Wow, I can not believe it has been over a month since I posted - time sure flies when you are traveling around the world like I have been!
On to IDF Day 1. The Keynotes given by Paul Ottellini (Intel CEO) & Dadi Perlmutter (Executive VP for Intel Architecture).
My take-aways from Ottellini:
- He called his keynote "The changing face of personal computing"
- Much of the focus was on the opportunities for their Atom architecture
- Spiked out Automotive, home automation, smart phones and smart TV and highlighted the high penetration of smart devices across these markets
- Intel’s key focus in 2010-2011 and beyond will be ‘seamless connectivity’ this is what the world is demanding
- The industry hit a new milestone in 2010 with PCs passing the 1MU per day shipment rate
- Cited 18 percent unit growth this year and next year for overall PC markets.
- Indicated strong shift to laptops driven from one-pc-per-household to one-pc-per-person
- Highlighted the "Three Pillars" of computing:
- Energy efficient performance
- Internet connectivity
And my take-aways from Perlmutter:
- Human interaction with computer needs to evolve from mouse and keyboard to gestures and natural
- Communications Infrastructure shifting to Intel architecture
- No real mention of either SuperSpeed USB or LightPeak
Demo Showcase Night 1 Observations:
- SuperSpeed USB Community has ~ 12 booths
- Silicon suppliers in showcase are: TI, Renesas (NEC), Fujitsu, Genesys Logic, Fresco Logic
- Most attendees are still not familiar with SuperSpeed USB
- Specifically that it is backwards compatible at the connector level
- New electrical signalling
- Lots of discussion on SuperSpeed USB vs. LightPeak - see previous blog on this topic for more information.
- The "when" of Intel's chipsets!!!
If you are attending IDF this year, what cool things did you see or hear?