XBox Hacker to present keynote at 2014 ESC/EE Live! -

XBox Hacker to present keynote at 2014 ESC/EE Live!

Hardware hacker Andrew “Bunnie” Huang, famous for his work in reverse engineering the Xbox and for his advocacy of open-source hardware, will deliver a keynote on “Open Source Hardware and the Future of Embedded Systems” at EE Live! 2014 in just a couple of months.

EE Live! 2014 is one of the biggest gatherings for electronics design engineers and technology professionals, promising a myriad of networking and educational opportunities. This year’s conference — taking place at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center on March 31 – April 3 — will host the various engineering summits and two-day intensives, and a free expo offering hundreds of exhibitors and training sessions.


Huang’s keynote on “Open Source Hardware and the Future of Embedded Systems” will look at how the hardware world is entering a new phase as Moore's Law passes the upper inflection point of the S-curve. The day of MHz doubling every 18 months is long gone. As the technology treadmill slows down, new opportunities for value creation arise.

He’ll discuss these new opportunities and how open-source hardware can play a role in building lasting value and user communities around your hardware platform. With the popularity of open-source hardware growing recently, Huang’s insights on this field will be especially valuable to engineers. The keynote will take place Wednesday, April 2 from 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Though Huang initially stepped into the spotlight after reverse engineering the Xbox (he authored Hacking the Xbox: An Introduction to Reverse Engineering), he has gained further recognition for his work with open-source hardware. He designed several open-source hardware platforms at Chumby Industries, and was involved in the creation of 802.11/Bluetooth transceivers, graphic chips, digital cinema CODECs, and the open-source NeTV. Huang also received an Electronic Frontier Foundation Pioneer Award in 2012 for his work in hardware hacking, open-source, and activism.

You can purchase an All Access pass to see Huang’s keynote and dozens of other EE Live! 2014 sessions/attractions at the conference’s official site. Make sure to follow updates about EE Live!’s other keynotes, programs, sessions, and announcements on the conference’s social media accounts on TwitterFacebookLinkedIn, and Google+.

— Karen Field, Director of Content, EE Live and EE Times Circle me on Google+

EE Live! and the Embedded Systems Conference are owned by UBM Tech, which also owns EE Times and This article was also published on EETimes.

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