The 15th International System-on-Chip (SoC)

Conference, Exhibit & Workshops

 October 18 & 19, 2017

University of California, Irvine (UCI) - Calit2

         
 
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15th International System-on-Chip (SoC)

Conference, Exhibit & Workshops

 

The Theme for This Year’s Conference Is “Secure and Intelligent Silicon Systems for Emerging Applications."

 

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Schedule & Program Summary

 

 

 

SoC Conference Day 1

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

UCI - Calit2 Building

  8:30 am - 6:00 pm

 

 

SoC Conference Day 2

Thursday, October 19, 2017

UCI - Calit2 Building

  8:30 am - 6:00 pm

 

 

SoC Tabletop Exhibit & Reception

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

UCI - Calit2 Building

  2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

 
         

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Purdue University

 

 

Keynote

 

 

Dr. Eugenio Culurciello, Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering. Purdue University.

@ Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering

@ School of Electrical and Computer Engineering

@ School of Mechanical Engineering

@ College of Health & Human Sciences


 

Keynote:  “Artificial Intelligence: past, present, future.?”

 

Abstract:  Deep Learning and neural networks are quickly becoming a dominant unified algorithm to extract information from unstructured data. Using standard gradient-descent learning algorithms and scalable models, they have been a revolution in image understanding, video summarization, captioning, scene understanding, speech recognition, text translation, and many more success stories coming on a almost daily basis! We will discuss how we can progress the field into more general artificial intelligence, so that these algorithms can continue to solve problems for us and take on more and more complex applications.

 

Bio: Eugenio Culurciello (S'97-M'99) received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2004 from the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. He is an associate professor of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, the School of Mechanical Engineering, and of Psychological Sciences in the College of Health & Human Sciences at Purdue University, where he directs the ‘e-Lab’ laboratory. His research focus is in artificial vision systems, deep learning, hardware acceleration of vision algorithms. His research interests include: analog and mixed-mode integrated circuits for biomedical instrumentation, synthetic vision, bio-inspired sensory systems and networks, biological sensors, silicon-on-insulator design. Eugenio Culurciello is the recipient of The Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE (CASS), and is the author of the book "Silicon-on-Sapphire Circuits and Systems, Sensor and Biosensor interfaces" published by McGraw Hill in 2009, and "Biomedical Circuits and System, Integrated Instrumentation" published by Lulu in 2013. Info: https://engineering.purdue.edu/elab/ In 2013 Dr. Culurciello founded TeraDeep http://teradeep.com/, a company focused on the design of deep neural network processors. In 2016 Dr. Culurciello founded FWDNXT http://fwdnxt.com/, to deliver the next generation synthetic brains for artificial intelligence.
 

 

 

Microsemi

 

 

Keynote

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ted Speers, VP and Head of Product Architecture and Planning for Microsemi SoC Group.
 

 

“RISC-V Challenges and Possibilities.”

 

 

Abstract:  The talk will focus on changes in technology, applications, and economics of the SoC ecosystem, and what it will likely mean for the realization of these devices in the next decade. It will examine the way process technology, packaging technology, design abstraction, and other such factors of true differentiation will push these core devices. These observations are intended to provide insights into where to position your company and career for the coming decade.

 

Bio: Ted Speers is Head of Product Architecture and Planning for Microsemi’s SoC Group, responsible for defining their roadmap for low power, secure, reliable FPGAs and SoC FPGAs. He joined Microsemi in 1987 and held roles in process engineering and product engineering before assuming his current role in 2003. He is a Technical Fellow and co-inventor on 35 US Patents. Prior to joining Microsemi, he worked at LSI Logic. Ted has a BS in Chemical Engineering from Cornell.

 

 

 

Intel

 

 

Keynote

 

 

Cormac Brick, Director of Machine Intelligence, Movidius Group, Intel Corporation.

 

Keynote:  “Designing for Deep Learning Inference in Power Constrained Environments.

 

 

Abstract:  TBD.

 

Bio: Cormac Brick is Director of Machine Intelligence in the Movidius group at Intel Corporation, where he builds new foundational algorithms for computer vision and machine intelligence to enhance the Myriad VPU product family. Cormac contributes to internal architecture, and helps customers build products using very latest techniques in deep learning and embedded vision through a set of advanced applications and libraries. Cormac has worked with Movidius since its early days and has contributed heavily towards the design of the ISA, hardware systems design, computer vision software development and tools. Cormac has a B.Eng. in Electronic Engineering from University College Cork.

 

 

 

 

Panel #1

 

 Wednesday, October 18, at 4:30

Panel #1

 

 

Panel

 

 

Panel:  

 

“Specialized Processors vs. General Purpose Cores: How to Achieve Performance Requirements for Emerging Applications (including AI, Deep Learning, Security, and Machine Intelligence).”

