Keynote Speakers

Thursday, October 18th, 2018
16:00 – 17:00, General Session Room

Lin Fu
Technical and Market Analyst, VLSI

John West
Managing Director, VLSI

Semiconductor Industry Entering a New Era as the World Finds Ways to Extract More Value from Chips

The semiconductor market continues to grow strongly in 2018, fueled by healthy unit pricing and strong end market demand. Semiconductor sales are on track to hit $483B this year and the outlook is for revenues to reach $600B by 2023. Revenues may weaken in 2019 as memory prices decline but, after this slight correction, semiconductor sales will continue on their upward trajectory. This presentation explains why it is that despite the slowing down of transistor scaling and transistor price reductions, the industry keeps growing.

The second part of the presentation uncovers how these changes will affect the probe card market with a particular focus on how the Asian probe card market is expected to develop over the next 5 years.

Friday, October 19th, 2018
8:30 – 9:15,  General Session Room

Dr. Harry Chen
Chair of MediaTek’s Design Technology R&D Lab

Facing Test Challenges in Upcoming AI/5G-based Systems – Opportunity for Radical Ideas

Harry Chen is currently IC Testing Scientist at MediaTek. He is also a senior staff member involved in strategic technology assessment, planning, and external research collaboration. His interests in testing include defect modeling, adaptive test, and system-level test (SLT). He actively participates in test-related conferences such as ITC, ATS, ETS, VTS, and VLSI-DAT by serving on program committees, publishing papers, and giving talks. His recent papers and patents address the topics of test data analytics and cell-aware defect modeling (received Best Paper of ATS 2016). He also participates in the international Heterogeneous Integration Roadmap collaboration effort by leading the task to define the future direction of SLT under the Test Roadmap Team. Prior to MediaTek, Harry held technical positions for 20+ years in the USA at Analog Devices and Cadence Design Systems.

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