Markus Levy, EEMBC, USA


Extracting the Value of Multicore in Smartphones


Recently it's been argued by the CEO of Nokia that multicore smartphones are 'just a waste of battery'. However, depending on the platform, we can clearly demonstrate that multicore adds significant performance benefits, which ultimately leads to longer battery life. Furthermore, with the rapidly changing processor hardware utilized by smartphone developers, it's imperative to develop the underlying software to be both high performance and portable. This presentation will address evolving industry standards that target both the performance and portability aspects of smartphones.


Markus Levy is founder and president of EEMBC. He is also president of the Multicore Association and chairman of the Multicore Developer's Conference. Mr. Levy was previously a senior analyst at In-Stat/MDR and an editor at EDN magazine, focusing in both roles on processors for the embedded industry. Levy began his career in the semiconductor industry at Intel Corporation, where he served as both a senior applications engineer and customer training specialist for Intel's microprocessor and flash memory products. He is the co-author of Designing with Flash Memory, the one and only technical book on this subject, and received several patents while at Intel for his ideas related to flash memory architecture and usage as a disk drive alternative. He is also a volunteer firefighter.

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