuss their views and forecasts for applications
based on UWB spectrum use in the immediate 3 years ahead, the
target customers, markets, and what customer pain point UWB
technology can solve in the next 3 years.