January 22, 2007 11:00 ET

VSIA Debates Top IP Issues at DesignCon 2007

WAKEFIELD, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 22, 2007 --The VSI Alliance (VSIA), the leading IP standards body for the electronics industry, invites you to join representatives from the organization as they debate and discuss top intellectual property (IP) issues at DesignCon 2007 in Santa Clara, CA. VSIA Board Members and member companies will address IP Encryption, IP selection and IP verification in three different panels. In support of these discussions the organization recently released updated hard IP tagging standard, soft IP tagging standard and a tag reader/writer tool. These standards and software, along with the QIP Metric logos, are all available for free download from the VSIA website at

Panel Title: Selecting the Right Encryption Technique for Securing
             Silicon IP
When:        Tuesday, January 30, 2007, 3:45 pm
Who:         Moderated by Bryan Lewis, Gartner Group; Panelists: Victor
             Berman, Cadence; Gary Delp, LSI Logic; Bill Martin, Mentor
             Graphics; Jim Robinson, Synplicity; Mobashar Yazdani, HP

Panel Title: IP Selection 101 - Picking and Choosing the Right IP for
             Your Next Chip
When:        Wednesday, January 31, 2007, 2:00 pm
Who:         Moderated by Kathy Werner, VSIA, Freescale; Panelists: Robert
             Barnes, ARM; Walter Ng, Chartered Semiconductor; Michael
             O'Neil, AMI Semiconductor; Adam Traidman, Chip Estimate;
             Mobashar Yazdani, HP

Panel Title: Who Verifies Your Third-Party Design IP?
When:        Wednesday, January 31, 2007, 3:45 pm
Who:         Moderated by Vigyan Singhal, Oski Technology, Panelists:
             Prakash Bare, Rambus; Nagendra Cherukupalli, Cypress
             Semiconductor; Harry Foster, Mentor Graphics; Ralph Morgan,
             Synopsys; Kathy Werner, VSIA, Freescale
About VSIA

The VSI Alliance (VSIA) is an open, international organization that includes representatives from all segments of the SoC industry: System houses, Semiconductor vendors, Electronic Design Automation (EDA) companies, and Intellectual Property (IP) providers. VSIA's mission is to dramatically enhance the productivity of the SoC design community by providing leading edge commercial and technical solutions and insight into the development, integration and reuse of IP. VSIA has wide industry participation with more than 70 member companies from around the world. Membership is open to any company with an interest in the development and promotion of business solutions and open standards used in the design of System-on-Chip. For more information, visit the VSIA web site at, or e-mail to

Contact Information

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    Hillary Cain
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