Virtual SEMICON West 2020 to Gather Industry Leaders, Visionaries to Highlight Opportunities for Stronger Preparedness for Global Challenges

MILPITAS, Calif., July 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Better readiness for future global disruptions through technology innovation will come into sharp focus at the virtual SEMICON West 2020, July 20-23, as more than 150 semiconductor industry visionaries and government leaders gather for keynotes, fireside chats and executive panels on opportunities for improving responses to worldwide challenges. Registration for the conference is open.

Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, Applied Materials CEO Gary Dickerson and legendary IBM executive John Kelly III will kick off the conference by highlighting the vital importance of AI in a sustainable future.

SEMICON West 2020 speakers will also include:

    --  Bill Davidow, high-tech industry executive, venture investor and author,
        will speak about The Autonomous Revolution: Reclaiming the Lives We've
        Sold to Machines.
    --  Gayle Jennings O'Bryne, The WOCstar Fund (Women of Color) co-founder and
        general partner, and Bob Pearson, chairman of The Next Practices Group
        and author, will examine How Technology, Innovation and Smart Investing
        is a Pathway Forward in Times of Racial and Economic Injustice.
    --  Ivy Ross, Google hardware vice president of design, and Dr. Josh
        Makower, NEA Healthcare general partner and lead for its
        Medtech/Healthtech practice, will discuss Where the Inspiration for
        Google's Hardware Design Comes From.
    --  Abby Snay, deputy secretary for the future of work, California Labor and
        Workforce Development Agency, and Dave Toole, CEO, The Gig Economy
        Group, will discuss How Tech Talent Will Manage the New Norm.
    --  Gary Bolles, chair for The Future of Work, Singularity University, will
        lead a panel that lays out disruptive global workplace changes in The
        Great Work Reset.

SEMICON West 2020 Virtual SMART Pavilions

    --  Smart Manufacturing Pavilion - Featuring livestreamed and on-demand
        talks with ON Semiconductor, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Lam Research, Applied
        Materials and other industry leaders, presentations will focus in on
        integrating cognitive learning technologies into microelectronics
        manufacturing. Attendees will be able to explore the latest
        technologies, talk with speakers and network with peers and customers at
        the pavilion's networking lounge.
    --  Smart Mobility Pavilion - Leading all new application spaces for chip
        growth, the transportation and mobility markets promise to drive growth
        in segments such as flexible hybrid electronics (FHE) and MEMS and
        sensors. The pavilion will showcase robotaxis from and AutoX,
        and their unique Al technology and hardware/software integrated stack
        for Level 4 autonomous driving.
    --  Smart MedTech Pavilion - COVID-19 has put a spotlight on the value of
        enhanced remote connected healthcare applications. Presentations will
        address how MEMS and sensors are the technology of choice for
        integration in medical wearables and point-of-care instruments, with
        forecast growth of 9.2 percent year-over-year over the next five years.
    --  Smart Workforce Pavilion - Sustaining the microelectronics industry's
        pace of innovation and growth through workforce development programs has
        become a top priority for many companies. Targeting job seekers, the
        pavilion will highlight entry-level opportunities, job searching during
        uncertain times, and why microelectronics is a smart career choice.

Learn more at Virtual SEMICON West 2020. Follow SEMICON West on Twitter: #SEMICONWest

About SEMI

SEMI(®) connects more than 2,400 member companies and 1.3 million professionals worldwide to advance the technology and business of electronics design and 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. Visit to learn more, contact one of our worldwide offices, and connect with SEMI on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Association contact

Scott Stevens, Cardinal Communications for SEMI Americas
Phone: 1.512.288.4050

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