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NEW    –    International Wireless Packaging Consortium
Interactive Technical Workshop


Limited to 100 seats



WiMAX CPE & Access Point 
Devices, Packaging and Assembly
- Are Consumer Prices Possible?

Cost Reduction Options for WiMAX CPEs and Infrastructure 

 Co-Hosted by:



And Tour:  Flextronics Assembly Facility
(Restrictions may apply - subject  to Flextronics Approval)


San Mateo, CA     USA

February 7-10, 2005


Marriott San Mateo
1770 South Amphlett Blvd.
San Mateo, CA  94402
Phone: 650-653-6000


Organized by the International Wireless Packaging Consortium

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Workshop Background

Although standards are still not finalized, WiMAX is emerging as a competitive option to alternatives such as cable or wireline for delivery of broadband services.  To be competitive, the total cost per customer must be comparable to these alternatives. The most critical equipment is the WiMAX customer premises equipment (CPE) and it must reach prices levels which are currently not possible. There is a need to examine all aspects of the technology for these CPEs and the role of all players in the supply chain for their production.  

In addition, the network systems and architectures must be reviewed to identify how they may be modified to minimize the total cost per customer serviced.  

Workshop Goal

The GOAL of this workshop is:

To explore the needs and available technologies of advanced packaging and assembly  and encourage development of cost effective devices, packaging and assembly technologies and options;


To inspire breakthrough thinking about supply chain partnering in this global industry


Stimulate the process of bringing the wireless industry supply chain together to reduce the cost of Customer Premises (CPE) and Access Point (AP) Equipment for WiMAX implementation.

Monday, February 7, 2005

7:00 PM

Social and Networking, Reception & Registration


Tuesday, February 8, 2005

7:00 AM

Breakfast & Registration


8:00 AM

Opening Remarks


8:15 AM


Each person will be asked to introduce him/herself and share how they can contribute to this process


9:00 AM

Business Case for WiMAX

  • Is there a viable business case for fixed WiMAX?

  • Will it be delivered more as a an adjunct service for cellular providers, wireline providers or by independent enterprises?

  • What will the role of WISPs be and what will their networks look like?

  • What are the key parameters to making WiMAX a successful business offering?

  • How realistic and important will the consumer last mile markets for WiMAX be versus business users or backhaul providers?

  • What features must the WiMAX have to compete with Cable or DSL?

  • How will the business cases differ for licensed and unlicensed band WiMAX?



The WiMAX Business Case

Yuval Goren 

Director Strategic Marketing

WiMAX Forum


9:30 AM

service provider Perspectives

  • From a Service Providers' perspective, how will WiMAX be used as an component of their infrastructure?  What types of usages would they foresee?  Last mile? Backhaul? Coverage extension?

  • What features will be most important to them? Cost? Compatibility? Functionality? Reliability? and what will be the key factors affecting their cost per customer?

  • What will be the role of WISPs and how do they see WiMAX as a component of their systems?  What features would be critical and what are the elements of the cost per customer?

  • Can they be used for enterprise campus networks and what characteristics would make them attractive? 


Network Services & Emerging Applications for WiMAX

Tom Tofigh


Chair of WiMAX Applications Working Group


WiMAX – A Carrier Perspective 

Aamir Hussain

Executive Director Engineering and Operations

Qwest Communications


Other Operators Present

  • France Telecom

  • Verizon Avenue

  • Sonic.Net

Others Likely

  • Rogers Wireless

10:20 AM



10:50 AM

service provider Perspectives



WiMAX: Too Little Too Late

Dewayne Hendricks

WISPA Representative 
(Wireless Internet Service Provider Association)


Dandin Group


WiMAX- A Fixed Broadband Wireless Provider Perspective

Eric Warren

Director of Marketing and Business Development

NextWeb, Incorporated


11:40 AM

Network Integrator's ISSUEs

WiMAX Integration into Infrastructure

  • Licensed or Unlicensed bands- how do they affect deployment and networks access costs and performance?


