Monday December 10th
9:30 - 10:30
9:30 - 10:30
Silicon is the New Steel, Data is the New Oil
Prof. Thomas Lee, Stanford University
Abstract: To paraphrase American author Mark Twain, even if history does not repeat, it certainly rhymes. Listening to the rhymes of the history of wireless suggests a new verse, in which a trillion objects are connected to each other, and to us. The virtual pipes of this terascale network will carry data every bit as valuable and transformative as oil in the 20th century. But a trillion is an almost inconceivably large number, and many scaling barriers must be overcome to make a terascale future possible. This talk will decrypt the rhymes, identify the most serious impediments to scaling, and explain why silicon's evolution rhymes with that of steel.
Thomas Lee received his degrees from MIT, where his 1989 thesis described the world's first CMOS radio. He has been at Stanford since 1994, having previously worked at ADI, Rambus and other companies. He's helped design PLLs for several microprocessors at AMD and DEC, and has founded or cofounded several companies, including the first 3D memory company, Matrix Semiconductor (acquired by Sandisk), and IoE companies ZeroG Wireless (acquired by Microchip) and Ayla Networks. He is an IEEE and Packard Foundation Fellow, has won "Best Paper" awards at CICC and ISSCC, was awarded the 2011 Ho-Am Prize in Engineering and an honorary doctorate from the University of Waterloo. He is on the board of Xilinx, served as Director of DARPA's Microsystems Technology Office, holds ~60 patents, and authored several books. He owns 150-200 oscilloscopes, thousands of vacuum tubes, and many kilograms of obsolete semiconductors. No one, including himself, quite knows why.
Wednesday December 12th
11:30 - 12:30
11:30 - 12:30
Autonomous Driving Platforms : Challenges and Solutions
Dr. Patrick Morgan,
Vice President & General Manager - Automotive ADAS, NXP Semiconductors
Autonomous cars are here today, and though great progress has been made, the technology is still evolving across a broad ecosystem. To enable true mass market adoption, automated driving platforms must satisfy stringent safety and security requirements, meet aggressive targets on cost and performance, and be able to scale across all vehicle models. In this presentation, new design approaches will be reviewed and discussed for state-of-the-art automated driving platforms including the central processing system, ADAS sensors, networking, and software.
Patrick Morgan is the Vice President & General Manager of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems at NXP Semiconductors, the world’s largest automotive semiconductor systems company. Over his 25-year career, Patrick has led multiple, innovative electronics businesses to high growth. Patrick joined NXP from Freescale Semiconductor, building the group into the world leader in automotive radar / millimeter wave safety systems. Prior to Freescale, Patrick was Vice President at Javelin Semiconductor, a mobile power amplifier startup company, and he led wireless products at Silicon Labs, growing from zero to $1B+ in mobile handsets in the early 2000s. Patrick holds 7 patents and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.