Anna Carrara is the Head of Front-End Materials Procurement within Global Procurement Organization in STMicroelectronics, located close to Milano (Italy). Her responsibility is to procure direct and indirect materials for Front-End Operations of the Corporation Worldwide.She has 20yrs+ experience in Semiconductor field with different functions and positions. She joined ST in 1993 as process integrator for Flash memories, then she was part of the Facility team involved in the upgrade and expansion of 200mm manufacturing Fab and she led several projects related to Chemical Facilities. She moved to Procurement organization in 2006 with the responsibility of Chemicals sourcing and then accepting the challenge to build a Global organization for Spare Parts procurement.
Ms. Carrara graduated cum laude with a degree in Chemistry from the University of Milan (Italy) has an MBA from the European Institute of Purchasing Management.
Berry Tseng (Hsien-Jen Tseng) received the M.S. degree in analytical chemistry from National Tsing-Hua University, Taiwan, in 1993. He is currently a Product Quality Director at electronics world business line in Air Liquide, and is honored as an International Senior Expert. Previously he worked for Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) as a Quality & Reliability manager, where he was responsible for the development and application of micro-contamination techniques in quality control of process material and wafer environments. Berry Tseng has been specializing and active in the areas of ultratrace analytical techniques, material characterization, and QA/QC since graduate work with over 20-year experience in semiconductor industry. He has authored or co-authored over 20 publications and presentations nationally or internationally in the area of analytical chemistry and micro-contamination control. Berry Tseng has been invited to a number of SEMI technical talks including an invited paper in special issue of IEEE TDMR, keynote talks at SEMI Technology Symposium in conjunction with SEMICON Europa 2004 and a forum talk at SEMICON Taiwan 2019.
Dr. Dan Tracy Ph.D.
Dan P. Tracy, Ph.D– Director of Market Research & Sr. Analyst of TECHCET— covers sputtering targets and deposition materials, and is also in charge of training programs. He has over 20 years of experience in the electronics industry covering supply-chain topics related to semiconductor packaging, thin films, semiconductor process equipment, and semiconductor materials. He analyzes dependencies between equipment and materials, and between the front- and back-end of the semiconductor industry, including insights pertaining to LEDs, MEMS, and sensors. Most recently he was the senior director of the Industry Research & Statistics group at SEMI. Previously he worked for Rose Associates covering electronic materials, and for National Semiconductor as a Packaging Engineer. He holds a Ph.D. in Materials Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a M.S. in Materials Science & Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology, and a B.S. in Chemistry from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.
Dr. David Huang Ph.D.
Dr. David Huang is currently working for Pall Corporation as a Vice President, Technical Service of MicroE. His previous position at Pall was a global Sr. R&D director. Prior to joining Pall, he worked for several high profile companies with increasing responsibilities in R&D, including Praxair Electronics, Seagate and Intel Corporation. His expertise covers process development for computer chip manufacturing, new consumable product development and commercialization (CMP pad, slurry, & filter), with hands on experience on CMP process, equipment and industrial consumables, process integration and R&D management. He also devoted himself in fundamental studies on materials science for eight years as a researcher at the Materials Science Institute, Italian Academy of Science (CNR) and Lawrence Laboratory at University of California at Berkeley.
Dr. Huang received his PhD in Materials Science & Engineering from the University of California at Berkley and completed a management program sponsored by CSIRO/BHP in Sydney, Australia, and MIT on Innovation Management. He was the winner of the prestigious IAA (Intel Achievement Award) in 2000 when working at Intel.
David Sachse is the Director of Asset Management for Lam Research. David manages the acquisition and financing of Lam’s used equipment inventory. His responsibilities include used market assessment, management of third-party suppliers, transaction structuring and negotiation, and development of Lam’s in-house asset management business platform. Mr. Sachse is a veteran of the semi equipment industry, with greater than 25 years living and working in Asia and Europe. He has extensive experience with equipment demand and valuation modeling throughout the semi equipment life cycle. And, he has a long history of working with logic foundry customers to support capacity demand. Prior to joining Lam, Mr. Sachse worked for Macquarie Equipment Finance and ASML. He has a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Kansas State University and a master’s degree in international management from the University of Denver. Mr. Sachse resides with his family in Taipei, Taiwan.
Dr. Hok-Tsan Lam
Dr. Hok-Tsan Lam is the Head of Business Development, APAC at Linde Electronics where he steers the growth strategy for the business and serves as a program manager to fuel R&D projects in support of new product development.
Dr. Lam has held various roles including R&D, product management, strategic sourcing, investment projects, and business development in legacy Praxair Electronics. He has also taken managerial positions at BASF Chemical Intermediates as the Regional Head of Business and Strategic Marketing for a range of life science products. His breath of knowledge on both product and business development on specialty chemicals has helped bring values to the customers. He receives his MS/PhD in Chemical Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania and lives with his family in Hong Kong.
