Dr. Maria Marced
Dr. Maria Marced
President, TSMC Europe
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation (TSMC Europe B.V.)
Dr. Marced is responsible for driving the development, strategy and management of TSMC’s business in Europe.
Before joining TSMC she was Senior Vice President and General Manager of Sales and Marketing at NXP/Philips. She also served as Philips’ General Manager of The Connected Multimedia Solutions Business Unit, overseeing semiconductor solutions for Connected Consumer applications.
Dr. Marced spent 19 years with Intel before that, rising to become Vice President and General Manager responsible for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. She holds a Ph.D. in telecommunications engineering from Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain.
Board Member & Semiconductor Executive
Daniel A. (Dan) Artusi is vice president in the Client Computing Group and general manager of the Connected Home division at Intel Corporation. Based in Munich, Germany, he is responsible for all aspects of the division’s business, including engineering, marketing, business operations and revenue.
A 30-year veteran of the semiconductor and communications industries, Artusi joined Intel in 2015 with the acquisition of Lantiq Deutschland GmbH, where he had been chief executive officer since 2012. He also spent six years as an operating executive at Golden Gate Capital, focusing on semiconductor and communications investment opportunities. Earlier in his career, Artusi served as president and CEO of Conextant Systems Inc.; as chairman and CEO of Coldwatt Inc.; and as CEO, president and chief operating officer at Silicon Laboratories Inc. He was also a member of the board of directors at all four technology companies. Artusi started his career in 1977 at Motorola Inc. and subsequently spent 24 years with the company, culminating in his role as corporate vice president and general manager of the Networking and Computing Systems Group.
Artusi attended the Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires in Argentina. He sits on the Engineering Advisory Board of the Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. He has been granted multiple U.S. patents in the field of power conversion and has published more than 50 articles and papers on topics related to power semiconductors, microcontrollers, radio frequency technology and mixed-signal integrated circuits. He is a former member of the boards of directors at Atheros Communications Inc. (later acquired by Qualcomm Inc.), Energy Micro AS, Micrel Inc., Powerwave Technologies Inc.,
Scintera Networks Inc. and Ubiquiti Networks.
Dr. Jalal Bagherli, Ph.D.
Dr. Jalal Bagherli, Ph.D.
Dr. Jalal Bagherli joined Dialog Semiconductor in September 2005 as Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining Dialog Semiconductor, he was Vice President & General Manager for the Mobile Multimedia business unit for Broadcom Corporation and the CEO of Alphamosaic. Dr Bagherli has extensive experience of the semiconductor industry with a wealth of knowledge about the Far Eastern, European and North American markets, gained through his previous professional and executive positions with Texas Instruments and Sony.
President & COO
Graham Budd was appointed Chief Operating Officer in July 2008. Prior to this he was EVP and General Manager of the Processor Division from July 2005. He joined ARM in 1992 as a VLSI design engineer and led the development of several of ARM’s early system-on-chip designs. Since then he has held a number of engineering, marketing and operations leadership roles. He is a chartered engineer.
Guillaume d’Eyssautier career has spanned over the past 30 years in the semiconductor industry, including management positions in both Europe and the USA. Most recently he was CEO of DelfMEMS. Prior to that, he was CEO of ADD semiconductor which he sold to Atmel in October 2011. Prior to ADD he was CEO of picoChip, sold to Mindspeed. Prior to that, he served as Senior VP-GM at Cadence Design Systems, VP-GM EMEA for IBM Technology and hold executive and management positions at Rockwell Semiconductor, GEC-Plessey Semiconductor, Matra Harris Semiconductors and Philips Semiconductors. Guillaume is also the Chairman of Surecore (www.sure-core.com) and holds a MSc in Material Science and an MBA from INSEAD.
Managing Director NXP Netherlands & VP Innovation
NXP Semiconductors N.V.
Managing Director at NXP Semiconductors Netherlands B.V. and Vice President Innovation. Maurice has 25 years of experience in the IT and electronics industry and works at NXP Semiconductors since 2002. In his current position he focuses on disruptive innovations for ‘secure connections for a smarter world’. This concerns e.g. intelligent transport systems (ITS) and automated driving. Next to his role at NXP, Maurice is active in the governance of the 1 billion Euro Dutch SmartwayZ program, is board member of several associations on automotive and mobility, is member of the High Level ITS Advisory Group to the European Commission and is member of the management committee of the European public private partnership AENEAS.
Dr. Udo-Martin Gomez
Dr. Udo-Martin Gomez
SVP, Engineering Sensors
Robert Bosch GmbH
Since January 2013, Dr. Udo Gómez is Chief Technical Officer of Bosch Sensortec GmbH – a fully-owned subsidiary of Robert Bosch GmbH. He is responsible for research and development of microelectro- mechanical sensors (MEMS) for consumer electronics, smartphones, security systems, industrial technology and logistics.
Dr. Gómez was born in Aalen, Germany. He studied physics at the University of Stuttgart, Germany. After graduation in 1994, he completed a doctorate in physics in 1997. From 1998 to 1999, he worked as post doctoral fellow at California Institute of Technology (Pasadena, California, USA).
