SOURCE: IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation (CEDA)

May 05, 2011 10:00 ET

IEEE Council on EDA to Host DAC Lunch Presentation on Truths and Myths of Embedded Computing

Intel's Shekhar Borkar to Define Scope of Embedded Computing

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - May 5, 2011) - Shekhar Borkar, director of Intel's Microprocessor Technology Lab, will present a talk during the 48th Design Automation Conference (DAC) titled, "Truths and Myths of Embedded Computing," as part of the IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation (CEDA) Distinguished Speaker Series.

The talk will be held during lunch Tuesday, June 7, from noon-2 p.m. in Room #25AB at the San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, Calif. Organized by Dwight Hill, principal engineer at Synopsys, it is open to all DAC attendees on a first-come, first-served basis.

During his talk, Borkar will define the scope of embedded computing, compare it to general purpose computing with appropriate metrics, challenge the myths that float around and uncover the truths. He will discuss challenges in architecture, design and test of future embedded computers, which will become omnipresent, even as part of general-purpose computers.

An Intel Fellow at Intel Labs, Borkar is responsible for directing research in technologies for Intel's future microprocessors. He joined Intel in 1981 and worked on the design of the 8051 family of microcontrollers, iWarp multicomputer and high-speed signaling technology for Intel supercomputers. Borkar is an adjunct member of the faculty of the Oregon Graduate Institute, and has published more than 60 articles and holds 41 patents.

Borkar received a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame in 1981, and Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees in Physics from the University of Bombay in 1979.

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The IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation (CEDA) provides a focal point for EDA activities spread across six IEEE societies (Antennas and Propagation; Circuits and Systems; Computer; Electron Devices; Microwave Theory and Techniques; and Solid State Circuits). It sponsors more than 12 conferences, including the Design Automation Conference (DAC), International Conference in CAD (ICCAD) and Design Automation and Test in Europe (DATE). CEDA publishes IEEE Transactions on CAD and the IEEE Embedded Systems Letters. CEDA is increasingly involved in recognizing its leaders via the A. Richard Newton Award, Early Career Award and Phil Kaufmann Award. CEDA welcomes volunteers and local chapters. For more information, go to:

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