In-Stat Reveals Details of Microprocessor Forum

In-Stat announces this year’s program for Microprocessor Forum 2007. This year’s Microprocessor Forum agenda will showcase a mix of large and small companies presenting new processors in sessions that reflect the changes in our industry. The event will begin with a Monday seminar, a tutorial conference presented by experts from different companies. The day-long seminar will provide a selection of topics in power-efficient video and multicore chip design, system software, and software development tools. A few papers will provide refresher information in support of conference presentations addressing topics such as process technology, multicore architecture, and high-reliability computing.

This year’s conference sessions and keynote presenters include:

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Keynote Speaker: Mark T. Bohr, Intel Senior Fellow, Technology and Manufacturing Group Director, Process Architecture and Integration, Intel Corporation – Mr. Bohr’s keynote will open the conference and will be focused on Intel’s recent announcement of High-k technology and the beneficial impact it will have on the future of the semiconductor industry.

Session One: Advances in Computer Technology
Session Chair: Mark T. Bohr, Intel Senior Fellow, Technology and Manufacturing Group Director, Process Architecture and Integration, Intel Corporation
Presenting companies: Intel

Session Two: Power Reduction Technologies
Session Chair: Jim McGregor, Research Director, In-Stat
Presenting companies: AMD and MEARS Technologies

Panel: Trends in General Purpose Processors
Moderated by: Jim McGregor, Research Director, In-Stat

Session Three: Processors on the Move
Session Chair: Max Baron, Principal Analyst, Microprocessor Report, In-Stat
Presenting companies: Freescale, MIRA, Parimics and Renesas

Session Three Keynote Speaker: Mr. Hideaki Ishihara, Senior Manager of IP R & D Center, IC Engineering Department 1, DENSO – Mr. Ishihara’s keynote introducing “Processors on the Move” will present status and future requirements of processors that will support new automotive functions. Denso, is Toyota’s first tier supplier of automotive electronics.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Keynote Speaker: Mr. Eisuke Miki, President and CEO, DoCoMo Communications Laboratories USA, Inc. – NTT DoCoMo’s keynote will open the second conference day to inform attendees on the status of Super 3G and 4G cellular phone technologies, and the tests and experiments carried out to date. The service providers’ requirements of functions that must be provided by cell phone processors during the next few years will also be addressed. The migration toward 4G providing up to 1.0 Gb/s data communications will affect all computers, not just cell phones.

Session Four: Video and Graphics Multicore Architectures
Session Chair: Max Baron, Principal Analyst, Microprocessor Report, In-Stat
Presenting companies: IPFlex Inc., NVIDIA, SPI and Stretch

Session Five: Embedded Processors and Cores
Session Chair: Tom Halfhill, Senior Editor, Microprocessor Report, In-Stat
Presenting companies: AMCC, ARM, MIPS and Qualcomm

Session Six: Application-Specific Platforms
Session Chair: Max Baron, Principal Analyst, Microprocessor Report, In-Stat
Presenting companies: ARC International, ARM, Qualcomm and Tensilica

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