Opening Keynote

The Power of Innovations


Wednesday, December 4
Convention Hall A, 2F, International Conference Halls, Makuhari Messe

Japanese-English Interpretation Available


As the opening event of SEMICON Japan, top executives from the global semiconductor industry will share their views on industry wide growth strategies; technology innovations, and new applications.


Please note that the speaker from GLOBALFOUNDRIES has been changed.



Opening Ceremony



Session Introduction




Message to semiconductor industry

(Presentation in PDF)

Ryoji Chubachi
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology


Device manufacturers in Japan have been questing for recovering their competitive edge, while a number of Japanese suppliers for the manufacturing equipment, materials and metrology keep sophisticating their state-of-the-art technologies. “Collective apability” is therefore an important feature of the semiconductor industry in Japan. This presentation will discuss the impact of open innovation on the semiconductor industry, with an emphasis on the recent developments at Tsukuba Innovation Arena (TIA) hosted by AIST and the collaborating institutes in Tsukuba Science City.


10:40-11:20 GF

Leading Edge is a Matter of Perspective; Foundry 2.0 is the Key

(Presentation in PDF)


Subramani Kengeri 

Vice President

Advanced Technology Architecture, Office of the CTO


The foundry-based model, which has spurred so many fabless success stories over the past two decades, is adapting to the new macro challenges of our industry. We call this re-invention Foundry 2.0, and it is the only way to simultaneously enable the innovation required to drive technology forward, and also offer a practical framework for dealing with spiraling manufacturing costs and never ending price pressures in the end markets we serve.

This talk will look at a new wave of technical challenges in both the analog and digital domains, challenges that require the brightest minds working together, and higher levels of collaboration – early, often and deep.

We’ll further examine the evolution and future of the foundry model, the technical and business drivers reshaping the landscape, and how fabless and IDM companies must change their perspective on what has worked in the past, regardless of how you define ‘leading edge.


11:20-12:00 Soitec

Innovative substrates in the mobile era

(Presentation in PDF)


Paul Boudre
Chief Operating Officer 


The electronic industry is now driven by the “always connected” trend and the insatiable user demand for faster processing, increased data rates and longer battery life.
In RF industry, fabless and foundries need to cope with stringent requirements of LTE applications, by improving signal integrity and integration.
In digital electronics, the race for further down-scaling the dimensions, performance and power consumption of transistors, is pushing requirements to control device characteristics down to atomic level.

Traditional innovations in the process integration, device architecture and system design will not be sufficient anymore. Today, we need to innovate by looking at alternative ways for scaling and increasing integration. One relevant opportunity, for our industry, lies in exploiting the potentialities of integrating part of the device already in the substrates.

This presentation will illustrate how engineered substrates technologies can bring innovation by pushing Moore’s law and More Than Moore further in the mobile era.





Opening Keynote:
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