EECS Department Colloquium Series

The Changing Face of Computing, From Servers to Sensors Simon Segars video

Simon Segars

Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall
12:00pm - 1:00 pm

Simon Segars
ARM, the Architecture for the Digital World

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While the very definition of computing at it’s core has not changed, the adaptation of what it means to compute has.  No longer relegated to a locked room in the basement of a building, computing has emerged to become a fashion statement that is in your hands more than tucked away in your purse or pocket.  But as we move forward it is once again becoming invisible to us all.  Not because it is being forced back into the basement but now because it is all around us in plain sight but we just cannot see it.  This evolution of computing is having a profound impact on what we can achieve with computing.  And it is also having just as profound an impact on the technology that is required to deliver computing.  From servers to sensors, new technology is being invented while existing technology is being re-invented.

Simon Segars has been the Chief Executive Officer at ARM Holdings PLC since July 1, 2013. Mr. Segars served as the President of ARM Holdings PLC. He served as an Executive Vice President and General Manager of Processor & Physical IP Divisions at ARM Holdings PLC from 2007 to 2012 and also served as its General Manager of Physical IP Division since September 2007. Mr. Segars served as General Manager of Processor Division at ARM Holdings PLC since April 2, 2012. He served as an Executive Vice President of Business Development at ARM Holdings PLC since January 2007. Mr. Segars served as an Executive Vice President of Engineering and then Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales at ARM Holdings PLC since January 2004. He joined ARM in 1991 and mostly worked on the ARM CPU products. He led the development of the ARM7 and ARM9 Thumb® families. He has been an Executive Director at Arm Holdings PLC since January 2005. He has been Director of Dolby Laboratories, Inc. since February 3, 2015. He serves as a Director at Electronic Design Automation Consortium. He served as a Non-Executive Director of Plastic Logic Limited. He holds a number of patents in the field of embedded CPU architectures. Mr. Segars received his Bachelors in Electronic Engineering from the University of Sussex, and obtained a Masters of Computer Science from the University of Manchester.

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