Industry Strategy Symposium 2018




Smart, Intuitive & Connected: Semiconductor Devices Transforming the World

January 15–18, 2018
The Ritz-Carlton

Half Moon Bay, California USA

Something transformative is happening in electronics, taking many forms, shapes, and sizes. From stunning, 360-degree visions powered by augmented reality and intuitive behavior propelled by artificial intelligence, to perceptual computing within intelligent vehicles. Deep learning in robotics, the sleek functionality of smartphones, and the limitless connectivity within cloud — one variable resides at the core of so much innovation: the semiconductor silicon) 

Through collaboration across an expanding ecosystem, our industry is delivering supremely sophisticated semiconductor devices, enabling the transformation of our world into a place where lifestyle and efficiency are optimized in ways never imagined. Indeed, through innovations in equipment, materials, design, and packaging, emerging application trends within electronics incorporate essential features that defy convention, including higher performance, less power consumption, smaller footprint, and heterogeneously integrated components. 

To succeed in a transformational marketplace, shrewd business decisions are more critical than ever. Dynamic application markets, competitive product segments, and unprecedented industry consolidation make time-to-market a make-or-break proposition. ISS 2018 will explore strategy, discuss collaboration, examine threats, and expound upon the market opportunities empowered by today’s semiconductor technologies.



Kevin Bandy
SVP and Chief Digital Officer,
Cisco Digitization Office

Cisco Systems



Prof. Hermann Eul, Ph.D.
Independent Board Member,
and Private Investments

Leibniz University Hannover


 Hear Insightful Speakers from:      

    • Accenture
    • Alpha Capital Partners
    • Amazon Web Services
    • ASE
    • ASML
    • BCA Research
    • Gartner
    • IBM
    • IC Knowledge
    • IHS Markit
    • imec
    • Intel
    • Integrated Sensing Systems
    • McKinsey & Company
    • Mentor Graphics, a Siemens Business
    • Nissan Research Center Silicon Valley
    • Oculus
    • SEMI
    • Tufts University
    • Versum Materials
    • VLSI Research


    ISS 2018 Organizing Committee 

    SEMI would like to thank the ISS Organizing Committee for their outstanding contributions in developing the agenda and 
    direction for the upcoming conference

    Sponsorship Opportunities 

    Shane Poblete

    Conference Questions

    Agnes Cobar
    Tel: 1.408.943.7952