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Artisan Launches EDA-IP-Foundry Conference for IC Designers; First Artisan Community Design Conference --ACDC-- Rocks Silicon Valley in September

03 September 2003

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sep 3, 2003 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Artisan Components, Inc. (Nasdaq:ARTI), a leading provider of physical intellectual property (IP), today announced the first annual Artisan Community Design Conference (ACDC) to be held at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California on Thursday, September 25, 2003. The one-day event will feature technical, solutions-oriented presentations focusing on concept-to-silicon success for IC designers. Topics include signal integrity, leakage, design for yield and design integration of analog and mixed-signal IP. ACDC focuses on EDA interoperability and flows and how Artisan and EDA, foundry and IP partners collaborate to provide solutions for deep submicron design. A concurrent ACDC Partner EXPO will showcase Artisan partners exhibiting their newest design, verification, manufacturing and test solutions.

The conference agenda will begin with a welcome address by Mark Templeton, president and CEO of Artisan, and followed by a panel entitled, "Who Made Whom," moderated by EETimes editor Ron Wilson. Senior technologists from Artisan's leading EDA, IP and foundry partners will then deliver presentations in a design and production flow context. The presentations will focus on the technical collaborations currently underway between Artisan, design teams and partner companies in the design-to-manufacturing supply chain. The technical sessions, panel Q&A and the ACDC Partner EXPO will allow direct interaction with senior technologists and industry experts from Artisan and Artisan partner companies.

ACDC EDA and IP technical presenters include:

  • Applied Materials: John Madok, Director, Strategic Planning and New Business Development 
  • ARM: John Rayfield, VP Marketing
  • Artisan: Jim Hogan, Senior VP Business Development
  • Cadence Design Systems: Aki Fujimura, CTO and Managing Director
  • Denali Software, Inc: Mark Gogolewski, CTO
  • eSilicon: Gina Gloski, VP and General Manager
  • Magma Design Automation: Rajeev Madhavan, CEO and Chairman
  • Mentor Graphics: Jue-Hsien Chern, VP and General Manager
  • Rambus: Craig Hampel, Technology Director
  • Synopsys: Antun Domic, Sr. VP and General Manager

    Foundry partners participating are:
    Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing
    DongbuAnam
    Hynix
    IBM
    Silterra Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.
    SMIC
    Tower
    TSMC
    UMC

"For designers to achieve silicon success, close collaboration among design chain members is essential," commented Mark Templeton, Artisan's president and chief executive officer. "ACDC brings together key IC manufacturers, EDA, IP and design services companies -- all in one place, all in one day -- in the spirit of industry cooperation in the interest of the IC designer."

Event Information and Registration
ACDC is free to the IC design community, however space is limited. To register online, or for more information on the event, please visit http://access.arm.com.

Platinum Sponsors: Applied Materials, Cadence Design Systems, Mentor Graphics, Synopsys 
Gold Sponsor: Denali Software, Inc.
Silver Sponsor: Magma Design Automation

About Artisan Components
Artisan Components, Inc. is a leading provider of physical intellectual property (IP) components for the design and manufacture of complex system-on-a-chip integrated circuits. Artisan's products include embedded memory, standard cell, input/output, analog and mixed-signal components, which are designed to achieve the best combination of performance, density, power and yield for a given manufacturing process. Artisan has licensed its IP components to over 1,000 companies involved in integrated circuit design. Artisan is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. More information about Artisan Components, including free library access, can be found at http://access.arm.com.

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