Cisco's Director of Hardware Engineering to Present Keynote Address at TechInsights' Inaugural Embedded Power Conference

Jeff Cain, Ph.D., to Speak on Past Challenges, Future Opportunities and Green Initiatives in Embedded Design

Sep 2, 2008

TechInsights ( today announced that Jeff Cain, director of hardware engineering for Cisco's Internet Systems business unit, will deliver the inaugural keynote address for the Embedded Power Conference ( in San Jose, taking place September 17-18, 2008. Dr. Cain will reflect on past challenges and future opportunities for the embedded design industry, including the role green initiatives will play in helping decrease overall power consumption.

During his keynote address, entitled "Challenges and Opportunities in the New Green World," Dr. Cain will tackle some of the challenges engineers have faced while designing large, modular networking platforms, citing real-world examples from Cisco's long history of leading designs. Dr. Cain's address will cover a range of issues, from the design of high-density power supplies to the green initiatives and actions that can be taken in the networking industry to help alleviate demands that contribute to issues with overall power consumption. Attendees can also look forward to learning about the future of these designs and just how far experts anticipate the next generation of boxes will go.

Dr. Cain's presentation will kick off a two-day line up of educational presentations and technical sessions led by engineers that are designed to address the issues at the forefront of power management.

Event sponsors include Platinum sponsor Intel (, Gold sponsor National Semiconductor Corporation ( and Silver sponsors Avnet and International Rectifier.

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