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Segway Inventor Dean Kamen to Keynote at Semico Summit 2011

Dean Kamen
Inventor, Founder of DEKA and FIRST

Phoenix, Arizona September 7, 2010 - Semico Research Corp. is proud to announce that Dean Kamen will deliver the Summit 2011 kick-off Keynote speech. The Summit will be held May 1-3, 2011 at the stunning InterContinental Montelucia Resort & Spa in Paradise Valley, Arizona. Mr. Kamen is an inventor and physicist, dedicated to developing technologies that help people lead better lives. He holds more than 440 US and foreign patents, many for innovative medical devices.

He developed the first wearable insulin pump for diabetics by age 30. He founded DEKA Research and Development Corporation, which has developed successful medical devices such as the HomeChoice portable dialysis machine and the iBOT™ Mobility System, as well as robotic arm devices, clean energy solutions and a new water purification technology. Mr. Kamen is perhaps best known for the invention of the Segway™ Human Transporter.

Mr. Kamen is also the founder of FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), an organization dedicated to promoting young people's interest in science and technology with robotics and LEGO competitions around the world. He has also received a number of technology and humanitarian awards, more than 25 honorary degrees from colleges and universities, and was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

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, 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

About Semico
We are a semiconductor marketing & consulting research company located in Phoenix, Arizona. Semico was founded in 1994 by a group of semiconductor industry experts. We have improved the validity of semiconductor product forecasts via technology roadmaps in end-use markets. Semico offers custom consulting, portfolio packages, individual market research studies and premier industry conferences.

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