Unlicensed Service Deployment Challenges

Tarun Gupta

Chief Architect



12:10 PM



1:10 PM


service providers and integrator's

Previous speakers and other Operators present will be given the opportunity to clarify their needs, requirements and views and will engage in a panel session where the audience is invited to ask questions and they will be given the opportunity to ask each other and the audience questions.



Other Service Providers Present


2:10 PM


Customer Premises Equipment


From an Equipment Provider's Perspective:

  • What are the anticipated form, fit, functions requirements for future consumer priced CPEs?

    • Stand alone CPE receivers?

    • PCMCIA cards for laptops?

  •  What are the key cost elements of the CPEs?

    • Chipsets

    • Antennas

    • Packaging

    • Power components and supply

    • Thermal management for small sizes

    • DSP

    • Testing

    • Others?

which will require developments in packaging and assembly?

  • What are the key specifications for future CPEs?

  • What is required from the supply chain to develop customer install vs professionally installed equipment?

  • Will the WiMAX CPEs have to operate with other wireless access solutions i.e. UMTS, WiFi, etc.

  • Will there be different  versions for different worldwide markets? How will they accommodate the variability of worldwide specifications and needs?

  • What will be the main competitors to WiMAX in the marketplace?  What will be the pros and cons of WiMAX as the delivery mechanism? 

  • What are the key expectations and anticipated requirements for future packaging in the handset industry?

  • What is the impact of “environmental” regulations and how will this affect procurement?

  • What changes must be made to existing or planned basestation infrastructure to add WiMAX as a service?

  • What will the Access Points look like and what will the key hurdles be in the development of equipment for these access points?



Title TBD

Kevin Suitor

VP Business Development 

Redline Communications


Delivering the Residential Broadband Business Case

Juan Santiago

Manager, Motorola Wireless Products Group 

Motorola Canopy


3:10 PM



3:40 PM


Customer Premises Equipment




What are the Challenges to Bringing Down the Cost of CPEs?

Jack Van der Star

President and CEO

WAVETEQ Communications Inc.


WiMAX CPE Cost Reduction-- Lessons Learned from OFDMA and DOCSIS

Hal Roberts

Senior Principal Engineer

ADC Telecommunications Inc.


4:30 PM


Customer Premises Equipment 

Previous speakers and other OEMs present will be given the opportunity to clarify their needs, requirements and views and will engage in a panel session where the audience is invited to ask questions and they will be given the opportunity to ask each other and the audience questions.

Keynote Speakers


Other OEMs Present

5:30 PM


7:00 PM


Bus Transportation provided to and from hotel

Wednesday, February 9, 2005

7:00 AM




8:00 AM

Enabling Technology Providers

Semiconductor Devices

Enabling technology suppliers will describe their capabilities and solutions aimed at cost reduction in WiMAX terminals in the near term and what they expect might be achievable over the next 2-3 years.

  • Chipsets

    • RF

    • DSP

    • Baseband Processors

  • Module Integration and Assembly


Low Cost pHEMT technology for

WiMax CPE applications

Wolfgang Bosch


Filtronic Semiconductor


WiMAX CPEs, A GaAs RF Chip Supplier’s Viewpoint 

Steve Brown

Design Engineering Director



Bridging the Performance/Cost Divide for WiMAX RF

Yiannis Papantonopoulos

Applications Manager

Wireless Infrastructure RF

Texas Instruments, Inc.


Can FPGAs be Cost Effective for CPEs? 

