TechInsights' Multicore Virtual Conference Extremely Successful

More than 1200 attended the 'live' event

Jun 29, 2009

Last week, TechInsights hosted its first virtual event since 2002 focused on multicore processors which attracted more than 3,500 registrants. The virtual event, "Multicore is Coming: Are You Ready" brought together the design engineering community from over 90 countries as well as leading technology vendors to demonstrate products, view live presentations and virtually meet potential business partners, without ever having to leave the office. The event covered the challenges and competing approaches designers face when adopting multicore solutions and its implications on the software and tools as well as available products and services from leading vendors.

"The virtual event was packed with valuable multicore-focused content from conference sessions to exhibits - we had it all," said David Blaza, Vice President, Events and Embedded Systems, TechInsights. "It was an unrivaled experience for attendees and vendors alike."

The virtual conference, which took place June 18, at 11:00a.m. EDT, was seven hours in length. The Stanford University professor, Kunle Olukotun presented the opening keynote. Kunle has been a major figure in multicore technology since the mid 90's and is well known for leading the Stanford Hydra research project which developed one of the first chip multiprocessors with support for thread-level speculation (TLS).

Attendees were able to chat with other event goers in real-time inside virtual booths in the Exhibit Hall as well as participate in scheduled chat discussions. EE Times offered a variety of resources - white papers, articles, and webinars - in its Resource Center. In addition, attendees were able to network with peers and others, and exchange virtual business cards in the Networking Lounge and extend their relationships beyond the virtual tradeshow environment.

Attendance figures and other success metrics for the EE Times Multicore Virtual Conference include:

  --  Registered attendees: 3,595 engineers, executives, vendors and
      industry analysts attended the event.
  --  Live attendees: 1,220 attendees came to the live event.
  --  Average time spent: Attendees spent, on average, 2 hours and 6 minutes
      [126 minutes] in the Multicore virtual environment.
  --  Number of webinars launched: Over 3,000 conference specific and vendor
      webinars were launched and viewed during the event.

  --  Number of documents opened: Over 6,200 documents were opened and
      viewed in the event environment.

Frank Schirrmeister, Director, Product Marketing, System-Level Solutions was a participant for Synopsys, a gold sponsor, and wrote several short pieces about it on his blog that relate his experience as a vendor rep and participant in a panel. "We had constantly between 10 and 15 people at the booth, I logged about 40 or so interesting conversations," blogged Schirrmeister. "That's pretty good for a morning's 3 hours of work from my office." Read more comments on "A View from the Top" Schirrmeister's blog dedicated to system-level design and embedded software.

Platinum sponsors included, Intel and Wind River, gold sponsors included Freescale, Synopsys and Tilera and silver sponsors included 6Wind and MontaVista. The virtual trade show will be available for 6 months on demand and can be found at

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TechInsights, a division of United Business Media, is the global leader in media, marketing, and professional services for the electronics industry. We deliver results for the key influencers and decision makers involved in the definition, development, protection, and commercialization of technology and related intellectual property. More than 1.1 million engineering professionals engage with the EE Times Network - EE Times, TechOnline, DesignLines, and - across Europe, India, Japan, Taiwan, mainland China and North America. As well, the technology community comes to our events to share, learn, discuss, and advance the critical issues and challenges facing the electronics industry. Finally, for those clients with a specific technology, or intellectual property objective we engage on a custom basis through our TechInsights Technology and Intellectual Property services team - Portelligent, Sanguine Microelectronics, and Semiconductor Insights.

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