Date:  Thursday, February 15, 2007

Time:  7:00 to 9:00 pm
Location:  AT&T Laboratories (formerly SBC)

9505 Arboretum Blvd.

Austin, TX  78759

Topic:  Processing Trends for IP-based Networking Equipment
Speaker:  Sam Fuller

Vice President of Marketing for AMCC


The talk will cover the history of network and general purpose processing in networking equipment and then examine hardware and software technology trends and their likely impact on the kinds of processing devices that will be selected for use in wired and wireless IP-based networking equipment.

Speaker Bio:

Sam Fuller, Vice-President of Marketing for AMCC, a leading vendor of optical PHY, network processing and embedded PowerPC processing Technology.  Previous to joining AMCC, Mr. Fuller served as the chairman and president of the RapidIO Trade Association and wrote the leading reference book on RapidIO technology. Mr. Fuller was also Director of Engineering for Motorola’s Networking and Communications Systems Division. Where he was responsible for the technology direction and architecture teams for Motorola's market leading line of integrated communications processors. Previous to this he managed the PowerPC™ system architecture and planning for Motorola’s Somerset Design Center. Mr. Fuller holds bachelors and masters degrees in electrical engineering from Brigham Young University and an MBA from the University of Texas.