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The Flash Storage Revolution - Talk at Princeton

I'll be speaking again at the Princeton University IT Seminar series this Wednesday, April 15, on The Flash Storage Revolution, tracing the march of flash memory though the consumer electronics and now computer industries -- and with some hot new devices to demo, working from the trends and products showcased in my Digital Media Galleries.

Flash Forward: The Rise of Small Tech Gadgets
    Wed., April 15, 2009, 12 noon

       Princeton University Lunch 'n Learn Information Technology Seminars
             Frist Campus Center, Princeton, NJ

This seminar series is free and open to the public -- Bring your lunch, but come early for cookies.

Update 3: Princeton has posted its blog report on the talk, and the audio podcast (also available on iTunes under Princeton University).

Update 2: My talk notes are posted, highlighting the market trends and chronology of a variety of flash-based products --
The Flash Storage Revolution:
    Part 1: The Growth of Flash
    Part 2: What's Next for Flash

Update: In addition to products that I've already been showing at previous talks, additional products kindly provided by companies to demo at this event include:

  • LaCie iamaKey / itsaKey thin USB flash drives
  • Verbatim Store 'n’ Go Micro flash drive with 8 GB in half a SD card
  • Verizon Wireless Samsung Flipshot 3 MP camera phone
  • Verizon Wireless Samsung Omnia smartphone
  • Verizon Wireless HTC Touch Pro smartphone
  • Sony PSP-3000 handheld gaming / entertainment system
  • DXG-580V 1080p HD camcorder
  • DXG-579V 720p HD camcorder
  • Samsung HMX-H106 full-HD camcorder with 64GB SSD drive
  • Samsung HMX-R10 full-HD camcorder with angled ergonomic design
  • Samsung TL320 digital camera with OLED screen
  • Imation M-Series Solid State Drive Upgrade Kit
  • ASUS Eee PC 1000HE 10" netbook runs for 9.5 hours
  • Dell Inspiron Mini 9 netbook
  • WildCharge wire-free power pad

Abstract and Bio below ...



Summary: Flash memory continues its march through the consumer electronics and computer industries, as it re-doubles in capacity and drops in price. Behind it leaves the wreckage of other, once proud, technologies and products -- the floppy disk wiped from computers by the USB drive, the CD Audio disc humbled by portable flash players, and tape-based video cameras that now seem clunky compared to smaller flash cams. And next in the sights: computer hard drives giving way to faster and more rugged Solid-State Drives and mini Netbooks replacing notebook computers.

This year's Consumer Electronics Show in early January saw even more examples of the rise of flash memory: rugged HD camcorders, replacement SSD drives, Wi-Fi integrated on SD memory cards, new formats promising 2 TB memory cards, and card slots everywhere, from mobile phones to HDTV display. So come and explore developing trends in the growth of flash memory -- and to see some fun new tech gadgets.

Speaker Bio: Douglas Dixon is an independent technology consultant, author, and speaker specializing in digital media. A graduate of Brown University, and previously a product manager and software developer at Intel and Sarnoff in Princeton, he consults and provides expert witness services on the digital media market and technology.

Doug is the author of four books and has published over 250 feature articles. He is currently editor-in-chief of Mediaware magazine and writes for Digital Photographer and Condé Nast Traveler magazine and the U.S. 1 Newspaper in Princeton, and has contributed to DV Magazine and CNET Reviews.

He has organized and presented over 95 seminars and talks on digital media topics over the past eight years, for professional groups and at conferences including CES, NAB, Government Video Expo, and DV Expo.

Doug blogs new developments and makes his articles and technical references freely available on his Manifest Technology site (www.manifest-tech.com).

Frist Campus Center is on Washington Road, downhill from Propect Ave. and the Woodrow Wilson School, and before Ivy Lane and Guyot Hall.
The talk is in Multipurpose Room B on the bottom floor -- go downstairs through the cafeteria in the A Level, and then down one more floor to the B Level -- stairs are on the east end (away from Washington) -- University map -- Google map

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