Linley Mobile Conference 2015
Focusing on IC and System Design
Held on April 22 - 23, 2015

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Agenda for Day Two: Thursday April 23, 2015
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The Transformative Power of Mobile Technology
Shannon Lucas, Senior Enterprise Innovation Manager, Vodafone Global Enterprise

Mobility has already had a profound impact on societies around the world but some of the biggest shifts have yet to come. Vodafone works with customers, partners, academic institutions and start-ups to leverage the power of mobile devices in transforming business and improving people's lives. From low-tech technologies like text messaging which reduce malarial deaths in Africa to cutting edge smartphone accessories that can diagnose retinal disease, the eco-system is ripe with new business opportunities with massive social impact.

9:45am-10:10amSession 4: Mobile Vision Processing

Mobile devices are quickly evolving from the ability to simply take pictures, to the addition of computer vision capabilities that enable cameras to identify user's gestures and expressions, and recognize the objects around them. This session, moderated by Linley Group senior analyst Mike Demler, provides an overview of trends in this emerging field, and describes new processor architectures for embedding vision in mobile devices.

Computer Vision in Mobile Devices: Progress and Challenges
Jeff Bier, Founder, Embedded Vision Alliance and President, BDTI

There's no doubt that computer vision capabilities are quickly becoming common in mobile devices. Is this a momentary fad or a fundamental shift? What are the killer apps that will make vision indispensable for typical consumers? Will new types of co-processors be needed to deliver the massive performance required by these applications with mobile-friendly power consumption? Which chip suppliers have the lead in vision technology, and what are they doing to maintain it?

10:10am-10:30amBREAK - Sponsored by MediaTek
10:30am-11:50amSession 4: Mobile Vision Processing (cont)

Embedding Vision in Mobile SoCs
Mike Thompson, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, ARC Processors, Synopsys

The availability of high-performance vision processors is making it possible to integrate vision capabilities into embedded systems, giving them the ability to see and interpret their surroundings. Developing these vision-based SoCs requires a range of IP and tools that are compliant with the latest embedded-vision programming standards, and flexible enough to meet the changing needs of emerging vision applications. This presentation details the architecture of an embedded-vision processor and the open-source vision tools used to program the processor and ensure efficient resource utilization of the heterogeneous multicore platform.

Enabling Intelligent Vision Processing in Embedded Systems
Yair Siegel, Director of Marketing, CEVA

We are witnessing a relentless drive towards consumer electronics and mobile devices that can sense every aspect of their environment. Innovation around the camera is particularly crucial to the ability to understand its environment, with processing-intensive algorithms such as image enhancement, computational photography, and computer vision playing a key role in adding the required intelligence to a device. In this session, we shall present a dedicated vision processor capable of handling signal-processing chains such as 3D vision, object recognition, scanning and other image-enhancement features, within the stringent metrics required for mobile devices.

There will be Q&A and a panel discussion featuring above speakers.

11:50am-1:00pmLUNCH – Sponsored by Synopsys
1:00pm-2:40pmSession 5: Innovative Mobile Processor Architectures

Linley Gwennap, principal analyst at The Linley Group, moderates this session, which will describe the latest innovations in mobile processor architectures. CPUs continue to get more powerful, but the addition of GPU compute capability is enabling new applications. The use of biometric sensors raises new issues in privacy and the protection of personal data.

Taking Mobile Performance to New Levels With ARM Cortex-A72
Brian Jeff, Senior Director of Product Management, Arm

The Cortex-A72 CPU takes performance to new points while simultaneously lowering energy consumption significantly. For the first time in this presentation, we will discuss the microarchitectural enhancements that enable these efficiency gains, with performance detailed across a range of workloads on different process nodes. The presentation will also detail how 2016 SoCs will improve on key mobile benchmarks and workloads, compared to real 2015 production devices.

Heterogeneous Computing for Smart and Energy-Efficient Mobile Applications
Roy Ju, Sr. Technical Director, MediaTek

Heterogeneous computing will usher a new breed of machine learning applications on mobile devices while maintaining energy efficiency. Object recognition and voice translation apps are now possible by transferring massively-parallel compute portions of application code from the CPU to GPU. In this talk, MediaTek will present its new heterogeneous computing technology under CorePilot 2.0, which is capable of partitioning a task to run on the CPU and GPU simultaneously for best performance or dynamically selecting the more efficient device for best energy efficiency.

Breakthrough Biometrics: Bringing a New Touch to Mobile Security
Asaf Ashkenazi, Sr. Director Product Marketing, Cryptography Research, Rambus

Continuing cyber security threats make device authentication, securing personal information and protecting sensitive biometric data key concerns for the mobile industry. Key questions are now being asked: "How secure is authentication? How secure is personal data? Where is biometric data stored? This presentation will provide an in-depth mobile security discussion including an overview of Qualcomm Snapdragon Sense ID 3D fingerprint technology, the industry's first ultrasonic biometric security solution, and how it fits within a broader, multi-dimensional approach to mobile security.

There will be Q&A and a panel discussion featuring above speakers.

2:40pm-3:00pmBREAK - Sponsored by MediaTek
3:00pm-4:00pmSpecial Session: The Future of Mobile Operating Systems

The smartphone market is now a two-horse race, with Google's Android and Apple's iOS installed in more than 98% of devices shipped last year. Can a newcomer disrupt this duopoly, when Blackberry, Microsoft and others have failed? In this special session, Vikram Natarajan will present Cyanogen's strategy to take Android away from Google, opening it up to competitor's services, and enabling users to customize their mobile device.

A Q&A session will follow, led by Mike Demler, senior analyst at The Linley Group.

An Evolved Android Future
Vikram Natarajan, SVP of Global Partnerships & Distribution, Cyanogen

Cyanogen is a two-year old startup based in Palo Alto and Seattle, which has received $110 million in funding from investors that included Andreesen Horowitz, Benchmark, Premji Invest, Qualcomm and Twitter. It is building upon Android to create CyanogenOS, a more open mobile operating system with enhanced performance, customization, privacy, and security features. CyanogenMod, an open-source distribution backed by the company has more than 50 million users worldwide.



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