 

Moderator:  Farhad Mafie, SoC Conference Chairman.

Panelists: 

1. Cormac Brick, Director of Machine Intelligence in the Movidius Group, Intel Corporation.
2. Dr. Rino Micheloni is Engineering Fellow at Microsemi Corporation.
3. Jauher Zaidi, Chairman & Chief Innovation Officer, Palmchip Corporation.

4. Ted Speers, VP and Head of Product Architecture and Planning for Microsemi SoC Group.

5. Professor Eugenio Culurciello, Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering. Purdue University.
6. Abdullah Raouf, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Lattice Semiconductor.


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SoC Conference

Farhad Mafie, SoC Conference Chairman.

 

 

Moderator
 

Bio: Farhad Mafie is SoC Conference Chairman. He has over 20 years of experience in semiconductor and computer businesses and more than 10 years of university-level teaching experience. He is the former Vice President of Marketing and Engineering at Toshiba Semiconductor. He has also worked in strategic marketing, project and design engineering at Lucent Technologies, Unisys, and MSI Data. Farhad 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, and his articles have been published in a variety of journals and Web-based magazines on technology and political affairs. 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. 

     

 

Microsemi

 

 

 

Dr. Rino Micheloni, Engineering Fellow at Microsemi Corporation.

 

 

Panelist

 


Bio: Dr. Rino Micheloni is Engineering Fellow at Microsemi Corporation where he currently runs the Non-Volatile Memory Lab in Milan, with special focus on NAND Flash. Prior to joining Microsemi, he was Fellow at PMC-Sierra, working on NAND Flash characterization, LDPC, and NAND Signal Processing as part of the team developing Flash controllers for PCIe SSDs. Before that, he was with IDT (Integrated Device Technology) as Lead Flash Technologist, driving the architecture and design of the BCH engine in the world’s 1st PCIe NVMe SSD controller. Early in his career, he led NAND design teams at STMicroelectronics, Hynix, Infineon, and Qimonda; during this time, he developed the industry’s first MLC NOR device with embedded ECC technology and the industry’s first MLC NAND with embedded BCH. Rino is IEEE Senior Member, he has co-authored more than 50 publications, and he holds 242 patents worldwide (including 120 US patents). He received the STMicroelectronics Exceptional Patent Award in 2003 and 2004, and the Qimonda IP Award in 2007.
Rino has published the following books with Springer: 3D Flash Memories (2016), Inside Solid State Drives (2013), Inside NAND Flash Memories (2010), Error Correction Codes for Non-Volatile Memories (2008), Memories in Wireless Systems (2008), and VLSI-Design of Non-Volatile Memories (2005).

 

 

 

Intel

 

 

 

 

Cormac Brick, Director of Machine Intelligence, Movidius Group, Intel Corporation.

 

Panelist

 

Bio: Cormac Brick is Director of Machine Intelligence in the Movidius group at Intel Corporation, where he builds new foundational algorithms for computer vision and machine intelligence to enhance the Myriad VPU product family. Cormac contributes to internal architecture, and helps customers build products using very latest techniques in deep learning and embedded vision through a set of advanced applications and libraries. Cormac has worked with Movidius since its early days and has contributed heavily towards the design of the ISA, hardware systems design, computer vision software development and tools. Cormac has a B.Eng. in Electronic Engineering from University College Cork.

 

 

 

 

 

Microsemi

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ted Speers, VP and Head of Product Architecture and Planning for Microsemi SoC Group.

 

 

Panelist
 

Bio:Ted Speers is Head of Product Architecture and Planning for Microsemi’s SoC Group, responsible for defining their roadmap for low power, secure, reliable FPGAs and SoC FPGAs. He joined Microsemi in 1987 and held roles in process engineering and product engineering before assuming his current role in 2003. He is a Technical Fellow and co-inventor on 35 US Patents. Prior to joining Microsemi, he worked at LSI Logic. Ted has a BS in Chemical Engineering from Cornell.

 

 

Purdue University

 

 

 

Dr. Eugenio Culurciello, Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering. Purdue University.


 

Panelist

 

Bio: Eugenio Culurciello (S'97-M'99) received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2004 from the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. He is an associate professor of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, the School of Mechanical Engineering, and of Psychological Sciences in the College of Health & Human Sciences at Purdue University, where he directs the ‘e-Lab’ laboratory. His research focus is in artificial vision systems, deep learning, hardware acceleration of vision algorithms. His research interests include: analog and mixed-mode integrated circuits for biomedical instrumentation, synthetic vision, bio-inspired sensory systems and networks, biological sensors, silicon-on-insulator design. Eugenio Culurciello is the recipient of The Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE (CASS), and is the author of the book "Silicon-on-Sapphire Circuits and Systems, Sensor and Biosensor interfaces" published by McGraw Hill in 2009, and "Biomedical Circuits and System, Integrated Instrumentation" published by Lulu in 2013. Info: https://engineering.purdue.edu/elab/ In 2013 Dr. Culurciello founded TeraDeep http://teradeep.com/, a company focused on the design of deep neural network processors. In 2016 Dr. Culurciello founded FWDNXT http://fwdnxt.com/, to deliver the next generation synthetic brains for artificial intelligence.
 

