ASE Global


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 Most Promising Trends in Technology
  • European Startup Innovation: Beyond Semiconductors
  • Connected, Intelligent Devices
  • CEO Panel: "What's Next?"
  • Merger Mania: The Impact of Mergers on the Semiconductor Industry
  • The Rise of China as a Semiconductor Powerhouse
  • The Future of Transportation
  • How Cars are becoming the most transformative electronic system since the smart phone
  • ... 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


CEO Panel: What's Next?

Graham Budd



Connected, Intelligent Devices

Aart de Geus


Chairman & Co-CEO

CEO Panel: What's Next?

Jean-Michel Deligny


Managing Director

European Startup Innovation: Beyond Semiconductors

Piermario Di Pietro

EUR Investment Bank

Senior Advisor, Innovation Finance Advisory

European Startup Innovation: private and EU finanancing

Benjamin Edenharder

BoA Merrill Lynch

Vice President, Merrill Lynch Technology Investment Banking

The Impact of Mergers on the Semiconductor Industry

Remi El-Ouazzane



CEO Panel "What's next?"

Udo-Martin Gomez

Bosch Sensortec GmbH


Connected, Intelligent Devices

Jack Harding

eSilicon Corporation

Co-Founder, President and CEO

CEO Panel: What's Next?

Handel Jones


Founder, Chairman and CEO

The Rise of China as a Semiconductor Powerhouse

Georges Karam


President & CEO

Connected, Intelligent Devices

Yannick Levy


VP, Corporate Business Development

Connected, Intelligent Devices

David Manners

Electronics Weekly

Components Editor

Connected, Intelligent Devices

Dieter May


SVP, Digital Service & Business Models

The Self-Driving Car

Raviv Melamed

Vayyar Imaging

Co-Founder and CEO

Connected, Intelligent Devices

Malcolm Penn

Future Horizons

CEO & Chairman

The Impact of Mergers on the Semiconductor Industry

Reinhard Ploss

Infineon Technologies


CEO Panel: What's Next?

Walden Rhines

Mentor Graphics

Chairman & CEO

Merger Mania and The Impact of Mergers on the Semiconductor Industry

Markus Tremmel

The Bosch Group

Chief Expert, Automotive ADAS

The Self-Driving Car

Willy Van Puymbroeck

DG Connect

Head Of Unit, DG CONNECT, Components

European Innovation and EU Funding Opportunities

Willy Wang


President & CEO, JCET US

The Rise of China as a Semiconductor Powerhouse

Dominik Wee

McKinsey & Co.

Principal, Digital In Automotive

The Future of Transportation

Juergen Weyer

NXP Semiconductors

VP, Automotive EMEA

The Self-Driving Car

Hagai Zyss



The Self-Driving Car


Tuesday, April 19th

11:45 Registration, Networking and Light Hors d'Oeuvre
12:45 Opening Remarks: Sandro Grigolli, EMEA Executive Director, GSA
12:55 Session 1: European Innovation and EU Funding Opportunities
  12:55 Jean-Michel Deligny, Managing Director, Silverpeak
  13:10 Piermario di Pietro, Senior Advisor, Innovation Finance Advisory, European Investment Bank
  13:20 Nitan Pathak, Business Development Manager, European Investment Fund
  13:30 Panel Discussion and Q&A moderated by Jean-Michel Deligny, Managing Director, Silverpeak
Guest Panelist Willy Van Puymbroeck, Head of Unit, Components, DG CONNECT
13:55 Session 2: The Rise of China as a Semiconductor Powerhouse
  13:55 Handel H. Jones, Founder and CEO, International Business Strategies
  14:15 Willy Wang, President & CEO, Jiangsu Changjiang Electronics Technology US
14:35 Networking Break
15:05 Session 3: Connected, Intelligent Devices
  15:05 Udo-Martin Gómez, CTO, Bosch Sensortec
  15:20 Graham Budd, COO, ARM
  15:35 Yannick Lévy, VP, Corp Business Development, Parrot
  15:50 Raviv Melamed, CEO and Co-Founder, Vayyar
  16:05 Georges Karam, Founder, President & CEO, Sequans Communications
  16:20 Panel Discussion and Q&A moderated by David Manners, Components Editor, Electronics Weekly
17:05 Networking Break sponsored by Infineon Technologies
17:35 CEO Panel: "What's Next?"
  Reinhard Ploss, CEO, Infineon
  Jalal Bagherli, CEO, Dialog
  Jack Harding, CEO, eSilicon
  Remi El-Ouazzane, CEO, Movidius
  Panel Discussion and Q&A moderated by Dr. Aart de Geus, Chairman & Co-CEO, Synopsys
18:35 Closing Remarks
18:45 Transporation to VIP Reception & Dinner at BMW World (See Travel Page)
19:00 VIP Cocktail Reception
20:00 VIP Networking Dinner sponsored by Mentor Graphics

