Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

May 21, 2015, Imagination Summit, Santa Clara, CA– Kurt Moore from Texas Instruments talked about automotive functions and how they are changing by adding more semiconductor technologies. These technology changes are also driving the auto manufacturers to reconsider their primary objectives and business models, as the industry drivers become greener, safer, and still more fun. [...]

September 16, 2013, Storage Developer Conference, Santa Clara, CA—Fred Knight described the changes and updated in the main storage protocols. The standards process is fairly long and involved, so some of the changes are still under review. The T10 committee is reviewing over 18,000 comments on SCSI commands, SCSI/ATA translation, SCSI express, and Serial Attach [...]

June 5, 2013, Augmented World Expo, Santa Clara, CA—The AR infrastructure needs to move to standards and open platforms to become as recognized and used as USB. Christine Perey from Perey Consultants moderated a panel of people working on those standards. Panelists were Rob Manson from, Neil Trevett from Khronos, and Martin Lechner from [...]

 March 18, 2013, NPD Flat-Panel Display Conference, San Jose, CA—A panel from industry looked at the issues in flat panel development and product feature specification. Paul Gagnon from NPD DisplaySearch moderated the panel. Panel members were Jim Sandusky from Sharp, Tim Alessi from LG Electronics, Ken Lowe from Vizio, Henry Hauser from Panasonic, Dan Schinasi [...]

January 29, 2013, SNIA Non-Volatile Memory Summit, Santa Clara, CA—Ric Wheeler from Red Hat described some of he challenges in incorporating new structures into an operating system. The latest changes in memory structures and NVM are used as examples. The first challenge for an OS developer is the diversity of existing systems. The time needed [...]

 March 19, 2012, ISQED, Santa Clara, CA—Cary Robertson and Rick Pier from Mentor described the challenges for extracting parasitics in designs below 28 nm. The designs need better extraction to ensure timing closure and manufacturability. As feature sized shrink, the different parasitic elements become more significant. Transistors accounted for about 35 percent of the parasitic [...]

 Connections: the Digital Living Conference, Santa Clara, CA—in a keynote talk, Scott Birnbaum, vp, Samsung LCD Business Unit, talked about “LCD TV: gazing into a liquid crystal world”. After providing background information on Samsung, Birnbaum talked about the changes in homes and televisions over time. In 1938 black-and-white televisions became available. In 1956, color TV [...]