Hyperconnected World.
Cognitive Technologies.
Immersive Interfaces.

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A two-day senior executive conference like no other!

The broadest cross-section of speakers and senior executive attendees: industry insiders and outsiders, large companies and startups, from Europe, US and Asia.

The most relevant industry topics, global trends, applications – industrial, automotive and consumer related

The best networking in our industry: discuss, collaborate and learn from other leading executives and industry experts

Join us while we discuss:

  • The Internet of Things and the proliferation of mobile devices, sensors and wearables
  • Cognitive, perceptual and predictive technologies in mobile devices, providing tailored input and supporting decisions based on our behavioral patterns, location, actions and emotions
  • The development of more natural, intuitive and immersive human-machine interfaces
  • The road to the hyperconnected, self driving car
  • The dominance of advanced, pervasive and invisible analytics
  • The consequences on security, privacy, and ethical issues
  • ... and a host of other topics


Sofitel Munich Bayerpost
Bayerstrasse 12
80335 Munich, Germany
T +49 89 599480

BMW World
The VIP Cocktail Reception & Dinner will be held at BMW World, the top tourist attraction in Munich and Bavaria

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Jalal Bagherli

Dialog Semiconductor


The CEO of one of the fastest growing european semiconductor public companies shares his thoughts on scaling up companies in Europe

David del val Latorre

Telefonica R&D

President & CEO

Europe’s second largest telecom operator and one of the main global players: how will Telcos plans impact the semiconductor ecosystem?

Remi El-Ouazzane



Bringing awareness and perception to cameras in connected devices to better capture and interpret the world around us

Joep van Beurden



How will Qualcomm’s $2.5 billion acquisition of the Cambridge-based connectivity company change Europe’s semiconductor scene?

John Baekelmans

Cisco Systems

CTO, Internet of Everything Solutions Group

The networking equipment giant is one of the major promoters of the "Internet of Everything" and the related needs for advanced, pervasive analytics

Svein-Egil Nielsen

Nordic Semiconductor


A very successful developer of ultra-low power wireless chips for the IoTs and wearable applications.

Volker Ziegler

Nokia Networks

Chief Architect

Hear what are the "new Nokia" plans, and how they impact the semiconductor ecosystem

Stefan Hofschen

Infineon Technologies

Division President, Chip Card & Security

Security, privacy and ethical issues in the hyperconnected era: the perspective of one of Europe’s "big three".

Maria Marced

TSMC Europe


The Chairwoman of the GSA EMEA Leadership Council will deliver the conference Opening Remarks

Rutger Wijburg


Senior VP and General Manager

Hear about GLOBALFOUNDRIES automotive solutions from the head of the Dresden plant.

Noel Hurley

ARM Holdings PLC

General Manager, CPU Group

The microprocessor IP world leader, with 50 billion ARM-based chips shipped, is deeply involved in enabling the Hyperconnected World and Cognitive Technologies.

Fabio Marchiò


VP Automotive Product Group, GM Microcontroller & Infotainment Division

The largest European semiconductor firm and a leading global player shares its views on the Connected Car

Harald Bauer

McKinsey & Co

Partner, Head of Global Semiconductors Practice

The leading management consulting firm discusses a research carried out with GSA on the IoT and the roadblocks to its widespread adoption

Hans Adlkofer

Infineon Technologies

Vice President, Automotive System Group

Listen to one of the world’s top automotive suppliers, which recently scaled up further with a remarkable $3 billion acquisition of International Rectifier

Jack McCauley

Oculus VR

Co-Founder, VP Engineering

Oculus VR is making the headlines: what are Facebook's plans behind the recent $2 billion acquisition of this leading virtual reality headset developer?

Ingo Birner

BMW Group

Head of Semiconductor Standards, Environment Simulation

One of the world's most prestigious and technologically advanced car manufacturer talks about what it expects from semiconductor suppliers

Alissa Fitzgerald



A key development partner of all types of MEMS sensors and actuators for many different applications

Brett Simpson

Arete Research

Co-Founder & Partner

A leading independent provider of equity research, specializing in global technology industries.

Stefan Bihler

Director Digital Enterprise Architecture

Presentation topic coming soon.

