True there were no head-to-head slugfests between Intel and AMD or IBM in the processor session. But there were plenty of papers on novel ideas carved in silicon that captured the imagination, many from a diverse group of young engineers who represent the future of electronics.
We applaud organizers for lifting up some of the best of the more research-oriented papers in a new evening event called the Academic Demonstration Session. Here papers come to life with working demos explained by the authors.
This is the first year for ADS, an addition to the Industrial Demonstration Sessions for more commercial-oriented work that organizers previously created. Itís a great way to go deeper with a few dozen of the 200+ papers and authors at ISSCC.
We cruised the new demo sessions in addition to as many paper sessions as we could attend to bring you the following gallery of ISSCC 2012. We donít claim it is in any way comprehensive. In fact, we invite you to chime in with what you found most interesting at the event if you were able to be there this year.
Intel's chief product officer, Dadi Perlmutter, was one of four keynoters kicking off ISSCC 2012. He sketched out a vision of teraherz-class client computers using 3-D stacks.
I am one of the co-authors of the intraoral Tongue Drive System (iTDS)(Paper 6.8), and would like to thank EE Times for their coverage of the new demo session.
I also wanted to point out that the iTDS is suitable for people with quadriplegia, who can neither use their feet nor their arms, as opposed to people with paraplegia, who cannot use their feet but can still use their arms and hands. FOr more info: www.tonguedrive.com
Really impressed by that Tongue operated wireless remote control. Such technology working to improve quality of life of the physically challenged is always welcome and it is heartening to see that some core R & D is happening in this world where caller tunes and such mobile apps are taking most of developers resources and time world over.
Rick, thanks for the expose on the silicon exhibition. It is ironic that majority of the presenters were from outside the US but they choose to demo in the US! I could only attend few sessions in the afternoon, so it looks like I missed some good demos!
All the researchers and engineers have really displayed the work from all different field and directions. The tiny RFID device if really amaizing and is something different. Others are also really very good.