Posted: August 24, 2010

GLOBALFOUNDRIES to Host Forum with Senior Executives from World Leaders in Semiconductor IP and EDA Community at GTC 2010

(Nanowerk News) At the Global Technology Conference on September 1, senior executives from leading firms in the EDA/IP industry will join GLOBALFOUNDRIES in an Executive Forum about the increasing challenges in design enablement and manufacturing on advanced technology nodes. The GTC 2010 forum, which will take place at 1:00 p.m. PDT in the auditorium of the Santa Clara Convention Center, will be introduced by GLOBALFOUNDRIES CEO Doug Grose and moderated by Mojy Chian, senior vice president of design enablement.
The discussion will feature the following panelists:
  • Simon Segars, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Physical IP Division, ARM
  • Lip-Bu Tan, President and Chief Executive Officer, Cadence Design Systems
  • Joe Sawicki, Vice President and General Manager, Design-to-Silicon Division, Mentor Graphics
  • Aart de Geus, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Synopsys
  • "As the industry continues to adopt more advanced technologies, close and early collaboration between process development and leading-edge design has become critically important," Chian said. "The EDA/IP ecosystem is a defining link in this process, and we are privileged to have some of the top executive minds in this space to help us explore opportunities for delivering a better model for foundry design enablement. It is truly a rarity to have these four leaders sit down together in such a venue, which is a testament to the importance they place on collaborating to help our mutual customers bring their next-generation designs to life."
    About GTC 2010
    GLOBALFOUNDRIES' inaugural Global Technology Conference features keynotes from industry leaders and presentations from senior members of the GLOBALFOUNDRIES management and technical teams, with a special emphasis on how the company achieves time-to-volume leadership by leveraging global collaboration with customers and partners. GTC 2010 begins Wednesday, September 1 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, kicking off a series of GTC 2010 "Road Show" events to be held at strategic international venues including China, Taiwan, Japan and Europe.
    GLOBALFOUNDRIES is the world's first full-service semiconductor foundry with a truly global manufacturing and technology footprint. Launched in March 2009 through a partnership between AMD [NYSE: AMD] and the Advanced Technology Investment Company (ATIC), GLOBALFOUNDRIES provides a unique combination of advanced technology, manufacturing excellence and global operations. With the integration of Chartered in January 2010, GLOBALFOUNDRIES significantly expanded its capacity and ability to provide best-in-class foundry services from mainstream to the leading edge. GLOBALFOUNDRIES is headquartered in Silicon Valley with manufacturing operations in Singapore, Germany, and a new leading-edge fab under construction in Saratoga County, New York. These sites are supported by a global network of R&D, design enablement, and customer support in Singapore, China, Taiwan, Japan, the United States, Germany, and the United Kingdom. For more information on GLOBALFOUNDRIES, visit
    Source: GLOBALFOUNDRIES (press release)
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