Semico Research Announces Two Speakers for Nanotechnology Conference

10/1/2004 - Semico Research Corp has announced two key speakers for its nanotechnology conference scheduled for Thursday, November 4, at the Wyndham Hotel in San Jose, California.

Salvatore Coffa, research director of Silicon Optoelectronics and Post-Silicon Technologies for ST Microelectronics, will open the event with the morning keynote. Steve Jurvetson, managing director of capital investment firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson, will serve as the luncheon speaker.

"The caliber of these speakers, as well as the participation of other leading companies, demonstrates the importance of this topic within the semiconductor industry," stated Jim Feldhan, Semico president and CEO.

Other participating companies include Agilent, Altera, IBM, Intel, Mentor Graphics, Molecular Imprints, Motorola, Punk Ziegel Investment Banking Company, and Sandia Labs, as well as the semiconductor nanotechnology start-up companies, Nantero and Axon Technologies. Dr. Nicholas Tredennick, editor of the "Gilder Technology Report", will also be a speaker.

"The objective of this conference is to look at the impact of emerging technologies and their integration into the existing infrastructure," said Bob Merritt, vice president of Semico and conference chairman. "The speakers represent companies and organizations taking a leadership role in nanotechnology advancements. Attendees will gain the advantage of hearing a wide range of perspectives on the development and support of these exciting new technologies."

For more information, contact Julie Patch, Semico conference director, or access the conference website at (

About Semico
Semico Research Corp is a marketing and engineering research company located in Phoenix, Arizona. Semico was founded in 1994 by a group of semiconductor industry veterans who believed that the validity of semiconductor product forecasts could be greatly improved if the forecasts were based on semiconductor consumption in end-use markets. Semico forecasts, today, are based on that idea. Web:

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