Computing Trends for Mobile Devices

Thursday Oct. 25, 2012
CIC Panther Hollow Room

David Hansquine (Qualcomm)


The processor powering your mobile phone may soon outperform the one in your laptop or even desktop. Years ago, it was inconceivable that GHz processors could be utilized let alone manufactured for such form factors, yet shortly they will be ubiquitous. However, 10+ GHz of combined processor performance will not matter without also enabling a more compelling mobile experience while addressing the challenges this creates. This talk will examine the problems in developing ever higher-performance mobile processors as well as technologies to extend scalability so we can continue to see the benefits of Moore’s Law and Dennard scaling.


Since joining Qualcomm in 1995, David Hansquine has designed various wireless modem and microprocessor-related blocks while leading more than a dozen ASICs for both mobile handsets and infrastructure products. He was responsible for several of Qualcomm’s first UMTS chips, then later led the team delivering Qualcomm’s first GHz and quad-core application processors for smartphones and tablets. Currently, David is a VP of Technology leading a R&D team focusing on processor research investigating novel circuit and architecture techniques to optimize power and performance in mobile devices. On the side, he likes to dabble in developing Android apps. David has a MS in Electrical Engineering from UCSD in California. He has 11 patents plus several pending.

Back to the seminar page