Freescale Technology Forum India opens in Bengaluru

Freescale Semiconductor began the 7th
edition of the annual Freescale Technology Forum (FTF) India at Bengaluru with
more than 1,400 attendees.

The annual two-day event is a platform for
innovation for the embedded computing executive community. It provides a unique
opportunity for the design community to meet and explore the latest innovations
in embedded design and exchange ideas with industry experts from around the

The theme for this year’s FTF is -Powering
Innovation.’ FTF showcases not only the comprehensive, market-focused spectrum
of enablement solutions but also the ecosystem of partnerships needed to help
developers innovate and accelerate their time to market. The event drew record
participation this year and the venue sold out.


The premier event opened with a keynote
address by Freescale chairman and CEO Rich Beyer.

The essence of what Freescale brings to the industry
is innovative embedded processing solutions,” Beyer said. While a good
strategy is important and critical, the ability to evolve that strategy and
execute on it is about people and leadership, and I think we have a team that
is absolutely world class across all of the dimensions of the business.”

The guest keynote address was delivered by Hugh Herr — athlete,
scientist, innovator, futurist and director of the Biomechatronics Research
Group at MIT Media Lab. The Freescale Technology Forum is a great platform for
nurturing innovation,” Herr said. The kind of work done at Freescale touches
everyday lives of millions worldwide and is instrumental in improving the
quality of life – be it in the fields of medical care, automotive, safety or
connectivity. I am delighted to be part of FTF India.”

Other senior members of the Freescale team attending the event
included Henri Richard,
vice president and chief sales and marketing officer,
and Reza Kazerounian, senior vice president and general manager of Freescale’s
Microcontroller Solutions Group

FTF India 2011 features more than 70 hours of technical training
sessions, tools and more than 65 interactive Technology Lab demonstrations
organized in the fields of Automotive, Consumer, Industrial and Networking

Some of the cutting edge technologies on display included the i.MX
Smart Mobile device, Bering Wireless Airbag Jacket, an automotive airbag
reference platform created in collaboration with Bosch, a four-cylinder
gasoline engine demonstrator, a single-chip hybrid instrument cluster with
accelerated graphics and several portable health care reference designs.

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