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Xilinx's 11th Annual OpenHW Design Contest Supports Singapore's Smart Cities and Smart Campus Initiatives

2017-08-03 17:18
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SINGAPORE, Aug. 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) today announced that this year's 11th AnnualOpenHW Design Contest and Professor Conference will highlight advantages of Xilinx All Programmable technology in Singapore's Smart Cities and Smart Campus initiatives. The Xilinx University Program (XUP)-led contest and conference is jointly organized with the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) and supported by the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), focused on promoting Xilinx-based open hardware platform design. The conference is being held from August 3-5, 2017 at SUTD. For detailed conference information, please visit: http://www.openhw2017.icoc.me/

Xilinx, Inc. today announced that this year's 11th AnnualOpenHW Design Contest and Professor Conference will highlight advantages of Xilinx All Programmable technology in Singapore's Smart Cities and Smart Campus initiatives.
Xilinx, Inc. today announced that this year's 11th AnnualOpenHW Design Contest and Professor Conference will highlight advantages of Xilinx All Programmable technology in Singapore's Smart Cities and Smart Campus initiatives.

This year's conference theme is "Smart Cities and Smart Campus", reflecting Singapore's vision of becoming the first "Smart Nation". "In line with Singapore's vision of a Smart Nation, SUTD aims to be a Smart Campus," said Professor Pey Kin Leong, the SUTD Associate Provost for Education. "We are delighted to be able to join Xilinx in bringing the annual OpenHW Design Contest and Professor Conference to SUTD, Singapore and the Asia Pacific region. Xilinx's industry-leading All Programmable technology solves many of our design challenges today and will accelerate our Smart Campus programme."

Over 200 students, professors and industry experts will participate in this year's conference. Ten final teams from universities in China, Taiwan and Singapore will compete on site for the prestigious "OpenHW 2017 and Embedded Computing Contest" award, demonstrating their designs in applications such as robotics, drones, wireless communication and cloud computing.

"The emergence of new applications in areas such as autonomous vehicles, artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things, has generated demand for electronics that are smarter, faster, and more power efficient," said Mr Lim Kok Kiang, Assistant  Managing Director of the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB). "Singapore, with its comprehensive electronics ecosystem, is well-positioned to drive innovation for the next generation of products. We are very pleased to welcome the OpenHW Contest and look forward to a new wave of innovative hardware originating from Singapore."

"We are very excited that there are many All Programmable product and technology based creative projects generated from the OpenHW Design Contest in the past 11 years," said by Dr. Ivo Bolsens, Senior Vice President and CTO of Xilinx. "As the initiator of the OpenHW Contest and world leader of All Programmable semiconductor products, including FPGAs, SoCs, MPSoCs, RFSoCs, and 3D ICs, we commit to continue to invest in this hardware innovation design campaign in Asia Pacific and the whole world."

"Everything is smarter and connected in the future. Xilinx's All Programmable product and technology have been broadly deployed in the core of many intelligent systems, which is driving the future smarter world from megatrends to mega deployment," said Vincent Tong, Executive Vice President of Xilinx. "Many smart ideas are powered by Xilinx's All Programmable technologies, we believe our technologies contribute toward the strong building blocks of Singapore and the whole Asia Pacific region's Smart Cities and Smart Campus initiatives."

PROGRAM AGENDA

August 3rd Morning

Industry leaders from EDB, SUTD, the China Academy of Sciences (CAS) and Xilinx will each deliver keynote presentations, giving their views on how to leverage hardware innovation to drive megatrend development:

  • From Megatrends to Mega Deployment, by Mr. Vincent Tong, Executive Vice President and APAC Executive Leader, Xilinx
  • The Growth Opportunities in Electronics Hardware Space, by Mr. Lim Kok Kiang, Assistant Managing Director, EDB
  • A 21st Century Technical Education for Future Economy, by Prof. Pey Kin Leong, Vice Provost of Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)
  • All Programmable Product and Technology is Shaping the Future of Next Generation Systems, by Dr. Ivo Bolsens, Senior Vice President and CTO, Xilinx
  • Distributed On-device AI Solutions for Smart Cities, by Dr. Yongzhen Huang, China Academy of Science (CAS)

August 3rd Afternoon

Speakers from Xilinx, Tencent, IBM and Seeed will deliver presentations on Deep Learning and PYNQ, the open source Python programming platform for Xilinx's Zynq® All Programmable SoCs.

August 4th - 5th, 2017

On August 4th, there will be a full-day conference (9am -5pm) and tour of SUTD. Professors form SUTD, Be Southeast University (SEU), Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), National Taiwan University (NTU), National University of Singapore (NUS), and Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) will share industry hot technologies and best practices surrounding Xilinx All Programmable-based research and teaching program. Then, all attendees will have a tour at SUTD for its success on smart campus.

On August 5th, the full-day s workshop will be particularly targeting PYNQ, Xilinx's first open sources framework. PYNQ makes it easy to design embedded systems with Xilinx Zynq® All Programmable SoC, which will greatly accelerate FPGA adoption process in a wide range of designers and developers.

About Xilinx

Xilinx is the leading provider of All Programmable semiconductor products, including FPGAs, SoCs, MPSoCs, RFSoCs, and 3D ICs. Xilinx uniquely enables applications that are both software defined and hardware optimized – powering industry advancements in Cloud Computing, 5G Wireless, Embedded Vision, and Industrial IoT. For more information, visit www.xilinx.com.

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Source: Xilinx, Inc.

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