MEDIA ALERT: ESD Alliance to Host Jim Hogan and Solido Founder Amit Gupta on Building a Startup to Successful Exit

MILPITAS, Calif., Aug. 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

WHO: The Electronic System Design (ESD) Alliance, a SEMI Strategic Association Partner providing goods and services throughout the semiconductor design ecosystem

WHAT: Will present “Crossing the Chasm: Building a Startup to a Successful Exit” with Jim Hogan, managing partner of Vista Ventures, LLC., and Amit Gupta, co-founder of Solido Design Automation Inc. and a former ESD Alliance board member. Hogan, a member of Solido’s board of directors, will interview Gupta, its president and CEO, about his experience growing Solido from an EDA startup through acquisition by Mentor, a Siemens Business, in 2017.

WHEN: Thursday, September 13, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. The discussion will start at 7 p.m.

WHERE: SEMI, 673 S. Milpitas Boulevard, Milpitas, Calif.

Hogan, an experienced senior executive, has worked in the semiconductor design and manufacturing industry for more than 40 years, and serves as a board director for electronic design automation, intellectual property, semiconductor equipment, material science and IT companies.

Gupta, now general manager, IC Verification Solutions Solido at Mentor, is a successful serial entrepreneur. He started and grew Analog Design Automation (now part of Synopsys) and Solido, raising more than $30 million in investment from venture capital, strategic, private and government sources.

The semiconductor and electronic system design ecosystem community is invited to attend. It is open free of charge to all ESD Alliance member companies and registered attendees of Electronic Design Process Symposium (EDPS). Non-members and guests can attend for a fee of $50. Registration information can be found at:

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About the Electronic System Design Alliance
The Electronic System Design (ESD) Alliance, a SEMI Strategic Association Partner providing goods and services throughout the semiconductor design ecosystem, is a forum to address technical, marketing, economic and legislative issues affecting the entire industry. It acts as the central voice to communicate and promote the value of the semiconductor design industry as a vital component of the global electronics industry.

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For more information, contact:
Nanette Collins                                        
Public Relations for the ESD Alliance     
(617) 437-1822

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