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Dr. Brian Hubert joined Applied Ventures, the venture investment arm of Applied Materials, in 2007. Dr. Hubert's focus is on nanotechnology, display, materials, and software automation and is involved with portfolio companies ClearEdge Power and Advanced Inquiry Systems.
Mobile computing is now everywhere, more than ever before as a result of faster and more capable smart phones, tablets, and laptops.Universal mobility and instant-on connectivity may herald a new era in computing, but improvements in key technologies are necessary if we are going to keep up with consumers’ constant demand for higher performance, longer battery life and ultra-sleek profiles.To address these technology improvements and answer key questions that may significantly impact the way we interface with an increasingly connected world, Applied Ventures and the MIT Club of Northern California (MITCNC) will host a lively panel discussion with innovators from across the memory value chain on Wednesday, February 1 at 6:30pm in Santa Clara, Calif.[edit: you can read a report from the session here.]
World-wide energy consumption is expected to increase by 40% over the next 20 years, and it is not exactly clear where all this additional energy is going to come from. Equally as puzzling is the surprising fact that most of the energy we produce is lost to the atmosphere as waste heat.So far, there have been very few compelling solutions for capturing this waste heat and turning it back into useable energy.