2023 CMC Seminar Speaker Bios

KEYNOTE: Donghui Lu

As corporate vice president of Front-End Manufacturing at Micron Technology and head of Micron Taiwan, Lu is responsible for managing the company’s fabrication facilities in Taoyuan and Taichung, as well as aligning Micron Taiwan’s goals and strategic direction with the company’s overall objectives and mission.

Lu has more than 20 years of semiconductor industry experience spanning technology development and transfer, manufacturing ramp-up, and fab construction. He joins Micron from Intel Corporation, where he was vice president of Manufacturing, Supply Chain and Operations (MSO) and co-general manager of the High-Volume Manufacturing Program Office, responsible for leading the integrated program management for new manufacturing space enablement and driving global strategic expansion initiatives. Lu also played a critical leadership role in growing Intel’s memory business, transferring jointly developed 3D NAND and Optane technology nodes from Micron to Intel, and leading Intel’s 3D NAND process development teams to develop next generations of FG NAND.

Lu holds a B.S. degree from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, and Ph.D. from Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, U.S., both in materials science and engineering. He also received joint executive MBA degrees in the United States, from the University of California, Berkeley, and Columbia University, New York.

Adam Schafer

Adam Schafer is the Head of Supply Chain Strategy on the CHIPS Program Office’s Strategy Team. He is currently responsible for upstream and downstream strategic evaluations for CHIPS sponsored programs as well as the execution of support for Semiconductor Supply Chain applications. Adam joined CHIPS in May, 2023 following a 22-year career at Intel corporation as a process engineer, working in equipment supply chain management, and most recently, as the Senior Director for Supply Chain Responsibility. Adam received his B.S. in Chemistry & Philosophy from SUNY Oswego, and his M.S. & Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Washington.

Albert Chen

Albert Chen serves as the Sr. Director for advanced technology engagement under the CTO organization in Entegris. In his capacity, he is responsible for engaging with advanced customers and developing technology roadmaps, especially in the wet etch and clean area. He also oversees the integration and the development of Entegris Taiwan Technology Center on behalf of the CTO office.

He joined Entegris in 2014 as the RD manager for the Micro Contamination Division and migrated to current position in 2015. Prior to that, Chen served as the Technical Manager in TSMC leading or participating in projects to improve defects/micro contaminations in wet etch & clean, photolithography and CMP areas. He was also leading the collaboration with academia and other industrial consortia in developing new inspection and metrology tools to accelerate the introduction of new nodes. He is the founding member of SEMI Taiwan Inspection & Metrology Committee.

Chia Yoke Yin

Yoke Yin has more than 20 years of experience in the semiconductor industry. She started her career in TECH Semiconductor before joining Micron in 1998. She has held various roles in Manufacturing, Process & Equipment, Production Planning and Strategic Program Management under Front End fab operations. She, then, moved on to join Back End operations as a Strategic Program Manager, before taking up Global Procurement role in 2019 for Wet Chemical and Photo category. In her variety of roles, she was challenged to solve unique process issues, drive manufacturing automation and be part of a team that lead continuous improvements in supply chain management.

Her exposure to Semiconductors manufacturing operations set the backdrop for her role in Procurement having deep understanding on the stakeholders and customers’ requirements, relentlessly find solutions to meet business needs while establish balance amidst the external challenges. Her willingness to explore new approaches, courage to re-evaluate the norms and past solutions, brings about paradigm shifts in Wet/Photo materials category in this post pandemic semiconductor and material demand dynamics.

Yoke Yin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Materials Science and Chemistry from National University of Singapore.

Chris Han Adebekun, Ph.D.

Chris serves as VP of Business Development at Athinia. She joined Athinia (a data ecosystem formed from EMD Digital and Palantir JV) at its inception in January of 2022, leading the development of a pioneering data collaboration platform for the semiconductor ecosystem. Chris has more than 20 years of experience in R&D, new product commercialization, and P&L management in the advanced electronics space, spanning across a wide range of materials and applications. For the last 15 years, she has dedicated her focus on semiconductor materials with Merck KGaA Darmstadt Germany, Versum Materials and Air Products. Chris has consistently delivered new business growth and led impactful use cases for data collaboration among material suppliers and device makers. She is passionate about innovation through digital transformation and strongly believes in lifelong learning as the engine for personal and organizational growth.

Chris holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MBA from DeSales University.

Christopher Wright

Chris Wright serves as Rinchem’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer where he oversees Rinchem’s operational segments, the commercial, IT, quality and project management teams at Rinchem. He joined the Rinchem in 2002 working in operations, but quickly found his stride within sales where he was top in sales from 2003-2007. Chris then moved from Sales Manager, to Director, to VP of Sales and currently serves as Rinchem’s Chief Operating Officer. Chris has extensive experience in new market development and global business growth, and as a result, he has been instrumental in facilitating customer growth and implementing processes of innovation to better serve customer needs. Chris has a BA in Marketing and Public Relations from Brigham Young University and obtained his MBA from Willamette University’s Atkinson Graduate School of Management.

Clint Brewer

Clint Brewer currently serves as Commercial Officer in the Commercial Section at the American Institute in Taiwan. Mr. Brewer’s industry portfolio includes 5G Nextgen telecom, cybersecurity, semiconductor, advanced manufacturing, and financial services & technology. Mr. Brewer is part of the core team leading the Transformational Exports Program within Global Markets, which helps U.S. exporters access new markets across the Indo-Pacific region in critical high-tech sectors including advanced manufacturing, automation, and robotics.

