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January 12, 2020 - January 15, 2020

ISS Networking



The Industry Strategy Symposium–ISS, gathers key economists, technologists, and financial analysts for keen insights about the economy, technologies, and business trends. 


The Ritz Carlton
1 Miramontes Point Rd
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
United States

ISS Networking

As we look toward the future, smart connected devices will continue to grow at an exponential rate creating vast amounts of structured and unstructured data. The data generated by these devices must be collected, transferred, stored and processed. This explosion of data will drive significant growth for all semiconductor products. The growing demand will be driven by a proliferation of the connected Internet of Things (IoT) and new applications such as artificial intelligence (AI), virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and the fifth-generation (5G) of mobile networks. ​

​ISS will explore these market drivers, the current economic and geopolitical climate and additional opportunities created by new manufacturing technologies and new models of computing for deep learning, such as neuromorphic and quantum computing.​

Senior executive suppliers and device manufacturers receive a first-hand view of what the industry will look like in the year ahead, and gain strategic insights into the shifting business environment. Experts at ISS provide high-level industry forecasts and describe macro-trends in end markets that will influence semiconductor sales.



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


  • Steven Johnston, Director, Supplier Technology, and Industry Development, Intel

  • Mark Slezak, President, JSR Micro


  • Joe Cestari, President, Trinity Inspiration Management
  • Oreste Donzella, Chief Marketing Officer, KLA
  • Clark Fuhs, Director, Corporate Marketing, Lam Research
  • Kirk Hasserjian, Corporate Vice President, Service Product Development, Applied Materials
  • Kevin Heidrich, Vice President, Marketing, and Business Development, Onto Innovation
  • Ben Rathsack, Vice President and Deputy Manager, Tokyo Electron America
  • Rich Rice, Senior Vice President, Business Development, ASE
  • LubabSheet-Davis, Vice President, Innovation & Strategy, Office of the CTO, Lam Research
  • Paul van Wijnen, Vice President, Market Research, ASML
  • Nigel Wenden, President, Banner Industries
  • Jeffrey Wessel, Vice President, Tosoh Quartz
  • Hamid Zarringhalam, Executive Vice President, Nikon Precision



3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Conference Check-in

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Welcome Reception


7:00 am - 8:00 am


8:00 am - 8:04 am
Dave Anderson
David Anderson
President, SEMI Americas

Welcome Remarks

8:05 am - 8:15 am
ISS Organizing Committee Chairman

Opening Remarks

8:15 am - 8:55 am
Richard Gottscho, Lam Research
Richard Gottscho
Executive Vice President and Corporate Chief Technology Officer, Lam Research

Opening Keynote

Session 1 ⁠— Economic Trends

8:55 am - 9:00 am

Session Overview

9:00 am - 9:30 am
Daniel Niles, AlphaOne Capital
Daniel Niles
Founding Partner, AlphaOne Capital

Macroeconomic View

9:30 am - 10:00 am
Michael Schallehn, Bain & Company
Michael Schallehn
Partner, Bain & Company


10:00 am - 10:30 am


10:30 am - 11:00 am
Len Jelinek
Len Jelinek
Senior Director, Semiconductor Manufacturing, IHS Markit


11:00 am - 11:30 am
Bob Johnson, Gartner
Bob Johnson
Vice President, Gartner

Semiconductor Manufacturing Outlook: Challenges Ahead

11:30 am - 12:00 pm
John West, VLSI Research Europe
John West
Managing Director, VLSI Research Europe


12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Yoshihiro Azuma
Yoshihiro Azuma
Managing Director, Jefferies

Trends in the Semiconductor Materials Industry

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm


Session 2 ⁠— Market and Application Drivers

2:00 pm - 2:05 pm

Session Overview

2:05 pm - 2:35 pm
Shawn DuBravac, Avrio Institute
Shawn DuBravac, PhD
Futurist and Author, Founder and President, Avrio Institute

CES Overview

2:35 pm - 3:05 pm
ISS 2020 Speaker
Jonathan Sorger, PhD
VP of Research, Intuitive Surgical

The Roadmap for Intelligent Surgery

3:05 pm - 3:35 pm


3:35 pm - 4:05 pm
Severine Valdant, Oxford Performance Materials
Severine Valdant Zygmont
President, Biomedical, Oxford Performance Materials

Biomedical 3D Printing

4:05 pm - 4:35 pm
Bradley Horowitz
Bradley Horowitz
Vice President, Advisor, Google

Challenges and Opportunities of Data Driven Economy

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

"Get Your Game On" Reception


7:00 am - 8:00 am


Session 3 ⁠— Technology

8:05 am - 8:35 am
Steven Liu, UMC
Steven Liu
Sr. Vice President l United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC)

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC)

8:35 am - 9:05 am
Speaker to be announced

Speaker TBA

9:05 am - 9:35 am
Chris Scanlan, Jiangsu Changjiang Electronics Technology
Chris Scanlan
Vice President, WW Field Applications Engineering, JCET Group


