The Women's Leadership Council harnesses the leadership of those women who have risen to the top ranks of the semiconductor industry to provide inspiration and sponsorship for the next generation of female leaders.
Debora Shoquist is executive vice president of operations at NVIDIA. She is responsible for the company’s IT, operations and supply chain functions. These include manufacturing product and test engineering; foundry operations; supplier/contract-manufacturing management; supply planning; logistics; facilities; and the company’s quality management system. She is also responsible for overseeing construction of the company’s new $360-380 million building at its Santa Clara headquarters.
Shoquist joined NVIDIA in 2007 as senior vice president of operations and was named to her current role two years later. She has more than 15 years of executive experience in general management, manufacturing and operations, including plant management, engineering, information services, finance and human resources.
Shoquist served from 2004 to 2007 as executive vice president of operations at JDS Uniphase. From 2002 to 2004, she was senior vice president and general manager of the Electro-Optics business at Coherent, a manufacturer of commercial and scientific laser equipment. Previously, she spent 11 years in key executive roles at Quantum, including president of the Personal Computer Hard Disk Drive division, and 10 years at HP in various engineering and manufacturing management roles.
She holds a BS degree in electrical engineering from Kansas State University and a BS degree in biology from Santa Clara University.
Karuna AnnavajjalaVP and Chief Information Officer
VP and Chief Information Officer
Karuna Annavajjala is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Silicon Labs and is a member of their global leadership team. In this role, she oversees all IT delivery for the worldwide business operations, including strategic planning, infrastructure services, business application platforms, cyber security and data privacy, and IT service delivery.
Karuna has over 20 years of progressive technical leadership in a variety of distributed environments. Prior to joining Silicon Labs, Karuna served as CIO of Corporate Functions at AIG where she developed and implemented strategies for IT applications, platforms and processes supporting AIG’s global operations including digital marketing, legal and compliance, human resources and business services. Previously, she was the executive director of technology delivery at TIAA where she developed IT transformation strategies in partnership with the business leaders, managed multiple global technology and professional services teams, and established offshore capabilities. In other prior roles, she provided technology management and strategy consulting services at Deloitte Consulting and was a product manager at Alliance Data.
Karuna holds an MBA from the University of Michigan, an MS in Computer Science from West Virginia University, and a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Osmania University (India). In addition, she completed an executive leadership certificate at Cornell University, S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management. Karuna is passionate about STEM education for girls, is an advocate for women in technology, and is actively involved with various local and international non-profit causes. Outside of work, she loves travelling with her husband and their daughter to experience cultures and cuisines close to home and around the world.
Debra holds the position of Vice President of Micron’s DRAM Product Engineering Group at Micron Technology and leads the worldwide DRAM product engineering team to develop the latest DRAM mobile and compute solutions. She joined Micron Technology in 2000 as a Product Engineer working on first-generation DDR1. She has since worked on various DDR SDRAM and NAND products as a Product Engineer and a Designer. Debra has been an active member in many engineering and manufacturing technical communities such as Micron’s prestigious Technical Leadership Program and has held several managerial leadership roles including a two-year assignment in Japan and is on assignment now in Taiwan. She is recognized as a leading innovator at Micron with 55 US Patents as well as many new technical processes and improvements. She is known at Micron as a key ambassador for Innovation and Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion, serving in several Employee Resource Group and often speaks at technical forums and team member leadership forums.
Debra received a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Brigham Young University in 2000 and an M.S. degree in electrical engineering from National Technological University in 2005. She and her wife just celebrated their 10 year anniversary and enjoy travel and discovering new foods.
Rani Borkar Corporate Vice President, Azure Hardware Systems and Infrastructure Microsoft
Rani Borkar is the Microsoft Corporate Vice President for Azure Hardware Systems and Infrastructure (AHSI) and a member of Azure’s Senior Leadership Team. In her role, Borkar leads the core organizations building Microsoft’s leading cloud computing platform—from silicon, systems, to supply chain.
Throughout her career, Borkar has established herself as a pioneering hardware engineer in the semiconductor industry, a technology executive, product visionary, and trusted leader with decades of experience in the computing industry. She is passionate about delivering end-to-end solutions to empower customers to achieve more.
