ISS 2015 Agenda


ISS 2015 Agenda        Agenda in PDF 

Sunday, January 11
15:00–18:00          Conference Check in
Welcome Reception
Monday, January 12
07:00–07:55Continental Breakfast
Welcome Remarks:
Denny McGuirk
President and CEO
08:00--08:10Opening Remarks:
Hamid Zarringhalam

Executive VP, Nikon Precision
ISS Committee Co-chair
08:10–08:50Opening Keynote:
Silicon Magic

Scott McGregor (Biography)
President and CEO
Member of the Board, Broadcom
Session I: Economic Trends
08:50–08:55Session Overview
08:55–09:35Session Keynote: Top-10 Economic Predictions for 2015

Nariman Behravesh, Ph.D. (Biography)
Chief Economist
09:35–10:05What’s Next for The Semiconductor Market? System to Silicon: Addressing the Challenges

Mario Morales
Vice President, Enabling Technologies and Semiconductor
International Data Corporation
10:35–11:05The Cycle: Is it Different This Time?

Andrea Lati (Biography)
Principal Analyst
VLSI Research

11:05–11:35Industry Dynamics and Growth Trends for Semiconductor Wafer Fab Materials

Mike Corbett
Managing  Partner
Linx Consulting
A Geopolitical Forecast: Trends Shaping Semiconductor Manufacturing Countries

Rodger Baker
VP of Asia-Pacific Analysis
Session 2: Market Perspective
13:30–13:35Session Overview
13:35–14:05 The Future in a World of Digitized Defined Objects

Shawn DuBravac Ph.D.  
Chief Economist and Director of Research
Consumer Electronics Association
14:05–14:35Internet of Everything (IoE) – Supply Chain Transformation

David Ashley (Biography)
Vice President, Customer Value Chain Management
Cisco Systems
IOT –The Next Technology Revolution?

Frank Jones
VP and GM, Internet of Things Solutions Group
General Manager, Operations and Marketing Group
15:35–16:05From IoT to Cash
Martin Reynolds
Vice President and Gartner Fellow

 16:05–16:45Session Keynote: The Cloud: Seeding New Growth in Semiconductors

Jim Elliott
Corporate Vice President of Memory Marketing and Product Planning
Samsung Semiconductor
17:30-19:30"Get Your Game On" Networking event
Observatory Room
Tuesday, January  13
07:00–08:00Continental Breakfast
08:00–08:15SEMI Public Policy Update
Jonathan Davis
Global VP, Inductry Advocacy, SEMI
Session 3: Technology and Manufacturing
08:15–08:20Session Overview
08:20–09:00Session Keynote: Fabless Challenges & Evolution in Smart Era: A Foundry’s Perspective
Cliff Hou
, Ph.D. (Biography)
VP  Design and Technology Platform,
09:00–09:30Technology for Technology’s Sake

William Hata
Senior VP,  Worldwide Operations and Engineering
09:30–10:00The Dynamics of China IC Manufacturing Industry

Simon Yang, Ph.D.
President, and CEO
10:30–11:00Enabling Moore’s Law through Materials Innovation

Tim Hendry
VP, Technology and Manufacturing Group, Director, Fab Materials
11:00–11:30Transforming a Business for Success

Andreas Kramvis
Vice Chairman
13:00–13:30Transformation of Semiconductor Memory Technology and Industry

Naga Chandrasekaran, Ph.D. (Biography)
Vice President, Process Research and Development

13:30–14:00Technology Innovation in an IoT Era

An Steegen, Ph.D. (Biography)
Senior Vice President, Process Technology

The Next Evolution: A Packaging Perspective
Tien Wu, Ph.D. (Biography)
Director, Chief Operating Officer, ASE Group

Session 4: Opportunities at the Edge
Session Overview
Chips to Chips: Reflections on the Semiconductor Industry
Donald Colvin

Former CFO
Caesars Entertainment
15:35–16:05Kal Gyimesi
Industry Marketing Leader, Automotive, Electronics, IoT for Big Data & Analytics
16:05–16:35Mapping Innovations to Growth: Assessing the Impact of Emerging Technologies in Autonomous Systems, Internet of Things, Wearables, and 3D Printing

Ross Kozarsky (Biography)
Senior Analyst, Lux Research
16:35-17:05Imagine How Genomics Will Transform Our Future

Susan Tousi
VP of  Engineering
18:45–21:00ISS Banquet

Keynote Speaker: 
T.J. Rodgers
Founder, President and CEO
Cypress Semiconductor Corporation
January 14, Wednesday
07:30–08:30Continental Breakfast
08:30–08:35Session Overview
Closing Keynote: Technology and Innovation in Aerospace
Charles Toups (Biography)
Vice President
Development Program Excellence Initiative
Engineering, Operations & Technology


09:15–09:45Semiconductors in 2015 -- Where Are We And Where Are We Going

Christopher Thomas 
Partner & Co-Head, Asia Semiconductor Practice
McKinsey and Company
09:45–9:55G. Dan Hutcheson (Biography
CEO and Chairman
VLSI Research
10:25am–11:30Silicon Magic CxO Panel

The CxO panel closes the conference with a conversation between Dan Hutcheson and several esteemed executives at a CxO level. 

This year, we will be examining what it takes to practically transition a new technology to manufacturing and through its yield ramp.
There’s no magic in it for these execs: they have to make finFETs yield today while rolling 10nm and 7nm processes down the gangway
from pathfinding into development. It is a task that has consumed many at prior nodes. They have closed their doors on Moore’s Law.
Our panelists are the champions who won at these nodes and will keep moving down the scaling path. They will do this with a
combination of their own internal excellence and an unparalleled ability to partner with others to align a global base of researchers
and engineers — all towards hitting a specific ramp date that is exactly two years after the last one. They’re going to talk about how
it’s done against a background in which every node gets bigger, faster, and riskier. They’ll provide their vision about the future, the challenges,
and the opportunities.
G. Dan Hutcheson
CEO and Chairman
VLSI Research


Mark Bohr (Biography)     
Intel Senior Fellow
TMG, Director, Process
Architecture and
David Hemker, Ph.D.
Senior VP and CTO           
Lam Research
Nobu Koshiba

JSR Corporation
Jack Sun, Ph.D.
CTO, VP, Research
and Development
Geoffrey Yeap, Ph.D
VP of Technology and
11:30–11:35Closing Remarks:
Eugene Karwacki
Director, Integration and Strategic Partnerships
Air Products and Chemicals
ISS Committee Co-chair 
Agenda as of Janaury 8, 2015. Subject to Change