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October 3, 2019

AI_Northeast Forum_fall 2019

AIPushing the Boundaries of Existing Hardware Systems

The SEMI Northeast Forum brings together industry leaders from along the semiconductor supply chain to discuss their vision for accelerating the AI era of computing. Learn how the industry can collaborate and co-optimize in new ways to drive the AI roadmap, from silicon to software.


10:00 am - 1:30 pm


SUNY Polytechnic Institute
257 Fuller Rd.
South Rotunda
Albany, NY 12203
United States

AI_Northeast Forum_fall 2019

Artificial Intelligence, including machine learning will transform the world’s major industries. However, the industry is witnessing the slowing of Moore’s Law which no longer provides simultaneous improvements in performance, power, and cost. 

The program will highlight the IBM Research AI Hardware Center, which is focused on enabling next-generation chips and systems that support the tremendous processing power and unprecedented speed that AI requires to realize its full potential.

Join business professionals on October 3, 2019 at SUNY Polytechnic as industry experts outline a new playbook for innovation that can propel the industry into the next wave of growth. A roundtable discussion will conclude the program.


10:00 am - 10:30 am


South Rotunda

10:30 am - 10:35 am
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Riju Singhal
SEMI Northeast Committee / Veeco Instruments


10:35 am - 10:40 am


10:40 am - 11:05 am
Prof. Nathaniel Cady
Nathaniel Cady, PhD
Empire Innovation Professor, SUNY Polytechnic Institute

Addressing Computing Challenges for AI and Machine Learning

11:05 am - 11:30 am
Nicole Saulnier
Nicole Saulnier, Ph.D.
Manager - AI Hardware Integration and Materials Research, IBM Research

Building the AI Era

11:30 am - 11:45 am
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Robert Soave, PhD
Director - Account Technology, TEL Technology Center, America

The AI Revolution: An Equipment Supplier’s Perspective

11:45 am - 12:25 pm
David Anderson
David Anderson
President, SEMI Americas

Roundtable Discussion

11:45 am
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Sam Rosen
Strategic Product Marketing - AI and Cloud, Teradyne

Roundtable Participant

12:25 pm - 12:30 pm

Closing Remarks

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Networking Lunch

1:45 pm - 2:45 pm

CNSE Tour (Optional)

Pre-registration is required to participate in the CNSE tour. The tour is limited to 20 people. To register, contact

Registration Fee

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Member: $75

Non-Member: $95

Students: $15.00   (Must have a valid Student ID). For student registration code, contact Margaret Kindling at

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