• 16:45 – 17:30

Workforce Diversity Initiatives in the CHIPS Act Panel Session

Moderator
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Amy Leong

Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President, Mergers and Acquisitions

Formfactor

Formfactor

Amy Leong has been with FormFactor since October 2012. Prior to this, Amy was the VP of Marketing at MicroProbe from April 2010 through the October 2012 closing of FormFactor’s acquisition of MicroProbe. Before joining MicroProbe, Ms. Leong worked at Gartner, Inc. as a Research Director from 2008 to 2010 and covered the ASSP system-on-chip and microcontroller markets. From 2003 to 2008, Ms. Leong worked at FormFactor where she served as Senior Director of Corporate Strategic Marketing and Director of DRAM Product Marketing. Prior to FormFactor, Ms. Leong worked in a variety of semiconductor process engineering and product marketing roles at KLA-Tencor and IBM.

Ms. Leong holds an M.S. in Material Science and Engineering from Stanford University and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.

 

FormFactor is a leading provider of essential test and measurement technologies along the full IC life cycle – from metrology and inspection, characterization, modeling, reliability, and design debug, to qualification and production test. Semiconductor companies rely upon FormFactor’s products and services to accelerate profitability by optimizing device performance and advancing yield knowledge.

FormFactor’s leading-edge probe stations, probes, probe cards, optical metrology and inspection, advanced thermal subsystems, quantum cryogenic systems, and integrated systems deliver precision accuracy and superior performance both in the lab and during production manufacturing of high-speed and high-density semiconductor chips.

Visit www.formfactor.com.

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Panelist
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Ann Kelleher

EVP & GM Technology Development

Intel

Intel

Dr. Ann Kelleher is the executive vice president and general manager of Technology Development at Intel Corporation. Since 2020, she is responsible for the research, development and deployment of the next-generation silicon, advanced packaging, and test technologies that power Intel’s innovation. She joined Intel in 1996 as a process engineer and has worked in areas spanning from litho, thin films, yield, to managing all of Intel’s Global operations including Fab and Assembly Test factories, supply chain and construction. She did her Ph.D. in electrical engineering from University College Cork in Ireland and her post-doc at IMEC.

Intel (Nasdaq: INTC) is an industry leader, creating world-changing technology that enables global progress and enriches lives. Inspired by Moore’s Law, we continuously work to advance the design and manufacturing of semiconductors to help address our customers’ greatest challenges. By embedding intelligence in the cloud, network, edge and every kind of computing device, we unleash the potential of data to transform business and society for the better.

To learn more about Intel’s innovations, go to newsroom.intel.com and intel.com.

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Panelist
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Najwa Khazal

General Manager, Service Technology Centers

Edwards Semiconductor

Edwards Semiconductor

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.

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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Christine Dunbar

SVP Global Sales

IQE

IQE

Christine Dunbar is currently Senior Vice President of Global Sales at IQE, the leading supplier of compound semiconductor wafer products and advanced material solutions to the global semiconductor industry. Christine joined IQE in August 2022.

Christine was previously at GlobalFoundries where she held various executive roles driving GF business growth towards the October 2022 IPO. She joined GlobalFoundries in July 2015 with the IBM Microlectronics Division acquisition, as the Vice President of Product Management for the RF Business Unit.

Christine graduated from Cornell University in 1996 with a bachelor’s degree in Materials Science and Engineering and has held various engineering, technical management, and executive positions throughout her career, including leadership roles in Sales, Business Development & Semiconductor Manufacturing Operations. In 2018 Christine was nominated for the Global Semiconductor Association’s inaugural “Rising Woman of Influence” award.

Christine is passionate about serving as an ambassador for her employers and the semiconductor industry writ large thru active participation and speaking engagements at various industry forums. Christine is also a passionate advocate for women in semiconductors, and has sponsored the establishment of women’s resource groups at IBM, GlobalFoundries and IQE.

Christine is also active in her community supporting causes important to her. She is a founding member of the Leadership Now Project, a group of non-partisan business leaders committed to the health of the US democracy, established in 2017. Christine also serves on the Board of Directors at the Boys and Girls Club of Burlington, Vermont. She lives in Shelburne, Vermont USA with her partner & two teenage children.

IQE is the leading supplier of compound semiconductor wafer products and advanced material solutions to the global semiconductor industry that enable a diverse range of applications across mobile handsets, global telecoms infrastructure, smart connected devices, electric vehicles, infrared and sensing applications.

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Robin Davis

Director Business Development

Deca Technologies

Deca Technologies

Robin Davis is the Director of Business Development at Deca Technologies, an industry leading semiconductor interconnect solutions company. She focuses on identifying new opportunities for the powerful miniaturization and performance benefits of Deca’s M-Series and Adaptive Patterning Technologies. Additionally, she works closely with both internal and customer R&D teams to drive next generation products and technological advances. She is both a contributor and lead inventor on many of Deca’s patents. Previously, Robin fulfilled the role of Senior Solutions Architect at Deca, where she collaborated with customers, suppliers, and Deca’s engineering team to advance package design and interconnect solutions. Robin started her career as a semiconductor packaging engineer at Lattice Semiconductor before transitioning to Advanced Packaging Tools Technical Marketing Engineer at Mentor Graphics (now Siemens EDA). Robin graduated with her BSEE from Portland State University. She is a member of the Tau Beta Pi and IEEE Eta Kappa Nu Honor Societies. Robin also serves as chair of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity committee for the International Microelectronics and Packaging Society (IMAPS).

Deca is the semiconductor industry’s leading independent development, implementation and licensing provider of advanced packaging technology offering M-Series, the #1 volume fan-out technology and Adaptive Patterning, empowering designers with breakthrough ultra-high-density interconnect capability.

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