Saturday, August 29th, 2015

August 10, 2015, Los Angeles—Joichi Ito, the director of the MIT Media Lab, talked about the interdisciplinary research center, and how it works to transcend boundaries. The Lab considers R & D as a function for learning without the normal constraints of departments and fields of study. The Lab is comprised of 24 groups, each [...]

July 2015 – At Semicon West in San Francisco, Leti summarized there current activities in the semiconductor and electronics arena. They had a total of six presentations lead off by their CEO Marie Semeria. Marie presented the high level view of the company including their innovation strategy. As a centralized research facility, partnership is support [...]

June 2, 2015, Society for Information Display Symposium, San Jose, CA—In-Byeong Kang from LG Display presented a forward and backward looking view of the display industry in the symposium’s third keynote. The trends and drivers for change are more easily viewed from a historical perspective. Over the past 20 years, displays have changed many parameters, [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

May 21, 2015, Imagination Summit, Santa Clara, CA—Sir Hossein Yassale from Imagination talked about changes in the industry and markets, driven by trends in computer vision, security, virtual and augmented realities, connectivity, and application portability. Mostly functions interact with people leading to changes in existing markets while increasing and changing them. Some of the emerging [...]

May 7, 2015, Neurogaming Conference, San Francisco—A panel moderated by Eric Johnson from Re/Code discussed the changing landscape of augmented reality technologies. Panelists were Stefano Baldassi from Meta, Conor Russomanno from OpenBCI, Brian Selzer from Daqri, and Dave Chavez from zSpace. The panelists were in general agreement that the line between AR and VR are [...]

May 6, 2015, NeuroGaming Conference, San Francisco—A panel moderated by Jim Gatta from the legal firm Pillsbury considered the evolving interfaces and emergence of sensory gaming platforms. Panelists were Tan Le from Emotive, Richard Marks from Sony Playstation Magin Labs, David Holz from Leap Motion, and Nick Thomas from Immersion. The nature of changing interfaces [...]

May 7, 2015, Neurogaming Conference, San Francisco—Phillip Rosedale from High Fidelity talked about the changing nature and perceptions of the VR and real worlds, and the things happening at their intersection. New hardware and software that takes advantage of the greater capabilities are making the VR worlds more immersive and real. Wikipedia defines the metaverse [...]

April 20, 2015, International Association of Privacy Professionals, San Francisco—Jeff Northrop talked about the growing importance of privacy within the framework of today’s culture of openness. The changing requirements have created a need for better design oversight on privacy issues before release of the latest app. Privacy issues are growing with many responses. The EU [...]