Friday, October 12, 2007
5th International System-on-Chip (SoC) Conference
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5th International System-on-Chip (SoC) Conference, Exhibit & Workshops
Radisson Hotel Newport Beach (Near John Wayne Airport)

Broadcom SoC Career Day Workshop (Free Pass), Don't Miss Out!

THE MOST Innovative & Affordably Priced Technology Conference of the Year.

Learn and network at the premier industry event for technology professional

Platinum Sponsors: Jazz Semiconductor, Tensilica, MIPS Technologies, Inside GNSS. Gold Sponsors: Novelics Corp, CSU Fullerton Eng, Chapman University

Selected Participating Companies: Intel, IBM, Freescale, Toshiba, Tensilica, Jazz Semi, MIPS, Novelics, eASIC, Fujitsu, Texas Instruments, ST Micro, Kilopass, NXP, Broadcom, Nvidia, AMD, SiRF, MataiTech, Extreme DA, Chartered Semiconductor, Nascentric, Carbon Design, Silicon Canvas, ClioSoft, ENOVIA MatrixOne, EDN, Synopsys, Rambus, UCI, iSuppli, Nascentric, Tower Semiconductor, ARM, Innovative Silicon, Prodesign Electronics, AKA, OCB Services, Carnegie Mellon, Cadence, Altera, Mentor Graphics, Actel, Trimble, Faraday, National Semiconductor, AeA, Micron, Virage, and Much, Much More!

Workshops by Broadcom and ARM

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UCSB Gets $3M Gift For Stem Cell Center
Santa Barbara-based UC Santa Barbara said this week that it has received a $3M gift from William K. Bowes, Jr. to establish a endowed chair for the firm's planned Center for Stem Cell Biology and Engineering. Bowes is a venture capitalist at U.S. Venture Partners, where he the firm's founding partner. Bowes was the first shareholder and chairman of Thousand Oaks-based Amgen. According to UCSB, the professorship will be named after Bowes's mother, Ruth Garland.

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Leads360 Raises $3.25M
Santa Monica-based Leads360 has raised $3.25M in a venture funding round from Rustic Canyon Partners, the firm said earlier this week. Leads360 is a provider of customer acquisition and lead management software. According to Lead360, John Babcock of Rustic Canyon Partners will join the company's board as part of the funding. The firm said that the funding will go towards accelerating growth and expanding into new categories for the profitable company.

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Interview with Kim Kovacs, OptionEase
The world of software has seen a rapid shift towards software-as-a-service (SaaS) in the last few years, which has turned traditional software buying models upside down. San Juan Capistrano-based OptionEase ( has combined the trend towards software-as-a-service with the new regulatory pressures companies have around stock options, and has developed software-as-a-service offering to manage stock option administration. We bumped into the company at the VentureNet conference la (More info...)

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Elevation Partners Sells Pandemic Studios To EA
Private equity firm Elevation Partners has re-sold BioWare Corp. and Pandemic Studios, the video game development firms the company purchased in 2005, to Electronic Arts. The deal is worth $860M. Pandemic Studios was originally based in Los Angeles, and the firms continue to maintain an operation here. Electronic Arts said Thursday that it is acquiring VG Holding Corp., the holding company which is the parent firm of BioWare Corp. and Pandemic Studios, and roughly 800 employees across Edmonton, (More info...)

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Cornerstone OnDemand Opens EMEA Offices
Santa Monica-based Cornerstone OnDemand said Thursday afternoon that it has opened up a slew of new European offices for the firm. The company, which develops software used by human resources departments to manage their employees, said that it has opened offices in London, Paris, Munich and Tel Aviv. The new offices will provide customer care, consulting, account management, and sales throughout Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The opening of the new offices follows a $32M investment round l (More info...)

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Networkcar Ties Into Software Provider
San Diego-based Networkcar, a provider of wireless vehicle management systems, said earlier this week that it has partnered with Arsenault Associates, a provider of fleet maintenance software. The firm said that the two will use Networkcar's vehicle management system to provide information such as odometer readings, meter readings, and diagnostic trouble code notifications to Arsenault's maintenance software, to automate scheduling of preventative maintenance. Networkcar provides hardware which (More info...)

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Emulex Connects Into Virtualization Software
Costa Mesa-based Emulex said earlier this week that the firm's virtual Host Bus Adapter technology has been incorporate into the latest release of virtualization software provider VMware's Infrastructure product. The technology provides support for server virtualization in storage area networks using a technique called "N-Port ID Virtualization." The software was incorporated as part of a VMware "Community Source" program, which allows its partners to add to its source code base. N-Port ID Virtu (More info...)

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Forbes MEET II - Beverly Hills - October 24-25
Forbes MEET II
Turmoil & Transitions: Building the Next Digital Revolution
Oct. 24-25, 2007
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Meet the drivers of the next digital revolution for an intensive look at how to succeed in a rapidly evolving world where both new and old-line businesses compete for a foothold. Get ready to engage in a truly powerhouse forum as you join forces with Forbes editors and today’s A-list players.

Headlining this executive-only forum is a unique lineup of media moguls and news-making visionaries. Speakers include: InterActive Corp.’s Barry Diller, Disney’s Robert Iger, MGM’s Harry Sloan, AT&T’s Randall Stephenson, Yucaipa Companies’ Ron Burkle; plus CEOs and leading execs from YouTube, Move Networks, 2929 Entertainment, Fox Mobile Entertainment, Glam Media, 24/7 Real Media, Inc., United Talent Agency, Cisco, BitTorrent, Zelnick Media, Sony Pictures Digital, Nokia, Google, Yahoo! and more.

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