SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The DESIGN West show floor contained a diverse gathering of people, demos and products that caught my attention and made me reach for my camera. The following images span the spectrum from the Internet of Things to the servers and switches that make the cloud.
I saw executives from China and Germany, new faces and familiar folks--and a few robots. The mustachioed man from Texas Instruments (below) probably best represents my tongue-in-cheek tour of the exhibits where there was often beer but far too little chocolate.
The TI demo came from the nearby Embedded Vision Summit. The device around his neck recognizes and places mustaches on the faces of all attendees who peer into its camera.
I remember TI inviting the editors to a function on the Wednesday evening -- they mentioned that the Moustache Camera would be there -- I think they were somewhat surprised when I turned up with my "Moustache on a Stick" (I always travel with one in case an emergancy arises):
Karen thank you very much I am doing ym happy dance now. I was thinking nexxt year I would do one based around the five things I wish uni had taught and I have been working a tutorial for high relaibility design I am keeping Max in the loop
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.