Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

April 6, 2016, GPU Technology Conference, San Jose, CA—Erik Beaumont form Ventuz Technology talked about enhancing video feeds with better real-time graphics. Some of the functional areas where enhanced graphics capabilities can be used include broadcast, large events, showrooms, launch event, and video walls. The various venues can be improved through the use of dynamic [...]

June 2, 2015, Society for Information Display Symposium, San Jose, CA—Engineers from Intel explained their work on RGB-D cameras that operate at over 30 fps. By synchronizing and combining registration of the visible and IR depth information, they enable new apps and user experiences. The underlying technology is similar to that in the Microsoft Kinect. [...]

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 [...]

April 7, 2015, Data Storage Innovation Conference, Santa Clara, CA—Dennis Martin from Demartek described the evolving storage networks. As data volumes grow, the underlying servers and storage have to grow to accommodate the larger data flows. In general, servers are improving to address the needs for higher bandwidth and more virtualization. The larger number of [...]

April 7, 2015, Data Storage Innovation Conference, Santa Clara, CA—Lance Broel from DDN Storage talked about managing and storing massive quantities of data. This new type of storage capability requires a change from blocks and files to object storage. One growing challenge is to manage the increasing volumes of newly generated data. Much of these [...]

February 25, 2015, ISSCC, San Francisco—K. Badam from Katholieke Universiteit in Belgium described context-aware hierarchical information sensing voice activity detector. The intent is to replace always-on sensors and their related processing with a more power efficient approach. The main challenges in user interfaces is that the many sensors are always on and sending data to [...]

February 23, 2015, ISSCC, San Francisco—Sehat Sutardja from Marvell Semiconductor noted that SoC designs are getting too complicated due to the freezing of the underlying computer architectures. The future of design will have to change to allow for more innovation and flexibility for the end products. The costs of SoC mask sets are doubling with [...]

October 1, 2014, Atmel, Santa Clara, CA—Laurence Barberis from Atmel introduced the latest SAMA5 ARM Cortex-A5-based microcomputer family. This new set of chips adds a floating point unit and other functions to the A5 family to extend the family and offer increased features and performance. Part of the new releases are geared for low power [...]

September 11, 2014, Intel Developer Forum, San Francisco—Michael Hall talked about PCIe-based SSDs for datacenters, and the opportunities for growth in this area. The need for higher performance in the datacenter is driving managers to look at other interfaces and storage media to replace rotating disks. PCIe and NVMe SSDs have lower latency and scalable [...]

July 22, 2014, Casual Connect Conference, San Francisco—Kelly Fennig from the National Film Board of Canada described his efforts to use gaming tools and conventions to make an art exhibition more interactive. The challenge is that the transformation of a photo exhibit into a “non-game” requires also making it accessible for non-gamers. The idea of [...]