Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

January 2016 – At their new venue of the Luxor, Tom Coughlin opened the Annual StorageVisions Conference with an industry overview for the enterprise and professional content creation communities. This marketplace had a number of big changes in 2015 mostly due to M&A in the industry. Major deals that took place were the purchase of [...]

June 2015 – This year the SID Display Week conference makes it way to the heart of Silicon Valley to the San Jose Convention Cetner. This conference which is one of the premier events of the display manufacturing and design industry. The conference has many aspects this year : A full day of a business [...]

August 2014 – At the Computer History Museum in Mt View, CA, Micron sponsored a celebration of the innovation and energy of Silicon Valley with a gallery showing and presentation of the images from Fearless Genius. The book chronicles the inner workings of some iconic businesses in the Silicon Valley between 1985 and 2000. These [...]

June 2013 – At the monthly meeting of the Santa Clara Valley chapter of the IEEE Consumer Electronics society in June, Dolby Labs in Sunnyvale presented their laptop sized and large format (56″) glasses free Stereoscopic 3D display/TV system to a standing room only audience. The S3D TV marketplace has been rocky, as the hype [...]

Prof. Hu was recognized for his extended accomplishments for UC Berkeley. Some of his graduate students, who came from all over the world, gathered at the Banatao Auditorium on Thursday, December 13 to celebrate his birthday. They shared the memorable moments of their school years at UC Berkeley with the audience. Among the crowd were [...]

 August 1, 2012, Newark, CA—We talked with John Scaramuzzo from Smart Storage Systems. This is a spin out from the Smart Modular company and is focused on the use of MLC NAND flash in enterprise-level SSDs. The change from Smart Modular, which is now focused on memory arrays based on DRAM and embedded memories, to [...]

 June 2012 – At the 2012 Creative Storage Conference, we had a chance to talk to Molly Rector of Spectra about their media oriented tape solution. They started in the Media and Entertainment sector in the 1990′s with Sony AIT tape. In 2003, they moved to LTO tape and are now supporting LTO5 storage with [...]

 June 2012 – At the Creative Storage Conference 2012 held in Culver City, the discussion focused on Workflows, large data stores and the growing technologies for near field and active data access. The conference opened with a framing conversation and presentation by conference organizer Tom Coughlin on data storage requirements for current and near term [...]

May 2012 – At the MEMS Technology Symposium, we had a chance to see the Movea Interactive TV remote motion controller core. The MEMS motion sensing core has shipped over 5M units to date and is supported by over 400 patents the last 5 years. The current application follows incorporation of the core in health [...]

 May 24, 2012, MEMS Business Forum, Santa Clara, CA—Marc Madou from UC, Irvine described his research in nano-materials. The range of applications for his processes spans batteries, battery sensors, and nano-wire sensors. Making a sensor from carbon nano-materials eliminates the machining needed for most MEMS. This enables the development of complex structures that are not [...]