Like the years before, the 2000 IEEE International ASIC/SOC Conference will present excellent distinguished speakers from research and industry.
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KEYNOTE SPEAKER  (LUNCHEON SPEAKER)

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As general manager of IBM’s Microelectronics Division, Dr. John E. Kelly III is responsible for IBM’s worldwide microelectronics business, which offers customers one of the most advanced product portfolios in the industry.
  Dr. Kelly joined IBM in 1980. Between 1980 and 1990, he held numerous management and technical positions related to the development and manufacturing of IBM’s advanced semiconductor technologies. In 1990, he was named director of IBM’s Semiconductor Research and Development Center. In 1994, he was appointed Vice President of Business Process Reengineering for the Microelectronics Division. In 1995, he was named Vice President of Systems, Technology and Science for the
IBM Research Division. In this role, Dr. Kelly was responsible for the company’s most advanced research activities. The following year, he was named Vice President of Strategy, Technology and Operations for the Microelectronics Division. In 1997, he was appointed Vice President of Server Development (from work stations to supercomputers) for IBM.
In January 1999, Dr. Kelly assumed his current position.

Dr. Kelly received a Bachelor of Science degree in physics from Union College in 1976. He holds a Master of Science degree in physics from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) (1978) and received his Doctorate in materials engineering from RPI in 1980.
Dr. Kelly is a member of IBM’s senior executive Worldwide Management Council. He is also a senior member of the
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Dr. Kelly is serving as vice chairman of the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) Board and the SIA Technology Committee.

JOHN E. KELLY III
General Manager, IBM Microelectronics Division

LUNCHEON SPEAKER   (KEYNOTE SPEAKER)

JAMES URQUHART
Chief Operating Officer and Director, ARM Holdings plc.

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James Urquhart, Chief Operating Officer and Director, has been with ARM since its inception, and was one of the founding engineers of the ARM microprocessor. He served as Executive Vice President Sales and Marketing from 1996 to February 1998 when he was appointed Chief Operating Officer. He was appointed to the board of the Company in March 1998.
He joined
Acorn in 1984 as a VLSI Design Engineer to work on the ARM Program and in 1985 became Manager of the VLSI Design Group at Acorn. Prior to that he was with Plessey Research, where he worked on analog and digital developments utilizing high speed CMOS, Bipolar and Gallium Arsenide technologies.
He holds a BSc from
Bath University in Physics and Physical Electronics.

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