KC Hsu is vice president at Micron Technology and chairman of Micron Memory Taiwan, Ltd., an affiliate of Micron Technology, Inc. He is responsible for managing the front end manufacturing facility at Taichung Taiwan and overseeing Micron's presence in Taiwan. He was appointed to his current position in 2015. With more than 30 years of experience in the industry, Mr. Hsu has held executive-level management roles in manufacturing engineering and management, focusing on technology transfer, product yield improvement and new fab production ramp-up. Prior to joining Micron in 2015, he served as the president of WaferTech, a U.S. manufacturing site of TSMC.
Mr. Hsu earned a bachelor's degree in physics from National Taiwan University and a master's degree in technology management from National Chiao-Tung University.
Jenny Tan is graduated from National University of Singapore with Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering and currently working as Sr. Manager in Global Procurement responsible for all Frontend Materials for Singapore manufacturing sites, managing spends of >$500M.
Spent 14 years at Micron Technology, leading Manufacturing teams in Photolithography/CVD/PVD/IMP/CMP and Fab Planning in Inventory control and NPI Planning, including an assignment in US as part of a new Fab startup. Multiple successes in collaborating with internal and external stakeholders to deliver on time and robust supply chain for FE materials (including FOAKs) Jenny enjoys taking on additional responsibilities to expand her experience and influence, leading global projects on cycle time improvement (delivering fast CT on a new node) and sourcing risk reduction program. She is passionate on diversity and inclusion and volunteered to represent Procurement in Singapore D&I steering committee and Micron’s Women’s Leadership Network. Most recently, she has represented Procurement to raise awareness regarding unconscious bias. In these roles, Jenny frequently mentors her peers and other team members, challenging them and helping them to grow.
Kuang-Han Ke – Sr. Technology Analyst of TECHCET — covers quartz and silicon component materials. He has over 20 years of semiconductor industry experience, including systems engineering design of four generations of plasma etch chambers for Applied Materials, leading to an installed base of nearly 10,000 chambers worth more than US$3.5 billion. He troubleshot etch, CVD, PVD, and CMP process equipment, was in charge of the semiconductor equipment and precision machine tools industries in the Ministry of Economic Affairs in Taiwan, and was an expert adviser for the Taiwan “Industry 4.0/Productivity 4.0” national initiative. At SEMI he oversaw industry technology, standards, and market statistics in Taiwan. He taught semiconductor equipment courses at Yuan-Zi University. He has started 5 companies, mentored startup companies, and participated in 2 IPOs in Taiwan. He holds a M.S. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford University, a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering & Mechanics from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, and more than 10 patents.
Oliver Lo is currently the Founder and President of United Silicon Innovation Corp, an advanced silicon wafer company aimed to develop Non-Prime Silicon Wafers to serve the increasing demand of semiconductor devices and equipment – working with several multinational companies for establishing footprint in Taiwan and China. Previously, Oliver served as the Assistant VP of Sales and Marketing at Wafer Works Corp., where he was responsible for all marketing and product development operations for the area of 300mm, 200mm SOI technology and MEMS/Sensor Field – resulting in 300M+ in annual revenue. Oliver received an EMBA from National ChengChi University in 2008 and Master Degree of Science in Material Science and Engineering from National Sun-Yat-San University in 1991. Oliver own several patents in Silicon wafer field.
Ray Yang is consulting director serving at ISTI, Industry, Science and Technology International Strategy Center, which is under ITRI and one of influential think tanks in Taiwan serving Taiwan Government and Industry. Ray is responsible for emerging technology scouting and market dynamics research at ISTI mainly in semiconductor domain, and is currently principal investigator of international collaboration working group in semiconductor field. Ray was deputy program director of ISTI Electronics & System Division while heading the telecom/mobile research team as well as taking a supervisory role in semiconductor research. Ray used to be ISTI semiconductor research department head and has led for years about SiP/SoC/Memory market research project of MOEA(Ministry of Economic Affairs), and his another led 3DIC research project received an award of “the best industry intelligence service” granted by MOEA/DOIT(Department of Industrial Technology). Ray has been advisor to Horizon 2020 project of NanoElectronics Roadmap for Europe: Identification and Dissemination, and currently is SEMI Taiwan PKG&TEST committee member. Ray is Industrial Consultant certified by APIAA, Asia Pacific Industrial Analysis Association. Before joining ITRI, Ray was Greater China Representative to Platinum Neurone Ventures and Shrem Fudim Group, a technology investment company of Israel. Ray holds a MBA from Tel-Aviv International School of Management in Israel, and received bachelor degree of electrical engineering with honor from National Tsing Hua University of Taiwan.