As the premier conference for the design and automation of electronic systems, DAC offers outstanding training, education, exhibits and superb networking opportunities for designers, researchers, tool developers and vendors.
Gabrièle Saucier - Design and Reuse, Grenoble, France
In this session, we will have two panels to hear perspectives from both sides. The private company panel will discuss with founders their strategies for building a company that can thrive in a competitive market. The public companies panel will discuss their approach toward acquisitions and some of the things that private companies should know that can increase their valuation.
2.1 PANEL: Private Companies in the Semiconductor IP Industry and Ecosystem
In this discussion, panelists will offer DAC audiences an insider’s perspective on what it takes to succeed in the semiconductor IP market. Joining this panel will be founders of companies of various ages, from new ventures to 20-year-old institutions.
Panelists will present their viewpoints on how they got started, best business practices, and strategies for competing with larger players in the market. They will also delve into the challenges faced by smaller players in the IP ecosystem and the practicalities of carving out their place in an ever-changing market.
John Blyler - Extension Media, Portland, OR
Hal Barbour - CAST, Inc., Woodcliff Lake, NJ
Shishir Gupta - Truechip Solutions Pvt., Ltd., New Delhi, IN
In recent years we have seen a considerable amount of acquisition activity by the large, public players in the semiconductor IP industry. At the same time we have seen an explosion in the formation of new, private IP companies. Listen to our moderator attempt to determine via public interview, the investment and acquisition strategies of three of the largest IP companies in the industry.
Lucio Lanza, Lanza TechVentures, Palo Alto, CA
Navraj Nandra - Synopsys, Inc., Mountain View, CA
Martin Lund - Cadence Design Systems, Inc., San Jose, CA
Farzad Zarrinfar - Mentor Graphics Corporation, Fremont, CA