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Sonics, Inc.

February 28, 2012 11:23 ET

Sonics to Be Featured Panelist, Sponsor at GSA IP Summit

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 28, 2012) -

Who: Jack Browne, Sonics' Senior VP, Sales and Marketing

What: GSA Silicon Series: IP Summit/Panel: "What Keeps You Up at Night?"

Where: Mansion at Judge's Hill, Austin, TX

When: March 1, 2012 2:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Join the Silicon Series: IP Summit as GSA discusses the key elements of IP development and implementation, and how some of today's IP leaders are differentiating themselves and succeeding through successful IP integration.

Event Overview: IP cores are arguably the most significant link in today's modern semiconductor development, ultimately defining the capabilities of the electronic devices that we take for granted. As products are becoming increasingly intelligent, semiconductor IP will be the differentiating factor between failure and success for chip manufacturers.

2:30 p.m. Registration
3:00 p.m. Opening Remarks
Warren Savage, GSA IP Working Group Chair & CEO of IPextreme
3:15 p.m. Keynote: Make vs. Buy
Mark Downing, VP Corporate Strategy & Business Development, Silicon Laboratories
4:00 p.m. Keynote: Licensing the Crown Jewels - Capitalizing the Full Assets of Your Company
Kevin Klein, Director of IP Licensing, Freescale Semiconductor
4:45 p.m. Panel: What Keeps You Up at Night?
Moderator: Warren Savage, GSA IP Working Group Chair & CEO of IPextreme

Featured Panelists:

  • Jack Browne, Sr. VP of Sales & Marketing, Sonics, Inc.
  • Brian Gardner, VP of Business Development, True Circuits, Inc.
  • John Koeter, VP of Marketing, Synopsys, Inc.
  • Karl Whealton, Product Manager, Processor Division, ARM

5:45 p.m. Cocktail Reception - Opening remarks by Jack Browne, Sonics

About Sonics
Sonics, Inc. is a pioneer of network-on-chip (NoC) technology and today offers SoC designers the world's largest portfolio of intelligent, on-chip communications solutions for home entertainment, wireless, networking and mobile devices. With a broad array of silicon-proven IP, Sonics helps designers eliminate memory bottlenecks associated with complex, high-speed SoC design, streamline and unify data flows and solve persistent network challenges in embedded systems with multiple cores. As the leading supplier of on-chip communications networks, Sonics has more than 110 patent properties and has enabled its customers to ship more than one billion chips worldwide. Founded in 1996, Sonics is headquartered in Milpitas, Calif. with offices worldwide. For more information, please visit,, and follow us on twitter at

About GSA
The Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) has made a significant impact on the industry since its inception in 1994, playing a vital role with the emergence and worldwide adoption of the fabless business model. Today, the company continues its efforts with initiatives and focus to ensure the growth and profitability of the semiconductor industry. GSA's mission is to accelerate the growth and increase the return on invested capital of the global semiconductor industry by fostering a more effective ecosystem through collaboration, integration and innovation.

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