Asif Batada

Strategic Marketing Manager



WiMAX Roadmap--Intel's Views 

Derek Dicker

Strategic Planning Manager

Broadband Wireless


10:00 AM  



10:30 AM

OTHER Enabling Technology Providers

  • Antennas

  • Powering issues

  • Thermal management for small sizes

  • Materials Options

  • Module Technologies

  • Shielding

  • Design Tools

  • Cabling and connectors

  • Testing

  • Others


Manufacturing Test Solutions for Low Cost WiMAX CPEs 

Allen Henley

Strategic Planner



Partnering Antenna and Hardware Providers to Integrate RF Functions for Lower Cost

Craig Somach

Product Manager

In-Building Wireless Antennas

Centurion Wireless Technologies 


Title TBD 

Uhland Goebel

Head of R&D Department



11:45 AM

 Recap Of A CPE Supplier's Views


Title TBD 

Mohammad Shakouri

Wireless Broadband Networks



12:15 PM



1:15 PM

EMS, ODM and Housing Integrators

Cost Reduction of CPEs 

  • What are the do's and don't of designing for volume production of WiMAX CPEs?

  • What level of module integration makes sense to balance custom versus commodity component usage?

  • What components are available from other market sectors which can be used also in WiMAX CPE's?can be 

  • What level of testing makes sense for low cost consumer priced equipment?


WiMAX CPE Integration for Reducing Total Cost of Ownership

Doug Ritter

VP - Marketing & Sales



Role of the EMS

Bill Coker

Director Sales & Mktg.



Other EMSs Present

  • Celestica

  • Flextronics

  • Jabil

Invited Not Confirmed

  • Sanmina

2:15 PM




what they believe are the next steps to achieving consumer prices for CPEs



  • Alvarion

  • Motorola/Canopy

  • Redline

3:15 PM



3:45 PM

Take Aways & Closing Remarks


What Can the IWPC Do To Help the Industry Move Forward?


5:30 PM


7:00 PM

Dinner (Dutch *)

* = in this context, Dutch is a term which means that each person will be responsible for their own dinner costs.

For those who desire to join us, we get together to enjoy good friends, good food, good wine and [really] bad jokes

Thursday, February 10, 2005

And Tour:  Flextronics Assembly Facility
(Restrictions may apply - subject  to Flextronics Approval)

Bus transportation provided to/from Hotel/Flextronics Facility


Deadline for electronic version of handout materials:  January 28, 2005



ALL attendees AND pre-approved guests will be asked to cover out of pocket workshop costs such as food, entertainment, booklet copying, audio/visual costs, etc. 
We estimate that these costs will be approximately $495. (US) per person. 

(final cost to be determined as we get closer to the actual workshop date)


Attendees AND pre-approved guests will be asked to pay this fee in advance with either Visa, Mastercard, American Express, cash, personal check or business check.


Make checks payable to IWPC.



Marriott San Mateo
1770 South Amphlett Blvd.
San Mateo, CA  94402
Phone: 650-653-6000


Please contact the hotel directly for reservations.  Mention the IWPC room block rate of $119.  Cut-off date for reservations is January 27, 2005.  After that date rooms cannot be guaranteed at the IWPC rate.



All projector formats will be available for the speakers.  

·         Computer projector  

·         Overhead projector  

In addition, we plan to audiotape all presentations and the interactive discussions. This tape will be transcribed and made available to all IWPC members.



Business cards will be collected at the door from all attendees. We will make copies of these cards, which will be available to all who provided a business card.



Business casual suggested.    No ties, please !!




It is our intention to prepare a handout booklet. We propose its contents be as follows:

For ALL IWPC members:  


All IWPC members are invited to submit a maximum of 4 pages of materials to include in this handout booklet. These pages should NOT BE SALES MATERIALS. Rather, we suggest it contain technical information about your technology as it relates to the workshop topics.

For all companies who will be making a presentation at the Workshop:  


You are invited to submit an advance copy of your presentation, complete with graphics and illustrations.

This booklet will be copied and handed out at the workshop and included in the IWPC Web site.  

Please submit these materials either by email, as a Word for Windows file or Power Point files.


Please send materials (any size file) to:

[email protected]


or by snail mail to:

610 Louis Drive, Suite 301

Warminster, PA  18974  USA


Click HERE to Register for Workshop