Thursday, April 17th, 2014

April 1, 2014, San Jose, CA—Imagination Technologies once again attended a show and introduced a host of new and updated products. The focus at the EE Live! Conference and Expo was on embedded products, especially wearables and IoT. For this sector of the embedded space, the key issues are in battery life, size, and performance. [...]

April 2, 2014, EE Live Conference, San Jose, CA—Andrew “Bunnie” Huang talked about the changes in the industry and the growing openness of consumer systems. Embedded systems are benefiting from the increasing commoditization of the underlying hardware. In the earlier days of consumer electronics, in the 1930′s, products came with schematics, tuning specifications, and other [...]

March 26, 2014, GPU Technology Conference, San Jose, CA—James Fox from DawnRunner described the changes in visual effects workflows, and the consequences and impacts of changing technologies. New technologies are enabling small, independent visual effects companies to challenge existing philosophies. Existing solutions to creating effects are very hard to scale. The complex tools and equipment [...]

March 25, 2014, GPU Technology Conference, San Jose, CA—Jeff Bier from the embedded vision alliance talked about the efforts to enable more embedded vision applications. Humans use about half of their brain power for vision, so this is a very hard function to implement because of the high computational requirements. At the same time is [...]

February 24, 2014, RSA Conference, Trusted Computing Group, San Francisco—A panel considered the challenges in implementing TPM. Paul Roberts from The Security Ledger moderated the panel. Panelists were Monty Wiseman from Intel, Dustin Ingalls from Microsoft, and Gal Shpantzer from SANS. The industry has reached an inflection point in the technology, moving towards greater adoption [...]

February 10, 2014, ISSCC, San Francisco—Susie Wee from Cisco talked about the evolution of network technologies and their impact on user experiences. The technologies are changing to offer better user experiences, and defining the needs for the this next generation of equipment is important. The applications drive changes in networks over time. Early networks were [...]

TellTale Games – The Wolf Among Us October 2013, Telltale Games has once again released a truly engaging interactive story game based on a comic book/graphic novel series. Following their game of the year success with the Walking Dead, they have now turn their attention to another classic series. The first episode of this story [...]

October 2013 – As a change of pace from the traditional electronic systems, communications and software topics that are the subject of discussion at the Churchill Club, the event in early October focused on the changes and transition coming to the manufacturing world. The centerpoint of the discussion was predicated on the advent of 3D [...]

September 16, 2013, Storage Developer Conference, Santa Clara, CA—Laz Vekiarides created a working definition for software defined storage and outlined the capabilities and challenges for implementation. Many systems are moving to decoupled software and hardware, and the hardware is moving towards commodity devices. Starting with the economics, datacenter owners look at the hardware and software [...]

September 10, 2013, IDF, San Francisco—Brian Krzanich declared that it is different being at IDF as the CEO for Intel. Nevertheless, the company continues to move along and innovate. The increasing rates of change and innovation now exceed those of the last 30 years. The company’s vision and strategy is to continue on the 40-year [...]