Shaping the semiconductor future together
/Shaping the semiconductor future together

Shaping the semiconductor future together

December 6, 2021 | San Francisco

Exclusive networking evening

A new era of real-life, physical events has finally arrived.

At imec, we are very excited and looking forward to connecting with you again, face to face, in a Covid-safe way.

On December 6 in San Francisco, imec will host an exclusive evening focused on networking & semiconductor partnerships at the stunning SFMOMA, the Museum of Modern Art.

Held on the eve of Semicon West, our event will bring together the world's leading stakeholders in the semiconductor landscape.

Our program features brief talks and a networking reception, as an opportunity to boost (new) partnership and shape the semiconductor future together.

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Program (PST)

  • 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM: Registration
  • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM: Talks (Wattis Theater)
    • Welcome, Katrien Marent - EVP & Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, imec

    • The Endless Proceed of Moore’s Law, Luc Van den hove - CEO & President imec

    • Semiconductor Technology Innovations for the Next Decade, Sri Samavedam - SVP of CMOS Technologies, imec

    • A Future Shaped by Energy, Jan Rabaey - Professor in the Graduate School, EECS Dept, University of California at Berkeley & CTO STCO, imec

    • Closing, Katrien Marent - EVP & Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, imec

  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM: Networking Reception (Atrium)

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Katrien Marent

Katrien Marent - EVP & Chief Marketing and Communications Officer (moderator)

Katrien has an engineering degree in microelectronics. She joined imec in 1992 as analog designer and specialized in design of low-noise readout electronics for high-energy physics. In 1999, she became scientific editor at imec's business development division and was responsible for authoring and editing the research organization's numerous company technical documents and publications. In 2001, she became corporate communications director at imec. From August 2007, she held the position of external communications director including corporate, marketing and outreach communications.  Since May 2020 she is EVP & chief marketing and communications officer.

Luc Van den hove

Luc Van den hove - President & CEO, imec

Luc Van den hove is President and CEO of imec since Juli 1, 2009. Before he was executive vice president and chief operating officer. He joined imec in 1984, starting his research career in the field of silicide and interconnect technologies.

In 1988, he became manager of imec’s micro-patterning group (lithography, dry etching); in 1996, department director of unit process step R&D; and in 1998, vice president of the silicon process and device technology division. In January 2007, he was appointed as imec's EVP & COO. Luc Van den hove received his PhD in electrical engineering from the KU Leuven, Belgium.

He has authored or co-authored more than 200 publications and conference contributions.

Jan Rabaey

Jan Rabaey - Professor in the Graduate School, EECS Dept, University of California at Berkeley & CTO STCO, imec

Jan is a Professor in the Graduate School in the EECS Department the University of California at Berkeley, after being the holder of the Donald O. Pederson Distinguished Professorship at the same institute for over 30 years. Before joining the faculty at UC Berkeley, he was a research manager at IMEC from 1985 until 1987. He is a founding director of the Berkeley Wireless Research Center (BWRC) and the Berkeley Ubiquitous SwarmLab, and has served as the Electrical Engineering Division Chair at Berkeley twice. In 2019, he also became the CTO of the System-Technology Co-Optimization (STCO) Division of IMEC, Belgium.

Prof. Rabaey has made high-impact contributions to a number of fields, including low power integrated circuits, advanced wireless systems, mobile devices, sensor networks, and ubiquitous computing.  His current interests include the conception of the next-generation distributed systems, as well as the exploration of the interaction between the cyber and the biological worlds.

He is the recipient of major awards, amongst which the IEEE Mac Van Valkenburg Award, the European Design Automation Association (EDAA) Lifetime Achievement award, the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) University Researcher Award, and the SRC Aristotle Award. He is an IEEE Fellow, a member of the Royal Flemish Academy of Sciences and Arts of Belgium, and has received honorary doctorates from Lund (Sweden), Antwerp (Belgium) and Tampere (Finland).  He has been involved in a broad variety of start-up ventures, including Cortera Neurotechnologies, of which he was a co-founder.

Sri Samavedam

Sri Samavedam - SVP of CMOS Technologies, imec

Sri Samavedam is SVP of CMOS Technologies at imec since Aug 2019. His responsibilities include programs in logic, memory, photonics and 3D integration. Prior to that, he was senior director of technology development at Globalfoundries in Malta, NY, where he led qualification of 14nm FinFET technology and derivatives into volume production and early development of 7nm CMOS.
He began his research career at Motorola in Austin, TX, working on strained silicon, metal gates, high k dielectrics and fully-depleted SOI devices. He holds a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT and a masters from Purdue University.

Practical details

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Chris Vanherck
Event organizer
Phone: +32 16 28 13 92
Your contact for practical information.
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Jade Liu
International Press Officer
Phone: +32 16 28 16 93
Your contact for press.
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About imec

Imec is a world-leading research and innovation center in nanoelectronics and digital technologies. Imec leverages its state-of-the-art R&D infrastructure and its team of more than 5,000 employees and top researchers, for R&D in advanced semiconductor and system scaling, silicon photonics, artificial intelligence, beyond 5G communications and sensing technologies, and in application domains such as health and life sciences, mobility, industry 4.0, agrofood, smart cities, sustainable energy, education, … Imec unites world-industry leaders across the semiconductor value chain, Flanders-based and international tech, pharma, medical and ICT companies, start-ups, and academia and knowledge centers. Imec is headquartered in Leuven (Belgium), and has research sites across Belgium, in the Netherlands, Taiwan and the USA, and offices in China, India and Japan. In 2020, imec's revenue (P&L) totaled 680 million euro.  

Imec is a registered trademark for the activities of imec International (IMEC International, a legal entity set up under Belgian law as a “stichting van openbaar nut”), imec Belgium (IMEC vzw supported by the Flemish Government), imec the Netherlands (Stichting IMEC Nederland),  imec Taiwan (IMEC Taiwan Co.), imec China (IMEC Microelectronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.), imec India (IMEC India Private Limited), imec San Francisco (IMEC Inc.) and imec Florida (IMEC USA Nanoelectronics Design Center Inc.). 

Covid safety measurements

Imec holds the safety of all participants in high regards and therefore we follow the applicable guidelines when it comes to the COVID safety measures. The current COVID measures require that you need to be able to proof that you are fully vaccinated to participate in this event.

You are considered fully vaccinated if you meet one of the following conditions: 

  • 2 weeks (14 days) after your dose of an accepted single-dose COVID-19 vaccine.
  • 2 weeks (14 days) after your second dose of an accepted 2-dose series COVID-19 vaccine
  • 2 weeks (14 days) after you received the full series of an “active” (not placebo) COVID-19 vaccine in the U.S.-based AstraZeneca or Novavax COVID-19 vaccine trials
  • 2 weeks (14 days) after you received 2 doses of any “mix-and-match” combination of accepted COVID-19 vaccines administered at least 17 days apart*

You need to be able to provide one of the following certifications: 

  • Vaccination certificate with QR code, digital pass via Smartphone application with QR code1 (e.g., United Kingdom National Health Service COVID Pass, European Union Digital COVID Certificate)
  • Printout of COVID-19 vaccination record or a COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued at national or subnational level or by an authorized vaccine provider (e.g., the CDC vaccination card)
  • Digital photos of vaccination card or record, downloaded vaccine record or vaccination certificate from official source (e.g., public health agency, government agency, or other authorized vaccine provider), or a mobile phone application without QR code 

We will check these certifications upon entering the event but will not document or process this information for any other purpose as to meet our obligations as organizer of this event.

You must follow the local guidelines with regards to face masks and other COVID safety measures.

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Registrations are closed, the event is fully booked.