Sunday, April 20th, 2014

November 13, 2013, AMD Developer Summit, San Jose, CA—Gary Demos from Image Essence described the fundamentals and other requirements for real-time 4k high dynamic range video decoding. The computational requirements of decoding video at high frame rates and high dynamic range have to fill a 25.5 Gb/s pipeline. One of the key issues for this [...]

July 11, 2013, Motion Tracking Developers’ Conference, San Francisco—Jean-Christophe Eloy from Yole Development presented the trends in MEMS and their applications. The mobile space and many consumer devices are now including MEMS. The mobile space, while requiring a full set of sensors, is looking for greater differentiation in their products. This push is driving the [...]

June 19, 2013, Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age, SPMTE and SCIEN conference, Stanford, CA—A group of experts considered the issues of achieving quality on the Internet. Joyce Farrell chaired the group, which consisted of Scott Daly from Dolby, John Apostolopoulos from Cisco, and Sunil Bharitkar from Dolby. Apostolopoulos noted the advances in Web media [...]

March 20, 2013, GPU Technology Conference, San Jose, CA—Sam Blackman from Elemental described the work involved that has changed sports content delivery. The evolution of hardware and software has enabled technology innovation. The major trends in video are towards proliferation of channels and platforms. The emergence of mobile platforms like phones and tablets draws more [...]

March 19, 2013, GPU Technology Conference, San Jose, CA— Shailendra Mathur from Avid described a new toolset that allows editors to smoothly transition their monoscopic storytelling skills to the stereoscopic format. The tools enable users to take advantage of existing assets and workflows. One goal was to preserve editing and data management functions, operational speed, [...]

 March 18, 2013, NPD Flat-Panel Display Conference, San Jose, CA—A panel from industry looked at the issues in flat panel manufacturing. Paul Semenza from NPD DisplaySearch moderated the panel. Panelists were Si Kyoung Kim from Applied Materials, Robert O’Brien from Corning, Art Lathrop from 3M, and Darrell Benke from AMS. Applied is working on flat [...]

August 14, 2012, Emerging Display Technologies Conference, Santa Clara, CA—David Flattery from DuPont described the research and investigations needed to support solution processing of OLEDs. The chemicals for the displays are a work in progress. The materials and processing for those materials is challenged by the need to quickly scale to volume manufacturing. As the [...]

 January 24, 2012, SPIE, Electronic Imaging Conference, Burlingame, CA—William Freeman from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology talked about computational photography. Today’s digital cameras have only replaced the imaging system, using a semiconductor imager versus film. Most of the camera functions are still analog. In computational photography the user can modify any or all of the [...]

 December 1,2011, Printed Electronics USA 2011, Santa Clara, CA—Mary Boone from Plextronics described a conductive ink to enhance hole injection in printed electronics. The main target is TV, but the challenges for OLED include blue emitter lifetimes, scaling the technology to larger areas, and most importantly, scaling up manufacturing to achieve economies of scale. Conductive [...]

 November 16, 2010, Santa Clara, CA—SFBA Nanotechnology Council held a symposium on “Nanoelectronics: Innovation and Implementation” where Di Ma, vice president of applications and technology at TSMC talked about the “Technology Challenges in 28 nm CMOS and Beyond”. The general premise was that Moore’s law is going to continue, until advanced technology nodes no longer [...]