Since joining Microsoft, Borkar has been instrumental in strengthening Azure’s place as the industry-leading cloud computing platform. Currently, Azure is the global leader in enterprise cloud computing, as it serves more than 95% of the Fortune 500.
As the head of Azure Hardware Systems and Infrastructure, she strengthens Microsoft’s deeply integrated Azure cloud services, technology roadmap, research and development efforts, and quantum computing. She is responsible for the vision, strategy, and architecture of silicon development as well as global capacity deployment for Microsoft’s cloud data center infrastructure. Under her leadership, Microsoft’s brightest engineering minds focus on developing technologies that will solve the world’s toughest problems and drive end-to-end business value for Azure’s products and solutions.
Before joining Microsoft, Borkar served as the Vice President of OpenPOWER Development at IBM. Prior to IBM, Borkar spent most of her career at Intel. As Corporate Vice President, she led Intel’s silicon product development strategy while leading large, complex, and diverse global engineering organizations that developed world-class microprocessors for Intel servers, PCs, phones, tablets, and the Internet of Things.
Leading with the philosophy of “mission first, people always,” Borkar has inspired and transformed organizations by building close-knit communities. To produce great technology, Borkar believes in the power of combining technology assets and engineering talent with the values of collaboration and mentorship to empower teams to achieve more and move the industry forward.
Borkar has keynoted at industry-leading engineering leadership events and conferences that empower women in technical fields. She is a member of the board for the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA), and she serves as the Chair of the Board of Trustees at Oregon State University to help guide the state’s effort to advance economic development and innovation.
Borkar earned a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree—both in physics—from the University of Mumbai, India. She went on to earn a second master’s degree in electrical engineering from Oregon State University. Borkar also holds an Executive Program in Leadership (LEAD) certificate from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
Originally from Mumbai, Borkar calls both Portland, OR and Seattle home. She is married with two sons.
Tali brings nearly two decades of executive management experience as a strong voice in the semiconductor industry. With a keen ability to multitask, strategize and oversee worldwide teams and customers, she lends her expertise and passion to her position as Chief Business Officer, where she manages also the IoT business line, heads up DSP Group’s US operations and corporate management. Prior to this role, she has been the Chief Marketing Officer and CVP Corporate Development. Before joining DSP Group, Tali was Director of Commercial Legal Affairs at RADA Electronic Industries, a Major in the Israeli Defense Forces, the founding manager of the “Atidim for Industry” program, and an intern at the IDF Ombudsman’s office. Tali holds an LLB in Law and Government with honors from the prestigious Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) of Herzliya and an MBA from Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.
Weili DaiCo-Founder, President and Vice Chairwoman
Co-Founder, President and Vice Chairwoman
Weili Dai is one of the most successful women entrepreneurs in the world. Widely considered a technology visionary, she is the only woman co-founder of a global semiconductor company, and since it began in 1995, she helped Marvell’s rise to become one of the top semiconductor companies in the world. Ms. Dai’s business acumen, strategic thinking, product leadership, endless passion and personal network have contributed greatly to Marvell’s fast rise to success. Her close relationship with her customers and the foundation of the trust shared with them has given her a strong reputation for professionalism and integrity throughout the technology industry. Ms. Dai has served a pivotal role in creating some of the Marvell’s most important strategic partnerships and under her leadership Marvell’s technology has become an integral component of many of the world’s most important products in enterprise, communications, mobile computing, consumer and emerging markets. She has been a driving force in expanding access to technology in the developing world and an ambassador of opportunity between the US and China, particularly in the arenas of education and green technology. Ms. Dai has become a powerful advocate for the better use of technology to improve the human condition.
For her contributions to technology and society, Newsweek named Ms. Dai one of the “150 Women Shake the World”. She was profiled by CNN International for the “Leading Women Series”, “Leading the Female Tech Charge”, “Leading Women Principles Fair and Care”, “Educating for Future Success”, and “Leading Women Inspire others”. Forbes Magazine listed Ms. Dai as one of the “World’s 100 Most Powerful Women”.
