CMP's Semiconductor Insights Creates an Intellectual Property Symposium for the Electronics Industry



    
    Inaugural Event Co-locates with Embedded Systems Conference Silicon
    Valley
    

    SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 13 /CNW/ -- CMP's Semiconductor Insights (SI) today
announced the creation of an Intellectual Property (IP) Symposium for the
Electronics Industry. The two-day event, which will take place April 15-16,
2008 at the San Jose Fairmont Hotel, will be co-branded with EE Times and SI
and will co-locate with the Embedded Systems Conference Silicon Valley. The
symposium will feature two tracks - one addressing technical issues in IP
targeted to engineering and patent professionals, and one focused on the
business of IP oriented to senior executives.
    "IP is arguably the largest issue facing today's electronics industry,
with information and education being key to mitigating an organization's
risk", stated Jenn Markey, SI's VP Marketing and Sourcing. "However, existing
forums where technology professionals can table, learn about, and discuss IP
opportunities, threats, and best practices are either too broad to be useful,
addressing everything from pharmaceutical to biotech, or too fragmented to
develop industry consensus. We are extremely pleased to be able to bring this
targeted IP program to the electronics industry."
    Electronics is a unique industry with convergence, short product
lifecycles, and royalty stacking all conspiring against vendor success. In
addition, licensing has emerged as a standalone business model in its own
right, although a controversial one. This reality means a unique approach is
required to build, manage and leverage one's IP for strategic advantage in the
electronics industry.
    "EE Times is the go-to-source for information in the electronics
industry, always addressing the top-of-mind issues for engineers and execs
alike, serving to provide industry perspective and helping to form opinion. IP
is definitely one of these hot buttons," stated Paul Miller, President CMP
Electronics Group. "We are very excited to leverage SI's knowledge base to
deliver a technology industry focused IP program to our larger electronics
audience."
    For more information about the event, speaking opportunities and
sponsorship, please contact Sean Raman at 415-947-6622 or sraman@cmp.com.
    
    About Semiconductor Insights - A CMP Company
    
    Semiconductor Insights (SI) (www.semiconductor.com) is the leading
technical advisor to the world's microelectronics community. SI supports its
clients through the technical investigation of patents, integrated circuits
and electronic systems. Its TECHinsights division helps technology companies
benchmark competing devices, improve time to market, and solve technical
problems while its IPinsights division helps technology companies and legal
professionals evaluate, develop and monetize their intellectual property.
Typical clients are major electronics and semiconductor corporations in Japan,
Korea, Taiwan, Europe and North America, and the law firms that represent
them.  SI is a division of CMP (www.cmp.com).
    
    About CMP (http://www.cmp.com/)
    
    CMP is a media and marketing solutions company serving the technology
industry.  With the leading online, event and print brands in all technology
market categories, and with services and tools that reach beyond traditional
advertising, CMP shapes and influences the technology industry worldwide.  CMP
publishes highly respected media brands such as TechWeb, InformationWeek,
ChannelWeb, CRN, EE Times and TechOnline; produces major industry events such
as Interop, Web 2.0, XChange, Game Developer Conference and the Embedded
Systems Conferences; and provides business information and marketing services
such as the International Customer Management Institute, Semiconductor
Insights and Second Life consulting for technology marketers.  CMP is a
subsidiary of United Business Media (http://www.unitedbusinessmedia.com/), a
global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with
a market capitalization of more than $3 billion.  For more CMP news, go to
cmp.com/news.

    
    Press Contact:
    Jill Perry
    Semiconductor Insights
    jillp@semiconductor.com
    613-599-6500
    




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For further information: Jill Perry, Semiconductor Insights, 
jillp@semiconductor.com, +1-613-599-6500 Web Site: http://www.cmp.com        
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