Thursday, July 24th, 2014

July 7, 2014, IMEC Technology Forum, San Francisco—A panel considered the likelihood of an inflection point in the semiconductor industry. Debra Vogler from Instant Insights moderated the panel. Panelists were: John Chen from nvidia, Richard Gottscho from LAM Research, Terry Brewer from Brewer Science, Christophe Fouquet from ASML, and Luc Van den Hove from IMEC. [...]

July 8, 2014, LETI Day, San Francisco—Various executives from the research consortium LETI talked about technology platforms to address future industrial challenges. Hughes Metras opened the event with comments on the facilities and research areas within the organization. Some key topics are in semiconductors and MEMS, which are supported by their 200 and 300mm wafer [...]

June 24, 2014, Creative Storage Conference, Culver City, CA—A panel considered the challenges and opportunities for storage in post production. Philip Hodgetts from Intelligent Assistance moderated the panel. Panelists were Jesse Adams from EditShare, Chris Schell from Front Porch Digital, Jeff Greenwald and Shane Archiquette from HDS, Elaine Kwok from Promise Technology, Bernard Asare from [...]

June 24, 2014, Creative Storage Conference, Culver City, CA—A panel discussed the various issues associated with content delivery through the cloud. Marty Shindler from The Shindler Perspective moderated the panel. Panelists included Michelle Munsen from Aspera, Eric Markow from Bel Air Internet, Nathan Carman from Exelis, Don Gabriel from EchoStar, Ben Bloom from Akamai, and [...]

June 4, 2014, PCI-SIG Devcon, Santa Clara, CA—Al Yanes and Ramin Neshati from the PCI-SIG described the updates, strategy, and roadmap for the PCI systems. The organization is looking at new apps and the technologies to enable those functions. The organization is growing and has a good financial status. The emergence of IoT as a [...]

June 18, 2014, SMPTE Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age Conference, Stanford, CA—A panel considered the trends and implications for broadcast as over the top and cable change the shape of network TV. Jim Burger from Thompson Coburn LLP moderated the panel, with panel members Mark Aiken form Sinclair Broadcast, Michael Bergman from the Consumer [...]

June 18, 2014, SMPTE Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age Conference, Stanford, CA—The ability to deliver full 3-D audio greatly enhances the AV experience. Sunil Bharitkar from Dolby moderated this panel. Panelists were Sripal Mehta from Dolby, Roger Charlesworth from Charlesworth Media, and Philip Hilmes from Lab 126 and Amazon. Mehta opened with a short [...]

June 17, 2014, SMPTE Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age Conference, Stanford, CA—A panel addressed the issues and challenges in developing transmedia for stories. Roland Angst from Stanford opened the session with an overview of the various display modes and their impact on media. The goal of an immersive feel and interactivity on multiple platforms [...]

May 28, 2014, Augmented World Expo, Santa Clara, CA—A panel of fashionistas and technologists discussed the merging of fashion and technology. The panel consisted of moderator Robin Raskin from Living in Digital Times, Syuzi Pakhchyan from FashioningTech, Franco Lodato from VSN Mobile, Richard Karslake from Intel, and Ageka Gail a fashion designer. Pakhchyan noted that [...]

May 2014, Internet of Things Conference, Santa Clara, CA—We talked with Uday Mudoi from Vitesse about the company and their products. They are falling back on their years of experience in Ethernet products to change the company focus. The drivers are in the growing acceptance of FbE in enterprise networks. Although the internals of the [...]