Keynote – Global Semiconductor Trends: A Roadmap for the Future
The semiconductor industry makes modern life possible. Without semiconductor chips, smartphones, televisions, computers, health care equipment, military devices, transportation, and thousands of other devices could not function. More than 100 billion integrated circuits are used daily, and demand continues to grow, thanks in large part to advancement in the rapidly developing markets for artificial intelligence (AI), autonomous vehicles, and the Internet of Things.
Semiconductor technology, production, supply chain, and workforce development have become critical at a global level. IEEE is working with other organizations to tackle the challenges around future semiconductor development. IEEE makes the roadmaps that are guiding semiconductor development and is involved with various international chip initiatives. In this keynote, 2024 IEEE President & CEO Tom Coughlin will explore possible futures for semiconductor and packaging technologies and look at what new capabilities these technologies could bring into being.