ISMI Symposium on Manufacturing Effectiveness Keynotes

International SEMATECH Manufacturing Initiative (ISMI) announced the keynote speakers for its 6th Annual ISMI Symposium on Manufacturing Effectiveness. ISMI’s Manufacturing Week will take place October 19-22, 2009 at the Hilton Austin Airport in Austin, Texas. The event’s speakers are Angelos Angelou, Dave Bergeron, Jim Feldhan, and G. Dan Hutcheson. Manufacturing Week is an annual conference designed to accelerate collaboration and problem solving in the chip manufacturing community by bringing key stakeholders together to share information and methodologies for increasing productivity and reducing manufacturing expenses through advances in equipment, processes, resources, fab design, and manufacturing methods.

The Road to US Economic Recovery: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Wednesday, October 21
Angelos Angelou is founder and principle executive officer of AngelouEconomics, the largest independent economic development consulting firm in the U.S. He is a renowned expert in technology-based economic development, public policy, investment attraction and marketing.

Evolution of Process Technology Commercialization in Today’s Economy
Wednesday, October 21
Dave Bergeron is the Chief Technology Officer of SVTC Technologies. Mr. Bergeron will present an overview of the Shared Services Model, a description of its successful implementation in the semiconductor and MEMS industries, and how it is being leveraged to address many of the challenges in getting new silicon based technologies into volume manufacturing.

The Semiconductor Recovery Driven by Innovation and Marketing Technology
Thursday, October 22
Jim Feldhan is founder and president of Semico Research. Mr. Feldhan is a 20-year veteran of the semiconductor industry, and his primary role at Semico is to develop the overall economic outlook as well as performing semiconductor consulting and forecasting for the industry.

Why and How the Flow of Manufacturing Offshore Could Reverse
Thursday, October 22
G. Dan Hutcheson is founder and director of weSRCH.com. Mr. Hutcheson has been helping companies develop strategy and tactics to make businesses out of technology for more than 30 years, and he will speak to how the migration of manufacturing from North American to Pacific Rim countries led to the greatest economic challenge the world has faced since the Great Depression.

In addition to keynote presentations, ISMI’s Manufacturing Week program includes a multi-track symposium, a wide-range of short courses and workshops, an exhibit pavilion filled with the latest tools and solutions from some of the industry’s top suppliers, as well as various networking opportunities.

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