Wednesday, April 20th

8:00 Networking Breakfast
8:55 Keynote: Merger Mania
  Dr. Wally C. Rhines, CEO, Mentor Graphics
9:20 Panel Discussion: The Impact of Mergers on the Semiconductor Industry
  Handel H. Jones, Founder and CEO, International Business Strategies
  Malcolm Penn, Chairman and CEO, Future Horizons
  Dr. Wally C. Rhines, CEO, Mentor Graphics
  Panel Discussion and Q&A moderated by Benjamin Edenharder, Head of European Semiconductor Investment Banking, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
10:05 Keynote: The Future of Transportation
  Dominik Wee, Principal, Digital in Automotive, McKinsey & Co
10:25 Networking Break
10:55 Session 4: Self-driving Cars - the most transformative electronic system since the smart phone
  10:55 Market overview: Luca de Ambroggi, Principal Analyst, Automotive Semiconductors, IHS
  11:10 Dieter May, SVP Digital Business Models, BMW
  11:25 Juergen Weyer, VP Automotive EMEA, NXP
  11:40 Hagai Zyss, CEO, AutoTalks
  11:55 Markus Tremmel, Chief Expert Automotive ADAS, Bosch Group
  12:10 Panel Discussion and Q&A moderated by Luca de Ambroggi, Principal Analyst, Automotive Semiconductors, IHS
12:50 Closing Remarks
13:00 Networking Lunch sponsored by TSMC
14:30 Adjournment


Delegate Registration


GSA Members


Early Bird Rates
(Through Mar. 4)
€479 $575 €649 $779
Standard Rates €649 $779 €799 $959
On-Site Rates €750 $900 €950 $1140

Click here to attend!

On-site registration will open at 11:45 on Tuesday, 19 April 2016.

Discounts are available to startup semiconductor companies. Please contact Sandro Grigolli for more details.

Delegate cancellations will receive a full refund through Tuesday, 1 March 2016. Cancellations after Tuesday, 1 March 2016 will not be accepted. However, registration is transferable to other executives within your company.

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Exhibitor Registration

GSA Members


€2000 $2400 €2500 $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.

Currency Exchange: All fees will be charged in USD and exclude 19% VAT. Exchanges rates are updated daily. Please click here to view current exchange rates.

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

VIP Dinner: All delegate and exhibitor conference passes include entry to the VIP cocktail reception and dinner.

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

For assistance with login, please email or call Kate Olsen at +1 972-866-7579 x113.


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

ASE Global

Contact Sandro Grigolli 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 19 April 2016 | Departure 20 April 2016

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 – Global Semiconductor

Cost per room per night:
Roomrate Single use €260 including Breakfast
Roomrate Double use €300 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
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's 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, Tuesday, April 19th which 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).

Traveling to and from airport by train

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

Traveling to and from airport by taxi



Altis Semiconductor is a leading innovative specialty foundry serving worldwide customers for high-volume high-quality semiconductor wafer manufacturing.

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.

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

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

IC Resources

Intellectual capital is your organisation’s most valuable asset. IC Resources offers authoritative recruitment solutions to the global semiconductor community across technical, commercial and executive disciplines.


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.

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 is the local office for tier-one providers of semiconductor design, manufacturing, test and qualification services.


NANIUM is an OSAT based in Portugal that has been active in the semiconductor market for almost 20 years.

Presto Engineering

Presto Engineering provides comprehensive semiconductor product engineering and production solutions to IDM, fabless and electronics companies, contributing to improving ramp time, margins and quality of new products.

Sondrel Ltd.

Sondrel is a leading IC Design Services Consultancy, located in 5 ISO27001 compliant design centers across Europe and Asia.


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.

Contact Kate Olsen for exhibition details, +1 972.866.7579 x113.

About GSA

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 Kole Giles.


Meagan Manian
+1 972.866.7579 x104

Program / Speakers

Sandro Grigolli
+41 22 718 41 18

Sponsors / Exhibition

Kate Olsen
+1 972.866.7579 x113

GSA Membership

Kole Giles
+1 972.866.7579 x111