Utkarsh Unnikrishna is a Staff Microwave R&D Engineer with the Microwave Components Group at National Instruments – Silicon Valley (NISV) in Santa Clara, California. He has been a member of the IEEE since 2003 and is co-chair of the IMS Young Professionals Committee of IMS-2016. His research interests include Microwave and Millimeter-wave circuits and systems in 5G communication, automotive sensor systems, and test and measurement systems. He has published related papers in international conferences. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronic Engineering from Mumbai University and a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California.
Ryan Baker is a RF semiconductor sales and marketing professional, currently working as the Product Marketing Manager for the RF division of Wolfspeed, a Cree company. In this role, he is responsible for global strategic marketing of the company’s competitive advantage in gallium nitride on silicon carbide (GaN-on-SiC) transistor and monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) products and RF foundry services. Prior to the Wolfspeed spin-off from Cree, he was the North American sales manager for Cree’s RF components and the RF marketing manager.
Ryan obtained his BS undergraduate degree, specializing in high tech management, from San Jose State University and an MBA from North Carolina State University. He volunteers on committees for various conferences, including IEEE WAMICON and IEEE MTT-S IMS. In addition, he co-manages various LinkedIn groups, such as Amplifier Frontier Research.