Stefan Singer

Technical Fellow & Director, EMEA FAE Automotive

Presentation topic coming soon.

Harry Strasser

Executive Partner

Presentation topic coming soon.

Markus Wuchse

Senior Director and General Manager, DIV Full Service Foundry

Presentation topic coming soon.

Wednesday May 6th

12:15 Registration, Networking and Light Food
13:30 Welcome from Sandro Grigolli, EMEA Executive Director, GSA
13:45 Opening remarks: Dr. Maria Marced, President, TSMC Europe & GSA EMEA Leadership Council Chair
13:55 Keynote: Telcos Plans Impact Semiconductor Ecosystem
  Telefonica Research and Development, President & CEO: David del val Latorre
14:15 Session One: Cognitive Technologies and Immersive Interfaces
  14:15 Nokia Networks, Chief Architect: Volker Ziegler
  14:30 ARM, General Manager, CPU Group: Noel Hurley
14:45 Networking Break sponsored by Kilopass
  15:15 Movidius, CEO: Remi El-Ouazzane
  15:30 Oculus VR, Co-founder, VP Engineering: Jack McCauley
  15:45 Panel Discussion and Q&A moderated by Brett Simpson, Arete Research
16:30 Networking Break sponsored by Infineon
17:00 Fireside Chat: How to scale in a low growth industry?
  CSR, CEO: Joep van Beurden
  Dialog Semiconductor, CEO:Dr. Jalal Bagherli
17:45 Session Two: IoT - Advanced Analytics, Security & Privacy
  17:45 Cisco Systems - Internet of Everything Solutions Group, CTO: John Baekelmans
  18:05 Infineon Technologies - Chip Card and Security Division, President: Dr. Stefan Hofschen
  18:20 McKinsey & Co, Partner & Head of EMEA Semiconductors Practice: Dr. Harald Bauer
  18:35 Panel Discussion and Q&A moderated by Harald Bauer, Partner & Head of EMEA Semiconductors Practice, McKinsey & Co. *To ask questions during the panel Q&A, text “GSA” to +1 603-369-4994
19:00 Closing Remarks
19:05 Transport to VIP Dinner (BMW World)
19:20 VIP Cocktail Reception (Visit the Travel Page for more information about the location of the Reception)
20:30 VIP Reception & Dinner (Visit the Travel Page for more information about the location of the Dinner)

Thursday May 7th

8:00 Networking Breakfast
8:45 Session Three: IoT Applications
  8:45 Siemens Digital Factory Division, Director Digital Enterprise Architecture: Stefan Bihler
  9:00 Nordic Semiconductor, CTO: Svein-Egil Nielsen
  9:15 Digital Convergence, Executive Partner: Harry Strasser
  9:30 ams, Senior Director and General Manager, DIV Full Service Foundry & Strategy: Markus Wuchse
  9:45 AMFitzgerald, Founder: Alissa Fitzgerald
  10:00 Panel Discussion and Q&A moderated by Alissa Fitzgerald, AMFitzgerald
10:40 Networking Break
11:10 Session Four: The Road to the Self Driving Car
  11:10 IHS, Principal Analyst, Automotive Semiconductors: Luca De Ambroggi
  11:25 BMW Group, Head of Semiconductor Standards and Environment Simulation: Ingo Birner
  11:40 Panasonic Automotive Systems Company, Executive Director - Product Planning Strategy & Innovation: Hakan Kostepen
  11:55 Infineon Technologies - Automotive Division, VP Systems Group: Hans Adlkofer
  12:10 GLOBALFOUNDRIES Dresden, Senior VP and General Manager: Rutger Wijburg
12:25 Networking Lunch sponsored by TSMC
  13:25 Panel Discussion and Q&A moderated by Luca De Ambroggi, IHS
14:05 Session Five: The Connected Car
  14:05 NXP - Automotive Division, Vice President R&D, Strategy & New Business: Lars Reger
  14:20 STMicroelectronics, VP Automotive Product Group, GM Microcontroller & Infotainment Division: Fabio Marchiò
  14:35 Freescale, Director, EMEA FAE Automotive: Stefan Singer
  14:50 Panel Discussion and Q&A moderated by Luca De Ambroggi, IHS
15:30 Closing Remarks
15:40 Event Concludes


Delegate Registration


GSA Members


Early Bird Rates
(1 Jan - 31 Mar 15)
€479 £422 $575 €649 £572 $779
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Late Rates
(After 1 May 15)
€750 £661 $900 €950 £838 $1140

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On-site registration will open at 12:15 on Wednesday, 6 May 2015.

