Joint Panel Discussion

      Tuesday, April 26, 5:00 P.M. ~ 6:30 P.M. 

     IOT: Evolution or Revolution? Industry Realities and Market Implications

IoT will essentially change everything we do today requiring technology changes - conversely, we will need to apply existing technologies to build some part of IoT as we see it today and grow it further. Changes in processors, memory, connectivity, power management, power supply (batteries or harvesting), security, etc. are contemplated. With these changes the vast potential of IoT could be realized. But is the industry ready to change tried and tested devices and infrastructure so rapidly - equivalent to a revolution. Or, will the adoption be slower, building on existing technologies, more like an evolution? Where do the experts on the panel think this is headed?
 
Moderator:
Raj Jammy, Carl Zeiss, USA
 
Co-organizers :
Franz Dielacher, Infineon Technologies Austria AG, Austria
Shye-Jye Jou, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
      Panelists :
Patrick Reynaert, KU Leuven, Belgium

Bio :
Patrick Reynaert received the phd degree on CMOS RF Power Amplifiers from the KU Leuven, Belgium in 2006. During 2006-2007, he was a post-doctoral researcher at UC Berkeley working on mm -wave CMOS. During the summer of 2007, he was a visiting researcher at Infineon, Villach, Austria where he worked on the linearization of basestation power amplifiers. Since October 2007, he is a Professor at KU Leuven. His main research interests include mm-wave and sub-THz CMOS circuit design and RF power amplifiers. Patrick Reynaert is a Senior Member of the IEEE and chair of the IEEE SSCS Benelux Chapter. He serves on the technical program committees of ISSCC, RFIC and ESSCIRC. In 2011, he received the TSMC-Europractice Innovation Award. He is co-recipient of the ESSCIRC-2011 Best Paper Award. In 2014, he received the 2nd prize of the Bell Labs Prize.
Pang-An Ting, Industrial Technology Research Institute, Taiwan
 
Bio :
Pangan Ting received the B.S. degree from the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipei, Taiwan, in 1991, the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees at the Institute of Electrical Engineering, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, in 1994 and 2006, respectively. In August 1995, he joined Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), Hsinchu, Taiwan, used to be engineer, principle engineer, manager and director. His research interests are in the areas of wireless communications, statistic signal processing, and VLSI signal processing. He has been working on chip designs of WiFi baseband ASIC, WCDMA baseband ASIC and WiMAX baseband ASIC since 1995, and currently is in charging of ITRI’s R&D activities on LTE-A small cell technologies development, including baseband and protocol stack, as well as 3GPP RAN1/RAN2 standard participation.
Franz Dielacher, Infineon Technologies Austria AG, Austria

Bio :
Franz Dielacher received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the Graz University of Technology, Austria. His doctoral research was directed towards the modeling, simulation and design of oversampled analog-to-digital converters. From 1981 until 1999 he worked for Siemens Semiconductor Group in circuit development and system integration for wireline and wireless communications. Since 1999 Dr. Dielacher is with Infineon Technologies in various positions in circuits and systems for communications like DSL, high-speed transceivers, and wireless infrastructure. Currently he is a Senior Principal Engineer and Chief Scientist in the RF-Power Group. His international involvement includes ISSCC TPC member from 2001 to 2011, ISSCC wireline subcommittee chair, ESSCIRC TPC member and TPC chair, ESSCIRC steering board member, IEEE SSCS AdCOM member and member of technical program committees for EuMIC, COMCAS and VLSI-TSA. He is also an technical advisory board member of the “CHIPS center of excellence”at KU-Leuven and of the “ECIT”research center at Queen’s University Belfast.
Yuan-Kuang Tu, Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd., Taiwan

Bio :
Yuan-Kuang Tu is the President of Enterprise Business Group and International Business Group of Chunghwa Telecom from March 2015. Prior to the current position, he was the President of Northern Taiwan Business Group, and President of Chunghwa Telecommunication Laboratories. He had been with TL since 1981, served in various R&D and project management positions. His professional fields include photonics, optical communications, access networks, broadband networks, and network evolution architectures. He received his B.S., M.S. and Ph. D degrees in Electrical Engineering from National Taiwan University in 1977, 1979, and 1988, respectively. He is a Senior Member of IEEE.
Clement Lin, NEXCOM International Co., Ltd., Taiwan

Bio :
Clement Lin is the Co-Founder & CEO of NEXCOM International Co., LTD since 1992 which is in the market of Embedded Systems or so-called Intelligent Systems. Before that, he worked as the System BU head in Mitac International Co., LTD. He probably is the first Product Manager of Taiwan PC industry since 1984, as the PM of the first 8088 based PC of Mitac. Being 30 years in the IT industry, Clement sees the ups & downs of the market and companies with ever growing scale to $Trillions of the IoT market today. Clement is very optimistic in the future of the so called Open Robot based on EtherCAT standard, and all the IoT related applications. That’s why NEXCOM offers the free downloads of the IoT & EtherCAT development kits as “the Easiest IoT/Robot Builder”
Allan Yang, Advantech Co., Ltd., Taiwan
 
Bio :
Allan joined Advantech in Feb. 2014 and leads Corporate CTO Office responsible for Innovation Management Center, Corporate Engineering Services, Corporate Software Services, Integrated Product Development and Management process framework, and Industrial Design Team. Allan earned his BS in Electrical Engineering from National Taiwan University in 1983, and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Yale University in 1992. Before joining Advantech, Allan worked as Research Associate at IBM T. J. Watson Research Center for 1 year, as Senior Associate at Prudential Securities for 2 years, as Manager of Portfolio Systems at Tiger Management LLC for 6 years, as VP of Technology Center at Jih Sun Securities for 1 year, as CTO for 6 years and then as President for the latest 6 years at AVerMedia Technologies until 2013. Allan believes the next big wave of Information and Communication Technology lies in Internet of Things in which all industrial and business segments adopt connectivity and intelligences in ways that are yet to be fully exploited. Allan expects to solidly implement Advantech’s innovation platform to induce more creative service ready solutions and speed up solutions development pace helped by robust corporate technical foundation services and efficient solutions development processes.