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Emerging Mobile Platforms - Netbooks, Mobile Internet Devices, Smartbooks, Etc.


Portland, Oregon

Thursday, November 5, 2009.

Chair: Peter Rysavy, Rysavy Research




Workshop Agenda
Meeting Location
Hotel and Travel Information
Information for Presenters




Netbooks, mobile Internet devices, and smartbooks are all potentially compelling platforms for mobile broadband networks. The market is still at a formative stage, but there is no question that many users would benefit from devices that have better user interfaces than phones, and that have much better battery life, are lower weight, and quicker to turn on than notebooks. The purpose of this workshop meeting is to examine this emerging market area from both technical and market perspectives.

The workshop will address the following types of questions:

  • What are all the new types of devices that are emerging and how are they classified?
  • What are the key applications that will be used on new types of devices?
  • What is the business opportunity for new types of devices?
  • What characteristics will they need to have to be successful?
  • What are the operating system options and what are the pros and cons of the different platforms? (Strengths and weaknesses of Android, Linux, Windows, etc.)
  • What wireless technologies are best suited for these devices?
  • How important is cloud computing for these platforms?
  • Are current operator data plans sufficient, or are new ones needed?
  • How will wireless technologies be integrated in these devices? Chipset level? Module level?
  • Will these devices support legacy services such as circuit-switched voice and SMS?

Note that presenters and many of the attendees, are world leading technologists on the subject material. We allocate sufficient time for discussion that attendees can ask questions of greatest interest. Moreover, the workshops allow informal networking during breaks where attendees can exchange important information.



Workshop. (Demonstrations Invited). Thursday, November 5, 2009.
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Coffee service provided. Seeking sponsor to provide lunch.
Attendees obtain access to content presented and detailed minutes.

The preliminary proposed agenda is as follows:


  • 8:00 to 8:30 Registration.
  • 8:30 to 9:00 Peter Rysavy, Executive Director, PCCA. Introductions. PCCA workshop schedule and association update.
  • 9:00 to 9:50 Presentation, Brad Graff, Director Ultra Mobility Group, Intel. "Taking Atom Broader & Deeper: NetBooks, Smartphones, and MIDs."
  • 9:50 to 10:10 Break
  • 10:10 to 11:00 Don Paterson, Director Windows Marketing, Microsoft. "Netbook PCs: A High Growth, Connected Opportunity."
  • 11:00 to 11:50 Presentation. Timothy Saxe, CTO, QuickLogic. "Game Changing -- An 'Always On' World."
  • 11:50 to 1:15 Lunch
  • 1:15 to 2:00 Presentation. Keith Kressin, Sr. Director, Qualcomm. “Why Smartbooks Change the Computing Landscape.”
  • 2:00 to 2:45 Presentation. Bill Weinberg, Senior Executive, Mobile Open Source Practice Partner, The Olliance Group. "Mobile Linux Mojo -- Emerging Mobile Open Source."
  • 2:45 to 3:00 Break
  • 3:00 to 4:00 General Q&A, group discussion, conclusions.


Note: agenda is subject to change.


Companies involved in this industry topic may sponsor the workshop for a small fee that helps with the direct costs of holding this workshop, such as meeting room cost and providing lunch. Sponsors can give a short presentation about their products/companies, can distribute literature, and can hang banners. The sponsorship fee is $1,000. Please contact us for details. We limit the workshop to three sponsors.




The workshop will be held at:

Hilton Garden Inn Portland Airport
12048 Northeast Airport Way, Portland, Oregon, USA 97220
Tel: +1-503-255-8600  Fax: +1-503-255-8998 


We do not have a room block. Please book early.



See above.

For assistance with travel, the PCCA recommends Tom Smith Travel, 503-477-5341 or 877-604-3107.




The registration deadline is one week before the workshop.


Workshops are intended primarily for PCCA members. However, non-member organizations may attend for a fee of $375 per person. This fee can be applied towards future membership. Executive-level members may send five people, associate-level members may send two people and affiliate-level members may send one person without incurring meeting charges.

There is no attendance charge for members of the press.

If you intend to come, please register soon.


Click here to register for the meeting using our secure Web page.

Click here to see a current list of members.




The following information is for people presenting at this PCCA workshop: 


  • Presentations are typically 30 minutes to 45 minutes long unless arranged otherwise.
  • There is usually a 5 to 15 minute discussion following the presentation.
  • Presenters must provide their presentations (PDF or PPT) at least one week prior to the workshop to allow for copying to the members area of the PCCA Web site, as well as to allow detailed questions for discussion.
  • This is a technical audience (e.g., engineering and program managers), so please make the presentations technical. Emphasis should be on industry and technology at large, versus selling your product (limit of 3 slides). Consider items such as compatibility, technical alternatives, standardization, deployment considerations, interoperability, certification and adoption.
  • Generally, a dynamic and attentive audience of key industry stakeholders attend each workshop, representing a broad spectrum of the mobile computing industry, including operators, infrastructure vendors, device vendors, middleware providers and application developers.
  • We will provide an LCD projector. Presenters should plan on presenting from their own computers. Presenters should use their own presentation templates.
  • Since PCCA workshops are considered public meetings, please do not include any confidential or proprietary information. 


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