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Ken Shibita

Ken Shibata has been immersed in the semiconductor industry since 1980. He initiated his career at a manufacturing company within Hitachi Semiconductor Division, where he spent the first decade as a backend assembly process engineer. Over the subsequent 10 years, he played a pivotal role in promoting the OSAT business. From 2001 to 2014, Ken contributed significantly to Amkor Technology Japan, ultimately holding the position of Representative Director and Sales VP. Following this, he served as Representative Director and Senior Vice President at UTAC Japan from November 2014 to June 2019. Ken joined ISES on October 15, 2023.

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International Semiconductor Executive Summits (ISES) holds a significant position within the semiconductor industry. Since 2010 we have scaled 8 major successful regional events globally. Our initiatives to date have been fully supported by local governments. For e.g., ISES USA is hosted in partnership with the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, ISES Taiwan is hosted in partnership with ITRI, ISES EU is hosted in partnership with the EU Commission, ISES Southeast Asia in partnership with Invest in Penang. We serve as a platform where senior executives in technology, manufacturing and R&D from various semiconductor companies, technology providers, and related industries gather to exchange information, shape strategies, and discuss the industry’s direction. Our summits have influenced industry trends and decisions due to the high-level discussions that take place.

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Dr. Nahomi Aoto

Dr. Nahomi Aoto is working at Hiroshima University as Professor by Special Designation and at Tohoku University as Visiting Professor by Special Designation, from August 2023 after she retired from Micron. She specializes in workforce advancement of university students and younger students, especially women, to attract them to semiconductor technology areas. Before university Dr. Aoto had served semiconductor industry from 1983 to 2023 and contributed to process R&D. She worked for NEC, Elpida Memory, Micron Memory Japan and Micron Technology as a researcher/engineer, manager, Sr. director and officer. In 2019 – 2023, Dr. Aoto focused on building good relationships between students/university and semiconductor industry by giving lectures and speeches, and inspired students to work for semiconductor technology and industry. She had also led women leadership program of Micron until her retirement. Dr. Aoto was chosen as one of four final nominees of 2020 Rising Women of Influence Award of Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA).

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