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Jamie Urquhart
Jamie Urquhart

Press Release - 03 February 2005

Alumnus to speak at semiconductor seminar at Oakfield

Bath alumnus, Jamie Urquhart, is to join high profile speakers at a free business seminar hosted by the Innovation Centre at Swindon.

How to Cross the Minefield of Starting-up in Semiconductors is to be held on Friday 11 February.

Innovation has powered the growth of the semiconductor industry for many years. Small, creative companies have pioneered the new technologies and markets that have changed the world. Many look to IC start-ups for new products and future growth and are prepared to invest heavily in innovative technologies. But the risks in investing cash and careers in silicon start-ups are many and varied.

How can early-stage semiconductor companies identify and avoid the pitfalls, learn from experts, and increase their chances of success? This seminar brings together industry analysts, experienced investors, and successful companies to discuss how to avoid the risks in chip start-ups.

Jamie graduated from the University of Bath with a BSc in Physics and Physical Electronics in 1979. He is highly experienced in global technology licensing businesses and works as a Venture Partner with Pond Ventures and is a board member of picoChip.

Fellow speakers at the seminar are Will Robbins of picoChip, Luke D'Arcy from CSR, Wes Ryder from Mentor Graphics. The event will be chaired by John NcNicol of the Charizomai Consultancy.

The seminar, held in conjunction with National Microelectronics Institute, begins with registration and coffee from 8.30am, presentations run from 9am-12noon and will be followed by lunch and networking opportunities.

To book your place at this free event, please contact cathy.mills@setsquared.co.uk.