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Dongbu HiTek to Host Fifth Annual “Analog Semiconductor Leaders’ Forum” on October 10th during i-SEDEX Trade Show in Korea

When the fifth annual “Analog Semiconductor Leaders’ Forum” takes place at the Korea International Exhibition Center (KINTEX) on October 10th, industry authorities will discuss the latest analog technology and marketing trends under the central theme, “Exploring new opportunities for analog technology in the smart convergence era.”

Hosted by Dongbu HiTek for the fifth consecutive year, this year’s Forum will once again be held during the i-SEDEX (www.sedex.org) trade show, which opens its three day run on Wednesday, October 9th. The Thursday Forum will commence at 10:00 AM with welcoming remarks from Chang-Sik Choi, Dongbu HiTek CEO. The Forum’s keynote speech, which will immediately follow, will be given by Timothy V. Kalthoff, Fellow and Chief Technologist of Texas Instruments’ High Performance Analog Division. Mr. Kalthoff will address:

“Remote Data Acquisition System & Technology Requirements”
As sensors become more economical and data connectivity more pervasive, there is an increasing drive toward remote data acquisition and processing of real world analog signals. Deployment of such systems demands efficient energy management without yielding performance. Meeting design challenges with advanced mixed-signal technology solutions will be discussed.

The morning schedule will also cover analog market trends in a presentation by Stephan Ohr, Research Director for Semiconductors, Gartner Inc. Mr. Ohr’s presentation will address:

“Analog in the Twilight: The Role of Analog in an Expanding Digital Universe”
Demand will grow for analog products that serve new opportunities such as digital power management ICs for cloud computers, custom PMICs for smartphones, lighting drivers, and battery charge controllers for power tools and electric vehicles. New-generation of BCDMOS, BiCMOS and high-voltage processes that incorporate power transistors, for example, will be needed to specify faster switching speeds lower on-resistance.

During the afternoon schedule, experts from industry and academia will discuss the latest analog design and processing technology trends. This year’s topics and speakers are as follows:

“Addressing Analog, Mixed-Signal and Advanced Node Custom Design Scalability, Convergence and Throughput”
Tom Beckley, SVP of R&D for Custom IC, Cadence
Market trends, influenced significantly by mobile communications, are increasing the need for rapid-turn analog and mixed-signal functionality that is both feature-rich and low power. Challenges to enhance analog/digital co-design and verification, noise analysis, IP integration and chip finishing will be reviewed as well as the new design tools to meet them.

“High Speed Current Driving for AMOLED and Multi-Output PMIC”
Gyu-Hyeong Cho, Professor of Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology
Two ways to design multiple-output step-up switching converters will be reviewed. One approach directly generates multiple outputs by integrating two separately controlled converters in a single chip. The other uses a single inductor to reduce the cost/area of the power IC. Single-inductor multiple-output converter designs for AMOLED mobile display applications will be discussed.

“Powering the Future”
Albert Lu, Sr. Director of ZTE Micro
This presentation will mainly focus on power related IC design opportunities in the coming age of Big Data. Examples include power management for cellular terminals and set top boxes, advancements in high power density power module design and digitally assisted PFC designs. Wireless charging and other energy harvesting technologies will also be briefly discussed.

The final technology presentation will be given by Heung-Soo Park, SVP of Dongbu HiTek who oversees Dongbu HiTek’s Process Development Center. He will review specialized analog-intensive processing developments and what further advances can be expected in 2013 and beyond.

Those wishing to attend are urged to pre-register immediately online at Advance Registration (http://www.sedex.org/2012eng/dongbu/seminar.php). While there is no charge to attend the Forum, seating is limited.

About Dongbu HiTek

As the World Leader in Specialty Foundry, Dongbu HiTek Co., Ltd. specializes in delivering superb analog and mixed-signal processing technologies. The company adds high value to advanced ICs with a processing portfolio that encompasses Analog CMOS, BCDMOS, High Voltage CMOS, CMOS RF, CMOS Image Sensor (CIS), Display Driver IC (DDI), and NOR Flash technologies. With its best-in-class BCDMOS technology, the company enables power management chip designs that serve numerous applications ranging from home and handheld electronics to automotive and industrial systems. Currently processing technologies at nodes ranging from 0.35 microns to 90 nanometers, the company complements its world class foundry capabilities with top quality design support, prototype verification and packaging/module development. Headquartered in Seoul, Dongbu HiTek publicly trades its stock under 000990 on the Korea Stock Exchange. For more information, visit www.dongbuhitek.com.

See attachment for complete Forum Agenda.

Analog Semiconductor Leaders’ Forum

“Exploring New Opportunities for Analog Technology
In the Smart Convergence Era”

► Forum Agenda ► October 10, 2012 ► Kintex Center, South Korea


  Topic   Speaker
10:00~10:10   Welcoming Remarks  

Chang-Sik Choi,

CEO of Dongbu HiTek



Congratulatory Remarks


Ministry of Knowledge & Economy,
Republic of Korea




Remote Data Acquisition
System & Technology


Timothy V. Kalthoff,

Fellow, Chief Technologist of HPA
Division, Texas Instruments





Analog in the Twilight: The
Role of Analog in an
Expanding Digital Universe


Stephan Ohr,

Research Director for Semiconductors,
Gartner, Inc.


12:20~13:30   Lunch  





Addressing Analog, Mixed-
Signal and Advanced Node
Custom Design Scalability, Convergence and


Tom Beckley,

SVP of R&D for Custom IC, Cadence



High Speed Current Driving
for AMOLED and Multi-
Output PMIC


Gyu-Hyeong Cho, Professor of Korea
Advanced Institute of Science &

15:10~16:00     Powering the Future  

Albert Lu,

Sr. Director of ZTE Micro



Dongbu’s Analog Process
Technology Overview - Year
2013 and Beyond


Heung-Soo Park, SVP, Process
Development Center Head, Dongbu HiTek

16:50~16:55   Closing Remarks  

Chang-Sik Choi,

CEO of Dongbu HiTek


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