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CASS-Wide Webinar XIII: Global Semiconductor Initiative in the IEEE Future Directions

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Global Semiconductor Initiative in the IEEE Future Directions

Semiconductors are an essential component of electronic devices, enabling advances in communications, computing, healthcare, military systems, transportation, clean energy, and countless other applications. Semiconductor technology, production, supply chain, and workforce development have become critical at a global level. 

Join IEEE President-Elect Coughlin and IEEE Region 6 Director Herring Hayashi as they discuss IEEE’s activities supporting and advancing major semiconductor initiatives, including the CHIPS Act and other global programs. The webinar will also cover the Global Semiconductor Initiative in the IEEE Future Directions, which is working to identify areas within the global landscape where IEEE may most effectively engage by working across IEEE organizational units and deploying resources strategically. 


This talk will take place on 25 October 2023 at 9:00 AM EDT (-4:00 UTC) and features a talk by Thomas Coughlin, 2023 IEEE President-Elect, and Kathy Herring Hayashi, IEEE Director of Region 6 and Global Semiconductor Committee co-chair. The talk is titled "Global Semiconductor Initiative in the IEEE Future Directions".

The 13th series distinguished webinar is an extension of the CAS Society webinar program featuring renowned experts speaking on the field of interest of the circuit and systems community. Registration for this series is entirely free and will be limited to the first 1,000 registrants per event. If you cannot register, you can also attend the webinar via LinkedIn Live. Following the webinar, the recording will be available on the CASS Resource Center and as a lesson in the CASS Microlearning (CASS MiLe) e-learning platform. In CASS MiLe, interested practitioners can learn through short didactic units (micro-lessons) with practical questions, and upon lesson completion, learners receive digital badges/certificates.

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Tom Coughlin, President, Coughlin Associates, is a digital storage analyst and business and technology consultant. He has more than 40 years in the data storage industry with engineering and senior management positions at several companies. 

Dr. Coughlin has many publications and six patents. He is also the author of Digital Storage in Consumer Electronics:  The Essential Guide, which is now in its second edition with Springer. Tom is a regular storage and memory contributor for and media and entertainment organizations. Coughlin Associates consults and publishes books and market and technology reports, including The Media and Entertainment Storage Report and an Emerging Memory Report, and puts on digital storage-oriented events. 

He is an IEEE Life Fellow, Past-President of IEEE-USA, Past Director of IEEE Region 6, Past Chair of the Santa Clara Valley IEEE Section, and Past Chair of the Consultants Network of Silicon Valley. He is also active with the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) and the Society of Motion Pictures and Television Engineers (SMPTE). 

Kathy Herring Hayashi has been involved in the semiconductor industry her entire career — developing, deploying, and analyzing advanced software tools used to create computer and mobile phone chips. At Unisys, she was on the team that created one of the first Sperry mainframes on a chip using custom software. She has since worked for Cadence Design Systems and Syntricity, a local startup focused on yield analysis. She is now at Qualcomm, working with semiconductor workflows in large-scale compute environments. She is currently the IEEE Director of Region 6 (Western Region of the United States) and a member of the IEEE Board of Directors. She is a senior member of IEEE and IEEE-HKN (IEEE Honor Society).