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January 12, 2021 - February 13, 2021

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Virtual ISS is now available On-Demand through February 13, 2021.


2:00 pm - 5:30 pm


United States

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Virtual ISS Event Guide

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Bridging the Gap Between the Physical & Digital Worlds

The evolution of our industry never ceases. From ubiquitous computing and seamless connectivity to hyper-mobility at the speed of 5G, the innovations enabled by the semiconductor ecosystem continue to evolve at breakneck speed. Today, driven by the ability to collect, store, and interpret massive volumes of data, AI has emerged as a powerful force that is bringing the physical and digital worlds together and dramatically changing our way of life.

Behind the scenes, but not far out of sight, semiconductor devices make up the thread that runs through every breakthrough, enabling advanced technologies to produce the insights derived from Artificial Intelligence. Data processing, sensors, machine learning, and more—every component supporting AI is based on some type of semiconductor.

Going forward, the space between the physical and digital will shrink even further, enabling us to do things we’ve never done before. Unprecedented innovations will emerge with greater frequency and immeasurable impact. Think of the impact core electronics and AI are having in the wake of COVID-19— and might have in the face of another global pandemic. Researchers and scientists are leveraging these technologies to speed the development of medical treatments, repurpose existing drugs, improve public health strategies, and re-envision the workplace and the classroom. Now, but even more so in the future, silicon will make it happen. ISS 2021 explores “How.”



Thank you to these industry leaders for their time and expertise supporting the continued success of this annual conference.


  • Steven Johnston, PhD, Vice President, Head of Technology Innovation and EnablementMerck KGaA

  • Mark Slezak, President, JSR Micro


  • Joe Cestari, Vice President, Integrated Engineering Services
  • Clark Fuhs, Director, Corporate Marketing, Lam Research
  • Indradeep Ghosh, Sr. Director, Market Intelligence, Micron Technology
  • Kevin Heidrich, Vice President, Marketing, and Business Development, Onto Innovation
  • Amy Leong, Senior Vice President, and Chief Marketing Officer, FormFactor
  • Ben Rathsack, PhD, Vice President and Deputy Manager, Tokyo Electron America
  • Lubab Sheet-Davis, Vice President, Innovation & Strategy, Office of the CTO, Lam Research
  • Mark Shirey,Vice President, Customer EngagementKLA
  • Paul van Wijnen, Vice President, Corporate Marketing, ASML
  • Nigel Wenden, CEO, Westerwood Global Ltd.
  • Jeffrey Wessel, Chief Marketing Officer, Tosoh Quartz


TUESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2021 | 2:00–5:25PM PDT

2:00 pm - 2:05 pm
Dave Anderson, SEMI Americas
Dave Anderson
President, SEMI Americas

Welcome Remarks

2:05 pm - 2:10 pm
Steven Johnston, Intel Corporation
Steven Johnston, PhD
Senior Director, Supplier Technology and Industry Development, Intel
Co-Chair, ISS Committee

Opening Remarks

2:10 pm - 2:40 pm
Naga Chandrasekaran, Micron Technology
Naga Chandrasekaran, PhD
Senior Vice President, Process R&D and Operations, Micron Technology

KEYNOTE—Memory and Data Economy: Time to Enable the Simultaneous Causal Relationship

Session 1: Economic Trends

2:40 pm - 2:45 pm
Clark Fuhs
Clark Fuhs
Director, Corporate Marketing, Lam Research
Member, ISS Committee

Session Overview

2:45 pm - 3:10 pm
Catherine Mann, Citibank
Catherine Mann, PhD
Managing Director and Global Chief Economist, Citibank

Global Prospects 2021: Momentum, Rotation, and Structural Changes in the Real Economy and Financial Markets

3:10 pm - 3:35 pm
Mario Morales, IDC
Mario Morales
Program Vice President, Enabling Technologies and Semiconductors, Storage, and DataSphere Research, International Data Corporation (IDC)

Semiconductor Market Outlook in 2021: Resiliency to Recovery

3:35 pm - 4:05 pm

Get Your Game On (Trivia)

4:05 pm - 4:30 pm
Jean-Christophe Eloy, Yole Développement
Jean-Christophe Eloy
President and CEO, Yole Développement

Innovation in Advanced Packaging is Coming from AI Processors

4:30 pm - 4:55 pm
Mark Thirsk
Mark Thirsk
Managing Partner, Linx Consulting

Electronic Materials Industry Trends Before the Next Supercycle

4:55 pm - 5:20 pm
Andrea Lati, VLSI Research
Andrea Lati
Vice President, Market Research, VLSI Research

Chipmaking Market Post-pandemic: Moving Into a New Normal with New Opportunities

2:40 pm - 2:45 pm
Clark Fuhs
Clark Fuhs
Director, Corporate Marketing, Lam Research
Member, ISS Committee

Day 1 Recap

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2021 | 2:00–5:25PM PDT

Session 2: Geopolitical

2:00 pm - 2:05 pm
Ben Rathsack, TEL
Ben Rathsack, PhD
Vice President and Deputy Manager, Tokyo Electron America
Member, ISS Committee

Welcome and Session Overview

2:05 pm - 2:30 pm
Martijn Rasser, Center for a New American Security (CNAS)
Martijn Rasser
Senior Fellow, Technology and National Security Program, Center for a New American Security (CNAS)

Rethinking Export Controls: Unintended Consequences and the New Technological Landscape

2:30 pm - 2:55 pm
Michael McCaul, United States Congress
Congressman Michael T. McCaul
U.S. Representative, 10th Congressional District of Texas
United States Congress

Semiconductors and the Strategic Value for Security and Prosperity


3:00 pm
Lubab Sheet-Davis, Lam Research
Lubab Sheet-Davis
Vice President, Strategy and Innovation in the Office of the CTO
Lam Research

Panel Overview

2:55 pm - 3:45 pm
Diversity and Inclusion
D&I Panel

Role of Diversity & Inclusion in Innovation

This panel will explore the roles of diversity and inclusion to successful innovation strategies and the impact on business growth and performance. We’ll explore the role of diversity-of thought, of experience, of perspectives, of technologies and of people-to building a culture of innovation and inclusion with panelists sharing personal experiences.

Moderator: Doug Solomon, Senior Fellow, Institute for the Future

Kelley Steven-Waiss, Founder & CEO, Hitch Works and Board Member, FormFactor

Pedro Espinoza, Internet Entrepreneur, Angel Investor, Board Member, TED Speaker, and Author

Laura Matz, VP, Planarization, EMD Performance Materials

3:50 pm - 4:00 pm


Session 3: Technology

4:00 pm - 4:05 pm
Jeffrey Wessel, Tosoh Quartz
Jeffrey Wessel
Jeffrey Wessel, Chief Marketing Officer, Tosoh Quartz
Member, ISS Committee

Session Overview

4:05 pm - 4:30 pm
Paul Burlingame, Air Liquide Advanced Materials
Paul Burlingame
President and CEO, Air Liquide Advanced Materials

The Part Per Quadrillion (PPQ) Opportunity

4:30 pm - 4:55 pm
Scotten Jones, IC Knowledge
Scotten Jones
Founder and President, IC Knowledge

Logic Leadership in the PPAC Era

4:55 pm - 5:20 pm
Jason Abt, TechInsights
Jason Abt
Chief Technology Officer

The End of 2D Scaling Leading to Revolutionary Advancements in Computing Architecture

5:20 pm - 5:30 pm
Mark Slezak, JSR Micro
Mark Slezak
President, JSR Micro
Co-Chair, ISS Committee

Closing Remarks





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