Jim Feldhan founded Semico Research in 1994. A 20-year veteran of
the semiconductor industry, he brings his management, forecasting
and modeling expertise to Semico, along with a reputation of quality research. Jim designed and developed the research methodologies
and report structures,which are the basis for Semico's Custom Research and Portfolio Services. Jim also develops Semico's overall economic
outlook as well as performing various semiconductor consulting and forecasting. With a focus on quality, Semico Research has grown to the
largest semiconductor-focused consulting and research firm.
Jim was formerly the Executive Vice-President and General Manager at In-Stat as a member of the start-up team.
New materials and processes continue to provide innovative ways to manufacture semiconductors. What seemsimpossible today could become the next solution to improve transistor performance or reduce fab costs. 3D printing is making its mark in almost every field of design, from fashion to art to architecture. This innovative manufacturing method enables engineers to design higher-quality products while reducing time-to-market. What is it and does it have a place in semiconductor manufacturing? In the realm of new materials, graphene has attracted the most attention and, more important, research dollars. What is graphene, and why has it been dubbed the wonder material? Jim Feldhan will address how these inspiring technologies will impact the semiconductor industry.