Thursday, March 30th, 2017

November 10, 2015, ARM Techcon, Santa Clara, CA—Sean Newton from ST Microelectronics provided insights into the need for various types of security in designs. The basics of security have to be modified for microcontroller-class devices to be most effective with the limited resources available. The headline events about hacks and breaches into data and devices [...]

November 11, 2015, ARM Techcon, Santa Clara, CA—Simon Segars from ARM described the changes in mindset and products that will be necessary for trust and security in a connected world. The advances in technology enable more devices to share data magnifying the conflict between privacy and the use of shared data. The new world needs [...]

November 10, 2015, ARM TechCon, Santa Clara, CA—Mike Muller CTO from ARM talked about the changes in semiconductors over the past 25 years. Not only has transistor density increased according to Moore’s law, but so have functionality and capabilities. The change have also gone into other categories, like data discs. A CD has row and [...]

September 2015 – The Techcrunch Disrupt event in San Francisco held a fairly new population of exhibitors this year. A large number of the startups were not from the traditional “lets develop a 10 page business plan from chapter 2 of our books and raise money” like the on-line MBA courses have advocated for the [...]

June 23, 2015, PCI-SIG Dev-Con, Santa Clara, CA—Al Yanes and Ramin Neshati updated the status of the latest revisions to the PCI specifications. The organization continues to work on low power and alternate form factors for their interface specifications. The PCI-SIG defines I/O bus specs and form factors with emphasis on compliance and interoperability. The [...]

June 17, 2015, SMPTE Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age, Stanford, CA—A panel reviewed the issues and technologies for audio in Internet content. Sunil Bharitkar from Dolby moderated, with panelists including Tim Carroll from Linear Acoustics on Skype, Jeffery Reidmiler from Dolby, Robert Fisher from Warner Bros. and Phil Hilmes from Amazon Lab126. Bharitkar opened [...]

June 17, 2015, SMPTE Entertainment in the Internet Age,Stanford, CA—A panel pondered the issues of consumer ownership of content. Pat Griffis from Dolby moderated the panel comprised of Danny Kaye from 20th Century Fox, Albert Koval from Ultraviolet, Richard Rutledge from Western Digital, and Colin Dixon from nScreen Media. Ownership and instantiation of the content [...]

June 16, 2015, SMPTE Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age, Stanford, CA—Neil Hunt from Netflix talked about a bifurcation in trends that will affect all aspects of video content. Video is moving towards higher quality; bigger, brighter, and better, while also going to mobile devices, which are smaller, faster, and cheaper. Netflix is adding about100 [...]

June 2, 2015, Society for Information Display Symposium, San Jose, CA—Brian Krzanrich from Intel talked about the coming revolution in man-machine interfaces in the SID’s first keynote address. The era of immersive interactions will be as significant as any previous changes in electronic systems. The industry and society are on the cusp of a major [...]

May 21, 2015, Imagination Summit, Santa Clara, CA—Omid Tahemia from Ikanos Communications talked about the challenges related to in-home connectivity. The growing complexity in apps and technology is causing the platforms to stutter. The diversity of apps makes the installation and integration of new devices and their controlling apps somewhat less than simple plug and [...]