Silicom Ventures cordially invites you to the next seminar on

"Investing in the Electric Vehicle Ecosystem"

When: Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Nixon Peabody LLP Silicon Valley 200 Page Mill Road, Suite 200 Palo Alto, CA 94306-2022

Who: Silicom Ventures members only. Space is very limited and based on availability.
Please RSVP to info-sv@silicomventures by November 22nd.


6:00PM Dinner Buffet

6:30PM Keynote

7:30PM Networking

Keynote Speaker:Dipender Saluja will talk to us about Investing in the Electric Vehicle Ecosystem.  He is actively involved with investments in various aspects of the EV/PHEV Ecosystem, including Electric Vehicles, Batteries, Smart Grids, Electronics Platforms for EVs / PHEVs, Smart Charging and Infrastructure.

Dipender is currently with Capricorn Investment Group, a global investment firm that currently manages approximately $5 billion in total capital across a highly diversified, global blend of investment funds and opportunistic direct investment strategies.   At Capricorn, Dipender's focus is on Technology and Clean Tech investments.  Dipender is also currently President & CEO of Automatiks, which is one of Capricorn's portfolio companies.  Automatiks is developing electronic platforms for Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicles. 
Prior to this, Dipender spent 16 years in various operational management and staff roles at Cadence, the world's largest electronic design automation company.  Most recently he was Chief of Staff, in the office of the Chairman and CEO.  His prior roles at Cadence included Corporate Vice President of Technical Field Operations in which he led a 1200 person customer facing engineering team, GM of Global Services, in which he managed the services P&L and led a turnaround of the services business to profitability, GM of Asia Pacific field operations, and Vice President of Applications Engineering.  Dipender set up and managed organizations in various regions around the world, including North America, Europe, Japan, Korea, Greater China, and India.  Prior to Cadence, Dipender worked at Data General (now EMC), Honeywell, and ROLM (now IBM).  Dipender is an Electrical Engineer / Computer Scientist by training, and attended the University of North Dakota, the University of Minnesota, and Stanford. He currently lives in Los Altos, California, with his wife and son.