March 29, 2005 08:16 ET

FSA and IEE Announce 2005 IEE/FSA International Semiconductor Executive Forum; Event Includes Inaugural 2005 FSA Suppliers Expo EUROPE



MARCH 29, 2005 - 08:16 ET

FSA and IEE Announce 2005 IEE/FSA International
Semiconductor Executive Forum; Event Includes
Inaugural 2005 FSA Suppliers Expo EUROPE

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(CCNMatthews - Mar 29, 2005) -

FSA, voice of the global fabless business model, and the IEE, Europe's
largest group of professional engineers, announce the 2005 FSA Suppliers
Expo EUROPE and IEE/FSA International Semiconductor Executive Forum will
be held May 11 - 12, 2005 at the Mermaid Conference and Events Centre in

The second annual Forum brings together executives from the entire
semiconductor industry, including fabless, foundry, test and packaging
companies; EDA tool vendors; integrated device manufacturers (IDMs);
investment bankers and venture capitalists. The Forum will focus on
challenges and opportunities with business in Asia, the automotive
industry, end market strategies and global competitiveness.

Underscoring the importance of this event, Sir Robin Saxby, chairman of
ARM Holdings plc and a keynote speaker at last year's event, said, "The
IEE and FSA successfully brought together the leading semiconductor
industry executives from around the globe to converge on London, to
review and discuss developments in this highly innovative and fast
changing industry which shapes and influences all of our lives."

"Last year's event was excellent. The high quality conference agenda
attracts a significant number of senior attendees from Europe, North
America and Asia," said Jim Tully, vice president of research,
semiconductors at Gartner. "A lot of excitement is generated in the
conference sessions, producing much discussion and debate during the
breaks. This is a world-class networking event."

FSA will also host its first 2005 FSA Suppliers Expo EUROPE on May 12,
following on the success of its exhibitions in the United States and
Taiwan. The Expo provides an opportunity for all European semiconductor
professionals to attend a complimentary exhibition featuring industry
suppliers from across the globe to explore their latest, most innovative
products and services.

Platinum sponsors include 3i, Agilent Technologies, and TSMC.

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About the IEE:

Founded in 1871, the IEE (The Institution of Electrical Engineers) is
Europe's largest group of professional engineers and has some 130,000
members worldwide, and more than 700 affiliated companies. Members range
from students to leading figures in industry, research and development
and education working in communications technology, electronics, power
engineering, computing, software, control, informatics and
manufacturing. For more information about the IEE visit www.iee.org.

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; provides timely research and resources;
and identifies, debates, and discusses business and technical issues.
Members include fabless companies and their supply chain and service
partners, representing more than 21 countries across the globe.


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