ISMI Symposium Features Semiconductor Manufacturing Discussion

In a timely panel discussion, leading financial and industry experts will address concerns surrounding the current and future direction of semiconductor manufacturing in G7 countries – US, Japan, Germany, France, the UK, Canada and Italy – on October 23, during the 5th Annual ISMI Symposium on Manufacturing Effectiveness.

The panel entitled “Will Semiconductor Manufacturing Survive in the G7 Countries?” will be led by world-renowned industry expert G. Dan Hutcheson, CEO of VLSI Research, and the panelists include the following high-profile executives:

  • Brett Hodess, deputy director of US equity research and co-leader of the technology sector for Merrill Lynch
  • Mike Cadigan, general manager, Semiconductor Solutions, Global Engineering Solutions of IBM
  • Harvey Frye, president, Tokyo Electron America (TEA)
  • Kenneth Flamm, professor and Dean Rusk chair in International Affairs at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin

“The sudden drop in commodity prices and the turmoil in the financial markets have prompted global concerns about the impact on the wider economy,” said G. Dan Hutcheson, CEO of VLSI Research. “The objective of the panel is to address tough questions on real-world barriers posed by the unfolding economy and its effect on the future state of semiconductor manufacturing, specifically in G7 countries.”

ISMI’s Manufacturing Week, which features the 5th Annual ISMI Symposium, will showcase technical courses and workshops, supplier exhibits, technical posters and networking events for equipment and software suppliers, chipmakers and other semiconductor manufacturing high-tech professionals, from October 20-23, at the Hilton Austin Airport in Austin, Texas.

About ISMI
ISMI is a global alliance of the world’s major semiconductor manufacturers, dedicated to reducing cost per wafer and ultimately cost per die, through cooperative programs focused on manufacturing effectiveness. ISMI is a wholly-owned subsidiary of SEMATECH.