Intellectual Property Ecosystem Panel Featured at 2006 FSA Suppliers Expo and Conference

SAN JOSE, Calif—(BUSINESS WIRE)—September 27, 2006 12:00 am—

FSA, the voice of the global fabless business model, announces a panel entitled, IP ? Building an Efficient Ecosystem at the 2006 FSA Suppliers Expo and Conference. The panel will focus on understanding the full costs associated with semiconductor intellectual property (IP) and will occur Wednesday, October 11, from 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. PT, at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, Calif.

Moderated by EDN Senior Editor Michael Santarini, participants will discuss how to identify the hidden costs of IP. The panel will also discuss how FSA can help the semiconductor industry face the challenges of lower fluidity and competition caused by a lack of understanding of IP-related costs.

Distinguished panelists will include:

  • Norbert Diesing, director, technology forecasting, PMC-Sierra
  • Jim Ensell, senior vice president, marketing and business development, Virage Logic
  • Guri Stark, vice president, strategic marketing, Synopsys
  • Kurt Wolf, director, library/IP management division, TSMC

Complimentary registration for the Suppliers Expo and Conference is available online through October 8th, and onsite registration is $20. For additional information, visit

Platinum sponsors include: AMI Semiconductor, ARM, Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing, Impinj, Oracle, TSMC, UMC and X-FAB.

Media sponsors include: PennWell Corporation and Reed Electronics Group.

About FSA:

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.


FSA Contact:
Vivian Pangburn, 972-866-7579 ext. 140
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FSA Media Contact:
Shelton PR
Kay Pinkerton, 972-239-5119 ext. 119
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