TOKYO — Embedded systems will be ubiquitous, according to a University of Tokyo professor.
In a keynote speech at the Embedded Systems Expo & Conference here this week, Ken Sakamura described a future in which information access is constant and ubiquitous. The later term describes Japan's future vision of embedded systems, which is dubbed "pervasive computing" in the United States and "ambient intelligence" in Europe.
Sakamura developed TRON — The Real-time Operating system Nucleus architechture — in the mid-1980s. The embedded version iTRON, is a de facto standard real-time operating system widely used here, especially in mobile phones.
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