Liam Madden of Xilinx, Inc. has joined the advisory board of The ConFab, Solid State Technology and PennWell's event focused on the economics of semiconductor manufacturing. Liam is corporate vice president of FPGA Development and Silicon Technology at Xilinx. He has responsibility for FPGA design, Advanced Packaging (including Stacked Silicon Interconnect) and Foundry Technology.
Madden joined Xilinx in 2008, bringing more than 25 years experience in a range of design and technology leadership positions with Digital Equipment Corp., MIPS Technologies, Inc., Microsoft Corp. (XBOX Division), and AMD.
Madden earned a BE from the University College Dublin and a MEng from Cornell University. He holds five patents in the area of technology and circuit design.
Xilinx has been well represented at The ConFab in recent years, with Ivo Bolsens, CTO, speaking in 2011, and, in 2012, Xin Wu, Senior Director, Silicon Technology, and Sandeep Bharathi, Vice President of Engineering.
Liam joins representatives of two of the other major fabless companies already on the advisory board: Geoffrey Yeap, VP of Technology, Qualcomm Inc., and Abraham Yee, Director Advanced Technology & Package Development, Nvidia Corporation.
The ConFab is one of the few events that specifically addresses the growing importance of the fabless-foundry supply chain, and that emphasis will continue in 2013.
In 2013, The ConFab will be held June 23-26 at The Encore at The Wynn in Las Vegas.