Optimal readiness and stronger alliances across the semiconductor supply chain to confront future global disruptions will come into sharp focus at SEMICON West 2021 Hybrid, December 7-9 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. The event, North America’s premier microelectronics exhibition and conference, will gather more than 150 industry visionaries and leaders from the semiconductor ecosystem, academia and government for on-site keynotes, fireside chats, and executive panels. Registration is open.
SEMICON West 2021 Hybrid will focus on opportunities and technology innovations for overcoming disruptive worldwide challenges such as threats to supply chain security, unmet demand for automotive and MedTech chips and related manufacturing equipment, and the semiconductor workforce shortage.
With the healthcare and MedTech segments key semiconductor industry growth drivers, the following thought leaders at SEMICON West 2021 Hybrid will highlight innovation opportunities for the rapidly expanding biodesign and medical services device market.
Lisa Davis, Senior Vice President and CIO, Blue Shield of California
How to Creatively Source and Accelerate Solutions to Our Most Significant Challenges
Cybersecurity and Supply Chain Security
Innovation Beyond Moore’s Law: The New Era in Gaming Graphics
Advancing Connection: The Future of Collaboration
Overcoming unique semiconductor industry challenges
Panel: How to Drive Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in today’s workplace with EMD Electronics, National GEM Consortium and McKinsey & Company
SEMICON West 2021 Hybrid Smart Pavilions
- Smart Manufacturing Pavilion – The pavilion will feature data-sharing breakthroughs that are leading to smarter manufacturing processes, higher yields, and new semiconductor innovations. Thought leaders will engage attendees at the Meet the Experts Theater on topics including advances in sensors, processors, memory, 5G, and silicon photonics for improving data-sharing across the microelectronics supply chain. Emerging IC technologies for connected intelligence in electronics manufacturing will also be in focus.
- Smart Mobility Pavilion – Leading all new application spaces in chip growth, the transportation and mobility markets promise to fuel the expansion of segments such as flexible hybrid electronics (FHE), MEMS and sensors. The pavilion will also showcase semiconductor industry growth opportunities through advances in areas such as autonomous vehicles, Internet of Things (IoT) applications, 5G and artificial intelligence (AI).
- Smart MedTech Pavilion – The pavilion will focus on future MedTech markets and applications and include technology demonstrations. Industry experts will discuss medical wearables and point-of-care instrument innovations driven by development of MEMS-based sensors and actuators. Sales of the devices are expected to increase by a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.8% between 2020 and 2025, according to IC Insights.
- Workforce Development Pavilion – Building the microelectronics industry’s talent pipeline to sustain the current pace of innovation and growth is a top priority. Targeting both new strategies for recruiters and tactics for job seekers, the pavilion will highlight entry-level opportunities, searching for a job during uncertain times, and why microelectronics is a smart career choice.