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Abul Nuruzzaman

  • VP, Technology and IP Licensing
  • Adeia

Abul Nuruzzaman is VP of Semiconductor Technology and IP Licensing at Adeia, Inc. (formally known as Xperi), San Jose, California. Prior licensing role, he led the marketing of Adeia’s hybrid bonding technology and semiconductor IP portfolio. Throughout his successful semiconductor industry career, Abul worked in product management, marketing and business development roles at AMD, Infineon (Cypress Semiconductor), TE Connectivity and Lattice Semiconductor. He holds BSEE degree from Osaka University, Japan, and MSEE degree from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

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Adeia

Adeia invents, develops and licenses fundamental innovations that shape the way millions of people explore and experience entertainment and enhance billions of devices in an increasingly connected world. Leveraging the combination of highly experienced technologists, scientists, engineers and advanced R&D labs in San Jose, California and Raleigh, North Carolina, Adeia develops industry-leading 3D integration solutions such as hybrid bonding that meet the demand for greater functionality, higher performance and smaller size for next generation electronics.

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Adrian Arcedera

Adrian joined Amkor in 1997, and is currently Sr VP for Memory, MEMS and Sensor Business Unit, responsible for the business and platform development for Memory, MEMS & Sensor Products. He has served in various leadership positions in Amkor’s chip scale products, including leading the platform development for Amkor’s ChipArray® package. He has authored multiple technical papers and has been granted multiple US Patents. He holds a degree in chemical engineering from the University of the Philippines.

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Amkor Technology, Inc.

As one of the world’s largest providers of high-quality semiconductor packaging and test services, Amkor has helped define and advance the technology landscape.

We deliver innovative solutions and believe in partnering with our customers to bring 5G, AI, Automotive, Communications, Computing, Consumer, IoT, Industrial and Networking products to market.

As a truly global supplier, Amkor has manufacturing and test capabilities as well as product development and support offices in Asia, Europe and the US.

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Agnes Jahnke

  • Product Marketing Manager SiC and GaN
  • X-FAB

Agnes Jahnke is responsible for the Product Marketing for Silicon Carbide (SiC) and Gallium Nitride (GaN) at X-FAB, the leading analog/mixed-signal and MEMS foundry group manufacturing wafers for automotive, industrial, consumer, medical and other markets.

Agnes joined X-FAB in early 2019, starting as Product Marketing Manager Automotive. She then quickly focused on the Marketing of X-FAB’s wide bandgap offering, being responsible for the 6” (200 mm) Silicon Carbide and 8” GaN-on-Si technologies. She holds responsibilities of strategic development, product roadmap and portfolio management, business development and branding of X-FAB’s wide bandgap portfolio. Prior to this role, Agnes held various Product Marketing and Product Management positions within companies of the solar industry.

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X-FAB

X-FAB is the leading analog/mixed-signal and specialty foundry group manufacturing silicon wafers for automotive, industrial, consumer, medical and other applications. Its customers worldwide benefit from the highest quality standards, manufacturing excellence and innovative solutions by using X-FAB’s modular CMOS and SOI processes in geometries ranging from 1.0 µm to 130 nm, and its special micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) processes. X-FAB is also the first pure-play foundry to provide comprehensive processing technologies for the wide-bandgap materials silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN). The GaN-on-Si wafers are manufactured in its modern 8” fab in Dresden, Germany, and SiC wafers in the 6” fab in Lubbock, Texas, USA. X-FAB runs six production facilities in Germany, France, Malaysia and the U.S. The company employs about 4,000 people worldwide.

Phone: +49 361 427 6170
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Ahmed Ben Slimane

Ahmed Ben Slimane is an advisor, business developer and technology & market analyst, specialized in semiconductors.

He has an experience with over 12 years in compound semiconductors, he worked as an epitaxy (MBE/MOCVD) & fabrication process engineer, his mission focused on GaN-based flexible micro-LED and GaAs-based photovoltaic cells. He also was part of the Power & Wireless team at Yole Development where he contributed to the development of semiconductor market & technology reports. Ahmed completed his PhD in Material Engineering from KAUST (Saudi Arabia) and obtained his master’s degree in electronic engineering from INPG (France) and EPFL (Swtzerland).

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Strategic Semiconductors

We help investors, start-ups and established companies understand the ever-changing semiconductor market and identify business opportunities through growth or investment.

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Ahmed El-Shennawy

Ahmed is a technology professional with more than 15 years of experience in the semiconductors industry. As one of the first employees in Si-Ware Systems, he contributed to the company’s development throughout its different growth stages until it successfully grew in value and scale. Ahmed started his career as an A/MS designer and was part of a talented team who developed several high-performance ASICs and IPs. In 2011, he initiated the Application Engineering function to support the business development of the ASIC business unit and managed his team to sell to over 30 customers across the globe. After the acquisition of the Si-Ware ASIC business unit in 2019 by Goodix, Ahmed led the application engineering team serving products targeting smartphones.

In 2021, Ahmed co-founded Pulsar Microelectronics, a company that offers A/MS design services leveraging two decades of deep expertise in several domains, including power harvesters, SerDes, timing solutions, and sensors interfacing.

