Walking Among Giants of Semiconductor Industry
One month from today, an all-star lineup of semiconductor industry founders, leaders, and icons will gather at the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) Annual Award Dinner in San Jose to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Robert N. Noyce Award, the industry’s top honor, and to celebrate the industry’s tremendous promise for the future.
In addition to the hundreds of semiconductor CEOs, execs, and stakeholders who will be in attendance, more than a dozen former Noyce recipients will attend: Dr. Craig Barrett, Dr. Morris Chang, John Daane, Federico Faggin, Ted Hoff, Dr. John E. Kelly III, Stanley Mazor, Jim Morgan, Jerry Sanders, George Scalise, Mike Splinter, Ray Stata, Rich Templeton, and Andrew Viterbi. The list is a Who’s Who of semiconductor pioneers, individuals who have shaped our industry’s past and will be instrumental in guiding its future.
Joining this elite group of Noyce Award recipients will be Martin van den Brink, president and CTO at ASML Holding, who will receive the 2016 Noyce Award. Martin is a renowned trailblazer in semiconductor manufacturing technology, pioneering optical lithography methods that have given rise to the smaller, faster, more efficient chips that underpin modern technology. We are thrilled to recognize him for his many accomplishments and look forward to hearing his thoughts on the future of our industry.
Another highlight of the evening will be a moderated on-stage conversation with former Noyce winners Barrett, Chang, Sanders, and Stata. These industry giants will reflect on lessons learned from the past and provide insights into what the future holds for the world’s most innovative sector.
We’re also excited to welcome the participation of the next generation of tech trailblazers, high-schoolers who participate in the FIRST Robotics Competition. These inspiring young men and women will be on hand to demonstrate their work and to provide a glimpse of the future leaders of our industry.
SIA unites the semiconductor industry, helping to provide one voice to advance our interests in Washington, D.C. and in capitals around the world. The SIA Award Dinner is the preeminent annual gathering of semiconductor professionals. This year’s event will provide a unique opportunity to celebrate the industry’s past, present, and future with some of its biggest stars.
source: EE Times (www.eetimes.com)