Dr. Gómez began his career at Robert Bosch GmbH in 1999 at Corporate Sector Research and Advanced Engineering as research engineer in the area of microsystems technology.
In 2003, he joined the Automotive Electronics Division of Robert Bosch GmbH, where he was given the overall responsibility for the development of a new MEMS-based inertial sensor cluster for ESP applications.
Since 2006, Dr. Gómez worked in various management positions at Automotive Electronics, where he was responsible for Advanced Engineering of MEMS Sensors and held the position as Chief Expert for MEMS sensor technology.
Before joining Bosch Sensortec GmbH in January 2013, he was part of the office of the Board of Management (2010 – 2012) and was appointed Office Director for the Deputy Chairman of the Board of Management at Robert Bosch GmbH.
Since 2014, Dr. Gómez is Deputy Chairman of the Board of VDE/VDI-Society Microelectronics, Microsystems and Precision Engineering (GMM).
Harald Hamster, Ph.D.
Harald Hamster, Ph.D.
VP, Strategy Development
Infineon Technologies AG
Dr. Hamster is responsible for Infineon’s corporate strategy development activities, including the strategic planning process and the company’s strategy projects. Dr. Hamster joined Infineon in 2006. Prior, he was a member of Samsung’s Global Strategy Group in Seoul, South Korea.
Dr. Hamster also worked in Marketing and Business Development roles at start-ups in the semiconductor device and design tool space. In addition, he was as a Principal at The McKenna Group, a Silicon Valley high-tech strategy consulting firm.
He started his professional career at McKinsey & Co. where he became an Engagement Manager.
Dr. Hamster holds a Master Degree and a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of California at Berkeley.
Dr. Georges Karam
Dr. Georges Karam
President & CEO
Sequans Communications S.A.
Dr. Georges Karam is President and chief executive officer of Sequans Communications. Before founding Sequans Communications, Georges Karam was vice president of cable access for Juniper Networks, running the cable engineering and marketing departments and managing the cable sales launch in EMEA. He joined Juniper Networks when the company acquired Pacific Broadband Communications (PBC), where he was vice president of engineering and general manager for Europe. At PBC he was the first key executive to join the company and was instrumental to success. Georges has served in a variety of senior management positions at Alcatel, SAGEM and Philips. He is a senior member of IEEE, has authored numerous technical and scientific papers, and holds several patents in digital communications.
Molecular Electronic Research Institute (MERI)
Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences and a head of Molecular Electronics Research Institute Gennady Krasnikov is a world-renowned scientist in the field of semiconductor physics, semiconductor devices, VLSI technology development and manufacturing.
Since graduating from National Research University of Electronic Technology (MIET) in 1981 Gennady Krasnikov successfully combines scientific and commercial work. Starting his activity as an engineer in Molecular Electronics Research Institute and Mikron Fab he was appointed Director General of the company in early 1991 and now retains position at the Research Institute cooperating with world famous scientific centers, technical universities and design labs: IMEC, CEA-Leti, Technische Universiteit Delft, Ecole Speciale de Lausanne, Aselta, Leland Stanford Junior University, Mapper Lithography and others.
Mr. Krasnikov’s extensive experience of the semiconductor technology and industry granted him a number of honored national titles: Member of the State Presidential Council on science, technology and education of Russia, Head of the Interdepartmental Council of the leading designers of Russia, Chairman of the Scientific Council of the Russian Academy of Sciences “Physical and Chemical Fundamentals of Semiconductor Materials”, member of the Supervisory Board of the Novosibirsk National Research University and the National Research University of Electronic Technology, Honorary Doctor of the St. Petersburg National Research Academic University of the Russian Academy of Sciences, member of the Scientific Advisory Council of Nonprofit Organization the Foundation for the Development of the Center for Elaboration and Commercialization of New Technologies.
Gennady Krasnikov is author and co-author of more than 360 scientific publications, 4 scientific monographs and holds more than 40 author’s certificates and patents. He was awarded multiple honorable national and international awards such as the “Order of Honor” (in 1999), the Order “For Merit to the Fatherland” (in 2008), the “Order of Friendship” (in 2014), the State Prize of the Russian Federation (in 2014) and with two Russian Federation government prizes in science and technology (in 1999, 2009), UNESCO medal for contributions to the development of nanoscience and nanotechnologies (in 2016).
Nordic Semiconductor ASA
Svein-Egil Nielsen is the Chief Technology Officer of Nordic Semiconductor. Mr. Nielsen holds MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley and Bachelor of Engineering honors degree in Computer and Electronics Systems from University of Strathclyde.
He joined Nordic in 2001 as Director of Sales and Marketing. He also held a position as R&D director from 2005 to 2006 and Director of Emerging Technologies and Strategic Partnerships from 2010 to 2012.
Additionally, he served Innovation Norway as their Director of San Francisco and Houston offices where he was in charge of promoting Norwegian technology from 2007 to 2010. Prior to Nordic, he worked for Boston Consulting Group as a consultant.