Silicon Valley Bank Names Selected Presenters at SVB Tech Investors Forum; Event Anticipated as the Premier, Independent Forum for Small-Cap Investors and Fast-Growth Technology Companies

Company news  |  August 16, 2004

SANTA CLARA, Calif., August 16, 2004 - Silicon Valley Bank, a subsidiary of Silicon Valley Bancshares (Nasdaq: SIVB), will feature 80 select, high-growth, public and private companies to present to institutional and private equity investors at the SVB Tech Investors Forum. The event, which will take place September 8-9, 2004 at the Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco, will offer investors one-on-one access to management teams from a group of selected technology firms in an independent environment.

As the premier financial services provider dedicated to emerging and established technology companies, Silicon Valley Bank is in a unique position to bring together the best high-growth companies in the marketplace and small-cap investors looking for prospective investment opportunities. Seventy-five percent of the companies slated to present at the SVB Tech Investors Forum are publicly traded, representing some of the most promising companies in their industries (see list attached).

"Silicon Valley Bank's ability to connect the most in-demand, dynamic tech companies with small-cap investors is unmatched, by virtue of our history and relationships in both markets. The caliber of investment firms we're attracting to this event is a testament to the quality of the companies that are presenting," said Silvia Fernandez, Forum chair, Silicon Valley Bank. "Although SVB's reputation as the leading financial services provider for emerging, venture-backed companies is well established, some are surprised to learn that we also work with larger, public firms. In fact, Silicon Valley Bank is the bank of choice for one in five small-cap companies listed on Nasdaq."

The two-day, invitation-only SVB Tech Investors Forum will feature presentations from select technology companies, business luminaries and inspirational speakers:
  • Presentations by 80 selected, high-growth companies, vetted by a selection committee, including Larry Sonsini of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Roger McNamee of Integral Capital Partners, and Sandy Robertson of Francisco Partners
  • A keynote presentation from Eric Benhamou, chairman of the board of directors of 3Com Corporation, palmOne and PalmSource, Inc.
  • An address by Pat Riley, president and former head coach, Miami HEAT
  • Commentary by leaders in the venture capital industry, including Michael Moritz of Sequoia Capital and Robert E. Grady of The Carlyle Group
Attendees will also enjoy an exclusive wine event featuring select pours from clients in Silicon Valley Bank's Premium Wine practice.

Tech Investors Forum 2004 - Presenters
Public Companies
Advanced Digital Information Corporation
Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc.
Anadigics, Inc.
Atheros Communications, Inc.
Avanex Corporation
Axcelis Technologies, Inc.
Brooktrout, Inc.
California Micro Devices Corporation
Cirrus Logic
Corillian Corporation
CyberGuard Corporation
Diodes Incorporated
Embarcadero Technologies, Inc.
Epicor Software Corporation
Equinix, Inc.
F5 Networks, Inc.
FileNet Corporation
hi/fn, inc.
Integrated Silicon Solution, Inc.
Internap Network Services Corporation
Kintera, Inc.
LTX Corporation
Merix Corporation
Netlogic Microsystems
Netopia, Inc.
Novatel Wireless, Inc.
Open Text Corporation
palmOne, Inc.
Photon Dynamics, Inc.
PLX Technology, Inc.
Scansoft, Inc.
Scientific Learning Corporation
SeaChange International, Inc.
Secure Computing Corporation
SigmaTel, Inc.
Sirenza Microdevices, Inc.
Socket Communications, Inc.
SS&C Technologies, Inc.
SupportSoft, Inc.
Synaptics Incorporated
Tessera Technologies, Inc.
The Ultimate Software Group, Inc.
Therma-Wave, Inc.
Transwitch Corporation
Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc.
Volterra Semiconductor Corporation
webMethods, Inc.
Websense, Inc.
Wind River Systems, Inc.
Witness Systems, Inc.
Zoran Corporation

Private Companies
Advanced Analogic Technologies, Inc.
Arbor Networks, Inc.
athenahealth, Inc.
AuthenTec, Inc.
BigBand Networks, Inc.
Cavium Networks, Inc.
Crossbeam Systems, Inc.
Endeca Technologies, Inc.
eSilicon Corporation
Gracenote, Inc.
IC Media Corporation
JBoss, Inc.
Mangrove Systems, Inc.
Movaz Networks, Inc.
Netezza Corporation
NetScaler, Inc.
OnFiber Communications, Inc.
Sourcefire, Inc.
Speakeasy, Inc.
SyChip, Inc.
Yodlee, Inc.

All lists are as of 8-6-04. Companies are subject to change.

About Silicon Valley Bank
Silicon Valley Bank provides diversified financial services to emerging growth and mature companies in the technology, life sciences and private equity markets, as well as the premium wine industry. Through its focus on specialized markets and extensive knowledge of the people and business issues driving them, Silicon Valley Bank provides a level of service and partnership that measurably impacts its clients' success. Founded in 1983 and headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., the company serves more than 9,500 clients across the country through 26 regional offices. More information on the company can be found at