Delegate cancellations will receive a full refund through Friday, 3 April 2015. Cancellations after 3 April 2015 will be charged in full.

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Exhibitor Registration

GSA Members


€2000 £1763 $2400 €2500 £2204 $3000

Click here to exhibit!

As space is very limited, the booths will be allotted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Register for your booth today by clicking the button above.

Exhibit Includes:

  • 180cm table with 2 chairs, located in networking area at event
  • Logo and 50 word description in proceedings booklet
  • Logo and 50 word description on event website
  • 2 complimentary passes to the conference and VIP Dinner
  • Standard electrical outlets

* International adapters not included.

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Please visit our Travel Page for details on Sofitel rooms, additional hotels near the Sofitel and getting around Munich.

* All delegate and exhibitor conference passes include entry to the VIP dinner and exclude 19% VAT.

Currency Exchange

All fees will be charged in USD and currencies listed above are shown for comparison only. Exchange rates are updated daily. Click here to view current exchange rates. USD is based on 1.1998 EUR. GBP is based on 0.8817 EUR.

If you are registering for another person, please log in as the attendee.

For assistance with login, please email loginhelp@gsaglobal.org or call Susan Jackson at +1 214-306-7074.


GSA is exceptionally grateful for the generous support of our sponsors. Without them, events such as these would not be possible.

Networking Lunch Sponsor


Networking Break Sponsors


Platinum Sponsors

ASE Global

Gold Sponsor

Model N

Lanyard Sponsor


Contact Hayley Warmack for sponsorship details.



GSA has secured a limited number of discounted rooms for conference delegates at GSA's preferred hotel, the Sofitel Munich Bayerpost.

Room Block Dates: Arrival 5 May 2014 | Departure 7 May 2014

To make an individual room reservation, attendees will need to contact the Sofitel reservation department. The Sofitel must receive valid credit card information from each guest to guarantee the booking.

Sofitel Munich Bayerpost

Booking Code: GSA FORUM

Cost per room per night:
Roomrate Single use €320 including Breakfast
Roomrate Double use €360 including Breakfast

Guests can cancel free of charge prior 8 days to the event.
After that, 90% will be charged.

T +49 89 59948 – 3000
F +49 89 59948 – 2000
E h5413@sofitel.com (use subject line " GSA Forum – Global Semiconductor")

Bayerstrasse 12
80335 Muenchen
T +49 89 599480


Munich is an exciting city, offering delegates a multitude of destinations, nightlife and tourist attractions.

This year VIP Reception and Dinner will take place in an exceptional venue: BMW World, the top tourist attraction in Munich and Bavaria. All registered attendees will be invited to attend the VIP Cocktail Reception and the VIP Dinner at the end of the first day of the event, Wednesday May 6th: these offer unparalleled networking opportunities.


There are several easy ways to get to and from the Munich Airport (MUC).

By Train

The Sofitel Munich Bayerpost hotel is just 100 m away from Munich Central Station, so take any of the following train or underground lines: S1-S8 (from Munich Airport),U1, U2, U4, U5,U7, U8 and follow the signs to "MUNCHEN ZENTRUM HAUPTBAHNHOF".

S1-S8 lines depart from the airport to the city center every 10 minutes. The airport stop is just steps from Terminal 1 and 2. Get off atMUNCHEN ZENTRUM HAUPTBAHNHOF (Munich Central Station).


Taxi Stands at Munich Airport

Terminal 1: On the arrival and departure level (E04) right in front of exits A to E

Terminal 2: Along the access ramp for buses and taxis to the north of the arrival level (E03) and the departure level (E04)

Central Area: Level E03 to the north of the Central Area




Altis Semiconductor is a long established independent and innovative European based specialty foundry, servicing world wide customers with high quality end-to-end foundry services.

ams AG

Shaping the world with sensor solutions. ams sensor solutions take sensing to the next level by providing a seamless interface between humans and technology.

