December 04, 2006 11:02 ET

VSIA Discusses Top IP Issues at IP/SOC

WAKEFIELD, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 4, 2006 -- 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 the IP/SOC conference in Grenoble, France. Topics to be discussed will include the two recently formed new workgroups to address verification IP quality and IP encryption. Additionally the organization recently released updated hard IP tagging standard, soft IP tagging standard and a tag reader/writer tool, all available for free download from the VSIA website at

Panel Title: How to Evaluate and Choose Hard IP
When: Dec 6, 2006, 15:15
Who: Moderated by: Jim Lipman; Panelists include: Michael Kaskowitz (Senior
Vice President, Semiconductor IP, Mosaid), Larry Morrell (VP, GM IP
Products, Impinj Inc.), Kathy Werner (VSIA & Freescale), Brent Dichter
(ARM), Mary Ann White (Virage Logic), Mike Kliment (Mentor Graphics)

Panel Title: Design knowledge sharing or IP reuse? Is design reuse
practical and viable in an enterprise?
When: December 6, 2006, 16:45
Who: Moderated by: Richard Wallace (EE Times); Panelists include: Kathy
Werner (Freescale), David Yoon (Cisco), Bernard Candaele (Thalès group),
Bill Martin (Mentor Graphics), Gabrièle Saucier (Design and Reuse),
Frédéric Joly (TES Electronic Systems)

Presentation Title: VSIA - Update
When: December 6, 2006, 18:00
Who: Kathy Werner, President of the VSI Alliance
For more information: Contact Hillary Cain, Cain Communications at 831-439-2071 or

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

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