Semiconductor Supply Chain Leaders will get Straight Talk from their Customers a

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Semiconductor Supply Chain Leaders will get Straight Talk from their Customers at SBC 2008

The semiconductor industry landscape shifts daily as IDMs, fabless companies, foundries and their OEM customers move quickly to adjust to new technologies, products, alliances and competitive dynamics. For nearly a decade, leaders in the semiconductor supply chain have come to the SEMI Strategic Business Conference for straight talk and updates from their customers on these and other timely topics. SBC has become the source for information and insights to help you tackle the complex issues facing the semiconductor manufacturing business today.

SBC 2008 will be held April 28-30, at the Meritage Resort, in Napa Valley, Calif.

Among the executives scheduled to present at SBC are:

  • Amkor Technology: Jim Fusaro, corporate vice president, Product Management
  • Applied Materials: Mark Pinto, senior vice president, CTO, general manager, Energy and Environmental Solutions
  • ASE: William Chen, senior technical advisor
  • Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing: Kevin Meyer, vice president of Industry Marketing and Platform Alliances
  • IBM Corporation, Albany Nanotech: Robert Villetto, process engineering manager
  • Intel: Robert Bruck, vice president, Technology and Manufacturing Group, General Manager, Technology Manufacturing Engineering
  • ON Semiconductor: Bill George, executive vice president
  • Samsung: Ben Eynon, director, Advanced Technology Development, Samsung, associate director of Lithography, International Sematech
  • Spansion: Ajit Manocha, executive vice president of Worldwide Operations
  • SVTC Technologies, Dave Bergeron, CEO
  • Touchdown Technologies: Raffi Garabedian, CEO

The program content is not the only benefit of SBC. Networking with the right people paves the way for business relationships. The SBC setting and agenda provide a perfect atmosphere for relationship-building.

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“The global scope of the industry offers few opportunities for semiconductor manufacturers to communicate with a group of important equipment and materials suppliers at one time. The growing role of Chinese foundries and our reliance on a global vendor base brought me to SBC 2007 as a speaker, where I was able to meet with many of my key vendors and communicate the SMIC message. SBC is a unique event--one that can benefit all suppliers."

--Dr. Sam T. Wang, President, SMIC America