Rising Women of Influence2020-11-30T14:38:09-06:00

2020 Winner

Jaya Jagadish

Corporate Vice President, Silicon Design Engineering, AMD India Engineering Lead

As India Engineering Lead, Jaya Jagadish is responsible for AMD’s R&D work out of India and for fostering a culture of innovation, inclusive growth and corporate responsibility at the company’s India Development Centre.

Her first stint with AMD was in Austin 1994. She joined the company immediately after completing her master’s in electrical engineering from University of Texas at Dallas. Read More

2020 Nominee

Nahomi Aoto

Senior Director, Technology Development
Micron Technology | Memory Japan

Nahomi Aoto is a Senior Director of Micron Memory Japan. She has been serving semiconductor industry for 37 years. Aoto lead the most advanced process development for DRAM from 2000 to 2018 in Elpida as an executive officer and in Micron as a senior director after the acquisition of Elpida by Micron in 2013. Since 2018 Aoto fills the role of Read More

2020 Nominee

Karin Eibschitz-Segal

Vice President & General Manager of Intel Israel Development Center and Intel Validation Engineering in the Design Engineering Group
Intel Corporation

Karin Eibschitz-Segal is vice president in the Design Engineering Group and General Manager of Intel Validation Engineering. In this role, she is responsible for delivering Intel’s promise of highest quality products. Based in Israel, Karin is leading the global Intel engineering organization responsible for functional, electrical and power/performance validation Read More

2020 Nominee

Lie-Szu Juang

Head of Design and Technology Platform

Lie-Szu Juang is the deputy head of Design and Technology Platform at TSMC. She leads multiple teams worldwide to enable customer design through design solutions of 3nm, 5nm, 7nm, and specialty technologies like embedded flash, HV/BCD, RF & SOI, and MRAM/RRAM. She is responsible for PDK, foundation library, design flow, and 3rd-party eco-system EDA/IP/service partners to enable 280 customers for 1000 successful project Read More

2019 Winner

Amber Huffman

Fellow & Chief Technologist for Data Center IP in the Silicon Engineering Group
Intel Corporation

Amber Huffman is a distinguished Fellow and Chief Technologist for Datacenter IP in the Silicon Engineering Group at Intel Corporation. She currently leads the definition of industry leading IP building blocks for Intel’s Datacenter products (which are responsible for $25B of Intel’s yearly revenue). She is a respected authority on storage, memory and IO architecture, and Read More

2019 Nominee

Dr. Marta Karczewicz

Vice President of Technology
Qualcomm Incorporated

Marta Karczewicz received her M.Sc. and Ph.D. (with honors) degrees from the Tampere University of Technology, Finland, in 1994 and 1997, respectively. From 1996 to 2006, she was with Nokia where she managed the “Visual Technologies” Competence Area, and in 2004 she became the head of the Nokia Research Center in Dallas, Texas. In 2006 she joined Qualcomm, where she is currently a Read More

2019 Nominee

Suzanne Plummer

Corporate Vice President of Design Engineering

Suzanne Plummer is a corporate vice president of Design Engineering at AMD. In this role, she is responsible for the design of AMD discrete GPU products, including the newest Radeon products based on the RDNA Architecture. She leads a team of over 800 full-time engineers and contractors in China, Canada and the United States.

Since joining AMD in 2002, Plummer has led several design Read More

2019 Nominee

Dr. Linda Somerville

Corporate Vice President, Technology Development – Mask and Materials Characterization
Micron Technology, Inc.

Linda Somerville is corporate vice president of Technology Development – Mask and Materials Characterization at Micron Technology.

Dr. Somerville joined Micron in 1995 and has held a variety of increasingly responsible positions. In her current role, she leads a large global team within the Technology Development department. Her responsibilities include photomask technology development and fabrication, materials characterization, Read More

2018 Winner

Vanitha Kumar

Vice President, Engineering
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Advice from Vanitha

Vanitha Kumar is a Vice President of Software Engineering at Qualcomm Technologies Incorporated. Vanitha holds a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University, and a Bachelor of Electronics & Communication Engineering degree from PSG College of Technology, India. Vanitha has 20 years of experience in the wireless telecommunications industry and in embedded software architecture, design, and development. She has Read More

2018 Nominee

Ching-Wen Cho

Director, Business Management
TSMC North America

Advice from Ching-Wen

Ching-Wen Cho, Account Director, is responsible for driving multi-billion dollar business in TSMC revenue and enabling strong customer revenue growth (and as a consequence TSMC’s) across a broad range of IDM, Fabless and Emerging Account engagements. Her key roles include setting business strategy and leading operational plan execution to maximize both customer satisfaction and TSMC revenue. She actively leads one of TSMC’s Read More

2018 Nominee

Christine Dunbar

Vice President, RF Business Unit

Advice from Christine

Christine Dunbar is the Vice President of the RF Business Unit at GLOBALFOUNDRIES, where she leads an organization responsible for growing and supporting a global business focused on servicing RF (Radio Frequency) needs for next generation of consumer and enterprise communications. Christine received her Bachelor’s Degree in Materials Science & Engineering from Cornell University in 1996.

Christine joined GLOBALFOUNDRIES in July 2015, when Read More

2018 Nominee

Sandra L. Rivera

Chief People Officer and Executive Vice President
Intel Corporation

Advice from Sandra

Congratulations to Sandra Rivera for being named Chief People Officer and Executive VP: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190611005761/en

Sandra L. Rivera is senior vice president and general manager of the network platforms group at Intel Corporation. She is responsible for the Intel business group charged with providing innovative technology and solutions to the networking industry. She is also Intel’s Read More