2021 Semiconductor Industry Update

Date: May 18, 2021  6-7:30PM

Registration: https://2021_semiconductor_industry_update.eventbrite.com

Talk Abstract:

In this webinar Dr. Kao will give an update of the 2021 Semiconductor Industry.

He will cover the following topics:

  1. Current technology roadmap and process nodes (7nm, 5nm, 3nm), DUV, EUV. FinFET, GAAFET technologies.
  2. Brief companies update:  TSMC, Samsung and ASML.
  3. Post pandemic Global chip Shortage.
  4. US versus China Semiconductor Competition, and Restrictions.
  5. Third Generation Semiconductors: SiC, GaN, AlN, ZnO.

Speaker Bio: 

Dr. William Kao received his BSEE, MSEE and PhD from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He worked in the Semiconductor and Electronic Design Automation industries for more than 30 years holding several senior and executive engineering management positions at Texas Instruments, Xerox Corporation, Cadence Design Systems. 

 Dr. Kao has authored more than 40 technical papers on IC CAD at IEEE Journals and Conferences, and holds eight software and IC design patents. He was an Adjunct Professor at UCLA Electrical Engineering Department where he taught courses in computer aided IC design. 

Dr. Kao is a Senior Member of IEEE, and was one of the founding members of IEEE-Circuits and Systems - Silicon Valley Chapter. 

Dr. Kao currently teaches Clean Technology and Emerging Technology courses at the University of California Santa Cruz, Silicon Valley Extension.  

He has given more than 90 seminars in the past ten years on various Emerging Technologies including Clean Technology, Renewable Energy, Big Data and Data Analytics, IoT, Smart Cities, Sensor Networks, Innovation, Augmented and Virtual Reality, Robotics, AI / Machine Learning, 5G, 3D Printing. and Satellite Communications.

Dr. Kao is a Technology Watcher, Learner and Teacher. 

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