The 16th International System-on-Chip (SoC)

Conference, Exhibit & Workshops

 October 17 & 18, 2018

University of California, Irvine (UCI) - Calit2

         
 
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Keynotes & Panels

16th International System-on-Chip (SoC)

Conference, Exhibit & Workshops

 

The Theme for This Year’s Conference Is “Silicon Engineering an Automated World."

 

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Schedule & Program Summary

 

 

 

SoC Conference Day 1

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

UCI - Calit2 Building

  8:00 am - 6:30 pm

 

 

SoC Conference Day 2

Thursday, October 18, 2018

UCI - Calit2 Building

  8:00 am - 6:30 pm

 

 

SoC Tabletop Exhibit & Reception

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

UCI - Calit2 Building

  2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

 
         

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LG Electronics Mobile Communications

 

 

Keynote

 

 

 

 

Dr. Yasser Nafei, Senior Vice President LG Electronics Mobile Communications.
 

 

Abstract:  TBD.

 

 

Bio: Yasser Nafei currently serves a Senior Vice President and division head at LG Electronics. Dr. Nafei joined LG in 2010 and currently oversees strategy, sales and business development for mobile business unit. In his current role, he is responsible for developing, communicating and executing LG strategy, business plans, product and technology roadmaps and go to market activities. Throughout his career, Dr. Nafei previously held senior management positions at Alcatel, IBM, Motorola, Nortel and Tellabs. His global assignments include research & development, technology strategy, mergers & acquisitions, sales & marketing along with quality and service operations.  Dr. Nafei holds a Bachelor’s and a Masters’ degrees in Electrical Engineering from Ain Shams University in Egypt, a Master of Science in Telecommunications from INRS Canada, and a Ph.D. in Organization Development from Benedictine University in the United States. He is the author of several business books including “Corporate Dictatorship ISBN 978-0982328743 and Corporate Spring ISBN 978-0982328750. He is a published writer and lecturer in future technology trends, consumer centric research, corporate governance, business turnaround strategies, conflict management, customer advocacy and mergers & acquisitions.
 

 

 

 

 

 

ON Semiconductor

 

 

Keynote

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Hans Stork, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer (CTO), ON Semiconductor.
 

"Autonomous driving: where distributed and local systems find their optimum configuration"

 

Abstract:  The benefits of improved cost and reliability have long been the driver of monolithic integration. Individual devices are powered today by SoCs built in 10nm or better process technologies. With lithography continuing to improve, further digitization can be expected. Most of the functions that can be mapped into the digital domain, should be integrated monolithically. However, any associated memories require their own process and should be integrated at the board or package level to satisfy bandwidth and power constraints. When it comes to sensors or actuators, the unique processes are not compatible with the low voltage digital domain. Fortunately, stacking of dies and wafers has become practical, and provides much upside to optimizing each process for its main function, whether that be photon capture, or power control or management. In other words for sensor and actuator functions, SiP is a key method to integrate heterogeneous processes into the smallest, cheapest, highest performance packages. We will illustrate a few examples to highlight the varied requirements and choices: from image sensors for autonomous driving applications that require high dynamic range, at high speed, and high pixel density, to intelligent motor control with local, efficient power conversion using both discrete and mixed-signal processes and devices.
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Bio: Dr. Hans Stork is Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at ON Semiconductor. He oversees the development of wafer process technologies, modeling and design kits, design libraries, as well as packaging technologies and assembly support.  Prior to joining ON Semiconductor, Dr. Stork was Group Vice President and CTO of the Silicon Systems Group at Applied Materials. From 2001 to 2007 he was Senior Vice President and the CTO of Texas Instruments. Before that, Dr. Stork held various R&D and management positions at Hewlett Packard Laboratories and at IBM’s T.J. Watson Research Center. Dr. Stork serves on the supervisory board of ASML, is a member of the Scientific Advisory board at IMEC, and has previously served on the boards of Sematech and the SRC. He is also a longstanding member of the SIA Technology Strategy Committee.  He authored more than 100 cited papers and holds 11 U.S. patents. He was elected IEEE Fellow in 1994, and served on several IEEE sponsored conference program committees, and is currently vice-chair of the Technical Field Awards Council and a member of the Awards Policy and Portfolio Review Committee.  Dr. Stork was born in Soest, The Netherlands, and received the Ingenieur degree in electrical engineering (EE) from Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands, and holds a PhD in EE from Stanford University.