 

 

 

 

Lattice Semiconductor

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abdullah Raouf, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Lattice Semiconductor.

 

 

Panelist
 

Bio: Abdullah Raouf is a senior product marketing manager for Lattice Semiconductor focused on FPGA and ASSP solutions for mobile markets. He has more than a decade of experience in semiconductor product management and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from UC Davis and an MBA from Santa Clara University.

 

 

Palmchip

 

 

 

 

Jauher Zaidi, Chairman & Chief Innovation Officer, Palmchip Corporation.


 

Panelist.  

 

Bio: Jauher expert in Cyber Security, Storage and SoC design. He has over 33 years of experience in executive management and entrepreneurship. He helped start several hi-tech companies name a few, Palmchip, ESilicon, SandForce, Netvinci, and Moobila. He has written and presented a number of articles and papers on Cyber Security, SoC, IP business model, and future business and technology trends. He has also participated in many system-on-chip panels, and is a recognized expert in the area of SoC development. He invented the CoreFrame SoC memory centric Architecture. Which has enabled over 2 billion SoCs. He is a board of Adviser for Savant Company, a leader in International System-on-Chip conferences. He holds several patents on Cyber Security, SoC technology and infrastructure. The EE Times, a well-known industry publication, named him twice among the 'Top 20 visionary CEOs’ in the world. He is recipient of 2010 Terman Technology award for his Cloud computing innovation. He was 1st place award out of 34 cloud Applications.  Specialties: Startup, Entrepreneurship, Management, Financing, SoC Technology and Chip design, Sales and Marketing, Fund raising, Startups. IT outsourcing, Cloud Computing, Mobile (IPhone, Android) applications.

 

 

 

 

Panel #2

 

 Thursday, October 19, at 4:30

Panel #2

 

 

Panel

"FREE"

Panel:  

 

“Security Issues and Challenges in The Next Generation of SoC Designs for Emerging Applications. Can You Make Cents of It?"

 

Moderator:  Farhad Mafie, SoC Conference Chairman.

Panelists:

1. Dr. Pim Tuyls, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Intrinsic ID.
2. Marc Canel, Vice President, Security Technologies, ARM.
3. Louis Parks – President and CEO, SecureRF

4. Dr. Hoon Choi, Design Engineer Senior Director, Lattice Semiconductor.

5. Asaf Ashkenazi, Vice President, IoT security products, Rambus Security Division.

6. Michael Y. Chen, Director, Design for Security Business Unit, New Ventures Division, Mentor Graphics Corporation.


 

 

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Savant Company Inc.

 

 

 

SoC Conference

Farhad Mafie, SoC Conference Chairman.

 

 

Moderator
 

Bio: Farhad Mafie is SoC Conference Chairman. He has over 20 years of experience in semiconductor and computer businesses and more than 10 years of university-level teaching experience. He is the former Vice President of Marketing and Engineering at Toshiba Semiconductor. He has also worked in strategic marketing, project and design engineering at Lucent Technologies, Unisys, and MSI Data. Farhad 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, and his articles have been published in a variety of journals and Web-based magazines on technology and political affairs. 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. 

     

 

 

ARM

 

 

Panelist

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marc Canel, VP security systems in ARM’s SW and Systems group.

 

 

Panelist

 

Bio: Marc Canel has extensive experience in the mobile devices industry, driving software projects for the past 25 years, focusing on how mobile devices work with the Enterprise world. He is Vice President of Security Systems at ARM Inc for the past 2.5 years, leading the next generation of security architectures to become the foundation for Enterprise applications in a connected world. He promoted the definition of Trust systems and standards for devices in the Internet. He defined the architecture for the next generation Root of Trust for applications in devices. Prior to ARM Inc, he was Vice President of Software & Security Systems at Qualcomm where he spent 18 years, focusing on the features that make the products of Qualcomm more attractive to Enterprises. He led Qualcomm to become a leader in the area of content protection and privacy management. He also worked on the software ecosystem management of Qualcomm, supporting the OEMs customers looking for complete solutions. Prior to Qualcomm, he was at IBM for 12 years where he had various roles in product development and management roles in data networking products.

 

 

 

 

Intrinsic ID

 

 

Panelist

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Pim Tuyls, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Intrinsic ID.