In 2013, the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) recognized Ms. Dai along with her husband Sehat Sutardja, Co-Founder and CEO of Marvell, with the prestigious 2013 Dr. Morris Chang Exemplary Leadership Award. Ms. Dai and Dr. Sutardja were selected because of their exceptional success in creating Marvell, their individual contributions to today’s modern semiconductor age, as well as the talents and expertise they’ve continuously leveraged to address and overcome pressing global issues.
Ms. Dai is currently the Co-Founder, President and Vice Chairwoman of FLC Global. She is also the Chairwoman of Lark Technologies. She was the President and a member of board directors of Marvell from 2013 to 2016. Prior to that, Ms. Dai held a number of significant positions within Marvell since she co-founded the company in 1995: she served as Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President, and General Manager of the Communications Business Group. Ms. Dai holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley.
Ms. Dai is an active philanthropist, led Marvell’s global civic engagements, including major partnership with the One Laptop Per Child program (OLPC). She served as a member of the executive committee for TechNet and Bay Area Council and sat on the board of the California Chamber of Commerce. She is also a board director of the disaster relief organization, Give2Asia, and was named to the prestigious Committee of 100, an organization representing the most-influential Chinese Americans. In recognition of their generosity, Sutardja Dai Hall at her alma mater UC Berkeley was named for Ms. Dai along with her husband Sehat Sutardja, who is currently the Co-Founder, CEO and Chairman of FLC Global. Sutardja Dai Hall is home to the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS). Celebrated as the glue behind her company, family and community, Ms. Dai is the proud mother of her two sons, Christopher and Nicholas who both received their Ph.D degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from UC Berkeley.
Ms. Dai was selected as the first woman commencement speaker at the University of California, College of Engeering graduation ceremony on May 12, 2012.
Mouna Elkhatib is the CEO, CTO, and Co-Founder of AONDevices, Inc., a fabless semiconductor company specializing in application-specific edge AI processors with high accuracy at ultra-low power.
Elkhatib has over 19 years of experience in the semiconductor business with a successful track record in engineering, engineering management, and cross-functional team leadership. Prior to AONDevices, she was the system lead and principal chip architect at Qualcomm. Before that, she was the Director of VLSI at Conexant, leading audio System-on-Chip (SOC) architecture and design. She is one of the key developers of Conexant’s PC-HD audio codecs, USB audio codecs/DSP, and Voice input processor SOCs for smart speakers.
As senior vice president and general manager of the semiconductor business, Ritu Favre is responsible for driving business growth and defining the products, services, and capabilities required to meet the unique needs of NI customers in the market.
Favre is a seasoned high-tech industry leader with experience across general management and executive leadership roles in the RF and semiconductor industries. Most recently, she served as the chief executive officer of NEXT Biometrics and was on the Cohu Board of Directors. Prior to her role at NEXT, she helped build profitable businesses while holding senior management positions with market leaders such as Motorola, Freescale Semiconductor, and Synaptics.
Favre received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from Arizona State University.
Jean Hu joined Marvell Technology in August 2016 as Chief Financial Officer. In this role, Jean is responsible for the company’s financial planning and strategy, accounting and reporting, treasury and tax, as well as investor relations.
Jean has a proven track record with almost 20 years of financial leadership in the semiconductor industry. She previously served as CFO of QLogic Corp. and served as acting CEO during two transformational periods in the company’s history. Jean also held several senior positions at Conexant Systems, including CFO, Treasurer and SVP of Business Development.
Jean earned a Ph.D. in Economics from Claremont University and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Beijing University of Chemical Engineering.
Ann B. KelleherSVP & GM, Manufacturing and Operations
Ann B. Kelleher
Senior Vice President and General Manager of Manufacturing and Operations Intel Corporation
Dr. Ann B. Kelleher is senior vice president and general manager of Manufacturing and Operations at Intel Corporation. She is responsible for the company’s worldwide manufacturing operations, including Fab Sort Manufacturing, Assembly Test Manufacturing and strategic planning, as well as corporate quality assurance and corporate services.
