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Semico Announces Speakers for Intellectual Property Conference

Semico says we’re amidst an evolution of Semiconductor IP.

Phoenix, Arizona May 2, 2005 - Semico Research Corp has announced its key speakers for its semiconductor intellectual property conference scheduled for Thursday, June 9, at the Wyndham Hotel in San Jose, California. John Bourgoin, CEO and President for MIPS Technologies, will deliver the afternoon keynote. “The semiconductor industry has developed a critical collaboration with the IP market and this cooperation is entering a new phase in its evolution,” stated Jim Feldhan, Semico president and CEO.

Other participating companies include Innovative Silicon’s President and CEO, Mark-Eric Jones, Toshiba’s VP, Richard Tobias, Virage Logic’s President and CEO, Adam Kablanian, Transmeta’s CEO, Arthur Swift, Cadence Design Systems Group Director, Mike McAweeney, LTRIM Technologies President and CEO, Guy Lemieux, True Circuits President, John Maneatis, ARC International’s CEO, Carl Schlachte, ARM’s President, Mark Templeton, Sonics President and CEO, Grant Pierce and Altera’s VP, Craig Lytle.

Semico’s sponsors include MIPS Technologies, ARC International, ARM, Sonics, Altera and Virage Logic.

“The market has now grown to the size where it is self-sustaining and each day brings new IP products to the market,” said Rich Wawrzyniak, Sr. Analyst of Semico and conference chairman. “These products are aimed at enabling designers to concentrate on crafting useful solutions for their end applications. From new embedded memory technologies to robust analog IP blocks to exciting new ways to use CPU cores, 3rd Party IP companies are striving to turn ideas into actualities.”

Semico believes we’re marching into an era of convergence and connectivity with the digital consumer at the helm. The need for more semiconductor content in end products is increasing as the average consumer demands more functionality and waits with baited breath for the day when their digital camera, MP3 player and computer will sync harmoniously. But such a future means a shift in the IP model. We’re walking onto the court where the basic rules of reducing development time and cost remain the same, but the fundamentals are changing.

For more information, contact Jim Feldhan, or access the conference website at (

About Semico
Semico Research Corp is a marketing and 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.

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