ISS US 2015

ISS 2015: Riding the Wave of Silicon Magic

Industry Strategy Symposium (ISS)
January 11-14, 2015
The Ritz Carlton, Half Moon Bay

Since the dawn of computing, the semiconductor industry has been the enabler for the major innovations in the electronics industry. Moore’s Law has been the foundation for semiconductor industry economics. It laid the groundwork for the PC revolution, pervasive use of the internet, and the emergence and dominance of mobile devices, and each wave created renewed demand and prosperity in the semiconductor industry. In recent years, demand for semiconductors, and with it growth, has slowed to single digit numbers. Exploding costs for developing and manufacturing these state-of-the-art devices has led to major consolidations, first among device makers and then among the equipment and material suppliers. Although this may be healthy, profitable growth is necessary for the re-investment needed to continue the silicon magic and create the next wave of innovations that will generate demand for more device capability.

While the above natural forces are in play, mobility and availability of tablets and smart phones for the masses, coupled with the exciting possibilities that the Internet of Things can bring, could potentially lead to increased growth in ICs. Further, continued efficiencies and shifts in the value chain caused by deeper collaboration between fabless and foundries on one hand, unique capabilities that IDMs deliver on the other, and the entry of some IDMs to the foundry sector, should generate new dimensions in the supply chain’s quest to create value.

ISS 2015 explores the trends taking place in the industry from economic, market, technology, and manufacturing perspectives. In addition, the conference will look at ways to address the demands for continued development and manufacture of advanced technology. How should the supply chain respond to create increased value for customers, no matter where in the supply chain they reside? And most importantly, what should the industry do to maintain and increase prosperity to meet this demand in order to continue to sustain future growth? As always, the final goal is to help semiconductor industry executives set their strategies to navigate this exciting and rapidly changing environment.


Who Should Attend

The Industry Strategy Symposium (ISS) is an executive conference developed for senior executives from the semiconductor and emerging technology industries.

  • Chairmen
  • CEO
  • President
  • Executive Vice President
  • Other Senior Executives
  • Financial Analysts
  • Consulting firms
  • Market Researchers

ISS 2015 Sessions and Panel

  • Economic Trends
  • Market Perspective
  • Technology and Maufacturing
  • Opportunities at the Edge
  • CEO Panel

Please check back here for more information on ISS 2015 as it becomes available.


ISS 2014 Agenda

ISS 2014 Keynotes

Rick Wallace 2013Opening Keynote:
The Road Not Taken

Rick Wallace
President and CEO
Closing Keynote:
Pervasive Computing -->Pervasive Storage
Manish Bhatia
Senior VP, WW Operations
ISS Banquet Keynote:
Innovation in a Connected World
Young Sohn
President and Chief Strategist
Samsung Electronics

CEO Panel
Terry Brewer, Ph.D.
Brewer Science
John ChenJohn Chen, Ph.D.
VP of Technology and Foundry Operations
Michael SplinterMichael Splinter
Executive Chairman of Board of Directors
Applied Materials
Kazuo UshidaKazuo Ushida
Executive VP, Director
and President of Precision Equipment Company
G. Dan HutchesonModerator:
G. Dan Hutcheson
CEO and Chairman
VLSI Research



ISS Committee

SEMI would like to thank the ISS 2015 Organizing Committee for their outstanding
contributions in developing the agenda and direction for the upcoming conference.



Agnes Cobar

Tel: 1.408.943.7952




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Sponsorship Opportunities

Marlene Sibley
Tel: 1.408.943.6988