Managing Turbulence:
The Semiconductor Industry from an EDA Perspective
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DATE :  October 13th, 2009   ABSTRACT : 

The semiconductor industry was the engine of the high tech revolution and the EDA industry was a major factor and enabler of this revolution. However, in the last few years there has been a stagnation in EDA, partly due to fierce competition and commoditization. This in turn affected rate of new EDA company creations and their exit success. Dr. Chi-Foon, the president of Synopsys, the most successful EDA company will discuss the issues and challenges facing the industry and its effect on potential investments in EDA start ups.

VENUE :  KPMG - 500 E. Middlefield Rd. Mountain View, CA  
5:00 - 6:00pm Poster Session / Buffet Dinner / Networking
6:00 -7:00pm Company Presentations
7:00 - 7:30pm Break / Poster Session / Networking
7:30 - 8:30pm Keynote Speaker
8:30 - 9:00pm Poster Session / Networking
DR. CHI-FOON CHAN President and Chief Operating Officer for Synopsys, As such, Dr. Chan exercises full global responsibility for driving the broad range of efforts required to manage the company's internal operations and worldwide field organization. He joined Synopsys in 1990 as Vice President of Applications and Services. Dr. Chan has served as Senior Vice President, Design Tools Group, with responsibility for the business group structure that has continued to grow Synopsys’ core EDA business into a principal market position. As General Manager, DesignWare Operations, he initiated Synopsys’ IP program. He also served as Vice President, Engineering, and as Senior Vice President, Worldwide Field Organization, where he advanced global expansion into India, Ireland, and China. In January 1997 he was promoted to his current position of and Chief Operating Officer, adding the title of President in May 1998, at which time he joined the Synopsys Board of Directors. Previously, at NEC Corporation, Dr. Chan was General Manager of the microprocessor group, responsible for marketing all NEC microprocessor devices in North America. Prior to NEC, Dr. Chan was an engineering manager at Intel Corporation. Dr. Chan serves on the Boards of Directors for the Hong Kong Silicon Valley advisory group HKSV.COM. He is an Industry Fellow of ISQED He is also a Visiting Professor of Peking University and a member of the Committee of 100. Dr. Chan was born in Taiwan, raised in Hong Kong, and moved to the United States in 1968. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Chan, his wife and two children currently live in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. In his leisure time, he enjoys reading and attending the symphony.
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