 

 

Panelist
 

Bio:   Dr. Pim Tuyls initiated work on Hardware Intrinsic Security™ within Philips Research in 2002. As a principal scientist, he managed the cryptography cluster in Philips Research in which the initial research was carried out. Later he transferred this work to Intrinsic-ID and headed the technology development.  Since 2004, Pim is a visiting professor at the COSIC institute of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. His inventions have resulted in numerous patents. He is widely accepted for his work in the security field and Hardware Intrinsic Security in particular.  Several of Pim’s papers relating to secure implementations of Physical Unclonable Functions (PUF) technology have been published at leading security conferences. He co-authored the book Security with Noisy Data, which was published by Springer in 2007.

 

 

 

SecureRF

 

 

Panelist

 

 

 

 

 

 

Louis Parks – President and CEO, SecureRF.

 

 

Panelist
 

Bio:   Mr. Parks is a co-founder of SecureRF, and serves as its President and Chief Executive Officer. He also serves on the company’s Board of Directors and its Chairman. Prior to joining SecureRF, Mr. Parks was the Senior Vice President of Marketing and Strategy for Global Logistics Technology, Inc. (“G-Log”), an innovative internet logistics company that was acquired by Oracle Corporation. For 10 years preceding G-Log, he was CEO/President of Client Technologies, Inc., a New York-based provider of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) applications for the financial sector that was acquired by a Canadian company. Mr. Parks also served as President of RKO/Warner Video where he was responsible for technology, operations and acquisitions throughout North America. Early in his career, he held both sales and engineering positions with IBM. Mr. Parks has consulted to Homeland Security on U.S. electronic border initiatives and has served as a resource to the White House on security issues related to the new electronic passports and passport cards. He is on the North American Board of AIM, the Association for Automatic Identification and Mobility, and is the former chairman of its RFID Experts Group (REG). He was on the Board of Advisors of the National Center for Aerospace Leadership (NCAL), a partnership between US industry, academia and government teams, and is currently an active member on the GS1/EPCglobal and US TAG ISO standards committees.
Mr. Parks holds a Bachelor of Commerce (with Honors) in Finance and Marketing from the University of Manitoba.

 

 

 

 

 

Lattice Semiconductor

 

 

Panelist

 

 

 

 

Dr. Hoon Choi, Design Engineer Senior Director, Lattice Semiconductor.

 

 

Panelist
 

Bio:  Hoon Choi is a Design Engineer Senior Director at Lattice Semiconductor, where he is involved in the spec and design of multiple generations of HDMI for the last 13+ years. Choi has led the design of HDCP 2.2 on the HDMI and compliance test spec. Additionally, he led the spec and implementation of UCP (China-CP) and the authentication implementation activity for Type-C. Prior to joining Lattice, Choi got his Ph.D from KAIST in Korea then began his career in the technology industry by working for Samsung Electronics, NeoPace Telecom, and Silicon Image which was acquired by Lattice.

 

 

 

 

Rambus

 

 

Panelist

 

 

 

 

Asaf Ashkenazi, Vice President, IoT security products, Rambus Security Division.

 

 

Panelist
 

Bio: Asaf Ashkenazi is a vice president for IoT security products at Rambus Security division. In this role, Asaf is responsible for the product definition, strategy and marketing of Rambus IoT security products. Asaf brings more than 15 years of security experience to the organization, spanning product management, business development and various engineering roles throughout his career. Prior to joining Rambus, Asaf oversaw product management for all of the security products at Qualcomm Technologies Inc. Asaf began his career at Motorola Semiconductor where he developed hardware security modules. Previously, Asaf served as Chief Security Architect at Freescale Semiconductor (now NXP), and has served as board member of the FIDO alliance. Asaf holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, and has been granted 10 U.S. patents for security architectures and solutions.
 

 

 

 

 

Mentor Graphics

 

 

Panelist

 

 

 

 

Michael Y. Chen, Director, Design for Security Business Unit, New Ventures Division, Mentor Graphics Corporation.

 

 

Panelist
 

Bio:  Michael Chen is currently a Business Unit Director in the New Ventures Division at Mentor Graphics. As such, Michael manages leading-edge technology efforts for the company’s Design for Security initiative. Michael’s other positions during his more than 20 years at Mentor include serving as an account manager, field marketing manager for Asia Pacific, product line director for various products, and business unit director for SoC verifications products, with responsibility for HW/SW integration and electronic system-level design and verification solutions. Prior to joining Mentor, Michael was a senior consultant and field application engineer at Hewlett Packard and a logic simulator programmer for Xerox. He is a licensed Professional Engineer and holds several patents. He currently serves as Chair of the T3S TAB committee with the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC). Michael holds a B.S.E.E. and a B.S. in Information and Computer Science from the University of California, Irvine, graduating with honors. He is fluent in both Mandarin Chinese and Japanese and is well versed in both of those cultures.
 

 

       

 

 

 

 

 

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