[nycbug-talk] NYLUG April General Mtg (5/4): Dr. Juan-Antonio Carballo on Open Hardware

Ron Guerin ron at vnetworx.net
Wed May 3 12:38:53 EDT 2006

The open/collaborative method having proved itself as a superior
development method for software, is now moving into hardware.  One of
IBM's top VCs will be talking to us about it tomorrow evening.

I hope to see some of our local BSD community there.  Feel free to
plug your favorite flavor of BSD during the discussion period. ;)

- Ron

May 4th, 2006 (April Meeting)
IBM Headquarters Building
590 Madison Avenue at 57th Street
12th Floor, home to the IBM Linux Center of Competency

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(Due to scheduling conflicts, our April meeting is being held in May.)

                       Dr. Juan-Antonio Carballo
                             Open Hardware

    Please join us the first week of May for a special presentation by
    Dr. Juan-Antonio Carballo, of IBM Venture Capital.

             "Spreading to the Edges: Growing a VC Ecosystem
                     in a Multi-layered Open Model"

    The open model for solutions development is quickly extending from
    software to other technology areas, such as hardware and services.
    Specifically, just as open source has spawned a revolution in the
    technical, business, and legal model for software, open hardware
    will provide a swell of collaborative innovation that will create
    entirely new markets and provide significant business benefits to
    the most creative, most reliable, and most adaptable semiconductor,
    EDA, System-On-Chip (SoC), systems, SW, and service houses. The
    open-source software stack with Linux as its cornerstone is
    increasingly and provably the preferred choice for newly
    venture-funded companies. Open hardware will also change the world
    of hardware venture investing. While the degree of openness and the
    business model may vary, hardware and semiconductor products have to
    be increasingly developed through a collaborative model that helps
    assemble IP blocks and services from multiple sources. In this talk
    he will describe the open standards model for hardware, chip, and
    tool innovation, and will argue and quantify how openness and a
    systematic method to value its associated IP will help the success
    of this environment, in that it will allow each member of the value
    chain - especially small VC-backed companies - to capture enough
    value to desire to participate.

About Dr. Juan-Antonio Carballo

    Juan-Antonio Carballo is a partner and Venture Capital Strategy
    Executive at IBM, with responsibility in the semiconductors and
    systems sector, creating and managing strategic projects with
    top-tier Venture Capital firms and their portfolio companies. Prior
    to this assignment, Juan-Antonio has led research in adaptive
    communications chips and design methodologies at IBM Research. He
    won an IBM Research Division award for driving work in this area. He
    has filed more than 20 patents and has near 20 publications in
    low-power design, communications systems, design economics,
    electronic design automation, and collaboration software. He is the
    Chair of the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors
    (ITRS) Design Chapter, the CTO and R&D Chair of the VSIA IP
    standards organization, and the Chair of the IEEE Committee on
    Electronic Design Automation. He has been on the committee of six
    symposiums and conferences, and was the General Chair for Electronic
    Design Processes 2004 in Monterey, CA. His prior work experience
    includes stays at Digital Equipment (currently HP) and LSI Logic.
    Juan-Antonio holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering (in electronic
    design) from the University of Michigan, an M.B.A. from the College
    des Ingenieurs (Paris), and a M.Sc. in Telecommunications
    Engineering from the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid.
    (any errors in bio are ours, with apologies - NYLUG)

Swag (Give Away) - After the meeting... unusually terrific swag may
    be given away.

    After the meeting ... Join us around 8:30pm or so at TGI Friday's,
    located at 677 Lexington Avenue and 56th Street, second floor.
    Northeast corner.

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