Multicore Challenge Conference date announced

A top microtechnology event is making its way to Bristol for the third time in the form of the annual Multicore Challenge Conference.

Hosted by Test and Verification Solutions (TVS) and ICT KCN, the free event will be taking place on September 24th at the Exhibition Centre, UWE Campus, Bristol.

The 2012 event will comprise a good mix of key speakers from market leaders and universities, case studies, workshops and tool demonstrations.

It has been designed to identify Multicore challenges and discuss solutions to these problems across one day.

One of the highlights of the event is set to be a case study about architecture, which will be hosted by Tony King-Smith from Imagination Technologies between 10:15 and 10:45.

Imagination Technologies is at the heart of today's most innovative and exciting consumer electronics products thanks to its multimedia and communication semiconductor Intellectual Property cores.

These cores have been licensed by leading semiconductor manufacturers for use in highly-complex System-on-Chip devices, proving this firm is an expert in the field of microtechnology.

Mr King-Smith will also be taking part in a Multicore Programming Workshop in architecture and design later in the morning as well as sitting on the panel for a discussion at the end of the event between 16:20 and 17:00.

Another must-see event at the conference will be a Multicore Programming Workshop on programming held by Xmos semiconductor.

This organisation is currently working on developing a new category of semiconductor that will transform the way electronic products are designed.

Its main focus is on bringing together the flexibility of FPGAs with ease of designing for processors and low price points.

Once again, this firm is an obvious expert in the field of microtechnology.

Representatives from Xmos will also be taking part in Multicore Tool Demonstrations between 14:45 and 16:15.

Other companies taking part in the case studies include Intel and the University of Bristol, while AMD, nVidia, Allinea and UltraSoc will be hosting workshops.

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