Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 6:00p.m.
SEMICONDUCTOR STARTUP CORPORATE VENTURE CAPITAL PANEL WITH ADRIAN WOOLLEY, AYMERIK RENARD, GARETH KEANE, KEITH LARSON AND RAJESH SWAMINATHAN.
Wilson Sonsini, Palo Alto, CA
What does the future hold for semiconductor industry startups?
While semiconductors were once a haven for entrepreneurism and startups starting back in the 1960's with companies like Fairchild and Intel giving birth to "Silicon Valley," startups are now more synonymous with consumer apps than the semiconductor industry. The industry is seeing a tremendous shift in terms of the number of seed and series A deals with semiconductor startups but megatrends around mobile, IoT, and data center are driving a new wave of semiconductor startups as well as semiconductor startup incubators and accelerators. Join Silicon Catalyst's startup seminar in April 2016 to get the perspective directly from a panel of leading corporate venture capitalists in the semiconductor industry. VC's from leading companies including Applied Ventures, Cypress Semiconductor, Intel Capital, Qualcomm Ventures, and Sandisk Ventures will share their thoughts on startups and the semiconductor industry. This event is organized by Silicon Catalyst, the industry's first incubator for semiconductor solution startups.
- Adrian Woolley, Cypress Semiconductor, Vice President of Strategic Marketing
- Aymerik Renard, Sandisk Ventures, Director
- Gareth Keane, Qualcomm Ventures, Investment Manager
- Keith Larson, Intel Capital, Vice President
- Rajesh Swaminathan, Applied Ventures, Investment Director