A typical consumer product used to be single function, simple to use and targeted at a limited number of people prepared to pay for that particular user experience. This drove straight forward functional specifications which were addressed by multiple component vendors, with most value going to the microelectronics industry.
Nevertheless, high-performance solutions were the sole domain of industrial customers who could justify high costs for business uses.
Then increasing software content, running on increasingly capable general purpose processors began the commoditization of internal components. Then individual products needed to connect to one another locally and through the Internet.
But Business became mobile and business users needed to access all the capability they were used to having in their office, driving demand for better, faster, portable solutions. They even took their work home and demanded capabilities there that also matched their office.
Meanwhile, the public's insatiable demand for entertainment from music, videos, games and social networking started to overlap the Business needs met primarily by PCs and now the battle is on for control of your living room.
Join us as experts from global enterprises discuss the opportunities for microelectronics companies as consumer and corporate solutions clash.
To achieve its objectives, the conference will attract an audience drawn from a broad cross-section of Canada's "ICT community". ITAC's marketing efforts will target:
Sign up now to attend the GSA event. Space is limited and is on a first come first serve basis.
|ITAC and GSA members:||$275.00 + GST|
|Non-Members:||$350.00 + GST|
Cancellations will be accepted until April 21, 2008 inclusive. Substitutions only are permitted after this date.
Sponsorship opportunities are available on a first come, first served basis. If your organization wishes to raise its profile with the microelectronics industry, you may wish to consider one or more of the following sponsorship options.
Micheline Levesque, ITAC, Manager, Programs and Events
Tel: (613) 238-4822, ext. 245 (Ottawa) E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Networking Break Sponsors