[Find the information about the author in the end, as first the content is described.]
With System-on-Module (SOM) initiatives like EOMA-68 and with Fast 3d party IP for further next-gen SoC (System-on-Chip) introductions by Allwinner we are at a Strategic Inflection Point when even small device companies like ONDA could easily provide both Apple quality and mass market products, and at a fraction of the current price levels. While this is the immediate future for the coming months, the year 2012 had already proven that we have an ‘USD 99 Allwinner’ phenomenon on the market which would in 2013 affect all core technology and ecosystem leaders of today, such as Apple, Intel, Qualcomm and Microsoft, in a fundamental way,
This blog was introduced to provide current and future information on this ‘Allwinner phenomenon’ in a novel, ‘livebook’ style. This means, first of all, that you are always reminded by the header of the blog not only about the company igniting this whole phenomenon but also that the most significant effect would be not on the affected companies themselves but on the global economy as a whole, via the extremely high market capitalisation values of the affected companies, especially Apple:
Then you are also reminded by the page items below the header that the treatise of the ‘Allwinner phenomenon’ here is based on the current, best possible understanding of:
- EOMA-68: a PCMCIA card size System-on-Module (SOM) initiative based on Allwinner SoC boosting the industry, as an example
- Fast 3d party IP: the external Intellectual Property which makes Allwinner’s unprecedented pace of further next-gen SoC introductions possible despite of the company size of only 500 employees
- It’s a Strategic Inflection Point: a proper recollection of what happenned to Intel’s memory business in the 1st half of the 80’s as the most dramatic evidence of a strategic inflection point (which also lead to the formulation of the concept itself) so far, as an already well researched evidence of similar kind
- ONDA: ONDA Technologies, Inc is the leader of the Allwinner SoC opportunity as you could see from my Allwinner A31 SoC is here with products and the A20 SoC, its A10 pin-compatible dual-core is coming in February 2013 [Dec 10-20, 2012] post here on this blog, as the prime example for device vendor companies of what they could easily achieve by exploiting this new phenomenon
- USD 99 Allwinner: the rationale for the naming and the existence of this blog, which is also giving a brief overview of the phenomenon with some outlook into 2013
So it is assumed along the whole existence of this ’live book’ that you are deeply familiar with these page contents, even down to the linked materials (if you are unclear about certain background knowledge or have doubts/questions about certain statements there).
The first posts, which were created at the same time as the pages, have the similar kind of fundamental contents:
(Note that the the fundamental information pages on the right are about 40% of a small-sized book, and the fundamental information posts on the right are the rest 60%. Within each the size of rectangle represents the relative size within pages and first posts correspondingly.)
So here are direct links to the first posts:
- Hello world! Here is the Allwinner SoC and the ecosystem built around it.
- $40 entry-level Allwinner tablets–now for the 220 million students Aakash project in India
- The upcoming Chinese tablet and device invasion lead by the Allwinner SoCs
- Is low-cost enough for global success?
- Allwinner A31 SoC is here with products and the A20 SoC, its A10 pin-compatible dual-core is coming in February 2013
Finally a brief introduction of myself as the author of this ‘live book’:
Sandor Nacsa (Nacsa Sándor) pronounced Shandor Nacha (e-mail: email@example.com)
MSc Electrical Engineering and Automation (1971)
ICT veteran of Microsoft, EMC, Compaq and Digital (besides Hungarian companies), now with Lazure Ltd., Hungary
Achievements I am proud of (in reverse chronological order):
– Microsoft .NET 1.0 … .NET 3.5 and Visual Studio Team System introduction in Hungary (2000 — 2008)
– Digital Alpha technology made (by a team myself being a member of) the #1 datacenter & server platform in Hungary (1993 — 1998)
– Conceptual modeling (now called domain-driven design) combined with object-oriented programming (1985 — 1993)
– Post-graduate courses for minicomputer software development, concurrent programming etc. (1973 — 1984)
Areas I am most engaged lately:
– Predictive strategies based on the cyclical nature of the ICT development (also based on my previous findings during the period of 1978 — 1990)
– User Experience Design for the Cloud
– Marketing Communications based on the Cloud
If you need my services in any of those areas you can contact me by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The software engineering practice which had the most influence on my professional carrier (mentioned here as a tribute to its late inventor):
Hierarchy of nested abstract machines by Edsger W. Dijkstra (1930 — 2002)
Dijkstra reported on his approach to structuring the multiprogramming system at the Technische Hoogeschool Eindhoven (THE) as a hierarchy of nested abstract machines at the first symposium on operating systems principles (SOSP-1) in 1967. Then in 1968 this was published in the Communications of the ACM as The structure of the “THE”-multiprogramming system article. (At the suggestion of the editor, Dijkstra also added a short appendix about the P and V operations on semaphores, another of his concepts that was then in the formative stages.) This was also the first case of (what much later would be called) a design pattern for software.
The hierarchy was implemented as a series of layers of software: each extended the instruction set of the machines below it and hid the details of its resource management from the levels above it. This project initiated a long line of research in multilevel systems architecture — a line that continues to the present day because hierarchical modularity is a powerful approach to organizing large systems.
The thing for which I feel most ashamed as a member of ICT industry from 1971 on (albeit it is not my personal fault): the growing application development backlog which has resulted in more and more outdated, difficult to work with and very “unfriendly” legacy applications serving the enterprise and its employees in an increasingly frustrating way, sometimes creating even real bottlenecks in operations.
People I care about most
My family (left to right): Panka, Bogi (Bogáta), Kata (Katica) and Szabina