Kelleher joined Intel in 1996 as a process engineer, going on to manage technology transfers and factory ramp-ups in a variety of positions spanning 200mm and 300mm technologies. She started her manufacturing leadership journey as the factory manager of Fab 24 in Leixlip, Ireland. She was site manager of Intel’s Fab 11X facility in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, and plant manager of Intel’s Fab 12 facility in Chandler, Arizona. She then became general manager of the Fab Sort Manufacturing organization where she was responsible for all aspects of Intel’s high-volume silicon manufacturing.
Before assuming her current position in Manufacturing and Operations, Kelleher was co-general manager of the Technology and Manufacturing Group where she was responsible for corporate quality assurance, corporate services, Intel product supply chain, corporate supply chain and strategic planning for the company’s worldwide manufacturing operations.
She holds a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering, all from University College Cork in Ireland.
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 also contributed actively to cellular technology standards. In her current role, Vanitha leads the modem SW air interface technology including 5G, 4G-LTE, and Cellular IoT across multiple global locations. She also has vast experience leading multiple generations of Qualcomm chipsets and working closely with customers, vendors and cellular carriers to enable the launch of many devices. She has about 132 granted patents in the US & abroad.
Vanitha is passionate about the role of women in science and technology. She is on the board of Qualcomm Foundation in charge of Corporate Giving. She is also on the board of Elementary Institute of Science which is a non-profit organization that focuses on developing exposure and interest in STEM careers among young children. Vanitha also coaches science Olympiad, Math and Robotics teams at her daughter’s school.
Jane Li Delivering high-tech industry board value through executive leadership, M&A and growth strategies, cybersecurity, marketing and sales.
Jane Li is an accomplished public, private, and advisory Board Director and COO with over 20 years of experience in the high-tech industry, delivering a successful track record in strategy development, general management, M&A, turnarounds, go-to-market and salesleadership. She contributes a strong business acumen to the boardroom across information technology, SaaS, IoT, semiconductors, telecommunications, cloud, software and cybersecurity sectors.
Jane brings expertise in growing numerous businesses and managing large P&Ls across Fortune 500 companies – Corning, Fujitsu, Huawei, and Huawei Symantec Joint Venture. She enables public company boards to scale growth, leveraging her strong operations leadership within PE companies, keen ability to forge relationships far and wide, as well as her extensive international experience with global companies headquartered in US, Japan, and China.
Jane serves asBoard Director for the semiconductor company, Knowles (NYSE: KN), with $826M+ in revenue, also serving as a member on the company’s Audit and Nominating & Governance Committees. She brings fellow board members and leadership teams a balanced approach of governance, strategic guidance, risk management and meaningful encouragement. Jane guides Knowles employing her deep expertise growing businesses in both the semiconductor and communications/IT space, which are Knowles key end markets. Jane balances insights with financial and operational acumen from experience in PE engagements and utilizes cybersecurity technology background in Audit Committee discussions.
In addition to Knowles, Jane also serves as a Board Director of Semtech (NASDAQ: SMTC), where she is amember of the Compensation Committee, guiding the board of this $627M semiconductor company on strategic growth within IoT and cloud areas. Her deep understanding across both chip business and systems, as well as cloud and software business, position her as unique contribution to board discussions. Jane’s wide network in many technology spaces enables a greater connection to the company, with new board members, new technology ,and business partnership opportunities. As a member of the Compensation Committee, Jane advises on balancing executive retention with shareholder expectations. Through her unique background and wide network across China, she recently assisted the board and management team mitigate China risk while maximizing China growth.
Jane also joined CTS Corporation (NYSE: CTS) Board and is a member of Technology and Transactions Committee and also Nom and Gov Committee. Her focus is on bringing technology and industry perspectives as the company expands its presence in new and existing markets.
