UBM Electronics Announces New Multicore Executive Summit: Analyzing Strategies for Integrating Multicore, Security, Smartphones and Android Technologies

Apr 21, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO, April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Electronics, a UBM company and the daily source of essential business and technical information for the electronics industry's decision makers and the Multicore Expo, a BackDraft Technologies company, today announced the 2011 Multicore Executive Summit: Strategies for Integrating Multicore Technology  (www.multicore-expo.com).  The Multicore Executive Summit is an integral component of the 3-day Multicore Expo, the premier technical conference and exhibition devoted to multicore technologies that are transforming the embedded computing industry. Co-located with UBM Electronics' ESC Silicon Valley 2011 event, the sixth annual Multicore Expo takes place May 2 – 5 at McEnery Convention Center, San Jose, California.

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During the Multicore Executive Summit, key figures from companies that include Arete Research, Freescale Semiconductor, Texas Instruments, The Linley Group, and Wind River will deliver keynote presentations that provide insight into pivotal aspects of multicore, security, smartphones, and Android technologies. This Executive Summit also includes an enlightening and imaginative panel of experts discussing how the rapid proliferation of multimedia-intensive platforms is accelerating innovation in multicore technologies and dictating new product strategy.

Markus Levy, chairman of the Multicore Expo and president of the Multicore Association, will open the Executive Summit with an update on the state of the multicore industry. "Being that this is the 6th year of Multicore Expo, I've seen many multicore technologies come and go, as well as many that look like they are here to stay," said Mr. Levy. "The leaders in this industry require more than a brilliant product to stay alive, they require imagination, easy-to-use technology, and a solid roadmap."

Wind River's senior vice president of products, Scot Morrison, continues the multicore strategy discussions with his presentation "Critical Steps to Multicore Security in a Connected World", in which Mr. Morrison examines how a radically expanding connected device landscape mandates an equally radical change in how embedded device designers implement security on multicore platforms. "With threats proliferating all markets, at every level of the software design, embedded product designers can't wait for a breach to occur," said Mr. Morrison. "We must design solutions that span the software stack, creating impenetrability, and disallowing device disruption."

During the past few months, the first dual-core mobile phones have been released and there's even been a demonstration of the first quad-core processor for mobile devices. Linley Gwennap, principal analyst of The Linley Group, will discuss this trend to mobile multicore. "Mobile software developers are just working out how to use dual-core processors, and the industry is already moving to deploy quad-core devices later this year," said Mr. Gwennap. "Despite the hardware and software challenges that are arising as mobile system vendors follow in the footsteps of PC makers, multicore mobile devices have become a reality."

As embedded systems take on more complex processing and computing tasks, the next generation of multicore solutions must consider the overall system and unique application requirements. In his talk entitled 'Multicore Visions', Preet Virk, director of Freescale's network segment marketing division, will provide insight into the evolution of multicore SoC innovation that will allow users to make applications more intelligent while balancing software development costs.  Virk points out, "Coming from a corporation involved in networking, consumer, automotive and industrial applications, we've had experience in all major areas of embedded. In my talk I'm going to share an insider's view of the possibilities of multicore SoC development that will allow design teams to maintain their competitive edge."

"More cores don't necessarily yield more processing power, as a matter of fact, adding cores may impair performance if the resulting device is not properly balanced," said Pekka Varis, CTO of multicore and media infrastructure at Texas Instruments. In his talk 'Avoid Undermining the Capabilities of Your Multicore Design', Varis will explain how and why developers should turn their attention to system architecture and the performance of key interfaces when gauging the quality of a new platform.

Arete Research's managing director, Richard Kramer, and director, Brett Simpson, will present "Managing the Mess: Getting to A Billion Smartphones and Other Connected Devices". In this dual-analyst presentation, Kramer and Simpson will provide their independent views on telecoms, software, semis and services, as they relate to the infrastructure surrounding connected devices.

The Executive Summit will conclude with a panel of experts debating the various aspects of "A Boundless Appetite for More, More, More: Android + Multicore Yields Synergy for Embedded Devices". Moderated by Markus Levy, this panel will focus on the technology disruption and innovation opportunities created by the synergy of Android and multicore. "The next-generation multimedia-intensive software platforms that are permeating the embedded landscape are raising the bar for both mobile and traditional GUI-based devices," exclaimed Levy. "Join us as we answer a host of questions including "What new markets are opened from this new user interface and multicore paradigm?"

In addition to the Executive Summit, the three-day Multicore Expo program will include technically-oriented panel discussions, in-depth engineering classes, and sponsored presentations in the Multicore Theatre. These technical sessions will cover a wide range of topics related to the practical application of multicore technology.

Online Multicore Expo registration is now open at http://esc.eetimes.com/siliconvalley/packages_pricing. Sponsorship and exhibit opportunities are also available. Multicore Expo sponsors include:
Platinum Sponsor: Wind River
Gold Sponsors: Freescale Semiconductor, Texas Instruments.
For more information regarding sponsorship please contact Sean Raman, sean.raman@ubm.com or 415.947.6622.

About Multicore Expo (www.multicore-expo.com)

Multicore Expo is a leading-edge technology conference and exhibition dedicated to delivering practical solutions for designs involving embedded multicore and multimedia. The sixth annual Multicore Expo, being held May 3-5, 2011 at the San Jose Convention Center, will feature an exhibition, technical sessions, and panels addressing the key issues in multicore processor design and implementation, including the effective use of multicore development and design tools.

About ESC Silicon Valley (http://esc-sv.techinsightsevents.com)

Held in key strategic technology development locations worldwide, the Embedded Systems Conference is the global electronics industry's leading event.  With cutting edge product demonstrations, visionary speeches and hundreds of essential technical training classes and accreditation opportunities, ESC is the ideal venue for the design engineering community to learn, collaborate and recognize excellence. In addition, ESC Silicon Valley celebrates decades of unique local electronics industry culture, innovation and significant contributions to the global technology industry.

About UBM Electronics  

UBM Electronics is the global leader in media and marketing solutions for the electronics industry.   UBM Electronics delivers results for the key influencers and decision makers involved in the design, development and commercialization of technology through its market leading brands, peer communities and professional education services.   More than 2.2 million engineering professionals engage with UBM Electronics brands which include EE Times, EDN, EDN China, EDN Asia, EDN Japan, Design News and Test & Measurement World, TechOnline, Designlines and Embedded.com across the globe to accelerate technology sales. The international electronics community gathers at UBM Electronics market leading events such as the Embedded Systems Conferences, DesignCon and ARM Technology Conference to share, learn, discuss, and advance the critical issues and challenges facing the electronics industry. Additionally, UBM Electronics provides end-to-end services ranging from next-generation marketing, integrated media, custom solutions and research.  UBM Electronics is part of UBM (UBM.L) a global provider of media and information services for professional B2B communities and markets.

For more information on Multicore Expo please contact:
Markus Levy
Multicore Expo
1.530.672.9113 (voice)
1.530.672.9439 (fax)

Media Contact:
Lynda Kaye
Kaye Public Relations

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