FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SEPTEMBER 20, 2016
Solid State Technology Announces Expanded Conference for The ConFab 2017, May 14-17
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Solid State Technology announced today that its premier semiconductor manufacturing conference and networking event, The ConFab, will be held at the iconic Hotel del Coronado in San Diego on May 14-17, 2017. A 30% increase in attendance in 2016 with a similar uplift expected in 2017, makes the venue an ideal meeting location as The ConFab continues to expand.
For more than 12 years, The ConFab, an invitation-only executive conference has been the destination for key industry influencers and decision-makers to connect and collaborate on critical issues.
“The semiconductor industry is maturing, yet opportunities abound,” said Pete Singer, Editor-in-Chief of Solid State Technology and Conference Chair of The ConFab. “The Internet of Things (IoT) is exploding, which will result in a demand for “things” such as sensors and actuators, as well as cloud computing. 5G is also coming and will be the key technology for access to the cloud.”
The ConFab is the best place to seek a deeper understanding on these and other important issues, offering a unique blend of market insights, technology forecasts and strategic assessments of the challenges and opportunities facing semiconductor manufacturers. “In changing times, it’s critical for people to get together in a relaxed setting, learn what’s new, connect with old friends, make new acquaintances and find new business opportunities,” Singer added.
Solid State Technology is also pleased to announce the addition of David J. Mount to The ConFab team as marketing and business development manager. Mount has a rich history in the semiconductor manufacturing equipment business and will be instrumental in guiding continued growth, and expanding into new high growth areas.
Mainstream semiconductor technology will remain the central focus of The ConFab, and the conference will be expanded with additional speakers, panelists, and VIP attendees that will participate from other fast growing and emerging areas. These include biomedical, automotive, IoT, MEMS, LEDs, displays, thin film batteries, photonics and advanced packaging. From both the device maker and the equipment supplier perspective, The ConFab 2017 is a must-attend networking conference for business leaders.
The ConFab conference program is guided by a stellar Advisory Board, with high level representatives from GlobalFoundries, Texas Instruments, TSMC, Cisco, Samsung, Intel, Lam Research, KLA-Tencor, ASE, NVIDIA, the Fab Owners Association and elsewhere.
Details on the invitation-only conference are at: www.theconfab.com. For sponsorship inquiries, contact Kerry Hoffman at firstname.lastname@example.org. For details on attending as a guest or qualifying as a VIP, contact Sally Bixby at email@example.com.
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Pete Singer | Conference Chair, and Editor-in-Chief of Solid State Technology
Sally L. Bixby | Sr. Events Director
Kerry Hoffman, Director of Sales
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SEPTEMBER 4, 2015
Key Industry Leaders Join The ConFab Advisory Board
San Francisco, CA / September 4, 2015: Solid State Technology is thrilled to announce that several key industry leaders have joined the Advisory Board for its annual conference and networking event, The ConFab. New members include: Robert Cappel, Senior Director Corporate Marketing, KLA-Tencor; William Chen, Fellow and Senior Technical Advisor, ASE; L.T. Guttadauro, Executive Director, Fab Owners Association; Li Li, Distinguished Engineer, Cisco Systems; Ariel Meyuhas, COO, The MAX Group; Gary Patton, CTO and Head of Worldwide R&D, GLOBALFOUNDRIES and Elton Peace, General Manager North America Regional Operations, Lam Research.
“We are delighted to welcome the new additions to our Advisory Board, each of whom have a unique and valuable insight into the what makes the semiconductor manufacturing industry successful,” said Pete Singer, Editor-in-Chief of Solid State Technology and conference chair for The ConFab. “These individuals will be instrumental is ensuring that The ConFab has an expanded role in the industry and is a “must attend” event for networking and discussing critical economic and manufacturing issues.”
The ConFab 2016 conference program will focus on “The Economics of Semiconductor Manufacturing and Design”. Topics will include:
The new members will be joining the existing Advisory Board, comprised of David Bennett, VP Alliances, GLOBALFOUNDRIES; Janice M. Golda, Director, Lithography Capital Equipment Development, Intel Corporation; Devan Iyer,,Director Worldwide Semiconductor Packaging Operations, Texas Instruments; Lori Nye, COO/Executive Director Customer Operations, Brewer Science; Ken Rygler, President, Rygler Associates (founder of Toppan Photomasks); Sima Salamati, VP, Fab Operations, imec; Hans Stork, CTO, ON Semiconductor Corporation; Aubrey Tobey, President, ACT International; Geoffrey Yeap, VP of Technology, Qualcomm Inc.; and Abe Yee, Sr. Director, Advanced Technology and Package Development, NVIDIA Corporation.
About The ConFab: The ConFab (June 12-15, 2016) is an executive-level conference and networking event for business leaders from the semiconductor manufacturing and design industry. The event features a high-level conference program, networking events and business meetings with purchasing decision makers and influencers. More information on The ConFab may be found at www.theconfab.com.
Kerry Hoffman | Sales and Marketing Director
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JULY 21, 2015
Dr. Gary Patton Joins The ConFab Advisory Board
San Francisco, CA / July 21, 2015: Solid State Technology is delighted to announce that Dr. Gary Patton has joined the Advisory Board for its annual conference and networking event, The ConFab. Dr. Patton is the CTO and Head of Worldwide Research and Development at GLOBALFOUNDRIES. As an advisory board member Dr. Patton will assist with defining the conference theme and inviting industry leaders to attend the event and take meetings with suppliers.
“It’s a great honor to have Gary on the Advisory Board,” said Pete Singer, Editor-in-Chief of Solid State Technology and conference chair for The ConFab. “Gary has tremendous insights into the next generation technology that will be required to move the semiconductor industry forward. He is also well versed in the economics of semiconductor manufacturing, which is the main focus of The ConFab.”
Dr. Patton, who delivered a keynote at The ConFab 2014 and returned as a VIP attendee in 2015, is responsible for the semiconductor technology R&D roadmap, operations, and execution at GLOBALFOUNDRIES. He was previously VP of IBM’s Semiconductor Research and Development Center in East Fishkill, New York.
The twelfth annual ConFab, which will take place June 12-15, 2016 at the Encore at the Wynn in Las Vegas, will focus on the economics of semiconductor manufacturing and design. Attendees will hear about:
About The ConFab: Now in its twelfth year, The ConFab is an executive-level conference and networking event for business leaders from the semiconductor manufacturing and design industry. The event featured a high-level conference program, networking events and strategic business meetings with purchasing decision makers and influencers. More information on The ConFab may be found at www.theconfab.com.
Kerry Hoffman | Director of Sales
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