Prior to joining the team at AIT, Mr. Brewer served for three years as Commercial Officer and Digital Attaché in the Commercial Section at the U.S. Embassy in Singapore. In both roles, he promoted U.S. business interests in Singapore and Southeast Asia through a variety of means, including export promotion and U.S. investment attraction, commercial diplomacy, and advocacy of U.S. firms.

Before his assignment in Singapore, Mr. Brewer worked in the domestic field for two years in Atlanta, GA, where he served as Deputy Team Leader for the Global Finance Team at the U.S. Department of Commerce. Mr. Brewer has an industry specialization in financial technology (FinTech), cybersecurity and advanced manufacturing. Prior to joining the Foreign Commercial Service, Mr. Brewer worked for over ten years in the private sector in the U.S. and abroad in the Insurance industry.

Mr. Brewer received his bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Spanish from Syracuse University. He holds the designation of Certified International Business Professional (CGBP) from the NASBITE organization.

David Sachse

David Sachse is Head of Asset Management at LAM Research. He duties include surplus semiconductor equipment sourcing, inventory management, equipment financing, and supplier management. Mr. Sachse, a farm-boy from Kansas, has spent thirty years living and working in both Asia and Europe. Prior to his current position at LAM Research, Mr. Sachse worked in leadership positions at ASML and Macquarie Electronics as well as managing his own consulting business.

Sachse has a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Kansas State University, and a Masters in International Management from the University of Denver. He has also completed an Advanced Management Program at University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. Sachse speaks Mandarin and lives with his family in Taipei.

Lita Shon-Roy

Lita Shon-Roy – President/CEO and Founder of TECHCET—has worked throughout the semiconductor supply chain, leading strategy, business development, marketing and sales for chip designers, equipment OEMs, and material suppliers for over 30 years.

Her experience spans from process development of memory chips to business development of gases & precursors. She developed new business opportunities for companies such as RASIRC/Matheson Gases, Air Products & Chemicals, and IPEC/Speedfam, and managed marketing and sales in companies such as Air Products/Schumacher, Brooktree/Rockwell, and Hughes Aircraft.

Ms. Shon-Roy is considered one of the leading experts in electronic materials market analysis and business development. She has authored and co-authored 100’s of articles, reports and texts on semiconductor process materials markets, trends, and worldwide supply chain issues, and has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal and featured on BBC News. She holds an M.B.A. from California State University, Dominguez Hills, a M.S.E.E. focused on Solid State Physics from the University of Southern California, and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from UC San Diego.

Scott Coffin

Scott has wide ranging experience in the manufacture, development, and use of specialty metals and chemicals. This includes two years of experience producing titanium metal and more than 25 years of experience working with zirconium and hafnium. During his career, Scott has held a variety of roles in process engineering, capital project management, research, engineering management, and new product development.

Terry Chen

Terry Chen is currently the application team leader of Nova Ltd. – a leading innovator of metrology solutions for advanced process control used in semiconductor manufacturing. He received his master degree of chemical engineering from National Taiwan University. He has 5+ years experiences supporting both R&D and production fabs of the leading foundry customers (Taiwan/Nanjing/Arizona/Japan), lead team to develop metrology solutions, provide process insight to solve inline issues, and manage the plan to smoothly complete the cross-fab metrology solution transfer during the production fab expansion. He lead project co-working with global teams to develop new machine learning algorithms and methodology for HVM inline metrology with higher accuracy and stability, and win the best field initiate award of 14th David Kaufman award scientific competition inside Nova.

Ting-Fang Cheng

Cheng Ting-Fang, Annie, is the chief tech correspondent with Nikkei Asia, the flagship English publication with Nikkei Inc. She is based in Taipei and covers the global semiconductor industry, all the things about tech supply chain. She was the co-winner of the 2022 Hinrich Foundation Award for Distinguished Reporting on Trade with the National Press Foundation. As a business and tech reporter who has experience reporting across China, Taiwan, Europe and the U.S., she was also the Nikkei Asia team winning general excellence for Best in Business Awards with the U.S. Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing (SABEW) in both 2022 and 2023. Cheng has received several SOPA Awards for her 2018 and 2019 coverage across scoop awards, business reporting, and explanatory reporting on topics related to China’s chip ambition and U.S. export controls on Huawei. She was also the co-winner of gold and silver awards in feature writing with the World Association of News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) in 2021 and 2022, respectively.

She has a B.A. in Journalism from National Chengchi University and a M.A. in Communications and Education from Columbia University.

Vish Srinivasan

Vish has been in the semiconductor industry for close to three decades in various leadership positions across Operations, Engineering, Quality and Supply Chain. He has worked in companies such as GlobalFoundries and TECH on the manufacturing side to Applied Materials, Cabot, and Advanced Energy in the supplier side. Vish rejoined Micron in his current role as Sr. Director, Supplier Programs in April 2022.

Vish currently leads the Supplier Programs team driving the Supplier Data Collaboration program. This program enables industry leadership in a collaborative two-way sharing of real-time, meaningful (but anonymous) data between Micron, its suppliers, and their supply chains. With this ecosystem enabled, engineering teams at both ends of the business (Micron & Suppliers) will be empowered to gain insights via analytics, and generate value engineering activities related to Yield, Costs, Cycle Time, and Quality.

Vish has a Chemical Engineering degree from IIT Madras and an MBA from INSEAD.

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