(Bloomberg Opinion) -- The next great leap in cellular communications will soon be upon us.
So says this week's guest on Masters in Business, Cristiano Amon, president of Qualcomm Inc. He oversees all activities related to the company’s semiconductor business and the latest cellular standard, 5G. He joined Qualcomm in 1995 as an engineer, eventually rising through the ranks to senior management.
Amon explained why 5G is going to be a big deal for not only mobile phone calls, but data and mobile computing. He believes it is the most significant advance since the move to digital from analog mobile calling.
He is also in charge of the future plan for the next three generations of mobile semiconductors. The challenge in designing multiple generations of chipsets for phones, tablets and other products years in advance is that you have to make an educated guess as to both the technological capabilities that might exist as well as consumer demand for new features and capabilities.
A transcript of our conversation is available here.
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We speak next week with David Dunning, professor of psychology at the University of Michigan, where he focuses on the psychology underlying human misbelief. He is best known for the Dunning-Kruger effect and why the unskilled are unaware of their lack of skills.
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