Currently, Jane serves as a Strategic Advisor and Operating Partner for Diversis Capital, a PE firm, where she led a turnaround strategy and many technology deals from assessment to due diligence. She also serves as a Board Director of SaaS company, ServicePower, and is Advisory Board Member of Skytap, also a SaaS business, advising on go-to-market strategies, SaaS business models, product roadmap, leadership, and marketing and branding strategies. Before joining Diversis Capital, Jane led as the COO of Huawei Enterprise, USA, in IT, Cloud, and Mobility, and was the General Manager for Huawei Symantec USA (Storage and Security). As the top US executive responsible for building the US business, she delivered $300M in two years for this $40B major Chinese company, after breaking into the US market, successfully navigating cultural, political, branding and technological challenges.
As an M&A, Turnaround CEO, and Operations Consultant with The Gores Group, a PE firm with $2.7B AUM, Jane led the acquisition of a $600M revenue division of a large public company. Previously, in her Marketing and Sales Director role for Corning Inc. (NYSE: GLW), Jane forged key relationships with industry leaders and led the successful launch and promotion of metropolitan fiber products worldwide, contributing to the $7.1B in revenue in 2000. She also led her teams in tripling revenues to $350M and increasing growth as the Executive Vice President and GM of Fujitsu Compound Semiconductor Inc. Additionally, Jane held Advisory Board Member roles for Zadara Storage (Cloud), Primex Wireless (cloud/wireless).
Jane has earned coveted awards, including 2019 Most Influential Corporate Board Directors by WomenInc., 2019 Directors to Watch by Directors & Boards, 100 Women in Tech 2015 by Hot Topics, Women of the Channel 2015 and Channel Chief 2015 by CRN. A former member of the National Board of Directors for Women in Cable & Telecommunications (WICT), Jane earned BS and MS degrees in Telecommunications Engineering from Zhejiang University, as well as a Master of Communications and Marketing from Ohio University. She also attended Stanford Directors’ College in 2016 and 2017. Jane Li is fluent in both English and Mandarin Chinese.
Dr. Xiaotong Lin has been the CEO and board director since Coolstar Technology was founded in 2014. She has made strategic engagements for the company with top partners and customers and successfully built a top technology team with industry gurus. Under her leadership, the company has built two major product lines: Silicon-based RFPA and Power Management IC. Both product lines are based on Coolstar’s disruptive and proprietary technology platforms co-developed with TSMC, outperforming the state-of-the-art.
From 2005 to 2014, Dr. Lin was a senior principle scientist at Broadcom, responsible for ASIC architecture for Read Channel and Gigabits Ethernet chips. She was one of the main contributors to IEEE 802.3az (Energy Efficient Ethernet standard) and Automotive Broadreach Industry Specifications. Before joining Broadcom, she was a senior member of the technical staff at Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies. She holds 10 granted patents and multiple IEEE journal publications.
Dr. Lin graduated from the Gifted Students Program at Shanghai Jiaotong University in 1995. She received her Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Lehigh University in 2000.
Hongyu Liu joined ChangXin Memory Technologies, Inc. (CXMT) in April 2019 as Executive Vice President. Thanks to her rich industry experience and business acumen, Hongyu oversees the overall business operations at CXMT.
Hongyu boasts extensive expertise in business management at home and abroad. Prior to her current role, she served as senior vice president at Tsinghua Unigroup. Concurrently, she served as vice president of procurement at Yangtze Memory Technologies Co., Ltd. (YMTC).
Before joining YMTC, Hongyu had taken several senior management positions at Siemens for over 19 years, including business operations officer and financial officer. During this period, she was highly recognized for her professionalism and drove the outstanding performance of the organization.
Hongyu received her M.A. in Economics from Hanover University in Germany in 1998.
Maitreyee MahajaniVice President of Fab Operations
Maitreyee Mahajani, vice president of fab operations at Western Digital, manages the SanDisk-Toshiba JVs and is responsible for managing NAND supply strategy, long term Fab strategy, and all aspects of maintaining relationship with the JV partner (Toshiba). Maitreyee has successfully negotiated several strategic contracts to enhance the value of the JV for WD.
Prior to joining SanDisk, Maitreyee worked at Applied Materials for an aggregate of 15+ years in various technical leadership positions. Maitreyee has extensive experience developing semiconductor processing equipment starting from the very first 300mm WCVD chamber to new ALD platforms.
