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NEW YORK, April 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Piper Jaffray & Co. will host its Semiconductor and Communications Conference May 9-10, 2007, in New York City. The conference will feature presentations from more than 70 of the most dynamic semiconductor and communications growth companies worldwide.

Companies presenting represent the following industries: 3G wireless technologies, WiMAX, Voice-over-IP, fiber-to-the-home, optical networking, video conferencing, data center consolidation, 3D printing, and new and emerging sectors within the semiconductors industry, such as programmable mixed-signal and multimedia ICs. Management teams will present in 15-minute blocks followed by a breakout session in which clients can ask questions.

"We look forward to this year's conference and believe the wireless technology sector is entering a new stage of growth that creates compelling investment opportunities for clients," said Mike Walkley, senior research analyst at Piper Jaffray. "This is due to the upgrade to 3G driving increased network traffic and providing faster data speeds for consumers."

Companies scheduled to present include: 8x8, Inc.; 3D Systems Corporation; Acme Packet, Inc.; Advanced Analogic Technologies Incorporated; Allot Communications; Alvarion Ltd.; AMIS Holdings, Inc.; ANADIGICS, Inc.; Anaren, Inc.; Atheros Communications, Inc; ATMI, Inc.; AudioCodes Ltd.; Avanex Corporation; California Micro Devices Corporation; CallWave, Inc.; Cree, Inc.; Cypress Semiconductor Corporation; Eagle Test Systems, Inc.; Endwave Corporation; Entegris, Inc.; Extreme Networks Inc.; F5 Networks Inc.; Fairchild Semiconductor International, Inc.; Finisar Corporation; Foundry Networks, Inc.; Hittite Microwave Corporation; InterDigital Communications Corporation; Intevac, Inc.; JDSU; Komag Incorporated; Lattice Semiconductor; Micrel Incorporated; Microchip Technology, Incorporated; Microsemi Corporation; NMS Communications Corporation; Nokia Corporation; Novatel Wireless, Inc.; O2Micro International Limited; OmniVision Technologies, Inc.; Openwave Systems Inc.; Oplink Communications, Inc.; Packeteer, Inc.; Palm, Inc.; Polycom, Inc.; Power Integrations, Inc.; Powerwave Technologies, Inc.; QUALCOMM Incorporated; Radware Ltd.; Research in Motion Limited; Riverbed Technology, Inc.; Rudolph Technologies, Inc.; Sierra Wireless, Inc.; SigmaTel, Inc.; Silicon Laboratories, Inc.; Sipex Corporation; Sirenza Microdevices, Inc; Skyworks Solutions, Inc.; Smith Micro Software Inc.; Sonus Networks, Inc.; Stratasys, Inc.; Supertex, Inc.; Techwell, Inc.; Tekelec; Tessera Technologies, Inc.; Trident Microsystems, Inc.; Trimble Navigation Limited; TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc.; Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc.; Vimicro International Corporation; Volterra Semiconductor Corporation; and Zoran Corporation.

"These are very exciting times for semiconductor investors," said Tore Svanberg, senior semiconductor research analyst at Piper Jaffray. "Not only is the industry currently at the right side of cyclical trends, but we are also starting to see some new and emerging secular trends in non-traditional semiconductor markets, such as automotive, lighting, security and medical applications."

Company and investor participation in the Piper Jaffray Semiconductor and Communications Conference is by invitation only. Clients interested in attending should contact their Piper Jaffray representative. Members of the media who would like to attend should contact Susan Beatty at 612 303-5680 or .

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