Cloud computing and the Internet of Things will enable new opportunities for vertically-integrated semiconductor companies.However, bridging the gap between the cloud and physical objects requires convergence between many technologies, as well as changes in business models.
One perspective on this convergence can be summarized as a "physical app model".
This talk will describe the physical app model, and give practical applications in areas such as health care and security.
Dr. Pierre G. Paulin is director of System-on-Chip Platform Automation at STMicroelectronics, Canada.
He is responsible for the platform programming tools of a large-scale multi-processor SoC fabric in ST.
Previously, he was director of Embedded Systems Technologies for ST in Grenoble, France.
Before this, he managed embedded software tools and high-level synthesis R&D with BNR, the research lab of Nortel Networks.
His research interests include design automation technologies for multi-processor systems, embedded systems and system-level design.
The physical app model involves convergence and interoperation between standards and infrastructure from semiconductor companies, mobile computing, and cloud computing.
This talk will focus on the emerging technical underpinnings of the physical app model.
Example applications are described, in areas including domotics, media, and entertainment.
Chuck Pilkington received the B.Sc. degree in physics from the University of Waterloo, Ontario in 1983, and an M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Toronto in 1985.
From 1985 to 2001, Chuck worked on a range of parallel processing R&D programmes in academia and industry, in cooperation with the Canadian Defence Research Establishment.
In 2001, he joined STMicroelectronics and is currently a senior staff engineer in the System-on-Chip Platform Automation Group.
His research interests include applications, programming models and tools for System-On-Chip platforms.