Ahmed has an MBA from China Europe International Business School in Shanghai and B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Electronics Engineering from Ain Shams University in Cairo and holds 4 US patents.

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Ahmer Syed

Ahmer Syed is a VP of Engineering at Qualcomm in Global Manufacturing Technology and Operations organization. He leads a global team responsible for packaging technology development, NPI, HVM deployment for 5G, mobile, IoT, Connectivity, Automotive, and Compute markets.

A 30+ years veteran of Semiconductor and electronics industry, Ahmer has extensive experience in developing advanced packaging technologies such as Flip Chip, WLCSP, FO-WLP, Package on Package (PoP), QFN, and System in Package (SiP). He has authored and contributed to more than 70 technical papers and articles on advanced packaging and reliability and has been a keynote speaker in various international conferences.

 

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Qualcomm

Qualcomm is the world’s leading wireless technology innovator and the driving force behind the development, launch, and expansion of 5G. When we connected the phone to the internet, the mobile revolution was born. Today, our foundational technologies enable the mobile ecosystem and are found in every 3G, 4G and 5G smartphone. We bring the benefits of mobile to new industries, including automotive, the internet of things, and computing, and are leading the way to a world where everything and everyone can communicate and interact seamlessly.

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AK Chong

  • Vice President, Manufacturing, Supply Chain and Operations Managing Director, Intel Malaysia
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AK is a Vice President of Manufacturing, Supply Chain and Operations, Managing Director for Intel Malaysia site and General Manager of the System Integration & Manufacturing Services (SIMS) operations in the Assembly Test Manufacturing (ATM) group at Intel Corporation, where she is responsible for the Board and System Assembly factory that produces testers for Intel’s factories and labs globally.

She joined Intel in 1991 after graduating college and has been with the company since. AK held numerous technical leadership roles in the Corporate Quality Network group where she spent her first 26 years at Intel, focusing on products, manufacturing and quality systems. This includes several stints in Santa Clara US and Shenzhen China that spanned 10 years. She then led ATM’s quality and reliability group, driving overall factory quality performance before moving on to being General Manager of SIMS and Managing Director of Intel Malaysia.

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Intel

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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Akira Minamikawa

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Albert Lan

Experience:

  • Over 30 years of job experience in semiconductor industry, especially focusing on advanced packaging technologies.
  • Senior Engineering Center RD Head, 13 years, SPIL, which is top 3 biggest assembly house in the world.
  • PD, Quality, & Sales, 5 years, Amkor Taiwan(Bumping)
  • Vice Chairman of SEMI Taiwan PKG&TEST Committee.
  • Executive Co-Chair – PKG Committee of IMPACT / TPCA.
  • Chairman of TILA (Taiwan Intelligent Leader Association).
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Applied Materials

We are the leader in materials engineering solutions used to produce virtually every new chip and advanced display in the world. Our expertise in modifying materials at atomic levels and on an industrial scale enables customers to transform possibilities into reality. At Applied Materials, our innovations Make Possible® a Better Future.

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Alex Lidow

  • CEO and Co-Founder
  • EPC

Alex Lidow is CEO and co-founder of Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC). Prior to founding EPC, Dr. Lidow was CEO of International Rectifier Corporation. A co-inventor of the HEXFET power MOSFET, Dr. Lidow holds many patents in power semiconductor technology and has authored numerous publications on related subjects, including co-authoring the first textbook on GaN transistors, GaN Transistors for Efficient Power Conversion, now in its third edition published by John Wiley and Sons. Lidow earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Caltech and his Ph.D. from Stanford.

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EPC

EPC is the leader in enhancement mode gallium nitride (eGaN®) based power management. eGaN FETs and integrated circuits provide performance many times greater than the best silicon power MOSFETs in applications such as DC-DC converters, remote sensing technology (lidar), motor drives for e-mobility, robotics, drones, and low-cost satellites.

Website: www.epc-co.com

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Alex Waldauf

  • Director Product Marketing Management
  • Cohu

Alex Waldauf was one of the founders of Cohu’s Rasco GmbH business unit in 1998 and has been Cohu’s Director of Product Marketing Management since June 2020. Mr. Waldauf was previously Vice President of Platform Engineering from June 2017 to May 2020, and Vice President and General Manager from January 2011 to May 2017. Mr. Waldauf has also held various management positions in engineering and sales & service. Prior to joining Cohu Mr. Waldauf spent six years at Multitest, where he held key positions in RnD & engineering.

Mr. Waldauf holds a Mechanical Engineering degree (Ing.) from the Austrian School of Technology in Salzburg.

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Cohu

Cohu (NASDAQ: COHU) is a global technology leader supplying test, automation, inspection and metrology products and services to the semiconductor industry. Cohu’s differentiated and broad product portfolio enables optimized yield and productivity, accelerating customers’ manufacturing time-to-market.

Cohu offers the broadest portfolio of equipment and services for back-end semiconductor manufacturing, including a one-stop-shop for test and handling equipment, thermal subsystems, interface solutions, vision inspection and metrology, and MEMS test solutions. Cohu’s enhanced product portfolio gives our customers the best possible combination of technologies to match their business and technical needs. We provide our customers with outstanding products and services that reflect our commitment to operational excellence, innovation, and market leadership.

