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EMD Electronics highlights Innovations in Materials Intelligence and AI at SEMICON West 2024

EMD Electronics will showcase innovation addressing the semiconductor ecosystem’s greatest opportunities and challenges in R&D, sustainability, and workforce development through collaboration

EMD Electronics, the Electronics business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany in the U.S. and Canada, has announced its plans for SEMICON West 2024. Highlights of this participation include two keynote presentations at the show’s CEO Summit by Kai Beckmann, Member of the Executive Board of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, and CEO Electronics, and John Langan, Chief Technology Officer of Electronics.

The company’s contribution to the official SEMICON West program will showcase its Materials IntelligenceTM as an enabler of AI and semiconductor innovation, along with its commitment to advancing R&D, sustainability, and workforce development through collaboration. SEMICON West will take place from July 8th to July 11th in San Francisco, CA.
“As a long-standing SEMI member, we are excited to participate in SEMICON West 2024, where the theme Stronger Together resonates deeply with our vision of a vibrant collaborative ecosystem where our industry can truly thrive,” said Kai Beckmann. “We’re proud of our commitment to collaborative leadership in every critical step of the value chain, offering a blueprint for accelerating innovation, sustainability, and manufacturing prowess”.
EMD Electronics will join thousands of semiconductor industry professionals from the global electronics supply chain at SEMICON West. Attendees will include the companies providing the equipment, materials, software, devices, and services that enable the technologies used to create a smarter world. This year’s theme, “Stronger Together,” advocates for partnership and collaboration to effectively address the industry’s opportunities and challenges.
SEMICON West EMD Electonics’ Program Highlights
Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA
July 9th 2024
14:15 - 14:40 PST
Kai Beckmann, Member of the Executive Board of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany and CEO Electronics, will give a keynote at the CEO Summit: Investing in America’s Manufacturing Future. During this keynote, Kai Beckmann will present compelling examples and practical insights on how to harness the power of collaboration to address the most pressing challenges in the semiconductor industry.
July 10th 2024
9:35 - 10:00 PST
John Langan, Chief Technology Officer of Electronics, will present “AI for AI: Empowering Confident Decision-Making in the New Era of Materials Science.” As part of the CEO Summit: CEO Summit: Seizing the Global Opportunities and Challenges Ahead, Langan will share how EMD Electronics is revolutionizing material discovery by leveraging data and AI to enable significant leaps in material science throughout the entire R&D workflow – from ideation to experimentation.
10:20 -10:40 PST
Katherine Dei Cas, Executive Vice President and Head of DS&S and Spec Gases, will be joined by Andrew Byrnes, MS, Director of Venture Capital at Micron and Ted Jeffries, Sr. Director, Supply Chain Responsibility at Intel for a fireside chat panel titled “How Large Semiconductor Companies Engage with Startups.”
Additional Event Speakers and Panelists:
July 9th 2024
12:00 to 12:30 PST
Samira Bagheri, Senior Operations Manager moderating the panel “Unleashing the Potential of AI/ML in Revolutionizing Electronics Materials Manufacuring“. The panel also includes Laura Matz from Athinia, Michelle Sun from Dupont, Pawitter Mangat from GlobalFoundries, and Pawitter Mangat from GlobalFoundries
13:30 - 13:55 PST
Bridging the Gender Gap through Grassroots Initiatives Led by Women, Joy Racowski, Process and Product Development Engineer and Samira Bagheri, Senior Operations Manager
July 10th 2024
11:00 - 11:55 PST
Strengthening the Talent Pipeline: The Effectiveness of Rotational Programs, Francesca Domingo, Head of University Relations & Talent Strategy and Anjli Patel, Research & Development Engineer, Goglobal Graduate
13:30 - 14:00 PST
Innovation on Process Gases, Ralph Dammel, Technology Fellow
14:20 - 15:20 PST
Helmer Fredrich, Head of Customer Fulfillment of Electronics participating in a panel titled Creating a Robust & Resilient Supply Chain Risk Management Program



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