Karen Liu

Principal Analyst
Components

Karen Liu is responsible for market analysis of new telecoms technologies. Recent report topics include 40 Gbps/100 Gbps interfaces, cable broadband, datacenter communications needs and industry profitability.
In her decade as an analyst, she has also worked on a broad range of custom advisory projects and exploratory reports on emerging technologies such as ATCA platforms, tunable lasers, Wifi hotspots, home networking, and IPTV solutions. Projects included strategic advice, competitive analysis, new product market sizing, and industry structure analysis. She is a frequent industry speaker.

Prior to joining Ovum, Karen architected DWDM networking products at Tellabs and IBM. The experience gave her an appreciation for the interaction between enabling component technology and advances in networks and systems architecture.

Karen received a PhD in applied physics from Stanford University in the field of fiber optics, and a BSE in mechanical engineering from Princeton University.