Enabling the rise of the smartphone: Chronicling the developmental history at Qualcomm

Thursday, Dec 10, 2020 | 09:00 am PT


Today’s smartphones are a marvel of modern technology — handheld devices with vast computing power, incredible multimedia and AI capabilities, and blazing fast data rates that support mobile browsing, social media interaction, and more. From humble beginnings as a cellphone focused purely on voice communication, the capability and functionality of modern smartphones have advanced tremendously. This webinar will chronicle Qualcomm’s role in the rise of the smartphone from its initial beginnings to becoming the largest computing platform in the world. You’ll learn about:

  • Key technology developments that led to today’s smartphones
  • The role of Moore’s Law in driving new innovations and additional integration into mobile processors
  • Qualcomm’s critical role in advancing the smartphone’s capabilities through groundbreaking innovations and key technology developments

Overview

September 17th: Day 1 – Keynote & Presentations 8:00am-4:00pm
Location: Qualcomm – N Auditorium 5775 Morehouse Drive, San Diego, CA

September 17th: 4:30pm-6:30pm: Networking Meetings & Reception
Location: La Jolla Marriott 4240 La Jolla Drive, San Diego, CA

September 18th: Day 2: 8:30am – 12:30pm Presentations & Meetings
Location: La Jolla Mariott 4240 La Jolla Drive, San Diego, CA

Highlights

Opening Keynote:
Qualcomm EVP, Engineering & CTO Jim Thompson

The Internet of Things – Challenges and Opportunities:
Qualcomm Technologies SVP & GM, IoT Jeff Lorbeck

Industry 4.0/5G and Smart Cities:
Qualcomm Technologies VP, Business Development Jeffery Torrance

Qualcomm Smart Cities Accelerator Program:
Qualcomm Technologies Sr. Director, Business Development, Head of Smart Cities Sanjeet Pandit
Industry Panel:
Smart Cities Deployments: Experiences and Learnings

Industry Panel:
5G/Industry 4.0/Auto: Future Smart Spaces

City Panel:
Use Cases

Speakers

Gil Sih
Gil Sih

SVP of Engineering, Technology, Qualcomm Technologies Inc.

Gil joined Qualcomm in 1991 and began working on speech processing and echo cancellation for the early entry CDMA base station and phones. Upon the formation of QCT, he led modem systems design for several chips and served as chief architect and instruction set designer for Qualcomm DSPs through QDSP5. He also designed the first video encoding accelerator that was integrated into a Qualcomm chipset. In 2002, Gil took leadership of the speech/audio team and expanded its charter, adding expertise and focus in other areas such as camera, video, graphics, and display rendering to prepare for the expansion of cellphone multimedia capabilities. Since then, Gil has continued to lead the multimedia technology team as they drive advancements in areas such as noise cancellation, spatial audio, imaging, graphics, video compression, computer vision, ultrasonic fingerprint, and virtual/augmented reality.

Gil holds 57 issued U.S. patents spread across several areas, including speech processing, echo cancellation and adaptive filtering, CDMA pilot acquisition and searching, CDMA demodulation, GPS position location, video processing, and DSP architecture. He holds a B.S. in applied math, engineering and physics from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley.
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