Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

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 2, 2015, Society for Information Display Symposium, San Jose, CA—Robert Li Kam Wa from Rice University talked about rethinking the imaging pipeline for energy-efficient, privacy-preserving continuous mobile vision. The always-on world has been adding more and higher resolution imaging capabilities, so the industry has to consider how to protect the information. The primary changes [...]

April 2015 – While at NAB 2015, we had a chance to have a 1;1 talk with new Global President of Professional AV for Roland Corp Kim Nunney. Kim steps into this role from his recent position of North American President for Roland Corp. Kim and his team were credited with the turnaround on the [...]

January 2015, The new Common Core guidelines for math and science seem to be flawed. At the middle school levels, the guidelines call for students to show mastery of the content by being able to prove that a digital representation is the best one. This contention might be true if you are talking bit-level accuracy [...]

December 16, 2014, IEDM, Sn Francisco—Chih-Ming Hung from MediaTek talked about the changes in architectures to implement RF transceivers to minimize the effects of device variability and process variations. The added intelligence is still constrained by the need for some device matching and device level enhancements. The strong demand for high performance affordable handsets has [...]

September 11, 2014, Intel Developers Forum, San Francisco—A collection of audio experts talked about new approaches for improving audio. These new approaches can change how we interact with our various devices and enable novel capabilities. Novel applications for voice and audio include security, privacy, and diaries and improved transcription. The voice can be a part [...]

namm 2014 – Anaheim January 23-26 January 7, 2014, Joe Lamond presented an overview of NAMM and its upcoming show. The show takes thousands of people to make it happen and demonstrates new ideas, shares best practices, and offers an opportunity for the music merchants and industry to get together. The annual event has taken [...]

October 5, 2013, IEEE Communications Society and Consumer Electronics Society, Santa Clara, CA—Michail Tsatsanis from Entropic talked about the silicon innovations that enable the next generation cable architecture. The cable systems are facing challenges due to the changes in their media mix. Now the cable is not just for delivering video to the TV, but [...]

September 23, 2013, Custom Integrated Circuits Conference, San Jose, CA—Mark Horowitz from Stanford described the steps needed to increase analog design reuse and facilitate greater design automation. As ICs grew from simple SSI chips to today’s SoCs, the tools for digital design enabled much higher levels of abstraction, which allowed for greater automation and design [...]

July 2013 – At the 44th Comic-Con in San Diego, the crowds were the largest ever. As show that started as a celebration and community sharing artistic creativity in form of print comic books and artwork, has become an increasingly electronic centric show. The expo now features TV, movies, web shows, video games, and electronic [...]