Linley Tech Mobile Conference 2011

Held April 19-20, 2011

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The inaugural Linley Tech Mobile Conference was held on April 19–20 in San Jose, California. This 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

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, attend an evening reception with sponsor exhibits and demos, and more. We were pleased to be the forum for several new product announcements.

We had an outstanding lineup of presenters, including:
Linley Gwennap, Principal Analyst, The Linley Group
Mobile Market Overview
David Moloney, CTO and Founder, Movidius
1 TOPS/W Multicore Multimedia Processor
Brian Murray, Graphics Architect, Freescale
Advanced Graphics Engines for Multicore Application Processors
Lee Cleveland, VP of Engineering, Kilopass
A New Multi-Time Programmable Embedded NVM IP
Raj Talluri, VP of Product Management, Qualcomm
System Integration on the Snapdragon Mobile Processor
Jeff Bier, President and Cofounder, BDTI
Computer Vision in Mobile Devices: The Next Killer App?
Travis Lanier, Product Manager, Processor Division, ARM
Optimized Software on ARM Cortex Processors
Amit Rohatgi, Principal Architect, MIPS Technologies
Advantages of Hardware Multithreading In Modem Processing
Sebastien Falgayrettes, Director, Product Management, Sequans
Benchmarking 4G Solutions for Mobile Devices
Tim Saxe, CTO, QuickLogic
Optimizing Battery Life and Sideloading Performance with USB Tunneling
Veera Manikandan Raju, Engineering Manager, Texas Instruments
Building Advanced Natural User Interfaces for Mobile Devices
Ian Smythe, Director of Marketing, Multimedia Processing Division, ARM
ARM Mali-400 MP GPU, Bringing Visual Computing to Mobile
Steve Cox, VP Business Development, Target Compiler
Parallelism with a Purpose - Balancing Efficiency vs. Flexibility in Mobile SoCs
David Carey, VP Technical Intelligence, UBM TechInsights
High-Density and Three-Dimensional Packaging in Mobile Systems
Dror Maydan, Director of Software, Tensilica
Evolving Voice and Audio Requirements for Smartphones
Bart Stevens, Director of Product Management, AuthenTec
Embedded Security in Connected Mobile Devices
James Burns, Sr. Member of Technical Staff, Mocana
Device Security: A Checklist for Designers
Cesar A. Johnston, VP of Engineering, Wireless Connectivity, Marvell
A Monolithic 'Mobile MIMO' Wi-Fi/BT/FM Combo Chip
Markus Levy, President, EEMBC
Analyzing the Ingredients of a Portable Mobile Device Benchmark

This conference was intended for designers of mobile devices, mobile software designers, service providers, press, and the financial community.

Proceedings from the event are now available.