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News Release from: Future Horizons
Edited by the Electronicstalk Editorial Team on 10 October 2005

Fabless forum rides the cusp of change

Future Horizons has revealed the lineup for its 2005 International Fabless Forum (IFF2005).

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Future Horizons has revealed the lineup for its 2005 International fabless Forum (IFF2005). The third annual event will be staged at the Hilton Hotel in Antwerp, Belgium, from 13th to 15th November. The theme for IFF2005 is 'Riding the cusp of change', and will explore the global fabless and chipless design house industry and include presentations from world-renown industry keynote speakers, plus the latest market research and industry analysis forecasts from Future Horizons.

'Having survived both the worst recession and funding drought in semiconductor history, the fabless community now faces two new hurdles; a shortage of wafer fab capacity - just when firms were hoping to cash in on their past R and D - and a nanometre design brick wall - threatening their design competence', said Malcolm Penn, Chief Executive, Future Horizons.

The IFF2005 forum provides a platform to debate how to turn the challenges faced by the fables industry into business success, both via formal presentations, panel sessions and informal one-on-one networking.

Confirmed speakers for IFF2005 include (in alphabetical company order): 3i, Robert Jelski, Global Sector Head, ESAT; Agilent Technologies Semiconductor Group, Jean-Marc Pesnel, VP Marketing and Sales EMEA; AMI Semiconductor, Christine King, CEO; Amkor, Jon Lanson, Vice President, GM Europe; ARM, Warren East, CEO; Cadence, Sean Redmond, VP European Sales; Chartered Semiconductor, Kevin Meyer, VP WW Marketing and Services; eASIC, Ronnie Vasishta, CEO; Elixent, Kenn Lamb, CEO; Francisco Partners, Ulrich Schumacher, Operating Partner; Frontier Silicon, Martin Jackson, CTO; Melexis, Rudi de Winter, CEO; Mentor Graphics, Joe Sawicki, VP Design-To-Silicon; Merrill Lynch, Andrew Griffin, First VP Semiconductor Research; Nomura, Sean Murphy, Global Semiconductor Analyst; picoChip, Guillaume d'Eyssautier, CEO; Sondrel, Graham Curren, CEO; Synopsys, Gabriel Lezmi, VP European Sales; and VeriSilicon, Wayne Dai, CEO.

There will also be two panel discussions, allowing industry experts to debate the issues that startups face designing at 65nm and below, and the challenge of raising funding and matching the demands of shareholders with the development of the a product.

Targeted at the fabless, chipless and IC design industry, IFF2005 is a high-profile all-inclusive business development event, with meetings and accommodation all under the same roof, both for delegate convenience and to facilitate interaction.

Delegate places at IFF2005, Hilton Hotel, Antwerp, Belgium, from 13th to 15th November are available priced GBP 1695.

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