SOURCE: InsideChips

February 22, 2007 05:00 ET

InsideChips President and Senior Analyst, Steve Szirom, to Moderate Panel on Start-ups at the Multicore Expo

Panel of Distinguished Semiconductor Industry Executives to Discuss the "Ecosystem Environment for Starting Multicore Processor Ventures"

BELLINGHAM, WA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 22, 2007 -- Steve Szirom, president and senior analyst of InsideChips, will moderate a panel of semiconductor industry executives discussing the topic: "Ecosystem Environment for Starting Multicore Processor Ventures" at the Multicore Expo, March 27-29, 2007 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, Calif. About the panel, Szirom said, "Fabless semiconductor start-ups face a number of challenges in today's market and investor climates. It is no longer enough to come up with a great technology and assume it will lead to success. They need to leverage resources such as those provided at the Multicore Expo to learn what it really takes to build a successful company."

Ecosystem Environment for Starting Multicore Processor Ventures Panel

The panel session will be held on Tuesday, March 27 from 3:15 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and will feature these distinguished members of the semiconductor start-up ecosystem:

--  Gordon Campbell, Executive Director, Techfarm Ventures
--  James Prenton, Partner, K&L Gates
--  Steve Bengston, Director, Emerging Company Services,
--  Glen Balzer, President, New Era Consulting
--  Chet Brown, President, Intellasys
The panel discussion will cover topics ranging from increasing the odds for successfully launching a new venture and getting it funded to avoiding pitfalls, meeting major business milestones, and seeing the venture through to a successful exit. The panelists will share their knowledge of what makes a good ecosystem environment and talk about the unique challenges faced by multicore processor start-ups, with their technology's novelty and highly more complex hardware-software design issues. The panel will address all of these issues to help entrepreneurs understand how to create an ecosystem and a community that forms a sound foundation for a new venture. Visit for more information or to register for the Expo, which is offering a 30% discount on tickets purchased by February 28, 2007.

About Multicore Expo

Multicore Expo is the only conference dedicated to delivering real developer solutions for multicore and multiprocessing designs in the embedded and high-performance computing environments. Aimed at providing attendees with the best and most relevant information available on all the major issues in multicore processor design and implementation, session topics include multicore programming, debug, operating systems, hardware architectures, EDA, and ESL. The conference is a co-production of Backdraft Technologies ( and ConVergence Promotions (


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