This year's fall IDF conference put on by Intel turned out to be quite an interesting show. As usual, the meat of the show consisted of "tracks," grouped seminars regarding a specific technology. Aimed to inform OEM companies, developers, and the press of what is going on around Intel and what future technology we can look forward to, these tracks proved to be very informative as well as interesting. Since many of you could not be there, we covered exactly what went on at the tracks we attended at the first two days of the show. You can find our day 1 report here and our day 2 report here. In addition, we recently wrote an interesting article about two wireless technology tracks we attended at the conference which can be found here.
Besides all the key note speeches and the track sessions, IDF is just like any other computer show where companies come to show of their own upcoming and present technologies. As with many shows, IDF has a showroom floor that serves as a place to demonstrate this technology. In the case of IDF, the show floor was open towards the end of the day, when tracks were dying down. It was here that we got to see what interesting stuff companies other than Intel had to show.
Before we take a look at what we saw on the show floor, let's take a look at beautiful San Jose, where IDF was held this fall.
As you can see, this view from the adjacent Hyatt hotel shows that the San Jose convention center is quite large, especially considering the fact that this view only shows about half of the center. Naturally the weather was beautiful, as it tends to be in California.
Intel, who had to organize lunch for the 5,000 conference attendees, had quite a task on their hands. The picture above shows the massive dining hall that provided weary conference goers both food and drink.