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GSA Silicon Summit: More than Moore

GSA Silicon Summit: More than Moore
by Paul McLellan on 04-05-2013 at 2:32 pm

 The theme of this year’s GSA Silicon Summit is More than Moore. This has become a sort of catchall phrase for technologies other than simply moving to the next process node. The summit is on April 18th at the computer history museum (1401 Shoreline Blvd). Registration takes place at 9am and the actual sessions start at 9.45am. There are three panel sessions during the day and lunch is provided.

The first session, from 10-11am, introduced and moderated by Dan Rabinovitsj of Qualcomm, is on Disruptive Innovation — Enabling Technology for the Connected World of Tomorrow. The panelists are Jaga Jagannathan of IBM, Kiavan Karimi from Freescale, Mark Miscione of Peregrine, Naveed Sherwani of OpenSilicon and Ely Tsern of Rambus.

With the industry’s long-term focus on scaling now joined by functional diversification, this session will open with an overview on how More than Moore is enabling the connected landscape of today and shaping the future of tomorrow. The panel will then discuss current and emerging applications that continue to drive the More than Moore adoption as well as the process technologies enabling this development.

The second session, from 11.15am to 12.15pm, introduced and moderated by Ed Sperling is on How More than Moore Impacts the Internet of Things. On the panel are Jack Guedj of Tensilica (or maybe Cadence by then), John Heinlein of ARM, Kamran Izadi of Cisco and Oleg Logvinov from ST.

From the Swarm Lab to the smart bulb, the Internet of Things is showing evidence of becoming a reality. However today’s productivity trails what is needed to make the Internet of Things a truly ubiquitous system, and at the heart of the matter is developing the low power, mixed-signal technology that will enable chips and systems to communicate to the real world with minimal or without battery power. This session will open with an overview on where the industry stands in applying the concept of More than Moore to drive the Internet of Things. The panel will assess the industry requirements, obstacles, and advancements in developing the technology required to make the Internet of Things a reality.

After lunch is a third session, from 1.15-2.15pm, introduced and moderated by Bruce Kleinman of GlobalFoundries on Integration Challenges and Opportunities. The panellists are Jim Aralis of Microsemi, Misha Burich from Altera, William Chen from ASE, Steve Longoria of Soitec and Robert Rogenmoser of SuVolta.

Furthering the advancement of More than Moore involves unifying silicon technologies with novel integration concepts; application software convergence; and new supply chain business models. This session will open with an overview identifying the key industry trends, challenges and opportunities to realize higher density, greater functional performance and boosted power for ICs.
The panel will then discuss possible collaborative solutions to the challenges of integration and its impact on business market growth and investment.

The meeting wraps up at 2.30pm after some closing remarks. The full agenda with more detailed bios of the speakers is here with a link to the registration page. If you are a GSA member it is free, otherwise $50.