Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

August 16, 2016, Infiniband Trade Association (IBTA) and OpenFabrics Alliance (OFA), San Francisco—William Lee from the IBTA provided an update on the organizations’ activities. The IBTA is an organization that develops and promotes standards for interconnect fabrics based on remote direct memory access (RDMA), and supports compliance and compatibility tests. The Open Fabrics Alliance supports [...]

May 21, 2015, Imagination Summit, Santa Clara, CA—Tony King-Smith of Imagination moderated a panel looking at various aspects of IoT platforms for future developments. Panelists included Curt Moore from TI, Omid Tahemia from Ikanos, and Eren Eshed from Altair. Segments and applicable platforms? Moore noted that developers need rules and should only change real functions. [...]

May 21, 2015, Imagination Summit, Santa Clara, CA—Eran Eshed from Altair presented talking points about cellular infrastructure for the IoT. The greatest challenges are in overcoming the perceptions that LTE is a high-power, high-performance data transport technology that is very expensive. New technology developments and the latest revision to the LTE standards enable the cellular [...]

January 2014, At the annual Data Center Conference held by the Linley Group, the focus was on the semiconductors being used in the current solutions and there approach to addressing the two main issues of scale-out for the data center and efficiency. Efficiency is a combination of power, utilization, throughput, and code/data optimization for the [...]

February 11, 2014, ISSCC, San Francisco—Low-power wireless for short-range communications is becoming widely in demand for such devices as personal area networks, ID cards, and medical applications. The newest radios are operating in a wide range of frequencies and bandwidths to address many diverse applications. for wireless, low power is the key factor. Wee Liang [...]

April 3, 2013, Ethernet Technology Summit, Santa Clara, CA—Jane Li from Huawei projected the possibilities for Ethernet in the next 40 years. She offered a range of possibilities and extrapolated from current prospects and possibilities. Some trends from the present will be factors in future evolution. When Ethernet was developed 40 years ago by Bob [...]

February 18, 2013, ISSCC, San Francisco—Yoshiyuki Miyabe from Panasonic suggested some smart life solutions from home to city in his plenary talk. He noted the directions of all electronics is moving towards more consumer-based functions, and the challenges for the industry to get to 2030. Energy is becoming an important limiter for growth in many [...]

December 6, 2012, Wireless Communication Alliance, Santa Clara, CA—The WCA held their year-end round-up meeting with a set of presentations from various industry participants. The meeting focus was on the technologies to enable the intelligent, connected home. Michael Palma from IDC offered a number of applications that the intelligent connected home could support. These apps [...]

October 24, 2012, Renesas DevCon, Anaheim, CA—We talked with Amrit Vivekanand and Brian Pluckebaum about automotive and infotainment products. The increases in internal and external communications is driving new functions in the automotive markets. The emerging vehicle-to-vehicle communications will impact the automotive functions greatly. The area still has a great need for standards, protocols, etc., [...]

 February 27, 2012, Cloud Security Alliance Summit, San Francisco—Mike McConnell from Booz Allen Hamilton and former director of the NSA and former Director of National Intelligence talked about protecting state secrets in the cloud. As the drivers of technology and standards brings about changes, we have to add economics as another driver, because we need [...]