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Samtec Lights Up MemCon

Samtec Lights Up MemCon
by Mike Gianfagna on 03-20-2023 at 6:00 am

Samtec Lights Up MemCon

Every conference and trade show that Samtec attends is better for the experience. Samtec has a way of bringing exciting and innovative demos and technical presentations to any event they attend. I personally have fond memories of exhibiting next to Samtec at an early AI Hardware Summit at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA. At the time I was at eSilicon, and we had developed an eye-popping long-reach communication demo with our SerDes and Samtec’s cables. We ran that demo with a cable that connected our two booths – very long reach in action. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a demo span more than one trade show booth since then. The subject of this post is Samtec’s attendance at MemCon, which is also being held at the Computer History Museum. Samtec overall, and Matt Burns, technical marketing manager in particular will be working their magic on March 28 and 29 this year. Let’s see how Samtec lights up MemCon.

MemCon, Then and Now

Thanks to Paul McLellan and his Breakfast Bytes blog, I was able to get some early history of MemCon. Those who have been at the semiconductor and EDA game for a while will remember Denali, an early IP company that focused on memory models. Denali decided to get some more visibility for the company and its offerings, so around 2001 they held the first MemCon at the Hyatt Hotel in the Bay Area. So, this was the birth of the show. The historians among us will also fondly remember the Denali Party, probably the best social event ever held at the Design Automation Conference.

Today, MemCon is managed by Kisaco Research. I have some personal experience with this organization. While at eSilicon, we were one of the early participants at the previously mentioned AI Hardware Summit. Under their leadership, Kisaco Reseach grew this event from a humble and small beginning to one of the premier events in AI for the industry. All this from a location in London. Their reach is substantial, and they are working their magic for MemCon as well.

Expected Audience
Expected audience at MemCon

Memories have become a critical enabling technology for many forward-looking applications. Some of the areas of focus for MemCon include AI/ML, HPC, datacenter and genomics. The list is actually much longer. The expected audience at MemCon covers a lot of ground. This is clearly an important conference – registration information is coming.

Samtec at MemCon

At its core, Samtec provides high-performance interconnect solutions for customers and partners. Samtec’s high-speed board-to-board, high-speed cables, mid-board and panel optics, pecision RF, flexible stacking, and micro/rugged components route data from a bare die to an interface 100 meters away, and all interconnect points in between. For the memory and storage sector, niche applications require niche interconnect solutions and that is Samtec’s specialty.

You can learn more about what Samtec does on their SemiWiki page here.

If you’re headed to MemCon, definitely stop by the Samtec booth. You will find talented, engaging staff and impressive demonstrations. Samtec’s own Matt Burns will also be presenting an informative talk on Wednesday March 29 at MemCon:

Matt Burns2:10 PM – 2:35 PM

How Flexible, Scalable High-Performance Interconnect Extends the Reach of Next Generation Memory Architectures

So, this is how Samtec lights up MemCon. If you haven’t registered yet for the show, you can register here. Use SAMTECGOLD15 at check-out to save 15%.

Samtec at MemCon

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