Exciting Opening Keynote for FPGA-forum 2024

 FPGA-forum has succeeded in getting a very interesting opening keynote for FPGA.forum in February.  Michaela Blott is a senior Fellow at AMD and a major expert on FPGA and AI. This opening keynote will be of great interest to the FPGA community - and really anyone who finds embedded AI exciting. 

See article in Elektronikknett in Norwegian.

Opening Keynote:
Pervasive and Sustainable AI with Adaptive Computing

In the context of AI, we face a plethora of challenges that extend beyond the widely discussed performance scalability required to meet the growing demands of compute and storage in the latest models. These challenges encompass sustainability, pervasiveness, agility, and diversity, all of which are needed to cater to a constantly evolving range of applications and algorithms from endpoint to edge and cloud. In this talk, we explore how adaptive devices and agile compiler stacks can provide solutions by delivering post-production hardware specialization and co-designed algorithms. This results in highly optimized AI systems which not only provide the necessary performance scalability but also bring a reduction in carbon footprint while addressing the needs of a broad range of diverse applications with the necessary agility.

Michaela Blott - Ireland | Professional Profile | LinkedIn


Michaela Blott is a Senior Fellow at AMD Research. She heads a team of international scientists driving exciting research in computer architectures for AI, green AI and agile compiler stacks. She earned a PhD from Trinity College Dublin and her Master’s degree from the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany, and brings over 25 years of experience in leading-edge computer architecture and advanced FPGA and board design, in research institutions (ETH Zurich and Bell Labs) and development organizations. She is highly active in the research community as industrial advisor to numerous EU projects and research centres, serves on technical program committees, and received a number of Women in Tech Awards.

The date is set for FPGA-forum 2024

FPGA-forum 2024 will be Wednesday-Thursday February 14-15.

After the Covid exception of having FPGA-forum in September in 2022, we decided to go back to February, as there is normally less happening at this time of the year in the Embedded community and because Hotel availability is better.

Reserve the dates in your calendar allready now, and if you allready have some ideas for a presentation at this event, send us an email, We are ready to receive 🙂

Next FPGA-forum will be February 2024

We are going back to arranging FPGA-forum in February and hope that Covid will no longer be a problem…
February is a good choice in very many ways – other than the potential cold weather of course 😉

February 2023 would be too early, and thus FPGA-forum will be back in February 2024.
Looking forward to meeting you there 🙂

Meget inspirerende Closing Keynotes

Som vanlig satser vi på meget inspirerende Closing Keynotes for både FPGA-miljøet og hele elektronikkindustrien i Norge:

GRIFF Aviation v/ Svein Even Blakstad

GRIFF, reisen fra en liten vestlandsfjord – ut i den store verden

GRIFF Aviation er en norsk droneutviklingsbedrift lokalisert i Sykkylven i Møre og Romsdal. De utvikler droner med løftekapasitet på 100 kg+. I dette foredraget tar utviklingssjef Svein Even Blakstad oss med på reisen som selskapet har vært gjennom og veien videre inn i fremtiden. Det blir fokus på milepæler oppnådd, utfordringer underveis og hvordan de har blitt løst.

Norbit v/ Arild Søraunet

Er «Made in Norway» moderne igjen?

NORBIT har gått motstrøms og satset på både utvikling og produksjon i Norge. Adm.dir i NORBIT Per Jørgen Weisethaunet vil fortelle om NORBIT sin strategiske satsning og hvorfor de mener dette er en satsing for fremtida, krydret med eksempler på spennende prosjekter for norske selskap.

Hotel booking deadline 15. August

We have managed to extend the hotel booking deadline to 15. August 🙂

Please note: Prices and availability of rooms are only guaranteed until 15 August 2022, so please make sure you book no later than that.

Please register and book hotel before the vacation

FPGA-forum is 7-8 September this year. This means it is very soon after the summer vacation. Thus, with booking deadlines one month prior to the event it is very important that you don’t wait with your registration for the event AND hotel booking – until it is too late.

We have reserved lots of rooms at a good price, but only until 5 August, and judging from hotel prices these days it will be rather expensive to book after our reservation – if anything is available at all…

FPGA-forum is also dependent on hotel deadlines, including the fact that it is easier to get good deals and exceptions with a good number of registrations, so please register as soon as possible – and preferably before the summer vacation.

Full program available

The programme is now available.

The interest for this year’s FPGA forum has been overwhelming. We even had to continue a bit longer in the afternoon the first day to include all the interesting presentations.

We are also very pleased to have Clive “Max” Maxfiueld back as an opening keynote.

Registration is open, so please register as soon as possible.