ISA to organize two-day conclave in February

By siliconindia staff writer   |   Thursday, 22 December 2005, 08:00 Hrs   |    1 Comments
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BANGALORE: The Indian Semiconductor Association (ISA) is the leading voice of the semiconductor industry in India. ISA’s vision is to establish India as the preferred global hub for excellence in creation of semiconductor products through technology leadership.

Now ISA brings to you the Vision Summit 2006, a 2-day conclave to be held on February 8 and 9 at The Leela Palace, Bangalore featuring the who's who of the semiconductor world. Vision Summit is a platform for business analysts, thought leaders and top management of the semiconductor industry. The event features prominent speakers who will share their insights through topics, which are most relevant to the industry today.

The theme of the event is: “The Triple Play of Design, Software and Manufacturing - India leads the way for a new paradigm in Semiconductors.”

The semiconductor industry has seen the emergence of fabless companies from pure IDM's, a decade ago.

Creation of semiconductor products swiftly became a complex, 3 dimensional process with software emerging as the third new axis. This complexity of semiconductor applications demands a strong interplay of design and software development while manufacturing as processes continue to shrink.

India is uniquely poised to play a leading role in bringing about this paradigm shift, given its proven competence in software and semiconductor design, and most recently, the focused initiatives to develop a local semiconductor manufacturing industry. The ISA, with strong backing from the Government of India, is setting into motion the triple play paradigm and spearheading the ongoing development of the semiconductor manufacturing industry in India. India is one of the fastest growing markets for electronics and semiconductor products worldwide, expecting to touch $40 billion in revenues by 2010 (courtesy In-stat).

“The response to the event has been overwhelming from the semiconductor design industry as also the electronic manufacturing segment. We also expect a delegation from Taiwan to participate. The majority of our speakers are global leaders, which points to the need for such a forum to share ideas and lay the foundation for tomorrow. Delegates are expected from India, U.S., Taiwan, China and Singapore,” said Poornima Shenoy, President, India Semiconductor Association.

Academics, Business strategists, CXOs, Global media, Global players, HR heads, Investors, Market analysts, Marketing and business development heads and senior government officials can attend the conclave, a press release said.

Key speakers at the Vision Summit are:
Aditya Sapru, Frost & Sullivan Arun Madhavan, Art of Living, Dr. Biswadip Mitra, Texas Instruments (India) Pvt. Ltd., Bob Kondamuri, Xalted Networks, Chris Rowen, Tensilica, Damien Chan, EDB Singapore, Francoise Guibert, ST Microelectronics Pvt. Ltd., Gary Johnson, Portal Player Pvt. Ltd., Dr. Joseph Xie, SMIC, Vahid Manian, Broadcom, Dr Vinod Agarwal, SemIndia, Somshankar Das, e4e, Ted Vucurevich, Cadence Design Systems, Rajeev Madhavan, Magma, Sanjay Srivasatava, Denalisoft, Ulf Schneider, Infineon.

Registration Details:

Register before January 10, 2006 and avail the early bird offer
For members – 7000 ($160) & non-members. 8500 ($190)

For more details call Gaurav K Punjabi at
+91-80-4122 1866 or +91 9880186234

About ISA:

As a national platform, the primary objective of ISA is to act as a catalyst for the growth of the semiconductor industry in India. ISA is committed to establishing India as the preferred hub for global excellence in the creation of semiconductor products through technology leadership. ISA's member companies represent diverse areas such as Indian semiconductor/service companies, PSU semiconductor companies, MNC semiconductor/services companies, EDA companies, semiconductor IP/embedded s/w/TAPP service providers, academia and venture capitalists. ISA operates under the leadership of an Executive Council comprising of thought leaders from the semiconductor industry. Since its inception in November 2004, ISA has expanded its presence across three cities – Bangalore, Hyderabad and Delhi. It has 84 members from across the country.

The Future of the Semiconductor Industry in India:

The Indian Semiconductor Industry had a potential to grow to a 40 billion dollar industry by 2010 and have a huge impact on the Gross Domestic Product of the country, according to the Indian Semiconductor Association Vice Chairman Anand Anandkumar. The domestic market for chips in India is estimated at $800 million by the end 2005, a fraction of the global $220 billion chip pie growing at a rate of 12 to 15 percent. India ultimately needs a fabrication plant, or "fab", which would cost $3-4 billion. Chips are increasingly loaded with software, where India's $17 billion software industry has an edge. India's market for mobile phones, cable TV boxes and computers will also help as local chip makers will be better placed to service the market.

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