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    SEMICON West 2021 Hybrid to Highlight Solutions to Global Challenges, Smart Technologies, Talent

      VLSI's Select Industry News
      Nov 10, 2021    334   

    MILPITAS, Calif. – November 10, 2021 – Optimal readiness and stronger alliances across the semiconductor supply chain to confront future global disruptions will come into sharp focus at SEMICON West 2021 Hybrid, December 7-9 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. The event, North America’s premier microelectronics exhibition and conference, will gather more than 150 industry visionaries and leaders from the semiconductor ecosystem, academia and government for on-site keynotes, fireside chats, and executive panels. Registration is open.

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    SEMICON West 2021 Hybrid will focus on opportunities and technology innovations for overcoming disruptive worldwide challenges such as threats to supply chain security, unmet demand for automotive and MedTech chips and related manufacturing equipment, and the semiconductor workforce shortage.

    With the healthcare and MedTech segments key semiconductor industry growth drivers, the following thought leaders at SEMICON West 2021 Hybrid will highlight innovation opportunities for the rapidly expanding biodesign and medical services device market.

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    Lisa Davis, Senior Vice President and CIO,
    Blue Shield of California

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    Josh Makower, M.D., Director and Co-Founder of

    Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign, Stanford University School of Medicine and Engineering

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    Aashima Gupta, Director, Global Healthcare Strategy and Solutions, Google Cloud

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    SEMICON West 2021 will also feature presentations on key semiconductor industry issues.

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    Megan Smith, 3rd U.S. CTO and Former Assistant to the U.S. President, and CEO at Shift7

    How to Creatively Source and Accelerate Solutions to Our Most Significant Challenges

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    James Gellert, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, RapidRatings

    Cybersecurity and Supply Chain Security

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    Rick Bergman, EVP for Computing and Business Graphics, AMD

    Innovation Beyond Moore’s Law: The New Era in Gaming Graphics

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    Rick Wallace, President and CEO, KLA

    Advancing Connection: The Future of Collaboration

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    John Kotter, Konosuke Matsushita Professor of Leadership Emeritus, Harvard Business School

    Overcoming unique semiconductor industry challenges

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    Tim Archer, President and CEO, Lam Research

    Panel: How to Drive Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in today’s workplace with EMD Electronics, National GEM Consortium and McKinsey & Company

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    SEMICON West 2021 Hybrid Smart Pavilions

    • Smart Manufacturing Pavilion The pavilion will feature data-sharing breakthroughs that are leading to smarter manufacturing processes, higher yields, and new semiconductor innovations. Thought leaders will engage attendees at the Meet the Experts Theater on topics including advances in sensors, processors, memory, 5G, and silicon photonics for improving data-sharing across the microelectronics supply chain. Emerging IC technologies for connected intelligence in electronics manufacturing will also be in focus.

    • Smart Mobility Pavilion Leading all new application spaces in chip growth, the transportation and mobility markets promise to fuel the expansion of segments such as flexible hybrid electronics (FHE), MEMS and sensors. The pavilion will also showcase semiconductor industry growth opportunities through advances in areas such as autonomous vehicles, Internet of Things (IoT) applications, 5G and artificial intelligence (AI).

    • Smart MedTech Pavilion The pavilion will focus on future MedTech markets and applications and include technology demonstrations. Industry experts will discuss medical wearables and point-of-care instrument innovations driven by development of MEMS-based sensors and actuators. Sales of the devices are expected to increase by a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.8% between 2020 and 2025, according to IC Insights.

    • Workforce Development Pavilion Building the microelectronics industry’s talent pipeline to sustain the current pace of innovation and growth is a top priority. Targeting both new strategies for recruiters and tactics for job seekers, the pavilion will highlight entry-level opportunities, searching for a job during uncertain times, and why microelectronics is a smart career choice.

    COVID-19 Safety Protocols at SEMICON West 2021 Hybrid

    To ensure the well-being of all its exhibitors and visitors, SEMI monitors developing federal, state, and local health and safety recommendations and requirements to determine the most appropriate safety protocols for in-person events. Health and safety are the association’s top priority, and SEMICON West 2021 Hybrid is adhering to the current city of San Francisco guidance requirement for proof of COVID-19 vaccination and masking at all times other than when eating or drinking. The protocols apply to all visitors to the Moscone Center and SEMICON West off-site events to provide a safe experience for all attendees.

    Recorded programming of select speakers at SEMICON West 2021 Hybrid will be available on-demand December 7, 2021, through January 7, 2022. Visitors will have direct access to exclusive online exhibitors during the live event. Registration is open.

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    About SEMI

    SEMI® connects more than 2,400 member companies and 1.3 million professionals worldwide to advance the technology and business of electronics design and manufacturing. SEMI members are responsible for the innovations in materials, design, equipment, software, devices, and services that enable smarter, faster, more powerful, and more affordable electronic products. Electronic System Design Alliance (ESD Alliance), FlexTech, the Fab Owners Alliance (FOA) and the MEMS & Sensors Industry Group (MSIG) are SEMI Strategic Association Partners, defined communities within SEMI focused on specific technologies. Visit www.semi.org to learn more, contact one of our worldwide offices, and connect with SEMI on LinkedIn and Twitter.

    Association Contact

    Scott Stevens, Cardinal Communications for SEMI Americas

    Phone: 1.512.288.4050

    Email: scottstevens512@gmail.com

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    Domain: Electronics
    Category: Semiconductors