TechInsights Announces Live Product Teardowns and a Professional Certification Program for the Embedded Systems Conference Silicon Valley 2008
Attendees get an inside look at the innovative technologies that power the Orlon space suit, Sony OLED TV, Gibson Robot Guitar, and Sony Rolly through live product Teardowns
Mar 21, 2008
TechInsights today announced its series of special events, including live product Teardowns and a UC San Diego professional certification program, at the 2008 Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) Silicon Valley, held April 14 - 18, 2008 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose.
Continuing on ESC Silicon Valley's tradition of bringing together the embedded community to learn, collaborate and innovate, these conference events will give attendees the chance to participate in a series of live product teardowns and educational opportunities.
-- Live product Teardowns will give conference attendees unparalleled insight into the embedded systems that power today's hottest technologies including: - Orlon Space Suit: Attendees will have the chance to view the electronics that were used in an out-of-service space suit from the International Space Station. The Teardown will also discuss the chronology of the SuitSat project, the electronics designed to control the satellite and the hardware currently in development for this year's SuitSat-II deployment. - Sony OLED Television: Attendees can explore the embedded systems that went into breaking new ground in technology, panel thin-ness and contrast ratio. - Gibson Robot Guitar Teardown: Attendees will get to see how this guitar is able to automatically tune to a range of standard and alternative tunings at the touch of a button. - Sony Rolly: Attendees can see how this hot new gadget -- that's not even available in the U.S. yet -- plays MP3 files and dances to the music, incorporating Bluetooth and 2 Gbytes flash memory. -- A Professional Certification Program through UC San Diego Extension will allow for ESC Silicon Valley's attendees to be eligible for 0.5 hours of continuing education credit toward professional certification for those who attend six hours of technical training at the conference. Attendees can then complete a certificate program through online courses. With today's competitive job market in the embedded industry, this program facilitates the advanced learning and innovation that draws the embedded industry to ESC Silicon Valley. Commentary: Richard Nass of TechInsights
"ESC Silicon Valley's live product Teardowns and integration with UCSD's renowned professional certification program offers attendees the chance to learn from not only exciting live events but also through in-depth, hands-on experience. It's TechInsights' goal to provide an increasingly interactive and practical forum that will excite embedded systems veterans and newer practitioners alike."
Don Muehlbach, Technology Director for UC San Diego Extension
"As the job market grows tighter and more competitive, embedded engineers look toward new ways to hone their skills and stay on top of industry trends and innovations. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, job opportunities in embedded computing are projected to grow 27% in the next few years. Partnering with ESC Silicon Valley enables these knowledge-seeking engineers to experience the collaborative environment of the conference with the educational insight from the UC San Diego Extension."
ESC is where the global design engineering community gathers to learn, collaborate and celebrate innovation. Held in Silicon Valley, Boston and India, the Embedded Systems Conference empowers the global design engineering community with hundreds of essential technical training classes and accreditation opportunities. For more information and to register for our events visit http://www.embedded.com/esc/sv.
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