Twelve of World's Top 15 Semiconductor Companies Including Intel, Samsung and Texas Instruments to Exhibit at Mainland China's Largest-Ever IC Trade Event

Global Sources
2007-02-27 17:20 849

HONG KONG, Feb. 27 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Twelve of the world's 15 largest semiconductor companies are set to showcase their latest technologies at mainland China's largest-ever IC exhibition -- the 12th International IC-China Conference and Exhibition (IIC-China).

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Global Sources' (Nasdaq: GSOL) IIC-China and Embedded Systems Conference-China (ESC-China) will be co-located and run in:

-- Shenzhen: March 5-6 at the Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center

-- Beijing: March 8-9, China World Trade Center

-- Shanghai: March 13-14, Shanghai Mart

Exhibitors include Altera, Analog Devices, Atmel, Fairchild Semiconductor, Freescale Semiconductor, Intel, International Rectifier, Intersil, Micron Technology, NEC, NXP Semiconductors, Qimonda, Renesas Technology, Samsung, SigmaTel, Spansion, STMicroelectronics, Texas Instruments and Toshiba Semiconductor.

Mark A. Saunderson, president of Global Sources' Electronics Business Unit, said: "This year's show presents even more design ideas and solutions. Combined, all three venues will showcase more than 900 booths -- up 12 percent from 2006.

"The show continues to grow, particularly in Shenzhen, where we will host a record 486 booths -- up 24 percent from last year.

"Plus, we expect a full-house in each city with a record 30,000 Chinese engineers attending the events. "

IIC-China Expands to Include Electronic Components in Shenzhen

IIC-China will launch a Components Pavilion in Shenzhen to exhibit quality components suitable for use in mainland China's export electronics products.

More than 90 manufacturers at over 130 booths will showcase components including active and passive components, interconnects and electromechanical components.

Next-Generation Technologies Discussed at 2007 Conference Program with Panelists from Altera, Ceva, Infineon, Micrel, NXP Semiconductors, SigmaTel, and Tensilica

Senior executives from the world's top semiconductor companies are scheduled to deliver keynote addresses at each IIC-China venue:

-- Shenzhen: NXP Semiconductors Senior Vice President and General

Manager, Home Business Unit, Giel Rutten

-- Beijing: Atmel Corporation President and CEO, Steven Laub

-- Shanghai: Texas Instruments Asia President, Terry Cheng

IIC-China's 2007 Summit program focuses on the challenges and opportunities of going portable. Panelists are senior managers from Altera, Ceva, Infineon, Micrel, NXP Semiconductors, SigmaTel, and Tensilica. Sessions will be held on March 6 in Shenzhen, March 9 in Beijing and March 14 in Shanghai.

Vendor Seminars for Engineers Cover Embedded Systems, Automotive Electronics and EDA Tools

Engineers can also learn about specific technologies including embedded systems, automotive electronics and EDA tools at more than 100 IIC-China Vendor Seminars. Companies hosting seminars include Altera, Altium, Analog Devices, Freescale Semiconductor, Intel, Micrel, NXP Semiconductors, Primarion, SigmaTel and Texas Instruments.

Annual Creativity in Electronics Awards Winners to Be Named at Gala Dinner

The Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Awards ceremony will be held on March 5 to open the Shenzhen stage of IIC-China.

The ACE Awards being presented cover 24 awards in total including Best Brand of the Year, Outstanding Services of the Year, Startup of the Year, Editor's Choice and 20 Product of the Year awards.

Atmel is a gold sponsor of the ACE Awards in mainland China. Micrel, Microchip Technology and Marco Polo Shenzhen are silver sponsors of the event.

IIC-China is open to qualified visitors from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. More information and online pre-registration are available at or the Chinese website at .

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