Talk Title: The Internet of Robotic Things
About the speaker: Mike Hansen is a Senior Field Product Manager for the IoT products division at Silicon Labs. In this role, he supports Western Americas key customers in positioning Wireless, Microcontroller, and Sensor product lines while also collecting feedback that drives new product development. Prior to this role, he was a Sales Engineer in Silicon Valley. He’s been at Silicon Labs for 8 years.
About the company: Silicon Labs (NASDAQ: SLAB) is a leading provider of silicon, software and system solutions for the Internet of Things, Internet infrastructure, industrial control, consumer and automotive markets. We solve the electronics industry's toughest problems, providing customers with significant advantages in performance, energy savings, connectivity and design simplicity. Backed by our world-class engineering teams with unsurpassed software and mixed-signal design expertise, Silicon Labs empowers developers with the tools and technologies they need to advance quickly and easily from initial idea to final product. Silicon Labs core competencies are mixed-signal and RF integration. Silicon Labs derived over 55% of all revenue in 2018 from products targeting Internet of Things market.
Talk Title: The Missing Link in the Evolution of Robots
About the speaker: Tom Boyer has 20 years of experience managing both start-up and large corporate organizations to launch innovative new products and services, delivering over $100M in revenues. Most recently, Mr. Boyer served as a vice president for Kymeta Corporation. He established Kymeta's U.S. Government subsidiary as the company’s first multi-million dollar line of business and was essential in leading the initial technology development and demonstration of Kymeta’s ground-breaking antenna technology. Previously, Mr. Boyer held program management and business development lead positions with SAIC, Ravenwing (acquired by Boeing) and BAE Systems. Mr Boyer earned a BS in Electrical Engineering from the Virginia Military Institute and his MBA from The George Washington University.
About the company: Olis Robotics makes robots operating in dynamic environments like space, the ocean floor, and outside the factory floor, smarter. The AI-driven software platform plugs into existing robots and syncs with off-the-shelf sensors to deliver adjustable levels of autonomy. Olis Robotics’ software platform is an evolution in robots delivering humans from harm’s way, and making the work robots perform safer, more precise, and more efficient.
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Talk Title: How the Emerging 48V Ecosystem will Enable the Next Generation of Robotics
About the speaker: Ali Husain is Sr. Manager for Strategy and Corporate Marketing, focusing on power electronics. He previously worked in Technical Marketing at Fairchild Semiconductor and at International Rectifier in various roles for 9 years. Ali has a Bachelors of Electrical Engineering, and also a Bachelors of Economics, from the University of Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology.
About the company: ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ON) is driving energy efficient innovations, empowering customers to reduce global energy use. The company is a leading supplier of semiconductor-based solutions, offering a comprehensive portfolio of energy efficient power management, analog, sensors, logic, timing, connectivity, discrete, SoC and custom devices. The company's products help engineers solve their unique design challenges in automotive, communications, computing, consumer, industrial, medical, aerospace and defense applications.
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