9:35 am - 10:05 am


Session 4 ⁠— Mobility

10:05 am - 10:10 am

Session Overview

10:10 am - 10:40 am
Ken Washington, Ford
Ken Washington, PhD
Chief Technology Officer, Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company

10:40 am - 11:10 am
Tim Frasier, Robert Bosch
Tim Frasier
President of Automotive Electronics, North America, Bosch

All In: Placing Bets in the New Era of Mobility

11:10 am - 11:40 am
Amy Hart Phillips, Lyft
Amy Hart Phillips
Sr. Director of Autonomous Business Development, Lyft


11:40 am - 1:10 pm


Session 5 ⁠— 5G

1:10 pm - 1:15 pm

Session Overview

1:15 pm - 1:45 pm
Gavin Horn, PhD, Qualcomm
Gavin Horn, PhD.
Senior Director Wireless Research, Qualcomm
1:45 pm - 2:15 pm
Kevin Schoenrock
Kevin Schoenrock, PhD
Director, Strategy & Planning, Qorvo
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
Malllik Tatipamula, Ericsson
Mallik Tatipamula, PhD
CTO, Silicon Valley & Group Function Technologies & Architecture, Ericsson
2:45 pm - 3:15 pm


Session 6 ⁠— Asia Perspective

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
Handel Jones, IBS
Handel Jones, PhD
CEO, International Business Strategies (IBS)

Opportunities and Threats in China Market

3:45 pm - 4:15 pm
ISS 2020 Speaker
Evan Rees
Asia-Pacific Analyst, Stratfor

Tokyo and Seoul: The Other Pacific Trade War

4:15 pm - 4:45 pm
David Li, Cabot
David Li
CEO, Cabot

Doing Business in China

6:00 pm - 6:45 pm


6:45 pm - 9:30 pm

ISS Banquet


7:30 am - 8:30 am


8:30 am - 8:35 am

Session Overview

8:35 am - 9:15 am
Simon Segars_ARM_
Simon Segars
Chief Executive Officer, ARM

Closing Keynote

9:15 am - 9:45 am
Robert Chau, Intel
Robert Chau, PhD
Intel Senior Fellow, Technology Development Director, Components Research Intel


9:45 am - 10:15 am
Jim O'Neill, PhD, Entegris
James O'Neill, PhD
Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, Entegris

Materials Industry Overview

10:15 am - 10:45 am


10:45 am - 11:45 am
Moderator: Claire McAdams
Managing Partner, Headgate Partners

Investor Panel

Panelists: To be announced

11:45 am - 11:50 am
ISS Organizing Committee Chairman

Closing Remarks

ISS 2020 Registration

Full conference registration includes: 

  • All conference sessions and materials 
  • Sunday Welcome Reception 
  • ISS 2020 Evening Reception and Banquet 

Early Bird (Ends December 13, 2019) 

  • Member: $2,195
  • Non-Member: $2,745 

Regular Price (After December 13)  

  • SEMI Member: $2,745
  • Non-Member: $3,430   


Register three or more from the same company and the fourth and subsequent registrations receive a 10% discount. 
Contact Agnes Cobar at or 1.408.943.7952

(Airfare and hotel accommodations are not included)

  • SEMI Member: $2,195
  • Non-Member: $2,745 

GUEST REGISTRATION (Conference sessions are NOT included)            

  • $350 per person includes: 

Includes Welcome Reception on Sunday, January 12 from 6:00–7:00 pm and ISS 2020 Reception and Banquet on Tuesday evening, January 14 

BANQUET REGISTRATION (Conference sessions are NOT included) 

  • SEMI Member: $250 
  • Non-Member: $275 

Banquet registration is for Reception and Banquet on Tuesday evening, January 14     

  • Cancellations received on or before December 14, 2019, will be fully refunded. 

  • Cancellations after December 14 to Onsite, only substitutions are accepted with a written note from the registered attendee.  

  • Please email cancellation requests to Agnes Cobar at or 1.408.943.7952


The Ritz-Carlton

The Industry Strategy Symposium takes place at the beautiful Ritz-Carlton in Half Moon Bay, California, USA. 

From a majestic bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay welcomes you to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of coastal Northern California. 

The Ritz-Carlton
One Miramontes Point Road 
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019 
Tel: 1.650.712.7000  
Hotel rooms are not included in the conference registration fee. 

Reserve your room by December 18, 2019 (based on availability) to take advantage of the special hotel rates.  

Note: Check-in is at 4:00 pm. Check-out is at 12:00 noon 


If you have any questions about hotel reservations, please contact: 

Chevonne Colucci  
Group Reservations Coordinator  
The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay  

Event Contact: 

Agnes Cobar 
Telephone: 1.408.943.7952 

The Ritz-Carlton


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