• 16:00 – 16:45

Panel Discussion: Bridging Workforce, Research and Business to Meet the Future Needs of the U.S.

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Najwa Khazal

General Manager STC Americas

Edwards Vacuum

Najwa Khazal has more than 20 years’ experience in the delivery of business transformation programs across a range of industries, including energy, aerospace and automotive, in America, China, EMEA, India and Mexico. Her successful track record in driving value creation programs spans supply chain management, product lifecycle management, process integration, digital transformation and organizational change.

Najwa joined Edwards as General Manager for the Service Technology Centres (STC) Americas organisation in April 2021, responsible for defining, implementing and facilitating the strategic initiatives needed to support the future growth of Edwards and its customers in the semiconductor industry. Najwa has responsibility for the operational performance and management of remanufacturing facilities located in Glenwillow and Hillsboro in the US, Nogales in Mexico, and Sao Paulo in Brazil.

Prior to joining Edwards, Najwa was General Manager for Collins Aerospace.

Najwa has a broad education, achieving a distinction from the Harvard Business Analytics Program, a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology.

Najwa is a passionate advocate for STEM (science, technology, engineering, maths) education, and has spent more than a decade facilitating international business and organizational development classes for undergraduate and master level students.

Najwa is a US citizen and is based in Arizona.

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Edwards is a global leader of vacuum and abatement. We are proud to lead the industry, pushing the boundaries of science to deliver innovative products which are intrinsic to everyday life, working in partnership with our customers, and continually setting new standards.

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Chris Bailey


Arizona State University

Chris Bailey joined Arizona State University in 2022 where is Professor of Advanced Semiconductor Packaging and Director of the Centre for Advanced Semiconductor Packaging. Prior to this he was Professor of Computational Mechanics & Reliability and Associate Dean for Research at the University of Greenwich, UK. Chris has published 400+ archival papers in electronics packaging and received $40M+ from Government and Industry to support his research activities. He is an associate editor for the IEEE Transactions of Components, Packaging, and Manufacturing Technology and co-chair for the Co-Design and Modelling & Simulation chapters for the Heterogeneous Integration Roadmap (HIR).

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With 110,000+ undergraduate students, 30,000+ graduate and professional students, and 5,000+ faculty, Arizona State University (ASU) exemplifies a new prototype for the American public research university. At ASU, our culture of innovation and inclusion draws pioneering researchers to our faculty and attracts highly qualified students from all 50 states and more than 130 nations. ASU is expanding academic and entrepreneurial opportunities for every type of learner at all stages of life. Creating a resilient microelectronics innovation ecosystem is critical to America’s security and economic competitiveness. Arizona State University is responding to this need by working with industry and government partners to reestablish America’s capacity for domestic microelectronics and semiconductor manufacturing and innovation. ASU offers traditional degree programs and rapid, low-cost options for upskilling and re-skilling of the existing semiconductor workforce, as well as workers from outside the industry.

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Vijay Raghunathan

Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Embedded Systems and IoT Lab

Purdue University

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José J. García, Ph.D.

Managing Director

Analog Devices

José J. García, Ph.D. is the Managing Director of Wafer Fab Sustainability and Autonomous Enterprise at Analog Devices. He received a B.S. Chemical Engineeering degree from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and a Ph.D. Chemical Engineering degree from Cornell University. Upon completion of his Ph.D., José joined Intel’s Portland Technology Development organization to develop Lithographic processes for 6 technologies down to the 32nm node. In 2009, José joined Maxim Integrated to help transform its Beaverton semiconductor facility (fab) to best-in-class safety, quality, output and cost levels thru various process, equipment and procurement directorship positions. Upon Analog Devices’ acquisition of Maxim Integrated in 2021, José secured critical items such as Silicon and Capital Equipment to enable a doubling of output in ADI’s internal fab network with minimal clean room expansion. José is now leading the Manufacturing 4.0 and Net Zero Manufacturing Enablement of ADI’s internal factory network.

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Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADI) is a global semiconductor leader that bridges the physical and digital worlds to enable breakthroughs at the Intelligent Edge. ADI combines analog, digital, and software technologies into solutions that help drive advancements in digitized factories, mobility, and digital healthcare, combat climate change, and reliably connect humans and the world. With reported revenues of more than $12 billion in FY22 and more than 24,000 people globally working alongside 125,000 global customers, ADI ensures today’s innovators stay Ahead of What’s Possible. Learn more at www.analog.com and on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Analog Devices
Corporate Headquarters
One Analog Way
Wilmington, MA 01887

Phone: (781) 935-5565 / 1-800-262-5643

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