Tuesday, November 13, 2018
 

Executive Keynotes Opening Ceremony

08:45 Welcome
  Ajit Manocha, President and CEO, SEMI
09:00

Keynote

 
TBA
  Kurt Sievers, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Automotive business, NXP & chairman of electronica board
09:25

Keynote

 
New perspectives creating radical innovation
  Luc Van den hove, President and CEO, imec
New perspectives creating radical innovation
Luc Van den hove

Luc Van den hove
President and CEO
imec

Luc Van den hove

Abstract
The era of digital transformation brings endless opportunities for businesses and society: opportunities powered by the advances in nanoelectronics and digital technology, opportunities that require cross-linking of expertises. Radical innovation can only happen by approaching the challenges our society is facing from new perspectives, with an open mind that gets inspired from unexpected fields. Radical innovation can happen. Innovation that will transform our health, mobility, environment, … Innovation that will transform our data-driven society into a sustainable data-driven society for everyone.

Biography
Luc Van den hove is President and CEO of imec since July 1, 2009. Before he was executive vice president and chief operating officer. He joined imec in 1984, starting his research career in the field of silicide and interconnect technologies. In 1988, he became manager of imec’s micro-patterning group (lithography, dry etching); in 1996, department director of unit process step R&D; and in 1998, vice president of the silicon process and device technology division. In January 2007, he was appointed as imec's EVP & COO. Luc Van den hove received his PhD in electrical engineering from the KU Leuven, Belgium. He has authored or co-authored more than 200 publications and conference contributions.

09:50

Keynote

 
Tomorrow's Digital Mobility Experience - Enabled by Semiconductors
  Thomas M. Müller, Executive Vice President, Development Electrics/ Electronics, CarIT, AUDI AG
Tomorrow's Digital Mobility Experience - Enabled by Semiconductors
Thomas M. Müller

Thomas M. Müller
Executive Vice President, Development Electrics/ Electronics, CarIT
AUDI AG

Thomas M. Müller

Abstract
The progressively rising importance of semiconductors in automotive applications is a known fact. Semiconductors will enable a completely new mobility experience and facilitate new business models. New data driven in-vehicle architectures with a secure end-to-end cloud connection as well as the ability to update and upgrade vehicles are just two upcoming applications. How do the automotive and the semiconductor value chain face these challenges? How do these industries need to cooperate and collaborate to ensure speed and joint success in a fast changing global environment of mobility?

Biography
Dr. Thomas M. Müller studied Physics and started his professional career in 1999 at BMW Group in Munich. There he worked internationally in different strategic and operative management positions, for example in the development of electrical and electronic systems. In the area of business IT Dr. Müller accelerated the digitization of business processes. From 2009 to 2012 he was Director Connected Carat BMW Group. Subsequently, Dr. Müller went on to Volvo Car Group as the Vice President Electrical & Electronic Systems Engineering. In 2014 he additionally took over responsibility for the unit E-Propulsion (electric drive) and from 2015 he has held the position of Vice President Electrics/Electronics & Chassis. Since December 2016 Dr. Thomas M. Müller is Head of Electrics/Electronics, CarIT of AUDI AG and drives out of this role the digitalization of the vehicles and mobility services.

10:15 End