Flextronics and UBM Tech Unite to Launch the Silicon Valley Open Innovation Summit at EE Live! 2014

Summit Focused on Accelerating Product Innovation Kicks off April 1 in San Jose

Feb 26, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO and SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Tech's EE Live! 2014, the industry's largest and most comprehensive electronics technology conference and expo in the United States, today announced the Silicon Valley Open Innovation Summit 2014, a unique event focused on accelerating product innovation at EE Live! 2014. The Summit is designed to create an ecosystem of platforms and components to accelerate new product development and manufacturing, links suppliers with customers to foster innovation, share design challenges, and refine the industry-wide open innovation initiative to improve design productivity. Founded and organized by Flextronics (NASDAQ: FLEX), a leading end-to-end supply chain solutions company, the theme of the Summit is "Accelerating Innovation for the Smart Connected World."

Flextronics + UBM Tech Launch Silicon Valley Open Innovation Summit @ EE Live!

The Summit will provide attendees with content focused on emerging technologies in Human Machine Interfacing, Connectivity, Sensors & Actuators, Power & Battery Management and Computing and Materials.

For additional information on the Summit, visit Eeliveshow.com

"On behalf of Flextronics, we are very excited to partner with UBM Tech and EE Live! on the electronics industry's largest and most comprehensive technology conference that allows us to showcase innovative solutions in electronic product design and development to the global electronics marketplace," said Anita Ganti, Vice President of Global Technology, Flextronics. 

"With smart phones, smart energy, smart appliances, smart home, smart cars, smart health, and smart clotheswe live in a connected world. These products have led to a rapid increase in product development complexity that far outpaces development productivity, and has created increased pressure on new product development," said Karen Field, General Manager, EE Live!. "We look forward to collaborating with Flextronics to explore these topics and provide our attendees with the content they need to bring new technologies to market."

In addition, Flextronics will be sponsoring the newly added category of Silicon Valley Open Innovation in UBM Tech's EE Times and EDN annual ACE Awards for the 2015 competition, which will be announced at this year's event on April 1 and will kick this off with a networking reception for the ecosystem to meet, greet, and build connections.

For information on participating in Flextronics Open Innovation Platform, please contact: innovation.engineering@flextronics.com

Interested in Attending?
Registration is now open for EE Live! Please register online here or contact EE Live! registration customer service at (415) 947-6918 or (866) 535-8993.

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Interested in Exhibiting or Sponsoring?
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About EE Live!
UBM Tech's EE Live! is the largest and most comprehensive electronics technology conference and expo in the United States. Created by engineers, for engineers, EE Live! brings the global engineering community together to learn, gain inspiration and celebrate engineering. The conference program at EE Live! includes The IEC MGMT Summit, ESC (The Embedded Systems Conference), Engineering Summits, Boot Camps, and Tutorials. EE Live! offers an unprecedented forum of industry intelligence, hands-on learning and education and the latest products and innovations from 200+ vendors. EE Live! is tightly integrated with EE Times, Embedded.com and EDN, which creates the opportunity for the live event community to continue the conversation online, 365 days a year.

About Flextronics
Flextronics is a leading end-to-end supply chain solutions company that delivers design, engineering, manufacturing and logistics services to a range of industries and end-markets, including data networking, telecom, enterprise computing and storage, industrial, capital equipment, appliances, automation, medical, automotive, aerospace and defense, energy, mobile, computing and other electronic product categories. Flextronics is an industry leader with more than $24 billion in annualized sales, generated from helping its customers design, build, ship, and service their products through an unparalleled network of facilities in more than 30 countries and across four continents. Flextronics' service offerings and vertically integrated component technologies optimize customer supply chains by lowering costs, increasing flexibility, and reducing time-to-market. For more information, visit www.flextronics.com or follow us on Twitter @flextronics.

About UBM Tech
UBM Tech is a global media business that brings together the world's technology communities through live events, online properties and custom services. UBM Tech's community-focused approach provides its users and clients with expertly curated research, education, training, community advocacy, user-generated content and peer-to-peer engagement opportunities that serve the Electronics, Security, Enterprise IT and Communications, Network Infrastructure and Applications, Game and App Developers, and Tech Marketing communities. UBM Tech's brands include Black Hat, DesignCon, EE Times, Enterprise Connect, Game Developers Conference (GDC), HDI, InformationWeek, and Interop. Create, a UBM Tech full range marketing services division, includes custom events, content marketing solutions, community development and demand generation programs based on its content and technology market expertise. UBM Tech is a part of UBM (UBM.L), a global provider of media and information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion. For more information, go to http://tech.ubm.com.

For more information, please contact:

Felicia Hamerman

Renee Brotherton

VP of Marketing UBM Tech

VP Comms, Flextronics



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