Additional information can be found at www.cohu.com.

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Alexander Krick

  • For more than 20 years employed at Volkswagen Group
  • Since 2020 – Head of Development E-Drive, Power Electronics & Transmission
  • 2019-2020 – Head of Planning- & Development Steering of the Business Unit Transmission & E-Drive
  • Until 2019 – several national and international managing positions in the development environment (e.g. China)
  • Dipl. Ing. Electrical Engineering (University Kassel and University of Massachusetts Dartmouth)
  • Member of the Board with the FVA and VDE GMM
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Volkswagen Group Components

As group-wide „Powerhouse“ of Volkswagen, the group resort Technology with its business units is responsible for the core transformation-topics “battery”, “charging and energy”, and “components”. It shapes the development and production of strategic components for the car-manufacturing brands of the group and with its “platform business” also for OEMs outside the Volkswagen Group. As an independent company inside the group resort Technology, Volkswagen Group Components employs 70.000 employees in more than 60 factories worldwide. They provide a valuable contribution for the Volkswagen Group, its brands and products. Thomas Schmall is the board member for the group resort Technology and CEO of Volkswagen Group Components.

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Ali Mohammed AL Farsi

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Aly Mashaly

Aly Mashaly is the Director of ROHM’s European Application and Technical Solution Center (ATSC). He is an expert in power electronics, especially in automotive applications, and has worked for many years as a development engineer and project manager in the fields of e-mobility and aerospace applications. He is also a regular speaker at various conferences, including PCIM, ECPE, EPE and CS International.

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ROHM Semiconductor

ROHM Semiconductor is a global company of 507.9 billion yen per March 31st. 2023, with over 23,700 employees. The company develops and manufactures a very large product range from SiC Diodes and MOSFETs, Analog ICs such as Gate Drivers and Power Management ICs to Power Transistors and Diodes to Passive Components. The production of our high performing products is taking place in state-of-the-art manufacturing plants in Japan, Germany, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, and China. ROHM Semiconductor Europe has its Head Office near Dusseldorf serving the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East, and Africa).

For further information, please contact www.rohm.com

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Amarjit Sandhu

Mr Amarjit Singh Sandhu is the Corporate Vice President, Assembly and Test NAND Operations for Micron Technology. He has 30 years of Operations Management expertise in locations such as Singapore, China and Malaysia. He currently oversees 4 Assembly and Test captive sites namely in Micron Singapore, Muar (Johor) and Penang engaged in manufacturing NAND and DRAM components, Solid State Devices (SSD) and Memory Modules. He is currently leading the new state-of-the-art Batu Kawan semiconductor plant that will process wafers into semiconductor components and subsequently shipping it out as SSD or Memory Module to major customers worldwide. He has pioneered 4 Green field manufacturing startups in different geographies and led 3 successful turnarounds of matured organizations in the last 10 years in China, Singapore and Malaysia. Amarjit built up his career in the semiconductor industry with Texas Instruments Singapore, United Test and Assembly Center (UTAC), Western Digital Corporation (WDC) prior to joining Micron Semiconductor Asia in 2018. He earned his MBA from the Warwick Business School and Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from the National University of Singapore.

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Micron Technology, Inc.

Micron is a world leader in innovative memory solutions that transform how the world uses information. For over 40 years, our company has been instrumental to the world’s most significant technology advancements, delivering optimal memory and storage systems for a broad range of applications.

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Amr Darwish

Mr. Amr Darwish has over 17+ years of experience in the semiconductor field. Previously during his time at Integrated Device Technology (IDT), Amr served in various Product Marketing and Technical roles, which spanned over North America, Europe, and Asia. Amr was a Founding Member of MaxPower Semiconductor, where he served as the COO. MaxPower was acquired by Vishay Siliconix in October 2022, where Amr is now the Senior Director of Product Marketing & Market Development for the Silicon Carbide division of Vishay.

With a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) and a Master in Business Administration (MBA), Amr has been able to use his blend of disciplines to create effective corporate & sales strategies and key strategic relationships, which have proliferated MaxPower’s (now Vishay’s) products into consumer, industrial, and automotive marketplaces. Amr currently serves as the Chair of the Santa Clara University (SCU) Graduate Business Program Board. Additionally, 4 years running, Amr serves as a start-up advisor in the Bronco Venture Accelerator and is a Partner in the Bronco Venture Fund.

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Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., a Fortune 1000 Company listed on the NYSE (VSH), is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors (diodes, rectifiers, MOSFETs, optoelectronics, and selected ICs) and passive electronic components (resistors, inductors, and capacitors). These components are used in virtually all types of electronic devices and equipment, in the industrial, computing, automotive, consumer, telecommunications, military, aerospace, power supplies, and medical markets. Vishay’s product innovations, successful acquisition strategy, and “one-stop shop” service have made it a global industry leader.

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Amy Leong

  • Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President, Mergers and Acquisitions
  • 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.

 

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Formfactor

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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