Mobile Conference 2012
The Linley Tech Mobile Conference was held on April 16-17 at the Double Tree Hotel in San Jose, California. The two-day, single-track conference featured technical presentations addressing system design for mobile devices such as tablet computers, smartphones, navigation devices, media players, handheld games, and e-book readers.
The Linley Group opened the conference with an overview of the market, technologies, equipment-design, and silicon trends for designers of mobile devices. The remainder of the program included talks and panel discussions covering a broad range of topics including the following:
- Mobile semiconductor overview
- Multicore application processors
- Integrated smartphone processors
- Licensable CPUs for mobile devices
- Low-power IP cores
- Mobile SoC design issues
- Mobile software trends
- Mobile benchmarking
- Mobile teardowns
Featured Keynote Speakers:
Linley Gwennap, Principal Analyst, The Linley Group
This presentation provided an overview of the mobile semiconductor market, including 2011 market share and updated forecasts. Linley also presented an independent view of the leading mobile-processor products, including benchmark results, and discussed the technology trends that determined which processors will succeed in 2012 and beyond.
Neil Trevett, President, Khronos Group
Khronos is the industry consortium that creates cutting-edge graphics standards such as OpenGL (high-performance graphics) and OpenCL (CPU-GPU compute). Neil discussed how these standards are changing the way that mobile systems are designed today. He also addressed new initiatives in sensor processing and vision processing that will bring new capabilities to mobile devices.
This event is the only one of its kind focused on mobile system design. Attendees had the opportunity to meet with industry leaders, The Linley Group analysts, network with peers, attended an evening reception with sponsor exhibits and demos, and more. We were pleased to be the forum for several new product announcements.
This conference was intended for designers of mobile devices, mobile software designers, service providers, press, and the financial community.