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CONVENED WEDNESDAY, June 04, 2014, 9:20 AM - 10:00 AM
TOPIC AREA: MOBILE
KEYNOTE: Mobile Computing Opportunities, Challenges and Technology Drivers


Speaker: Dr. Karim Arabi - Vice President, Engineering - Qualcomm, Inc.

Mobile computing has emerged as the largest technology platform ever deployed in human history.  It is transforming our society, our economy and our everyday life in unforeseen and unprecedented ways.  Combination of ever improving computing power driven by Moore’s law and seamless wireless communication is enabling an array of innovative products and services. Trend towards ubiquitous computing is accelerating, where countless small embedded processors are connected wirelessly to the cloud.  Moving toward next decade, mobile computing with increased reliability and wireless capacity in concert with internet of everything and cloud computing will sustain the industrial growth.  Mobile devices drive a natural trend toward technology integration to achieve desired form factor, cost, battery life and performance.  Key technology drivers include energy management, heterogeneous computing, novel brain inspired computer architectures, semiconductor process technology innovations, monolithic 3D integration, advanced thermal mitigation, new memory technology and smart RF.  Advent of reliable, scalable and secure wireless technology will be crucial in sustaining the mobile computing market growth. In this talk, we will review the state of the art in mobile computing and related key technology drivers.

Biography: Dr. Karim Arabi is Vice President, Engineering at Qualcomm where he is responsible for research and development in ASIC and new product development. Previously, he was VP, Engineering and Technology at Dialog Semiconductor responsible for driving overall technology and new product development. He also held technical positions at PMC Sierra and Cirrus Logic and was co-founder of Opmaxx, an innovative startup in analog design, test and automation. Dr. Arabi obtained his Ph.D. and M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Polytechnique Montréal, Canada and his B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Tehran Polytechnic. He is interested in technology development for mobile computing and all aspects of mobile SoC design and development including low power design, modem, SoC and CPU architectures, mixed-signal and RFIC design, PMIC design and semiconductor technology. Dr. Arabi has published more than 100 papers and holds several patents covering key SoC design technologies.

Speaker: Karim Arabi - Qualcomm, Inc., San Diego, CA