 

 

 

 

 

 

NXP Semiconductor

 

 

Keynote

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Robert Oshana, Vice President Software Engineering Research and Development, Microcontroller Group.

 

 

"RISC-V; is this the Linux of CPU’s?"

 

Abstract: RISC-V is a free and open ISA enabling a new era of processor innovation through open standard collaboration. The RISC-V Foundation now has more than 100 member organizations building the first open, collaborative community of software and hardware innovators powering innovation at the edge forward. The RISC-V ISA delivers a new level of software and hardware freedom on architecture in an open extensible way. This open ISA delivers easier support from a broad range of operating systems, software vendors and tool developers. The open source of hardware, RISC-V does not rely on a single supplier, but instead multiple suppliers, which supports unlimited potential for future growth. Can RISC-V become the Linux of CPU’s. Can we achieve the freedom that exists in the Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) community. We will discuss some of the similarities as well as challenges in achieving such a model.

Bio: Rob Oshana is Vice President of Software Engineering R&D for the Microcontroller business line at NXP. He is a Senior Member IEEE and serves on multiple industry advisory boards, including the RISC-V Board of Directors. Rob is an recognized international speaker and has published numerous books and papers on software engineering and embedded systems. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Texas and Southern Methodist University.
 

 

 

 

 

 

University of California, Irvine

(UCI)

 

 

Keynote

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nader Bagherzadeh, Professor (Joint Appointment), Electrical Engineering and Computer Science & Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Science.
 

 

"The impact of machine learning will be a paradigm shift in many areas but it is not a panacea."

 

Abstract:  In this talk, an overview of current trends in machine learning will be discussed with an emphasize on challenges and opportunities. Finally, there will be an overview of our work related to this topic of research.

 

Bio: Dr. Nader Bagherzadeh has been involved in research and development in the areas of computer architecture, reconfigurable computing, VLSI chip design, and computer graphics. For almost ten years ago, he was the first researcher working on the VLSI design of a Very Long Instruction Word (VLIW) processor. Since then, he has been working on multithreaded superscalars and their application to signal processing and general purpose computing. His current project at UC, Irvine is concerned with the design of coarse grain reconfigurable pixel processors for video applications. The proposed architecture, called MorphoSys, is versatile enough to be used for digital signal processing tasks such as the ones encountered in wireless communications and sonar processing.  DARPA and NSF fund the MorphoSys project (total support $1.5 million). Dr. Bagherzadeh was the Chair of Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the Henry Samueli School of Engineering at University of California, Irvine. Before joining UC, Irvine, from 1979 to 1984, he was a member of the technical staff (MTS) at AT&T Bell Laboratories, developing the hardware and software components of the next-generation digital switching systems (#5 ESS). Dr. Bagherzadeh holds a Ph.D. in computer engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. As a Professor, he has published more than a hundred articles in peer-reviewed journals and conference papers in areas such as advanced computer architecture, system software techniques, and high performance algorithms. He has trained hundreds of students who have assumed key positions in software and computer systems design companies in the past twelve years. He has been a Principal Investigator (PI) or Co-PI on more than $2.5 million worth of research grants for developing next-generation computer systems for solving computationally intensive applications related to signal and image processing. 

 

 

 

Intel Corporation

 

 

Keynote

 

 

 

 

Dr. Naser Adas, General Manager Edge & IOT Infrastructure.
 

“The Rise of the Edge Compute”
 

Abstract:  TBD.

 

 

Bio: Over 20 years of experience in leadership positions in communication and semiconductor industries. Highly motivated, entrepreneurial business leader with excellent track record in managing global businesses and developing new revenue streams with high R&D efficiency. Known for ability to take on new challenges, develop & execute strategy, manage customers, and build & manage strong global teams. Before joining Intel, Naser was SVP & GM of Wireless and CPE business at Mindspeed. Naser holds a PhD from Georgia Tech in electrical engineering and dual MBA from UCLA and National University of Singapore.

 

 

 

Panel #1

 

 Wednesday, October 17, at 5:00

Panel #1

 

 

Panel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Panel:  

 

“AI and Machine Learning driving the Intelligent Machines: Will the Technological Singularity Happen?"

