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Persistent Memory in Consumer Electronics

March 28, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

IEEE Consumer Electronics Society Santa Clara Valley chapter brings to you an exciting talk on Persistent Memory in Consumer Electronics

Speaker: Tom Coughlin, President, Coughlin Associates

Abstract: Digital storage and memory are crucial elements in modern consumer electronics, whether in a consumer device or used for on-line cloud services. With the advent of faster wireless networks and IoT applications, storage will grow at device endpoints, at the edge and in data centers.  The trade-off of performance versus cost will continue to favor the use of many different types of storage in a hierarchy.  There are new types of persistent memory that could replace today’s volatile memory and dramatically impact consumer devices and the services that support them and perhaps even upset tomorrow’s storage hierarchy.  Moving to non-volatile memory in consumer products enables lower power consumption and more power saving states, extending battery life.  This talk will explore important developments in digital storage and memory that will enable consumer services from devices, to the edge and the data center.

Speaker Biography:

Tom Coughlin, President, Coughlin Associates is a digital storage analyst as well as a business and technology consultant.  He has over 37 years in the data storage industry with engineering and management positions at several companies.

Dr. Coughlin has many publications and six patents to his credit.  Tom is also the author of Digital Storage in Consumer Electronics:  The Essential Guide, which is now in its second edition with Springer. Coughlin Associates provides market and technology analysis as well as Data Storage Technical and Business Consulting services.  Tom publishes the Digital Storage Technology Newsletter, the Media and Entertainment Storage Report, the Emerging Non-Volatile Memory Report and other industry reports.  Tom is also a regular contributor on digital storage for Forbes.com and other blogs.

Tom is active with SMPTE (Journal article writer and Conference Program Committee), SNIA (including a founder of the SNIA SSSI), the IEEE, (he is past Chair of the IEEE Public Visibility Committee, Past Director for IEEE Region 6, President of IEEE USA and active in the Consumer Electronics Society) and other professional organizations.  Tom is the founder and organizer of the Storage Visions Conference (www.storagevisions.com as well as the Creative Storage Conference (www.creativestorage.org). He was the general chairman of the annual Flash Memory Summit for 10 years.  He is a Fellow of the IEEE and a member of the Consultants Network of Silicon Valley (CNSV).  For more information on Tom Coughlin and his publications and activities go to www.tomcoughlin.com.

Email: tom@tomcoughlin.com


6:30 pm – 7:00 pm: Registration, Food, Networking
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm: Talk
8:00 pm – 8:30 pm: Q&A and Networking

Admission Fee:
(Please register in advance. If you cannot register in advance, you can still show up at the door, but seating is not guaranteed. Please allow extra time for NVIDIA security sign in.)
IEEE CES members – free
IEEE Student members – free
IEEE members – $4 if you prepay, $5 at door)
non-members – $9 if you prepay, $10 at door
You do not need to be an IEEE member to attend!
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March 28, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


IEEE CT Society
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NVIDIA, Building E
2800 Scott Blvd
Santa Clara, CA 95050 United States
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