Maitreyee worked as a process and device integration engineer at Matrix Semiconductors, a startup developing 3D cross point Memory where she developed many innovative ideas for building 3D devices.
Maitreyee holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from College of Engineering Pune, India and a master’s degree in material science from University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. She holds over 40 patents and is a recipient of YWCA TWIN award (Tribute to Women in Industry). She actively participates in women network activities at WD and enjoys mentoring budding women engineers.
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.
Maggie co-founded SemiDrive Technology Ltd. in 2018 and served as CEO since then. SemiDrive Technology Ltd. is a fabless semiconductor company, focusing on high-performance automotive SoC and MCU used in ADAS, e-Cockpit and other automotive applications.
Before founding SemiDrive, Maggie served as General Manager of Freescale Qiangxin, as well as R&D Director for i.MX product line at Freescale. Prior to that, Maggie served as R&D Director at Pixelworks (NASDAQ: PXLW). From 1997 to 2008, Maggie worked in various start-ups in silicon valley, providing SoC across different fields including consumer electronics, graphics, networking and communication.
Maggie earned M.S. in EE from University of Wisconsin-Madison and B.S. from Southeast University.
Jennie RaubacherManaging Director, Global Head of Semiconductor, CleanTech & Auto Tech Investment Banking
Managing Director, Global Head of Semiconductor, CleanTech & Auto Tech Investment Banking Wells Fargo Securities
Jennie Raubacher is a Managing Director in the Technology Investment Banking group at Wells Fargo Securities in San Francisco, where she leads the global Semiconductor, CleanTech and Auto Tech investment banking practice.
With nearly 22 years of experience in technology investment banking (including 14 years at Lehman Brothers/Barclays), Jennie has completed over 140 transactions, including over $60 billion in M&A and over $200 billion in financings.
Significant transactions in which she was involved include the $2.7bn LBO of Avago (largest semiconductor LBO in history at the time) and $17.6bn LBO of Freescale (largest semiconductor LBO in history); advising Mubadala on the $5bn formation of GlobalFoundries; the IPOs of Avago, Cavium, Mobileye, Techwell, Montage, ChipMOS, SunEdison Semi; and lead-managed financings for companies including AMD, ADI, Avago/Broadcom, Cirrus, Intel, Marvell, Maxim, Micron, Qorvo, Silicon Labs, Spansion, STATS ChipPAC.
Jennie graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College, where she was department salutatorian, and earned her M.B.A. from Stanford University.
Jennie is a native Californian, speaks Mandarin Chinese, and her passions outside of work include food, wine and travel. She is actively involved with Stanford’s Women on Boards initiative. She is a Founding Sponsor of the Global Semiconductor Alliance’s Women’s Leadership Initiative, and serves on the GSA’s Women’s Leadership Council.
Emily Reilly has worldwide responsibility for all aspects of strategic human resources at GLOBALFOUNDRIES, including talent and leadership development, delivering world-class people solutions, and shaping a diverse multicultural climate of inclusivity.
A member of the company’s original startup team, Emily joined GLOBALFOUNDRIES in 2009 and has been instrumental in helping GF grow from a greenfield site to a thriving, global organization of over 15,000 employees across 20 regional locations. Emily also launched and is executive sponsor for the company’s GLOBALWOMEN and Diversity & Inclusion Advocates initiatives.
Emily holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Cornell University, and early in her career as an engineer worked in several roles with GE Advanced Materials/Momentive Performance Materials. Over the course of her 14 year tenure, Emily held leadership roles in both Engineering and Human Resources and prior to joining GLOBALFOUNDRIES held an HR leadership role for engineering within the GE Energy business.
Emily serves on the Women’s Leadership Council of the Global Semiconductor Association (GSA), providing inspiration and sponsorship for the next generation of women leaders. Emily is based in Malta, New York, US.
Maryam Rofougaran is CEO and co-founder of Movandi Corporation a venture-backed startup commercializing multi-gigabit, millimeter wave networks with innovative RF front-end technology for 5G and beyond. She is also the COO and board member of the company. Maryam Co-founded Movandi in the middle of 2016 with the mission to continue innovation and enabling next generation of wireless communications. In 2018 Movandi was awarded by the Global Semiconductor Alliance as the Start-up to Watch.
