SOURCE: The Linley Group

November 02, 2007 09:17 ET

High-Speed Embedded Processors and Processors for SOHO/SMB to Be Focus of Linley Tech Seminar

Featuring Speakers From Freescale, AMCC, LSI, IBM, PMC-Sierra, Ubicom, PA Semi, Tilera, and Mindspeed

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - November 2, 2007) - On November 14, The Linley Group brings together industry leaders for a free one-day Linley Tech seminar on Processors for Networking and Communications. The seminar features a packed lineup of technical presentations addressing two key themes: high-speed embedded processors and processors for SOHO/SMB. The presentations will address processor architecture and design and their applications in networking and communications.

Linley Gwennap, principal analyst of The Linley Group, will kick off the day with an overview presentation on embedded processor design, market directions, and technology trends. The seminar will wrap up with a lively closing panel debating architectural trade-offs in processors for communications.

You won't want to miss these outstanding presentations from the top minds in the industry:

--  David Sonnier, a chief architect at LSI, will explain how the
    company's new APP2200 processor combines control-plane and data-plane
    engines to deliver carrier-grade performance for SMB equipment.
--  David Fotland, CTO of Ubicom, will describe how the company's unique
    processor architecture addresses the increasing demands of the connected
    digital home.
--  Toby Foster, a system architect at Freescale, will examine the
    optimization of CPU design, application offloads, memory subsystems, and
    high-speed interfaces in dual-CPU processors.
--  Richard Schooler, VP of software engineering, Tilera, will describe
    the company's radical new 64-CPU architecture and how it can accelerate
    intrusion prevention, spam filtering, QoS provisioning, and other Layer 3-7
--  Mark Hayter, chief system architect at PA Semi, will describe the
    company's dual-CPU Power processor, including example system block diagrams
    and a detailed device power breakdown.
--  Dan Bouvier, director of solutions architecture at AMCC, will discuss
    how the demands of all-IP convergence affect the design of the CPU complex,
    accelerators, and I/O in next-generation processors.
--  Raj Singh, a communications architect at IBM, will discuss how trends
    such as virtualization and convergence can be addressed by IBM's system-on-
    a-chip technology.
--  Sanjay Manney, director of microprocessor products, PMC-Sierra, will
    discuss how cost-optimized, high-performance SoC platforms can enable
    embedded secure networked applications.
--  Jim Johnston, CTO, Mindspeed, will describe the company's new family
    of dual-core processor SoCs designed for the triple-play broadband home and
    small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) markets.

As an added bonus, we'll be raffling off an iPod Touch as well as one of The Linley Group's reports at the afternoon reception where you can network with industry leaders, The Linley Group analysts, and view the exhibits.

Admission is free to qualified individuals who register by November 9. The seminar is intended for system designers, OEMs, service providers, network-equipment vendors, software developers, press, and the financial community. The seminar will be held at the DoubleTree Hotel in San Jose and is sponsored by Freescale, AMCC, LSI, IBM, PMC-Sierra, Ubicom, PA Semi, and Tilera.

For further details and registration information, visit The Linley Group web site:

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