The Embedded Vision Alliance announced that Sony Corp. has joined the Alliance as a Technology Member, bringing the group's membership to 33 companies.
"Sony is excited to join the Embedded Vision Alliance and work with other technology leaders in the areas of imaging and image processing," said Jeff Jones, director of product marketing at Sony, in a release. "Embedded vision applications are becoming ubiquitous, and it makes sense for Sony to be part of the group that's driving the discourse."
The Alliance also announced more details of the Embedded Vision Summit East 2013, an event for system, software, and chip design engineers. Embedded Vision Summit East 2013 will be held Oct. 2, at the Westford Regency Inn and Conference Center in Westford, Mass.
The Summit keynote will be delivered by Mario Munich, vice president of advanced development at iRobot.
There will also be a special presentation by Mike Geertsen, program manager of the Visual Media Reasoning program at DARPA.
"The Embedded Vision Summit East 2013 builds on the success of last year's event," said Jeff Bier, President of BDTI and founder of the Embedded Vision Alliance. "This year we will deliver even more information, more practical know-how, and more product ideas to attendees."
On the day after the Summit, Thursday, Oct. 3, Embedded Vision Alliance members will conduct two hands-on embedded vision design workshops. In one, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Analog Devices, Avnet Electronics Marketing, and BDTI will co-present a workshop on hardware and software for image processing and video analytics, featuring the Avnet/Analog Devices Embedded Vision Starter Kit.
In the other, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., Xilinx and Avnet Electronics Marketing will present a "Smarter Vision" design workshop featuring the Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC, complemented with Vivado, a development environment consisting of IP Integrator and Vivado HLS (High-Level Synthesis), Open CV libraries, SmartCORE IP, and video development kits.
Both workshops are co-located with the Embedded Vision Summit.
Member companies include AMD, Analog Devices, Apical, Aptina, Avnet Electronics Marketing, BDTI, Bluetechnix, Cadence, CEVA, CogniMem Technologies, CogniVue, Digital Media Professionals, eyeSight Mobile Technologies, Fidus Systems, Firefly DSP, Freescale, Geo Semiconductor, IMS Research, LSI, MathWorks, Maxim Integrated Products, Nvidia, National Instruments, PathPartner Technology, Qualcomm, SoftKinetic, Synopsys, Texas Instruments, Tokyo Electron Device, VanGogh Imaging, videantis, and Xilinx.
The Alliance is a membership-based collaboration.
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