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Home > Press > Imec Technology Forum 2011 – Smart Phone Edition

Monday, 11 July 2011
Marriott Marquis Hotel, San Francisco, California

The Imec Technology Forum 2011 Smart Phone Edition will examine the enabling technologies that are indispensible for the development of the smart super phone of 2020. Speakers will describe their company's strategy, achievements and insights toward this goal. Attendees can cross research borders and network with experts in various fields to discover new challenges and learn from each other's expertise.

Imec Technology Forum 2011 – Smart Phone Edition

San Francisco, CA | Posted on May 3rd, 2011

Forum Focus: Enabling the technologies for the smart super phone 2020

2010 was the year of the massive breakthrough of smart phones with all their innovative features and applications. These indispensable mini PCs help us manage our activities and they give us excitant entertainment and social interaction. This is not the end; it is just a beginning. Ever more users will want to exchange more and richer information. Keeping up with this race demands innovative technologies.

Super-fast, low-power processors will allow phones to run full-blown apps. The dream of ‘anything, anytime, anywhere' will come to fruition. Mobile gaming will go to an extra dimension with high-resolution graphics and seamless movements. And real-time holography will give the ultimate live experience to games and video. A cell phone will also play an increasingly central role in personal health and healthcare cycle (not only in Western but certainly also in remote locations). It will act both as a sentinel and a gateway. It will gradually turn into a really personal device, not just personalized.

All the user's wishes on connected applications will only really come true if these smart super phones come in ‘light' flavor concerning power consumption, form and weight, and cost. A wide range of future technologies can realize these ultimate smart vision and communication systems. Lightweight, compact, high-quality zoom lenses based on micromirrors will allow to integrate in smart phones better zoom lenses than in today's professional digital reflex cameras. NEMS (nano-electromechancial systems) will enable high-definition holographic displays. 3D integration of sensors and actuators will add extra functionality to interact and react with our environment. And ultra-low power ultra-high speed versatile radios will fulfill the ever increasing mobility and connectivity expectations of users.


2:00pm-2:05pm Opening by SEMI

Karen Savala, president SEMI Americas

2:05pm-2:10pm Welcome

Luc Van den hove, president and CEO imec

2:10pm-2:40pm The Future of Mobile Computing

Justin Rattner, Intel chief technology officer, vice president and senior fellow,

Intel Labs

2:40pm-3:05pm Ultra-low power ultra-high speed versatile radios

Liesbet Van der Perre, director green radios program, imec

3:05pm-3:30pm Empowering phones to feel, see, smell

Jo De Boeck, senior vice president smart systems and energy technology, imec

4:00pm-4:25pm The dream devices for super phone processors and memories

Serge Biesemans, vice president process technology, imec

4:25pm-4:50pm Exploiting the 3rd dimension

Eric Beyne, scientific director advanced packaging and interconnect, imec

4:50pm-5:20pm Presentation by Qualcomm

Robert Gilmore, vice president technology, corporate research and development, Qualcomm

5:20pm-5:35pm Closing

Luc Van den hove, president and CEO imec

6:00pm SEMI VIP RECEPTION - Atrium, Marriott Marquis

Attendee profile:
A select international audience of 70-100 attendees, all CEO, CTO and executive staff level.

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