MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - May 1, 2008) - The Linley Group, the leading provider of independent technology analysis for networking, communications, and consumer electronics semiconductors, is sponsoring a free* Linley Tech Seminar on High-Speed Interconnect Design to be held May 14th in San Jose, Calif. It will explore industry trends and spotlight specific challenges in applying current and next-generation interconnect technologies and products. The one-day seminar is designed as a series of in-depth technical presentations from leading semiconductor suppliers with an emphasis on real-world applications and how new technologies can overcome the challenges posed by high-speed data transfers within and between systems and subsystems.

Co-sponsored by The Linley Group, The Ethernet Alliance, the HyperTransport Consortium, the Mountain View Alliance, and industry leaders Freescale, AMCC, Tundra, Pericom, Xilinx, Teranetics and ClariPhy, the seminar includes complimentary breakfast and lunch and online access to the technical presentations. The seminar is free for qualified OEMs and costs $495 for general attendees.

"The goal of the Linley Tech Seminars is to give technical decision makers a comprehensive view of an emerging market with a premium on high-quality technical detail," said Linley Gwennap, Principal Analyst at The Linley Group. "This seminar focuses on high-speed interconnects, a critically important performance factor in a wide range of embedded, consumer, data center and networking equipment. Attendees will learn about new trends and products and how to choose the right interconnect for a given application."

"We are pleased to be co-sponsoring this Linley Tech Seminar, as it is a one-of-kind forum for exploring emerging technologies and trends," said Blaine Kohl, Vice President of Marketing for the Ethernet Alliance. "Not only are the technical presentations screened for pertinent content, but these seminars are especially useful in that they allow attendees to mix with leading industry participants and query The Linley Group analysts who cover these technologies."

Some of the highlights of the scheduled program include:

--  Greg Shippen, System Architect, Freescale, will present "In a World of
    Complex System-on-Chip Devices, are System Interconnects Still Needed?"
--  Subhash Roy, CTO, AMCC, will present "Issues on 10GBase-KR and Beyond
    for 100 Gbps Backplane Connectivity and Scalability"
--  Navneet Rao, Connectivity System Architect, Xilinx, will present
    "Designing 10Gbps Applications on Xilinx Virtex-5 Platforms"
--  Shaf Rahman, Sr. Director of Marketing, Pericom Semiconductor, will
    present "PCI Express Gen-II Signal Conditioning and PC Graphics Switching
--  Stephane Gagnon, Director of Strategic Marketing, Tundra, will present
    "RapidIO: The Embedded System Interconnect of Choice"
--  Teranetics will present "Migrating LANs from 1Gbps to 10Gbps"
--  John O'Neill, VP of Marketing, ClariPhy, will present "SFP+: The 10GbE
    Game Changer"

Location and Registration

The Linley Group High-Speed Interconnect Design Seminar will be held on Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at the DoubleTree Hotel in San Jose, California. For further information and online registration, visit:

* Registration is free for attendees from qualified system OEMs.

About The Linley Group

The Linley Group, the leading provider of independent technology analysis for networking, communications, and consumer electronics semiconductors, covers emerging areas such as high-speed embedded processors, Gigabit and 10G Ethernet, mobile communications processors, and more. The company provides in-depth technology reports and interactive seminars as well as strategic consulting services tailored to the individual client. To get free access to The Linley Group's analysis of recent news and events in these markets, subscribe to our e-mail newsletters. More information about The Linley Group is available at

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