ISS US 2011

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“Role of Capital Efficiency Through Cycles”

Following the precipitous decline of 2009 and the meteoric expansion of 2010, industry decision makers confront a more dynamic and less certain planning environment for the year ahead.  Gone are the days of extrapolating trends or relying on historic patterns to guide the way. Understanding technology, the economy or the market is necessary but insufficient. Today’s executives need a wide angle perspective on numerous interrelated global industry and economic dimensions to develop a strategic perspective.

Today’s key concerns include managing capital efficiency, maximizing R&D investment choices, investing in future growth, establishing sound collaboration and risk mitigation strategies, and appreciating adjacent market opportunities.

The 2011 SEMI Industry Strategy Symposium (ISS) is your strategic benchmark and resource to begin the year. ISS packs into a three-day agenda a powerful combination of acclaimed business though leadership, top market economists, technology expertise, Wall Street perspective, customer viewpoints, representative experts from emerging markets, and insightful debate among CEO’s of leading technology providers to help confirm your point of view and triangulate the path ahead.

No other semiconductor industry event offers the breadth or quality of strategic insight while providing a comfortable environment to network with key industry leaders.

Who Should Attend

CEOs, presidents and other senior corporate executives from the semiconductor industry find great benefit in ISS.

Also Consider Attending the Strategic Materials Conference

The Strategic Materials Conferencewill start immediately following ISS. It is the only annual forum that gathers the global materials supplier and device communities together to discuss common strategic issues and business concerns, obtain the latest hot market trends and forecasts, and have opportunities for face-to-face collaboration.


A discount up to $400 is offered to those attending both ISS and SMC 2011.

Five Key ISS Sessions

The industry is in a recovery and companies need to focus on their core markets and manage their business to capture profit from the upturn.

Economic Trends

The symposium will start in session one with a macro view of the global economy and how electronics contribute to it.


Session two starts to detail the trends and driving forces in a top downs vision of the electronics markets through semiconductors to equipment and materials markets.

Emerging Applications

High growth markets that are adjacent to semiconductors, their trends and drivers will be presented in Session 3.

Economic Trends/Forecasts, Trends & Lessons Learned

Industry leaders will discuss past cycles, lessons learned and how these could be applied to future cycles in session four.

Customer View - ISS/SMC Joint Session

This special session will focus on critical customer inputs and technology roadmap perspective from leading global device companies.

Next, Novellus Chairman Rick Hill explores the current outlook and judgment of leading investment and financial analysts covering the sector in the lively Streetviews Panel.

The joint session concludes with the Blue Chip CEO Panel, offering strategic perspective and executive insight from a distinguished roster of industry leaders representing prominent semiconductor design, equipment and materials companies.


2011 Sponsors

Thank you to our 2011 Corporate sponsors:

Sponsorship Opportunities

For further information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Marlene Sibley at 1.408.943.6988 or email

ISS 2011Committee

SEMI would like to thank the Industry Strategy Symposium (ISS) 2011 Organizing Committeefor their outstanding contributions in putting together the agenda and direction for the upcoming conference

Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding the conference, please contact:

Marite Pantangco
Senior Manager, Global Events
Tel: 408.943.6940