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DAC Lunch Presentation on Truths and Myths of Embedded Computing, Hosted by CEDA

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

I’m pleased to report that Shekhar Borkar, director of Intel’s Microprocessor Technology Lab, will present a talk during DAC titled, “Truths and Myths of Embedded Computing,” as part of CEDA’s Distinguished Speaker Series. The talk will be held during lunch Tuesday, June 7, from noon-2 p.m. in Room #25AB at the San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, Calif.

Organized by Dwight Hill, principal engineer at Synopsys, it is open to all DAC attendees. Lunch will be available on a first-come, first-served basis and because seating is limited to 150. If you plan on attending, please come early.

This is one session you won’t want to miss. According to Borkar, who hails from Portland, Ore., computers have become ubiquitous, from powerful data centers housing supercomputing clusters to tiny microcontrollers in your toothbrush. However, he notes, the embedded computing discipline does not get its fair share of attention.

During his talk, Borkar will define the scope of embedded computing, compare it to general purpose computing with appropriate metrics, challenge the myths that float around and uncover the truths. He will discuss challenges in architecture, design and test of future embedded computers, which will become omnipresent, even that will become even more ubiquitous as part of general-purpose computers.

Borkar, an Intel Fellow at Intel Labs and director of the Microprocessor Technology Lab, is responsible for directing research in technologies for Intel’s future microprocessors. He joined Intel in 1981 and worked on the design of the 8051 family of microcontrollers, iWarp multicomputer and high-speed signaling technology for Intel supercomputers. Borkar is an adjunct member of the faculty of the Oregon Graduate Institute, and has published more than 60 articles and holds 41 patents.

Borkar received a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame in 1981, and Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees in Physics from the University of Bombay in 1979.

Be prepared for a thought-provoking and stimulating lunch. We look forward to seeing you.

For more information about our Distinguished Speaker Series or details on CEDA, visit: www.c-eda.org.

The DAC website can be found at: www.dac.com.

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