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Stars of IP Party Shines at DAC 2015 in San Francisco

IPextreme teams with twenty-one leading semiconductor industry players to celebrate the IP ecosystem

Campbell, Calif. – May 28, 2015 – IPextreme Inc. today announced that it will again collaborate with key players in the semiconductor intellectual property (IP) ecosystem to host the annual Stars of IP party at Novela in San Francisco, California, on the evening of Tuesday, June 9, 2015. The event coincides with this year’s 52nd Design Automation Conference (DAC), which takes place June 7 – 11 at San Francisco’s Moscone Center.

Stars of IP celebrates all things semiconductor IP and seeks to build relationships among IP provider companies and customers, strengthening the ecosystem. The success of the inaugural Stars of IP event in Austin, Texas in 2013 established the party as an annual fixture at DAC. This tradition continued last year at 51st DAC in San Francisco with a strong showing—double the co-host companies and guest headcount over the previous year.

Growth has continued, and this year’s Stars of IP party has garnered an unprecedented twenty-one companies and semiconductor industry organizations signing up to co-host alongside IPextreme: Adapt-IP, Altair*, ARM, Atrenta, CAST, Certus Semiconductor, Constellations, DAC, Dassault Systèmes, eSilicon*, Kilopass*, Methodics*, Mobiveil*, NGCodec*, OneSpin Solutions*, Rambus, Sidense*, Sonics, Synopsys, True Circuits, and TSMC. Together, the co-hosts will invite over 400 of their best customers and partners to enjoy the party. *Denotes first-time co-host.

“Stars of IP is my favorite event of the year, hands down,” said McKenzie Mortensen, Director of Marketing, IPextreme, who has served as Stars of IP coordinator since its inception. “It is an absolute pleasure to collaborate with some of the brightest stars in the industry to make this party possible. Their support and engagement during the planning process means the world to me, and I look forward to another great evening of fun as we come together to spoil our customers and celebrate IP.”

Event Details at a Glance:

  • Date:   Tuesday, June 9, 2015
    Time:  9:00PM – 1:00AM
    Place: Novela
                662 Mission Street
                San Francisco, CA 94105
    Twitter: #StarsofIP
  • Highlights of the Evening:
    • Literary setting reminiscent of the library in the board game Clue—think fun, relaxation, and conversation—only steps away from the Moscone Center
    • Live comedy set by technology industry legend, Don McMillan
    • Host bar featuring specialty cocktails inspired by famous authors and literary characters; craft beer; world-famous California wines
    • Bountiful hors d’oeuvre displays to delight taste buds with fusion flavors from around the world
    • Giveaways throughout the night and a special gift for our first 250 guests

Stars of IP is a private, invitation-only event. A handful of tickets will be available to the general public—we encourage interested parties to visit our co-hosts on the DAC exhibit floor to inquire.

For party details, please visit http://www.ip-extreme.com/events/starsofip2015.shtml.

About IPextreme, Inc.

Founded in 2004, IPextreme is a privately held company providing an array of innovative business and technical solutions focused around the licensing of semiconductor intellectual property (IP) within the global electronics market. Working with the largest semiconductor companies in the world, including Freescale, Infineon, Intel, NXP, National Semiconductor, and Texas Instruments, IPextreme unlocks the value of captive intellectual property assets and then licenses that IP to other companies. IPextreme’s cloud-based Xena™ software provides semiconductor and IP companies with enterprise-level management of their entire IP portfolios and operations. In 2010, IPextreme created Constellations™, a collective of independent IP companies and industry partners working together at both the marketing and engineering levels to develop and promote advanced IP solutions to common customers.