SEMI Member Day 2014

Thursday, May 29, 2014
7:30 AM-1:00 PM
Cabot Microelectronics, 870 N. Commons Drive, Aurora, IL 60504

SEMI invites all Members to an exclusive SEMI member event in the North Central region.  

SEMI Member Day, hosted by Cabot Microelectronics, offers thought-provoking presentations on critical issues impacting the microelectronics industry, including manufacturing, workforce development and public policy.  The program concludes with an enjoyable networking lunch. Registration is complimentary for SEMI member companies.  If you have colleagues or peers who are not SEMI members, they may attend for a minimal fee.

Your SEMI membership offers numerous opportunities to keep industry executives and business owners on top of important, ever-changing issues within their marketplace.  By participating in the SEMI Member Day, you will benefit by connecting with industry executives to share ideas and promote the growth and sustainability in the industry within the region. Come to the SEMI Member Day and begin shaping the future of the industry within your community!

7:30amRegistration and Networking Breakfast

Bill Johnson, Chief Financial Officer, Cabot Microelectronics
Terry Brewer, President, Brewer Science 

8:30amSEMI Update:
Karen Savala, President
SEMI Americas
8:45amIndustry Trends and Forecast
Jonathan Davis, Global Vice President, Advocacy
9:05amPublic Policy Update

Sen. Jim Talent, (biography)

Jamie Girard, Sr. Director, Public Policy
10:00amCoffee Break
 10:15amWorkforce Development Overview 
Joe Waranyuwat, Instructor, College of Engineering (biography)
University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
Stan Shoun, President (biography)
Ranken Technical College 
10:45amAdvanced Manufacturing Initiatives

Scott E. Miller, Executive Director, Illinois Manufacturing Lab at the Digital Manufacturing & Design Institute (DMDI), Chicago (biography)


Ian Steff, Sr. Advisor, Nanotechnology and Advanced Manufacturing, Government of the State of Indiana / IEDC (biography)

11:30amRoundtable Discussion
12:00pmNetworking Lunch
(sponsored by Cabot Microelectronics)
1:30pmCompany Tour (optional)
 Agenda subject to change
SEMI Member: $0.00
Non Member: $25.00

Students: Free

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Margaret Kindling
Sr. Program Manager
SEMI Americas