10 June 2024

I.S.E.S. at the Forefront of Semiconductor Innovation: Future of the Semiconductor Forum 2024 in Riyadh 

The Future of the Semiconductor Forum 2024 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, powered by the International Semiconductor Executive Summits marked a significant milestone in the global semiconductor industry. This premier semiconductor event in the Middle East, held over two days, brought together industry leaders, innovators, and decision-makers from around the world to discuss and shape the future of semiconductors. Representing I.S.E.S. were Salah Nasri, Founder & Senior Advisor, and Kamel Ait Mahiout, President, who engaged in insightful discussions and explored new opportunities for collaboration and growth.

Saudi Arabia’s Ambitious Semiconductor Goals 

The forum’s highlight was the announcement of the National Semiconductor Hub, a strategic initiative by Saudi Arabia aimed at attracting over SR1 billion ($266.6 million) in investment capital to boost the local design and manufacturing of electronic chips. This initiative aligns with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030, aiming to establish Saudi Arabia as a global hub for semiconductor innovation and sustainable technology manufacturing. 

Alat’s $100 Billion Investment in Tech 

A major highlight was the announcement of Alat, a subsidiary of Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF), committing to invest $100 billion by 2030 to enhance the country’s tech sector. This massive investment is set to drive industrial transformation and position Saudi Arabia as a world-class hub for sustainable technology manufacturing. Alat’s strategic partnerships with global tech giants such as Softbank Group, Carrier Corporation, Dahua Technology, and Tahakom aim to foster sustainable manufacturing and innovation within Saudi Arabia. 

Strategic Partnerships and Investments 

During the event, key partnerships were unveiled, including Lenovo’s collaboration with Alat, a subsidiary of Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF). This partnership involves a $2 billion investment in Lenovo through zero coupon convertible bonds, facilitating Lenovo’s establishment of its Middle East and Africa (MEA) regional headquarters in Riyadh. This move underscores Saudi Arabia’s commitment to becoming a center for technological excellence and innovation. 

I.S.E.S. Values and Vision 

At I.S.E.S., we are dedicated to fostering innovation and supporting the growth of the semiconductor industry. Our participation in the Future of the Semiconductor Forum 2024 is a testament to our commitment to these values. Engaging with global leaders and experts at the forum provided us with invaluable insights and opportunities to enhance our services and offerings. 

Involvement in the National Semiconductor Hub 

I.S.E.S. is excited to announce our involvement in the National Semiconductor Hub. We will be supporting this initiative by providing expertise and resources to bolster the local semiconductor industry. Our efforts will help drive innovation and support the Kingdom’s ambitious goals for the semiconductor sector. 

Key Takeaways from the Forum 

The forum emphasized several crucial themes: 

– Investment in Innovation: The establishment of the National Semiconductor Hub and the National Capability Center for Semiconductors (NCCS) highlights the Kingdom’s dedication to fostering research and development in semiconductor technologies. 

– Global Collaborations: Partnerships with international tech giants such as Softbank Group, Carrier Corporation, Dahua Technology, and Tahakom aim to drive sustainable manufacturing and innovation within Saudi Arabia. 

– Educational Initiatives: The new joint master’s program in semiconductors between KACST, Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University, and UCLA aims to develop local talent and support the industry’s growth. 

I.S.E.S.’s Role and Future Directions 

As we look ahead, I.S.E.S. will continue to support initiatives that drive technological advancements and sustainable growth in the semiconductor industry. Our involvement in forums like this enables us to stay at the cutting edge of industry trends and collaborate with key players to shape the future of technology. 


The Future of the Semiconductor Forum 2024 in Riyadh was a pivotal event for the semiconductor industry, showcasing Saudi Arabia’s ambitious plans and strategic partnerships. I.S.E.S. is proud to be part of this dynamic ecosystem, contributing to the advancement of semiconductor technologies and supporting the industry’s global growth. 

We look forward to leveraging the insights and connections gained at this forum to further our mission and drive innovation in the semiconductor sector. 

For more information about our participation and services, please contact us at info@isesglobal.com