Senior field marketing manager, Atmel Corp.
Roux is a young, aspiring engineer who has the rare combination of business, marketing, engineering knowhow, and personality. This former field applications engineer is well respected and explains complex architectures in layman terms. He has the business sense and technical expertise to explain situations dealing with ARM-based cores from the speeds and feeds to why it will enable next-generation applications.
Seems like TI is behind this "contest". Strange that so many of the candidates come from same company. Not that TI is not innovative, rather the opposite, but I am pretty sure there are many others with much more "rising engineering stars".
I see that the Beagleboard is responsible for two of the entries in this list. Ubuntu and Android installs on the board. But, I would like to see a version of Windows get installed on this or some similar board. The more software support, I am sure it would be successful.
Applied Research Associates has delivered several of its Pointman Tactical Robots to the CBP in Tucson, which the agency is using to explore drainage tunnels that run between Nogales, Ariz., and Nogales, Mexico. These tunnels are out of sight from border surveillance and are increasingly being used for illegal activity.