Anita Borg Institute Partners With India Semiconductor Association to Provide New Track at Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing India

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 25, 2011) - The Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology has partnered with the India Semiconductor Association (ISA) to provide a new track at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing India, December 14-16, 2011 at the KTPO Trade Centre, Bangalore, India. ISA is the premier trade body representing the Indian Electronic System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) industry and has represented it since 2005. ISA is committed towards building global awareness for the Indian ESDM industry and supporting its growth through focused initiatives in developing the ecosystem.

The ISA session on Women in Technology - Semiconductor, Systems and Electronics will take place on Thursday, December 15th and features a panel discussion on "Opportunities and Growth in the Semiconductor industry." Eminent panelists from ISA member companies will share their views on the opportunities and growth potential in the semiconductor industry. The panel will also touch upon the innovation that lies ahead and challenges faced.

"The Anita Borg Institute is proud to be partnering with the ISA. This partnership is an excellent example of organizations working together on the challenges of recruiting, retaining and advancing women in technology. Research shows diverse technical teams are more innovative and profitable. As India continues to thrive in the areas of research and technology development, partnerships like the one between ISA and the Anita Borg Institute will help organizations and society benefit from technical women's contributions. Technical women are the key to India's future success," said Deanna Kosaraju, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for the Anita Borg Institute.

"The demand in the Indian market of ESDM industry was USD 45 Billion in 2008-09 and is expected to reach USD 400 Billion by 2020. ISA supports the growth of this industry through various focused initiatives through publishing credible data, networking events and alliances with other international associations. We are proud to be associated with The Anita Borg Institute for the 'Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing India' which shares a similar vision for the technical women and the aspiring young students in the field of technology," said PVG Menon, President, India Semiconductor Association.

The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing India is designed to bring the research and career interests of women in computing to the forefront. Leading researchers present their current work, while special sessions focus on the role of women in today's technology fields, including computer science, information technology, research and engineering. The technical conference features well known keynote speakers, panels, workshops, technical posters, birds of a feather sessions and an Awards Celebration. This year's theme "What Next...?" recognizes that innovation in technology arises from the question what comes next in the evolution of technology and the culture of technology.

Sponsors of the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing India include Founding Sponsor Google; Gold Sponsors Cisco, Microsoft, NetApp and SAP; Silver Sponsors Amazon, CA Technologies, IBM and Thomson Reuters; and Bronze Sponsors Adobe, Brocade, Goldman Sachs, HP, Intel, Juniper Networks, Symantec, ThoughtWorks, Xerox and Yahoo!

The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing India is a program of the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology. For information on registration or sponsorship go to

About the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology (ABI)

The Anita Borg Institute provides resources and programs to help industry, academia, and government recruit, retain, and develop women leaders in high-tech fields, resulting in higher levels of technological innovation. Our programs serve high-tech women by creating a community and providing tools to help them develop their careers. ABI is a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 charitable organization. ABI Partners include: Google, HP, Microsoft, CA Technologies, Cisco, Facebook, First Republic Bank, IBM, Intel, Intuit, Lockheed Martin, National Science Foundation, National Security Agency, NetApp, SAP, Symantec, Thomson Reuters, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Amazon, Broadcom, Motorola Foundation, Raytheon, Salesforce, and Yahoo! For more information, visit

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