BOSTON – For four days this town of Founding Fathers was treated to a smorgasbord of engineering and design spanning the latest ideas and demos in computer vision, personal health care along with the nuts and bolts of embedded systems technology.
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DIY, robotics, automotive electronics, Star Trek sensors and the future of engineering rounded out the confab.
What follows is a few post cards from our trip to DESIGN East.
Futurist Mike Walsh threw out four “mind grenades” to get engineers thinking, including, “If you had to show your design to Steve Jobs tomorrow, what one thing would you change?”
David Patterson, known for his pioneering research that led to RAID, clusters and more, is part of a team at UC Berkeley that recently made its RISC-V processor architecture an open source hardware offering. We talk with Patterson and one of his colleagues behind the effort about the opportunities they see, what new kinds of designs they hope to enable and what it means for today’s commercial processor giants such as Intel, ARM and Imagination Technologies.