This year's theme, "Make the Connection," encourages the coming together of semiconductor industry professionals from around the globe to establish and cultivate business partnerships. The event will feature more than 100 exhibiting companies and host over 1,500 attendees from fabless, IDM, OEM, supplier and service provider companies. The event includes an education program and a supplier exhibition to address industry challenges and opportunities.
The education program includes keynotes and panel discussions that will explore the evolution of value chains, innovations through collaborative partnerships, intellectual property and design-for-manufacturability. The program also includes the FSA annual briefing, highlighting the latest updates on FSA resources, tools and initiatives.
The exhibition features a forum of more than 100 exhibitors to showcase their products and services and establish relationships with executives, managers and engineers from semiconductor companies.
"For 12 years FSA's Suppliers Expo & Conference has provided the platform for information sharing amongst member companies and the industry," said Vivian Pangburn, vice president of global marketing and membership at FSA. "With the expansion of global business partnerships, FSA continues to host events like the Expo to address challenges and opportunities pertaining to the semiconductor industry."
Platinum sponsors include: AMI Semiconductor, ARM, Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing, Impinj, TSMC, UMC and X-FAB Semiconductor Foundries.
Media sponsors include: PennWell Corporation and Reed Electronics Group.
Complimentary registration is available online through October 8th, and onsite registration is $20. For additional information, visit www.fsa.org/suppliers_expo/usa2006/.
FSA is the voice of the global fabless business model. Incorporated in 1994, 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; identifies and articulates opportunities and challenges to enable solutions; and provides research, resources, publications and survey information. Members include fabless companies and their supply chain and service partners, representing more than 21 countries across the globe. www.fsa.org.
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