SEMI Members Only: South America Semiconductor Strategy Summit

South America Semiconductor Strategy Summit

Beyond BRICs: Building South America’s Semiconductor Future

This event was held on November 18-20, 2014 at the Hilton Buenos Aires Hotel in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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SESSION 1:  Markets


   Keynote: Global Semiconductor Market Overview
Christian Gregor Dieseldorff
Senior Analyst, Director Industry Research & Analysis

 Keynote: LatAm: Trends and Developments in South Americans Major Markets
Gabriel Queipo

Economic Analyst
INTI  (National Institute of Industrial Technology)

Keynote Sponsor: Palomar Technologies



Panel 1: Challenges & Opportunities for Semiconductors in LatAm 
Panel Sponsor: Rite Track
Daniel Lupi

President, Nanotechnology Argentine Foundation, 
Member of the Board of Directors, INTI National Institute of Industrial Technology

SESSION 2: Public Policy and the Role of Government in Market Stimulation

 Lessons Learned from Semiconductor Markets Around the World
Siddarth Madhav
McKinsey and Company

 Keynote: The Global Semiconductor Marketplace: Principles and Policy Priorities for the Semiconductor Industry
Devi Bengfort Keller
Deputy Director of Global Policy
Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA)

SESSION 3: Technology and Manufacturing

 BNDES: Funding and Support to the Semiconductor Industry
Mauricio Neves, Ph.D.

Deputy Managing Director 
Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES)

 The Internet of EveryThing - Stimulating Nano Electronics Innovation 
Cor Claeys, Ph.D.
Director Business Growth & Emerging Markets

Coffee Break; Visit tabletop displays 
Break Sponsor: Palomar Technologies  

 Presentation: From licensing to joint development: The role of high tech multinationals as technology partners for Latin America
Bruce Hawks

Director, Hardware Alliances & IP Transactions, 

Panel 2: Design  
José Antônio Scodiero

CEO and Founder
Fast Company Brazil

 Semiconductors in Brazil - Breaking new grounds to innovate and create a new industry
Marcelo Lubazewski, Ph.D.


 ST: Partnering in South America along the Semiconductor  Value Chain
Alfredo Luthold
Sales Director.
STMicroelectronics, South America

Panel 3: Semiconductor Manufacturing Ecosystem 


Tobias Guenzler, Ph.D
Chief Operations Officer
Unitec Semiconductores S.A., Brazil
 Zheng Yuan, Ph.D. 
Vice President & General Manager, 200mm Systems and Upgrades
Applied Global Services
Applied Materials