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Save the Date: Dr. Aart de Geus of Synopsys to Speak at Semico Summit 2011

Dr. Aart de Geus
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Synopsys

Phoenix, Arizona November 18, 2010 - Semico Research Corp. is proud to announce that Dr. Aart de Geus will speak at the Summit 2011. The Summit will be held May 1-3, 2011 at the stunning InterContinental Montelucia Resort & Spa in Paradise Valley, Arizona.

Since co-founding Synopsys in 1986, Dr. Aart de Geus has expanded Synopsys from a start-up synthesis enterprise to a world leader in electronic design automation (EDA). With 25 published papers and numerous industry honors, Aart has long been considered one of the world's leading experts on logic simulation and logic synthesis.

Among the prestigious technology awards that Dr. de Geus has received is the honor of being named a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) in January 1999. He was honored for pioneering the commercial logic synthesis market with the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Industrial Pioneer Award in 2001, as well as for his “contributions to, and leadership in, the technology and business development of Electronic Design Automation” with the 2007 IEEE Robert N. Noyce Medal. In 2002, shortly after transacting the largest merger in EDA history, Dr. de Geus was named CEO of the Year by Electronic Business magazine. In November 2005, Electronic Business magazine selected Dr. de Geus as one of “The 10 Most Influential Executives.” In November of 2007, he was awarded the Silicon Valley Leadership Group (SVLG) “Spirit of the Valley” Lifetime Achievement Award. In October 2008, he was presented with the Phil Kaufman Award for distinguished contributions to EDA. And in December, 2009, he was awarded the GSA “Morris Chang Exemplary Leadership Award.”

Dr. de Geus is active in the business community as a member of TechNet, as well as serving on the Boards of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group (SVLG), Applied
Materials, the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA), and the Electronic Design Automation Consortium (EDAC).

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The Semico Summit is an annual executive conference focused on strategic issues of major concern within our industry. Widely revered as the semiconductor event of the year, the Summit has been in existence since 1997. There are ample opportunities for interaction with top-level leaders in a casual setting. Traditionally, the event kicks off Sunday with a golf tournament & welcome reception. A well-attended president's dinner follows Monday's sessions where the industry's best and brightest gather through Tuesday afternoon. Hot button issues are pressed with featured presentations delivered by internationally recognized leaders and followed by lively Q&A sessions.

Speaker submissions and Sponsorship Opportunities are now open for the May 2011 event. For more information, please contact Jim Feldhan at 602-997-0337 or

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