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Date: October 4, 2012

Time: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM (registration at 9:30)

Location: Computer History Museum
Hahn Auditorium
1401 North Shoreline Boulevard
Mountain View, CA 94043
(650) 810-1010

Admission: Free

Register here!


Time Event/Presenter(s)
9:30 Arrival and registration, continental breakfast
10:00 Warren
Warren Savage

Welcome Remarks
Warren Savage, President and CEO of IPextreme, has spent his entire career in Silicon Valley working with leading companies including Fairchild Semiconductor, Tandem Computers, and Synopsys, where he focused on the problem of building a global, scalable semiconductor IP business. In 2004, Warren founded IPextreme with the mission of unlocking and monetizing intellectual property held within semiconductor companies and making it available to customers all over the world. He holds a BS in Computer Engineering from Santa Clara University and an MBA from Pepperdine University.

10:15 Jim Feldhan
Jim Feldhan
Keynote Address - Semiconductor IP Market Conditions
Jim Feldhan, President, Semico Research
10:45 Benoit
Benoit De Lescure

"Making Mobile SoC Design Easier with System IP"
Benoit De Lescure, Director of Applications Engineering Europe, Sonics, Inc.

11:15 Ron Wilson
Ron Wilson

IP Technical Panel
Moderator: Ron Wilson, Editor-in-Chief, Corporate Marketing, Altera
• Michael Cizl, Managing Director, IPextreme GmbH
• Stephen Fairbanks, Co-Director, Certus Semiconductor
• Bernard Murphy, CTO, Atrenta
• Benoit De Lescure, Director Applications Engineering Europe, Sonics, Inc.
• Michael McNamara, CEO, Adapt-IP.com

12:15 Lunch
12:30 Harrison Beasley
Harrison Beasley

Keynote address - Building the Global IP Community
Harrison Beasley is the Technical Working Groups Manager at the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA). Harrison joined the GSA in 2012, after 20 years of semiconductor marketing and design program management experience, and is responsible for IP, 3D IC, MEMS, and Analog/Mixed Signal working group management. Prior to joining the GSA, Harrison held project management and marketing positions at NEC and Texas Instruments. Harrison's previous career was with the US Navy, from which he retired as Program Manager for hardware standards in the Next Generation Computer Resources program.

1:15 Stephen Fairbanks
Stephen Fairbanks

"The Black Magic of I/O and ESD Libraries"
Stephen Fairbanks, Co-Director at Certus Semiconductor, is an expert in the field of process-specific I/O and ESD library development. Prior to joining Certus, he was the lead developer of the ESD and I/O libraries for Intel's wireless, cellular, and mobile computing groups. He has developed ESD process design rules, ESD libraries, and IO libraries in logic, RF and mixed-signal processes at the 0.25um, 0.18um, 0.13um, 90nm, 65nm, 45/40nm, and 28nm processes. Stephen is also familiar with several specialty processes, including HV BiCMOS, Flash memory, SiGe, SOI, SOS, and InP.

1:45 Ed Sperling
Ed Sperling

IP Business Panel
Ed Sperling, Editor-in-Chief, System-Level Design
• Warren Savage, President and CEO, IPextreme
• Jack Browne, Senior VP of Sales and Marketing, Sonics, Inc.
• Jim Hogan, Private Investor
• Mike Gianfagna, VP of Corporate Marketing, Atrenta
• Paul Hollingworth, VP of Strategic Marketing, eSilicon

2:45 Networking break and afternoon snack

Kevin Klein
Kevin Klein

"Licensing the Crown Jewels: Capitalizing the full assets of your company"
Kevin Klein, Director of Intellectual Property Licensing, Freescale Semiconductor has a B.S. in Physics from Texas A&M University and an MBA and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. He has held positions in manufacturing, R&D, product engineering, and marketing in both start up and large company environments, and has taught at the university level. Kevin has authored or co-authored over 50 publications and holds 2 patents.


Manoj Bhatnagar
Manoj Bhatnagar

"A Systematic Approach to Soft IP Quality"
Manoj Bhatnagar, Senior Director of Field Delivery and Support at Atrenta, has been working in EDA product development and field operations roles for over 20 years. Prior to Atrenta, he held multiple leadership roles at Cadence Design Systems, including product quality & validation, applications engineering and design services development & delivery. At Atrenta, Manoj has led corporate applications engineering, product quality & customer satisfaction and most recently field delivery & support. He received his BE/EE from Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology in Punjab, India and his MS/EE from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

4:00 Strike

IP party featuring:
• Craft Beer – Brewing Basics & Why Craft is Becoming King presented by Drew Ehrlich, Brewer and Jenny Lewis, CEO of Strike Brewing Co.
• Wine Tasting 101 by Jessamine McLellan, Sommelier, Chez TJ
Open bar (beer & wine) and heavy hors d’oeuvres