Prior to Movandi, Maryam was a Senior VP of Radio Engineering at Broadcom Corporation. She joined Broadcom in 2000 through acquisition of the company she had co-founded, Innovent Systems. At Broadcom Maryam was instrumental in growing a new wireless business unit and turning it into one of its biggest business units. At Broadcom Maryam led a team of several hundred engineers worldwide who developed wireless radios for a variety of integrated and multi standard chip technologies, including Bluetooth, WLAN, GPS, NFC, cellular devices, mobile backhaul, femtocells, 60Ghz WiGig and other mobile network technologies. Her team developed and shipped more than one and half billion radio chips annually.
Maryam cofounded Innovent Systems in November of 1998 and was Vice president of Product development and member of the board of directors. Innovent Systems was one of the first startups to commercialize RF CMOS and full SOC integration for short range wireless communications such as Bluetooth and WiFi. Maryam was not only involved with design and product development, product roadmap and market strategy, but also every aspect of business and growing company from scratch to its acquisition by Broadcom in August 2000.
Jodi Shelton is the co-founder and president of GSA. A pioneer within the technology space, Shelton was instrumental in the creation of the Alliance and has continuously addressed global issues in the industry as the voice of its members. Under her leadership, GSA has grown its membership to include companies throughout the supply chain representing 25 countries across the globe. In her role as president, Shelton oversees GSA daily operations, ensuring that the Alliance remains focused on achieving its defined mission and goal to foster a more effective ecosystem through collaboration, integration and innovation. She is the key liaison between GSA and the business community at high-level financial and industry conferences, providing insight on key topics pertaining to the global fabless supply chain. Shelton earned her bachelor’s degree in political science from San Diego State University and her master’s degree in political science from the University of Houston.
Dr. Lisa Su is AMD’s president and chief executive officer and also serves on the company’s board of directors. Previously, she was chief operating officer responsible for integrating AMD’s business units, sales, global operations and infrastructure enablement teams into a single market-facing organization responsible for all aspects of product strategy and execution. Dr. Su joined AMD in January 2012 as senior vice president and general manager, global business units and was responsible for driving end-to-end business execution of AMD’s products and solutions.
Prior to joining AMD, Dr. Su served as senior vice president and general manager, Networking and Multimedia at Freescale Semiconductor, Inc., and was responsible for global strategy, marketing and engineering for the company’s embedded communications and applications processor business. Dr. Su joined Freescale in 2007 as chief technology officer, where she led the company’s technology roadmap and research and development efforts.
Dr. Su spent the previous 13 years at IBM in various engineering and business leadership positions, including vice president of the Semiconductor Research and Development Center responsible for the strategic direction of IBM’s silicon technologies, joint development alliances and semiconductor R&D operations. Prior to IBM, she was a member of the technical staff at Texas Instruments in the Semiconductor Process and Device Center (SPDC).
Dr. Su has bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She has published more than 40 technical articles and was named a Fellow of the Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers (IEEE) in 2009. Dr. Su was named “2014 Executive of the Year” at the EETimes and EDN 2014 ACE Awards and was honored in MIT Technology Review’s Top 100 Young Innovators in 2002. She also serves on the Board of Directors for Analog Devices and the U.S. Semiconductor Industry Association.
Dr. Bin SunExecutive Vice President and Board Secretary
Dr. Sun, Executive Vice President and Board Secretary of Changxin Memory Technology, is in charge of Board Affairs, including investment & fund raising activities, Project Management Office, Audit, Legal, Compliance & IP divisions. Prior to Changxin, Dr. Sun is Chief Legal Officer at Xiaomi Corporation. Prior to join Xiaomi, she was Head of IP at BOE Technology Group.
