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Cybersecurity and Sustainability Also Take Center Stage

MUNICH, Germany – 24 September 2018 – SEMI announced today opening day keynote speakers for SEMICON Europa 2018. co-located with electronica, in Munich, Germany, November 13-16, 2018. Executives of international heavyweights NXP Semiconductors, imec and Audi Ag will provide insights into drivers transforming the digital economy: Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI) and automotive as well as their enablers cybersecurity and sustainability.

SEMICON Europa"SEMICON Europa is the centerpiece of our commitment to drive European growth and the future of electronics,” said Laith Altimime, president at SEMI Europe. “SEMICON Europa 2018 is a powerful opportunity for the industry to help pave the way for Europe’s development in the digital age.”

SEMICON Europa 2018 registration is open. Keynote speakers are:

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Kurt Sievers

President of NXP Semiconductors and chairman of electronica board

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Kurt Sievers will address how IoT will transform our lives and the semiconductor industry. He’ll discuss IoT technology requirements, challenges and opportunities and provide insights into the IoT, automotive, and cybersecurity markets. Sievers will provide insights into the promise of autonomy, electrification and connectivity in tripling semiconductor content in cars.

Luc Van den hove

Luc Van den hove

President and CEO, imec


Luc Van den hove will discuss the era of digital transformation, and advances in nanoelectronics and digital technology, two big opportunities for businesses and society. Van den hove will also discuss how radical innovation is shaping our health, mobility and the environment.

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Thomas M. Müller

Executive vice president, Development Electrics/Electronics, Audi AG

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Thomas M. Müller will discuss how semiconductors will enable a completely new mobility experience and give rise to new business models. With the rising importance of semiconductors in automotive, Müller will explore ways to collaborate to speed technology development and thrive in a fast-changing world of mobility. 

For more information about the executive keynotes, click here.  

Highlights of SEMICON Europa also include:

  • Advanced Packaging Conference: What’s new, what’s missing, what’s next
  • Smart Automotive Forum SEMI Global Automotive Advisory Council (GAAC)
  • 2018FLEX Europe – Be Flexible: Innovations enabled by flexible electronics
  • 22nd Fab Management Forum: Attracting European wafer fab customers and talent
  • Strategic Materials Conference: Diversity in materials for high technology
  • SEMICON Europa Workforce Day and Students Career Café 
  • SEMICON Europa Executive Program: Addresses current trends for the European electronics industry and offers opportunities for company executives and experts to network.

Please visit SEMICON Europa 2018 for more information. Connect with us on Twitter at @SEMIEurope and use #SEMICONEuropa.

About SEMI

SEMI® connects over 2,000 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. 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.

Press Contact

Serena Brischetto, SEMI Europe