Time Program Item  
3:30 p.m. Registration  
4:00 p.m.

Panel: Fueling Success and Innovation
A look at existing and alternative semiconductor funding models that are fueling innovation, spurring investment, and mitigating risk.

Moderated by Gunjeet Baweja, Managing Director, Head of West Coast Mergers & Acquisitions, Needham & Company


Gunjeet Baweja
  • Shankar Chandran, Vice President, Samsung Catalyst Fund, Samsung Strategy and Innovation Center (SSIC)
Shankar Chandran
  • Amer Haider, Vice President, Corporate and Business Development, Cavium
Amer Haider
  • Keith Larson, Vice President, Managing Director, Intel Capital

Keith Larson
  • Angel Orrantia, Business Development Director, SK Telecom Americas Innovation Center
Angel Orrantia
  George Pavlov
4:30 p.m. Panel Q&A  
4:45 p.m.

Panel: Exits - Finding Success in Semiconductor Start-Ups
A panel representing the financial ecosystem, discussing the key elements required for a successful semiconductor exit in today’s environment.

Moderated by Steve Domenik, General Partner, Sevin Rosen Funds


Steve Domenik
  • Alan Jepsen, SVP - Managing Director, Technology & Life Sciences Division, Comerica Bank

Alan Jepsen
  • Tom Kao, Vice President, Corporate Strategies, Integrated Device Technology
Tom Kao
  • Andy Oberst, Senior Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development. QUALCOMM Technologies
Andy Oberst
  Stanley Pierson
  Matt Sachse
5:15 p.m. Panel Q&A  
5:30 p.m. Networking Break  
5:45 p.m.

Panel: Enabling Today's Start-Ups
How the ecosystem is helping start-ups increase their efficiencies and secure their operational success by reducing initial costs and infrastructure requirements.

Moderated by Len Perham, President & Chief Executive Officer, MoSys


Len Perham
  • Sajiv Dalal, Vice President, Business Management, TSMC
Sajiv Dalal
  • Bruce Jewett, Senior Director, Solutions Marketing, Synopsys
Bruce Jewett
  • Mike Noonen, Executive Vice President, Global Sales, Marketing, Quality and Design, GLOBALFOUNDRIES
Mike Noonen
  • Geoff Ribar, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Cadence Design Systems
Geoff Ribar
6:15 p.m. Panel Q&A  
6:30 p.m.

Panel: Case Studies - Success Stories in Funding, IPOs and M&As
This panel will highlight lessons learned from entrepreneurs that have successfully completed funding and exits and address challenges unique to today’s environment that entrepreneurs must navigate in order to ensure success.

Moderated by Ralph Schmitt, CEO, OCZ (formerly CEO of PLX Technology)


Ralph Schmitt
  • Faraj Aalaei, President & Chief Executive Officer, Aquantia
Faraj Aalaei
  • Ron Jankov, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Processor and Wireless Infrastructure, Broadcom

Ron Jankov
  • Dr. Paul Russo, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Geo Semiconductor

Dr. Paul Russo
  Dennis Segers
7:00 p.m. Panel Q&A  
7:15 p.m. Reception