Industry Leaders Discuss Challenges Facing Today’s Semiconductor Industry
SAN JOSE, Calif. (April 26, 2005) – FSA, voice of the global fabless business model, and the IEE, Europe's largest group of professional engineers, announce the keynote speakers for the 2005 FSA Suppliers Expo EUROPE and IEE/FSA International Semiconductor Executive Forum. The event takes place May 11 – 12, 2005 at the Mermaid Conference and Events Centre in London.
The Forum will explore challenges and opportunities with business in Asia, the automotive industry, end market strategies and global competitiveness.
To kick-off the event, Professor Hugo De Man, senior fellow at IMEC, will address bridging the gap between giga-scale systems and nano-scale devices in his keynote. "With the move in the nano-era, the grand challenge in developing systems for the ambient intelligent environment will be to design flexible multiprocessor platforms with two-orders-of-magnitude lower power dissipation than today's microprocessors at a 20th of the cost, while coping with the realities of nanoscale physics," said De Man.
The Event also will feature the following three esteemed keynotes:
- Rene Penning de Vries, senior vice president and CTO of Philips Semiconductors, will focus on technology applications from micro to nano: system-on chip and beyond.
- Waguih Ishak, director of the Photonics and Electronics Research Laboratory at Agilent, will discuss applications of electronics, photonics, and MEMS in consumer electronics.
- Tom Hart, chairman, president and CEO of QuickLogic, will examine the wireless market.
The second annual Forum brings together executives from the entire semiconductor industry, including fabless, foundry, test and packaging companies; EDA tool vendors; integrated device manufacturers (IDMs); investment bankers and venture capitalists.
Additionally, on May 12, FSA will host the 2005 FSA Suppliers Expo EUROPE, providing an opportunity for all European semiconductor professionals to attend a complimentary exhibition featuring industry suppliers from across the globe to explore their latest, most innovative products and services.
Platinum sponsors include 3i, Agilent Technologies, CMP Media, MOSIS, and TSMC.
For more information, please visit http://www.fsa.org/suppliers_expo/europe/.
FSA is the voice of the global fabless business model. Incorporated in 1994, the FSA positively impacts the growth and return on invested capital of this business model to enhance the environment for innovation. It provides a platform for meaningful global collaboration between fabless companies and their partners; provides timely research and resources; and identifies, debates, and discusses business and technical issues. Members include fabless companies and their supply chain and service partners, representing more than 21 countries across the globe. www.fsa.org
About the IEE
The IEE is one of the largest engineering and technology institutions in the world. Members range from students to leading figures in industry, research and development and education. They work in a variety of fields including IT, communications technology, electronics, electrical, power engineering, software, control, informatics and manufacturing. With a membership of over 120,000, the IEE aims to lead in the advancement of engineering and technology and facilitate the exchange of knowledge and best practice, ensuring that its members are thoroughly equipped to meet the needs of today's rapidly changing technological world. For more information about the IEE please visit www.iee.org.