Chief Executives from Leading Semiconductor and Nanoelectronic Start-Ups to Present at Dow Jones MicroVentures Conference

Dow Jones MicroVentures Conference

  Industry and Market Context To Be Provided by Experts From Cadence Design, Qualcomm and Stanford University on Dec. 13 and 14, 2005, in Redwood City, Calif.  

Eighty chief executives from the most promising semiconductor and nanoelectronic start-up companies have been invited to present their business plans to an audience of venture capitalists, analysts, chief technology officers and corporate development executives at this year's MicroVentures Conference--produced by Dow Jones VentureWire--Dec. 13 and 14, 2005, at the Sofitel San Francisco Bay in Redwood City, Calif.

Now in its fourth year, MicroVentures is the bellwether event for the chip industry, providing an impartial view of the emerging semiconductor-related technologies and services in areas such as communications, electronic design automation, multimedia, nanoelectronics, power management, silicon systems, and wireless. The two-day event will feature compelling panel discussions on the challenges of targeting the consumer market for semiconductor companies, how nanotechnology can drive value and differentiation and best practices for building the new breed of chip start-ups.

Among the featured keynote presenters is Michael Fister, president and chief executive officer of Cadence Design Systems. The former Intel executive will discuss his plans for maintaining Cadence's market-leadership position in an interview with Don Clark, deputy bureau chief of The Wall Street Journal's San Francisco bureau.

Another keynote presentation will feature Sanjay Jha, executive vice president of CDMA technologies at Qualcomm. In an on-stage interview with Barron's Editor Mark Vevereka, Mr. Jha will discuss the ongoing growth in his division, one of the largest fabless semiconductor designers in the world.

Attendees also will learn about the most promising emerging chip technologies from R. Fabian Pease, the William Ayer Professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University.

This year's MicroVentures Conference is sponsored by Latham & Watkins LLP. Association partners include the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association and FSA. Exhibitors include MIPS Technology Inc. and Virtual PR.

For more information or to register, call (866) 291-1800 or go to

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