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Exhibition Program Committee Best IP Awards 2007
Panel: Implementing Security of On-Chip Resources (Dec. 6, 9:45-10:45)

With advancing process nodes and increasing feature-set requirements, chip designers are facing a serious challenge in how they secure on-chip software and hardware IP. Concerns about protecting IP, with the need for flexible configuration options, are making obsolete many traditional methods used for code storage, along with encryption key and ID implementation, to protect data and hardware IP. This panel will discuss the range of current and evolving techniques for securing on-chip resources and what technologies are needed for implementing this security.


Jim Tully
VP and chief of research for semiconductors
Gartner Dataquest
Jim Tully is vice president and chief of research for semiconductors at Gartner Dataquest. He joined the company 17 years ago and researches topics across the semiconductor spectrum. Particular areas of focus include emerging technologies, intellectual property, design services and long-term industry trends. Before joining Gartner, Tully worked with Racal Electronics, initially as a system architect and engineering manager focusing on computer networking. He later moved into worldwide marketing management and business management. Before this, he held design roles within the Armstrong Organization (now Mitsubishi), Ferranti, Rediffusion Cable TV and the UK Atomic Energy Authority. In these roles he designed and specified a wide range of electronic systems including computers, communications systems, consumer products and industrial measurement equipment. Dr. Tully holds Master of Science and PhD degrees in electrical and electronic engineering, and an MBA.


Gagan Gupta
ARC International
Gagan Gupta is Senior Director of Product Marketing at ARC International. Gagan is responsible for product planning and definition of ARC s multimedia subsystems and configurable processors. Previously he was at Futurewei Technologies and LSI Logic where he has architected and microarchitected high performance processors. He has published papers and holds patents in the field of Computer Architecture. Gagan holds a MS degree in Computer Science from Arizona State University.


Steve Cliadakis
Steven Cliadakis has over 20 years of experience in marketing, sales, strategy, and engineering in semiconductor and software industries. Mr. Cliadakis is the founder of Silicon Impact, providing sales and business strategy services to semiconductor and semiconductor intellectual property (IP) companies. Prior to Silicon Impact, Steven co-founded and was V.P. of Sales and Marketing for Embedded Internet Solutions (EIS), growing their cable, satellite broadband, and wireless software business. Prior to EIS, Mr. Cliadakis was a co-founder of Silicon Access, an embedded DRAM IP company. There, he served as V.P. of Business Development and solidified the company s first two foundry deals. Steven held several senior product line management and marketing positions at Synopsys and Compass Design Automation, two of the leading electronic design automation (EDA) and semiconductor IP companies. Earlier in his career, he held engineering management positions at Microchip Technology and General Instrument, where lead the design of advanced, non-volatile memory integrated circuits. Mr. Cliadakis holds a B.E. in Electrical Engineering from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, an M.B.A. in Finance from Adelphi University in New York, and has completed advanced coursework at the Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley.


Mike Bursell
Mike Bursell joined Certicom in 2006, as European Technical Manager. Starting his career in software engineering, Mike soon specialised in security, and has worked in a number of roles for European and North American companies with experience of hardware, software, audit and operational concerns. Recent projects have involved work with companies requiring crypto-enabled IP cores, cloning protection and secure key storage.


Semiconductor Foundry Representative


Chip vendor with secure key storage requirement