MEDIA ALERT: EDA Consortium Continues Jim Hogan's Popular Entrepreneurial Conversations With Gear Design Solutions' Founder John Lee
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MEDIA ALERT: EDA Consortium Continues Jim Hogan's Popular Entrepreneurial Conversations With Gear Design Solutions' Founder John Lee

SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- Nov 20, 2015 --

WHO: The EDA Consortium (EDAC), provider of services, market awareness and a common voice for electronic design automation (EDA) and intellectual property (IP) suppliers to the global semiconductor industry, and its Emerging Companies Committee

WHAT: Will host the latest in the series, "Crossing the Chasm: From Technology to Valuable Enterprise," of popular conversations with Jim Hogan. He will interview John Lee, founder of Gear Design Solutions, on the entrepreneurial experience within the Semiconductor, EDA and IP markets.

WHEN: Wednesday, December 9, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m., starting with networking and refreshments.

WHERE: EDA Consortium/SEMI Global Headquarters, 3081 Zanker Road, San Jose, Calif.

Tailored for anyone interested in gaining insights on how small EDA and IP companies successfully cross the chasm, the event is open to all EDAC member companies free of charge. Non-EDAC members are invited to attend for at a fee of $40 payable via PayPal when they register, or at the door. To register, go to:

Jim Hogan is a well-known and respected semiconductor design and manufacturing industry executive. He has more than 40 years' experience working in the semiconductor design and manufacturing industry as a senior executive and board director in EDA, IP, semiconductor equipment, material science and information technology (IT) companies.

John Lee is general manager and vice president of the Apache Business Unit at ANSYS, Inc. Previously, he was chief executive officer of Gear Design Solutions (acquired by ANSYS in 2015). Lee was co-founder of Performance Signal Integrity (founded in 1992; acquired by Avant! in 1994), which led to Star-RCXT, and Mojave Design, developer of Quartz DRC (founded in 2002; acquired by Magma in 2004). He held the position of general manager at Magma Design Automation, and has been a board member for technology and non-profit organizations.

More information about EDAC can be found at:

About the EDA Consortium

The Electronic Design Automation Consortium (EDAC) is the international association representing companies that develop and provide software tools, services, intellectual property and hardware that make it possible for hardware and software engineers to create the world's electronic products. EDAC's member companies deliver the critical technology and solutions needed to design and verify the semiconductors and associated software, packaging and interconnect technologies that enable the manufacturing of these products. Our member companies impact every conceivable segment of the electronics market, from communications, computers, networking, space technology, medical and industrial equipment to consumer electronics and the emerging IoT (Internet of Things) markets. For more information about the EDA Consortium, visit

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For more information, contact:
Nanette Collins 
Public Relations for the EDA Consortium
(617) 437-1822

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