Dr. Sun is a member of the State Elite IP Young Professionals Committee, a Distinguished Expert recognized by the Beijing municipal government and guiding expert for national overseas intellectual property dispute response. She also serves as a technical investigation officer at the Beijing IP Court. She received her Ph.D. degree in Material Chemistry (with minor in Electrical Engineering) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and her J.D. degree from Santa Clara University. She was a registered attorney and patent agent in the US. Dr. Sun herself is awarded Global Influencer by Chambers, Asia TOP 15 General Counsel by Asia Business Journal under Thomson Reuters, CACC China Excellent GC and listed in The Legal 500 Asia GC Power-li
Lalitha SuryanarayanaVP, Strategy, Mergers and Acquisitions
Lalitha Suryanarayana is Vice President, Strategy, Mergers and Acquisitions at Infineon Technologies, a leading provider of semiconductor solutions for automotive, power and the Internet of Things. In this role, she works on corporate projects, and partners with Infineon divisions to drive strategic programs in the areas of wireless connectivity, software, data services and ecosystem for the IoT.
Lalitha’s 25+ year career spans a diverse set of leadership roles in the semiconductor and telecom industries. Previously, as Senior Director at Qualcomm Technologies, she ran product management, partner business development and operations functions for various product lines, focusing on profitability and growth. Prior to that, as Corporate Strategy Director at AT&T, she led new technology and strategy development initiatives that significantly expanded the company’s footprint and scale across mobile, wireless and broadband.
Ms. Suryanarayana has 48 issued patents and multiple publications including a technical book to her credit. During her tenure as an engineer in R&D, she was recognized for her pioneering contributions to the industry standardization of mobile and device-independent web technologies.
Lalitha holds an M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from NYU Polytechnic, New York, and an M.B.A. degree from the University of Texas, Austin.
Dipti VachaniSenior VP & GM, Automotive and IoT Line of Business
Senior VP & GM, Automotive and IoT Line of Business ARM
Dipti Vachani is the senior vice president and general manager of the Automotive and IoT Line of Business at Arm. Dipti’s organization is responsible for the proliferation of Arm-based solutions in the transformational opportunities of autonomous driving and IoT.
Prior to joining Arm, Dipti served as vice president and general manager of the Product Management and Customer Enablement division in the IoT Group at Intel Corporation. There, she was responsible for driving the overall product development roadmap, technology direction, IoT Edge product portfolio and worldwide customer enablement for IoT.
Before Intel, Dipti spent 17 years at Texas Instruments, where she led the creation of the company’s Sitara brand of Arm MPUs, and held multiple product manager and leadership roles including vice president and general manager of the Single Core Processors group.
Dipti has served on the board of directors for NetSpeed Systems and the Innovation and Technology advisory board for the City of San Jose. She holds a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from Texas A&M University, an executive MBA degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and is a graduate of the executive education programs at Stanford, Harvard and Cambridge business schools.
Jie Xue leads Cisco’s Technology and Quality organization, a global team in Cisco’s supply chain responsible for anticipating, developing, and executing technology innovations to deliver exceptional customer experience. The team drives a competitive advantage for Cisco by ensuring breakthrough innovation and excellence in manufacturing technology, test and component engineering, advanced technology development, closed-loop quality management, and product compliance.
Prior to joining Cisco, Jie held several management and engineering positions at Motorola, Inc., working on R&D and product development. Jie was selected by Connected World magazine for its 2017 “Women of Machine to Machine (M2M)” technology list, received the 2017 Women of Color STEM Conference Special Recognition Award. She received Electronics Manufacturing Technology Award, and David Feldman Outstanding Contribution Award from International Electrical and Electronics Society (IEEE)-EPS in 2019 and 2016 respectively, and the YWCA 31st Annual Tribute to Women (TWIN) Awards in 2015. As an advocate for Women leadership development in the STEM field globally, she was the Board Committee Member for IEEE-Woman in Engineering in 2016, and Organization Committee for Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference in 2016.
Jie is an IMAPS Fellow, IEEE Fellow, President of IEEE – Electronics Packaging Society (EPS) 2014-2015, and IEEE-EPS Distinguished Lecturer. She also has published more than 90 technical papers, holds 15 patents, and has given keynote talks at many international conferences. Jie holds a Bachelor of Science from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China and a Master of Science and PhD from Cornell University.