AnSem NV

AnSem is Europe’s leading ASIC design service company offering custom analog, RF and mixed-signal integrated circuit solutions to leading semiconductor and system OEM companies.

ASE Group

Alongside a broad portfolio of established technologies, ASE is also delivering innovative advanced packaging and System-in-Package solutions to meet growth momentum across a broad range of end markets.


Cortus SAS is a technology leader in ultra-low power, silicon-efficient processor IP cores for IoT & embedded SoC applications.

Delta Microelectronics

DELTA Microelectronics provides extensive services to the microelectronics industry including ASIC design, wafer supply, production testing, qualification, package development, assembly, logistics and supply chain management.

Fraunhofer Institute

The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS is one of the leading foundry and technology independent IC design houses in Europe.

IC Resources

IC Resources is the recognised recruitment partner to the world’s semiconductor community.


Imec's IC-link division connects innovators and entrepreneurs to the leaders in semiconductor technology. Our ASIC Services team provides foundry manufacturing support across the entire prototype and production supply chain.

Industrio Ventures

We co-found product companies and prepare them for growth. Industrio builds and invests in innovative technologies by providing entrepreneurs with seed funds, prototyping resources and strong hands on support.


Kilopass is the leader in embedded non-volatile memory (NVM) IP with boundless capacity to scale to advanced CMOS process geometries and portable to every major foundry and IDM.

Maple Technologies

Maple Technologies provides complete design environment based on cloud technology.

Maser Engineering B.V.

MASER Engineering is an independent engineering service provider for reliability test and failure analysis of micro-electronic components and systems.

Micon Global

Micon Global provides a complete semiconductor design and supply chain solution, including SoC / ASIC Design, Foundry Services, Assembly & Test, Qualification and complete post silicon services and products.

Model N

Model N, the leader in Revenue Management solutions, offers integrated application suites for managing global pricing, quoting and contracts, and the channel revenue life cycle.


NANIUM is an OSAT based in Portugal that has been active in the semiconductor market for almost 20 years. Being a world-leader in 300mm Wafer-Level Packaging, NANIUM offers reliable Fan-In WLP/ WLCSP and Fan-Out WLP/ eWLB volume manufacturing solutions, entirely developed and produced in-house.

Serma Technologies

Serma Technologies offers a comprehensive range of solutions for companies active within the Semiconductor Field, from IP to IC providers as well as Integrated Device Manufacturers.


Synopsys is the leading supplier of EDA & IP Solutions. Synopsys' portfolio of system-level, IP, implementation, verification, manufacturing, optical and FPGA solutions help address the challenges designers face such as power and yield management, system-to-silicon verification.


TSMC is the world’s largest dedicated semiconductor foundry, with the foundry segment’s largest portfolio of process-proven libraries, IPs, design tools and reference flows.


Xcerra is comprised of four businesses in the semiconductor and electronics manufacturing markets: atg-Luther & Maelzer, Everett Charles Technologies, LTX-Credence and Multitest.

Contact Hayley Warmack for exhibition details.

About GSA Global

The Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) is the voice of the global semiconductor industry with nearly 400 member companies throughout 32 countries and representing over 75% of the industry revenues. GSA provides a neutral environment for semiconductor executives to meet and collaborate on ways to improve efficiencies and address industry wide topics and concerns. In addition to hosting leading events that are tailored specifically to the semiconductor ecosystem, GSA also offers its members:

  • Opportunities for thought exchange and relationship development with other industry executives through various forums, leadership groups, and committees
  • Access to resources, surveys, and reports that provide insight to the financial health of the industry and leading market trends
  • Corporate participation in several GSA Working Groups, each focusing on a specific discipline or technology

To learn more about the benefits of GSA membership, please contact Kate Olsen.


Susan Jackson
s.jackson @gsaglobal.org
+1 972.866.7579 x111

Program / Speakers

Sandro Grigolli
+41 22 718 41 18

Sponsors / Exhibition

Hayley Warmack
hwarmack @gsaglobal.org
+1 972.866.7579 x112

GSA Membership

Kate Olsen
kolsen @gsaglobal.org
+1 972.866.7579 x113