 

Abstract:  Artificial intelligence (AI) will no doubt have a significant impact on society in the coming years. But how intelligent can a machine be? The idea that human history is approaching a “Technological Singularity” that ordinary humans will someday be overtaken by artificially intelligent machines has moved from the realm of science fiction to serious debate. Some singularity theorists predict that if the field of AI and machine learning continues to develop at its current dizzying rate, the singularity could come about in the middle of the present century. This panel will discuss the current state of the art for AI, deep learning and robotics, and try to predict where this technology is heading.

 

Moderator:  Farhad Mafie, SoC Conference Chairman.

Panelists: 

1. TBD.
2. TBD.
3. TBD.

4. TBD.


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Savant Company Inc.

 

 

SoC Conference

Farhad Mafie, SoC Conference Chairman.

 

 

Moderator

 

Farhad Mafie, President and CEO of Savant Company Inc., that provides marketing and business development services to high-tech startups and mid-size companies on a worldwide basis. He has over 25 years of experience in high-tech industries including semiconductor and computer businesses; additionally, he has more than 15 years of university-level teaching experience.

 

In 2003, Farhad designed and developed the annual Internationals System-on-Chip (SoC) Conference, Exhibits, and Workshops. As the SoC Conference Chairman, he drives the Conference leading-edge annual program.
 

As Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) for a Swaziland startup, Farhad is driving an innovative payment system based on Blockchain technology.
 

For almost six years at Microsemi Corporation, as Vice President of Worldwide Product Marketing and Corporate Communications teams (in US, EU, India, and China), Farhad developed and managed the entire Microsemi’s worldwide outbound and inbound marketing strategies and programs; and worked directly with executive team on M&A projects and successfully integrating over 18 acquired companies.

 

Farhad is also the former Vice President of Marketing/Business Development and Technical Sales Engineering at Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. He was responsible for marketing the entire Toshiba standard ICs in North America, as well as engineering development for Toshiba's Embedded and Digital Consumer products & solutions based on ASSP and SoC Models.


Farhad has worked at Lucent Technologies on marketing communications ICs, Toshiba Information Systems on product definition for Toshiba's notebooks PCs and handheld products, Unisys on designing new processors and computer systems, Ocean Scientific on designing medical instrumentations, and MSI Data on designing data collection products. He has a Master of Science and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronic Engineering from California State University, Fullerton.
 

He is an author and a translator. In 2003, he published the biography of Iranian poet and Nobel nominee who lived in exile, Nader Naderpour (1929-2000), Iranian Poet, Thinker, Patriot. Farhad is also Editor-in-Chief for the CRC Press SoC Design and Technologies Book Series, which includes (1) Low-Power NoC for High-Performance SoC Design and (2) Design of Cost-Efficient Interconnect Processing Units. Farhad is an active member of IEEE, and he is the chair of IEEE Orange County Solid-State Circuits Society (SSCS), as well as IEEE Orange County Entrepreneurs' Network (OCEN). He is also a member of two UCI Advisory Committees: Communication System Engineering and Embedded System Engineering Certificate Programs.

     

 

 

Panel #2

 

 Thursday, October 18, at 4:30

Panel #2

 

 

Panel

Panel:  

 

“Are you ready for the Blockchain of Things? Blockchain & Semiconductors Economy – Hypes, Realities, and Opportunities."

 

Abstract: Blockchain is the technology at the heart of bitcoin and other virtual currencies. It is an open and distributed ledger that can record transactions between two parties efficiently and in a verifiable and permanent way. What makes this system theoretically tamperproof is two things: a cryptographic fingerprint unique to each block, and a “consensus protocol,” the process by which the nodes in the network agree on a shared history. Many industry analysts believe that Blockchain technology is the solution for many of the security, privacy and reliability concerns in the Internet of Things (IoT). The billions of smart devices coming to the IoT could transform homes, cities and lives. But they also could create a serious security headache. The combination of artificial intelligence, IoT and Blockchain will bring multiple benefits across multiple industries, leading to a whole host of IoT applications that we haven’t yet considered. With billions of connected devices filling our homes, workplaces and cities, security of data must keep pace. Could blockchain-based solutions offer a viable alternative to current methods? In this panel, we will discuss hypes, realities, and opportunities in Blockchain of Things and much more.

 

Moderator:  Farhad Mafie, SoC Conference Chairman.

Panelists:

1. TBD.
2. TBD. 
3. TBD.

4. TBD.

 

 

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