Critical Trends Confronting SEMI Members Addressed at ISS and SMC

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Critical Trends Confronting SEMI Members Addressed at ISS and SMC

    ISS and SMC will again be held the same week at the stunning Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Half Moon Bay, just a short drive from the Silicon Valley and San Francisco International Airport. Executives from the global semiconductor industry will gather for timely presentations and great networking. Registration now open for both events and features a special ISS/SMC package discount.

    When Trends Collide: Consolidation and Growth (

    Growing a company in an industry marked by rampant consolidation continues to confront senior executives of SEMI member companies. The focus of this year’s Industry Strategy Symposium is “When Trends Collide: Consolidation and Growth.” ISS will offer insights on how to manage these paradoxical trends. The conference will be held January 13–16, 2008 at the Ritz-Carlton in Half Moon Bay, California. Confirmed speakers include:

  • Aart de Geus, Synopsys
  • Bill McClean, IC Insights
  • Dan Hutcheson, VLSI Research
  • David Townes, Needham & Company
  • Doug Grose, AMD
  • George Scalise, SIA
  • Greg Linden, UC Berkeley
  • James Canton, Futurist and Author
  • Jean-Philippe Dauvin, STMicroelectronics
  • Jim Feldhan, Semico Research
  • John Frank, M&W Electronics
  • Klaus Luther, Infineon
  • Klaus Rinnen, Gartner
  • Leo Berlinghieri, MKS Instruments
  • Nariman Behravesh, Global Insights
  • Paolo Gargini, Intel
  • Shawn DuBravac, Consumer Electronics Association
  • Steve Newberry, Lam Research
  • Steve Schwartz, Asyst Technologies

Molecules of the Future: Growth Markets and Application Insights (

    Materials continue to play a growing role in keeping the industry aligned with Moore’s Law and the ITRS. SMC is the semiconductor industry's most comprehensive and informative event for materials professionals. It helps identify materials challenges for future technologies and emerging markets, and facilitates meaningful communications up and down the entire semiconductor supply chain. The focus at this year’s SMC is “Molecules of the Future: Growth Markets and Application Insights.” Held at the Ritz-Carlton in Half Moon Bay, California, confirmed speakers at SMC 2008 include:

  • Thomas Thorpe, Texas Instruments
  • Gary Patton, IBM
  • Gilbert Declerck, IMEC
  • Jean Marc Girard, Air Liquide
  • Craig Hunter, Applied Materials, Solar Business Group
  • George Craford, Lumileds
  • Karl-Heinz Bock, Fraunhofer IZM
  • Avinash Kant, Broadpoint Capital, Inc
  • Mark Thirsk, Linx Consulting
  • Karey Holland, Techcet Group, LLC
  • Dan Tracy, SEMI
  • E. Jan Vardaman, TechSearch International