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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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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