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ISS 2020 kicks off SEMI’s 50th anniversary year with insights into business, economic and technology trends

MILPITAS, Calif. – November 25, 2019 – SEMI announced today that Industry Strategy Symposium (ISS) 2020 will take place January 12-15 at the Ritz-Carlton in Half Moon Bay, Calif. with the theme Data Driven Innovation and Growth. ISS is the year’s first executive check-in, offering perspectives from leading analysts, researchers, economists, and technologists on forces impacting the semiconductor industry. The annual symposium provides insights into growth opportunities and industry intelligence to help inform company business plans and forecasts based on current market conditions. Registration is now open.

The proliferation of smart connected devices continues as vast amounts of data is generated by the explosion of electronic devices, driving significant growth across all semiconductor segments. This hyper-connectivity is being fueled by innovations in Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), 5G, machine learning and other advanced technologies. Connecting and collaborating across the expanding technology ecosystem has never been more important as the world turns to innovation to tackle some of its most pressing challenges.

“Top visionaries and other thought leaders will gather at ISS to deliver insights into the latest electronics industry developments and trends that will shape business planning for 2020,” said David Anderson, president of SEMI Americas and host of ISS. “Among the most popular of SEMI’s conferences for the C-suite, ISS gives senior executives from across the industry an intimate, first-hand look at what to expect in the year ahead.”

ISS 2020 is the first of eight conferences comprising SEMI’s second annual Technology Leadership Series of the Americas. Aligned from coast to coast throughout 2020, the series is designed to foster critical discussions on the short- and long-term challenges and opportunities in the $2 trillion global electronics industry.

ISS 2020 highlights include:


  • Richard Gottscho, Executive Vice President and corporate Chief Technology Officer at Lam Research
  • Simon Segars, Chief Executive Officer at Arm

Economic trends and market forces shaping the electronics industry

  • Executives and economists from AlphaOne Capital, Bain & Company, Gartner, IHS Markit, Jefferies and VLSI Research

Insights into market and application drivers

  • Top executives from Avrio Institute, Cabot, Entegris, Ericsson, Ford Motor Company, Google, International Business Strategies (IBS), Intuitive Surgical, Jiangsu Changjiang Electronics Technology, Lyft, Oxford Performance Materials, Qualcomm and Robert Bosch

SEMI Golden Anniversary
The year 2020 marks SEMI’s golden anniversary. For half a century, SEMI has brought the industry together to connect, collaborate and innovate, helping to transform the world with technologies that have profoundly enhanced many aspects of human lives. The golden anniversary celebration will honor legends of the past 50 years and innovators who will lead the electronics design and manufacturing industry into the next 50. The event will be held during SEMICON West 2020 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, July 20-23.

About SEMI

SEMI® connects more than 2,100 member companies and 1.3 million professionals worldwide to advance the technology and business of electronics manufacturing. SEMI members are responsible for the innovations in materials, design, equipment, software, devices, and services that enable smarter, faster, more powerful, and more affordable electronic products. Electronic System Design Alliance (ESD Alliance), FlexTech, the Fab Owners Alliance (FOA) and the MEMS & Sensors Industry Group (MSIG) are SEMI Strategic Association Partners, defined communities within SEMI focused on specific technologies. Since 1970, SEMI has built connections that have helped its members prosper, create new markets, and address common industry challenges together. SEMI maintains offices in Bangalore, Berlin, Brussels, Grenoble, Hsinchu, Seoul, Shanghai, Silicon Valley (Milpitas, Calif.), Singapore, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit and follow SEMI on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Association Contacts

Michael Hall/SEMI
Phone: 1.408.943.7988

Scott Stevens, for SEMI Americas
Phone: 1.512.288.4050