LONDON – The International Electronics Forum is set to take place next month, Oct. 5 to 7, in Seville, Spain. The program includes presentations from a dozen senior executives drawn from companies in the fields of manufacturing, design and fabbed and fabless chip supply.
This group of executives, guided by Malcolm Penn, founder and principal analyst with the event organizer Future Horizons, will discuss and attempt to flesh out the "new rules for old" which are shaping a rapidly and radically changing global electronics landscape.
Globalization and the internet are intertwined, each driving the other, but the combination has produced large swings in the global economy and large movements in electronics business location and practice. It has also manifested itself in structural changes at the likes of Apple, Google, HP, Microsoft, Motorola and Nokia. At the same time the manufacturing of the chips that underlie most electronics products and systems is becoming more challenging, with the imminent – or maybe not so imminent – introduction of EUV lithography, novel device structures and materials on 450-mm diameter wafers.
The forum's speakers are set to include: Andrea Cuomo, executive vice president of STMicroelectronics; Maria Marced, president of TSMC Europe; Rich Goldman, vice president of strategic market development at Synopsys; Joseph Sawicki, general manager of the design-to -silicon division of Mentor Graphics and Zvi Or-Bach, CEO MonolithIC 3D.
Luc Van den Hove, CEO of IMEC is due to present an advanced research perspective while Hossein Yassaie, CEO of Imagination Technologies and Young Sohn, CEO Inphi Corp., are scheduled to take part in the Friday panel discussion. Malcolm Penn will provide his own analysis of the market data coming from World Semiconductor Trade Statistics and other sources and provide forecasts for the balance of 2011 and into 2012.
Future Horizons' annual International Electronics Forum is now in its 20 year and is intended to address the whole industry value chain from the implications of advanced research and technology through to end-market applications and services.
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