The Big Picture

The Big Picture

By Jonathan Davis, president of SEMI Semiconductor Business

SEMICON West is around the corner and there will be plenty of information and insight to help shape your industry view.  The event boasts of more than 100 hours of technical and business programs, 50 hours of free TechXPOT session content, thousands of fellow industry participants, and numerous product announcements and unveilings. 

Attendees will hear from colleagues, customers, suppliers, analysts and investors about the multi-faceted and dynamic trends that are propelling the hyper-high-tech silicon-driven industries.

Want to hear about the status of the potential wafer size transition? Then be at the 450mm Forum at the North Hall TechXPOT mid-morning on July 14.  But get there   early if you want a seat, because our pre-registration figures show that several hundred others are planning to be there.

Want to hear about other technology advancements in areas such as 3D-IC, lithography challenges, test, packaging, materials or market analysis?  Then check out the Event Calendar and pick from the many program topics.

What if you want to hear about everything—all in one place?  That’s right, the BIG picture. Then, I invite you to join me in hearing industry perspective from the captains of innovation—the chief executives driving some of the most advanced technology enterprises anywhere in the world.

On Wednesday, July 13, we are fortunate to have a select group of equipment and materials sector leaders to discuss their perspectives on the industry’s hottest topics at the annual SEMICON West Executive Summit. Joining me on the stage will be:

  • Terry Brewer, founder and president of Brewer Science
  • Doug Neugold, chairman of the Board, CEO, president of ATMI
  • Steve Newberry, CEO and vice chairman, Lam Research
  • Rick Wallace, president and CEO, KLA-Tencor

The Executive Summit is one of the most popular events at SEMICON West, because these supply chain leaders have to struggle with complexity and contradiction every day.  They have a distinct vantage on the key trends, market forces, application drivers, technology trends, business opportunities and R&D strategies, in addition to well-informed views about the future of our industry.

What makes the Executive Summit so unique is the open, unvarnished discussion on many of the most challenging and controversial topics that seem to be at the forefront in our industry. Even with their customers, investors, competitors and employees in the audience, these executives won’t be relying on spin doctors or have their technical staff nearby to ensure a pitch-perfect answer.  This year’s panel should be commended for taking the time (and risk) to share their insights in the current situation and future of the industry.

The Executive Summit is from 1:00-3:00pm on Wednesday, July 13, on the Keynote Stage in Esplanade Hall at Moscone Center in San Francisco.

If you want the “big picture,” join me there.

July 5, 2011