Naoki Sugimoto

Dr., Executive Officer, General Manager, Materials Integration Laboratories, AGC Inc., Japan.

Dr. Naoki Sugimoto is Executive Officer and General Manager of the Materials Integration Laboratories, AGC Inc., Japan. He has gained Management experience in AGC for R&D, Marketing, New Business Development and the Corporate Venture Program since 1985. He received his Dr. Eng. Degree from Kyoto University, Japan in 2004 and was made a Fellow of the Society of Glass Technology in 2019.

1:30 - 2:00 PM

Day - 1 10 Feb

The role of glass in 5G communication technology

The difficulty that high frequency 5G radio waves have in penetrating windows from the outside makes the establishment of wireless communication links indoors hard. A novel technology which guides 28 GHz radio signals received from outdoors to indoors using a meta-surface lens is demonstrated. Glass becomes a window for not only light but also the new generation of radio waves.