EE Times Network editors will fan out next week in San Francisco at the annual Embedded Systems Conference to air out techno-business issues in a variety of panels.
Tuesday, online editor Rob Keenan and computing systems editor Rick Merritt will tackle one of the hottest topics of the day: 3G wireless and television. Keenan will host a 10:15 a.m. panel "Moving beyond 3G" in Room 202 of the Moscone Center. Merritt's panel will explore "The Transformation of TV" in the same room at 2:15 p.m.
Wednesday, editor in chief Brian Fuller and Electronics Supply & Manufacturing editor in chief Bruce Rayner will reprise "The View From C-Level 'Live' " event with Altera CEO John Daane and Cypress Semiconductor CEO T.J. Rodgers. That session starts at 1 p.m. in Room 102. At 2 p.m., communications editor Loring Wirbel will examine silicon supply at Layer 7 in Room 202.
Thursday morning will bring another "Engineering Humanity" panel, hosted by Fuller. Panelists will explore work-life balance and design-for-society issues. Last year's featured a banjo-playing Buddhist monk. He's back again this year for the panel, which starts at 10 a.m. in Room 102. At 11:15 a.m. in room 202, EE Times Design Currents editor Patrick Mannion will tackle "The Future of Wireless Networking."
The panels are just a few of the many highlights of this year's ESC, which features a keynote from Dilbert comic strip creator Scott Adams (Tuesday, noon) and, on Wednesday night, the first-ever EE Times ACE Awards dinner, where Gordon Moore will be on hand to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award.