SEMI Industry Strategy Symposium (ISS) 2019

The Industry Strategy Symposium (ISS) is an executive conference for senior executives from the semiconductor and emerging technology industries, hosted by SEMI, the global industry association serving the manufacturing supply chain for the electronics industry.

Over the past 30 years, the semiconductor industry has been transformed through cycles of disruptive new applications, sector consolidation, frenzied speculation and its resulting bubbles, and the rise of China. Today, previous leading-edge demand drivers like the PC, Internet, and mobility are being supplemented by AI and other autonomous thinking breakthroughs, engendering a completely connected world where silicon is more pervasive than ever before. We’re at the cusp, the dawn of a new age, where the fruits of the semiconductor industry’s inventions are becoming ubiquitous, even commonplace.

With the revolutionary potential of cognitive learning, natural language, autonomous vehicles, blockchain, crypto-currencies and other advanced technologies not yet entirely integrated or realized, the dawn has not fully broken. When it does, microelectronics and our world will be radically different. And we will have entered the Golden Age of the Semiconductor where new and emerging demand drivers call for new architectures, new logic and memory, and new forms of specialized technologies.

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