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小池 淳義

Atsuyoshi Koike

President Western Digital Japan

President of Western Digital Japan and Senior Vice President of Technology and Fab Operations at Western Digital  

Koike is president and CEO of Western Digital Japan, and has served as CEO of HGST Japan from April 2018. After graduating from university, he joined Hitachi, Ltd. in 1978, primarily engaged in technological development in the semiconductor division.  After serving as General Manager in the Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology Operation Total Production Div., Semiconductor & Integrated Circuits Group at Hitachi, he accepted appointment as Board Director and General Manager of the Manufacturing Technology Division at Trecenti Technologies, Inc. in March 2002. 

B.S. and  M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering, Waseda University 
Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering from Tohoku University

Senior Specially Appointed Professor of Management of Technology, Tokyo University of Science 
Lecturer at Tokyo University, Hitotsubashi University, and Tohoku University

Chairman of the National Football Association



Grand Finale Panel: Challenges for the Sustainable Development of Semiconductor Industry

Friday, December 18 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Semiconductors have continued to grow over the past half century, and today they are a fundamental technology for all human activities. The unrelenting innovation should be the reason it has not become a commodity and kept it at the forefront of technologies. On the other hand, the world surrounding the industry is becoming increasingly divided, confrontational, and disparate due to the various issues that have been brought to light and accelerated by COVID-19, and as a result, the world is moving in the direction of greater social and economic distortion. Also, the COVID-19 crisis and the giga fires in Australia and the U.S. have raised global environmental awareness to an unprecedented level, and the introduction of a Carbon Boarder Tax is being discussed, especially in Europe. With the introduction of EUV lithography and the significant increase in energy consumption during semiconductor manufacturing, the semiconductor industry is expected to have an active debate on how to allocate the carbon credit across the supply chain and customers. A panel composed of executives of Japan semiconductor supply chain and a supervising ministry will discuss sustainable developments and innovations of our industry. Panelists are Hirohide Hirai, Deputy Director-General, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau, Ministry of International Trade and Industry, Atsuyoshi Koike, president of Western Digital Japan, Tetsuo Tsuneishi, chairman of Tokyo Electron and Mitsunobu Koshiba, chairman of JSR. ★This session will be delivered on demand from December 21th to January 15th, 2021.