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As a semiconductor industry community, 3D InCites brings to life the people, the personalities, and the minds behind heterogeneous integration and related technologies in a uniquely personal way. The goal is to inform key decision-makers about progress in technology development, design, standards, infrastructure, and implementation.The 3D InCites Podcast provides a forum for our community members to discuss all kinds of topics that are important to running a business in the semiconductor industry, from marketing to market trends, important issues that impact our industry, and our success stories.

3D InCites Podcast Francoise von Trapp

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As a semiconductor industry community, 3D InCites brings to life the people, the personalities, and the minds behind heterogeneous integration and related technologies in a uniquely personal way. The goal is to inform key decision-makers about progress in technology development, design, standards, infrastructure, and implementation.The 3D InCites Podcast provides a forum for our community members to discuss all kinds of topics that are important to running a business in the semiconductor industry, from marketing to market trends, important issues that impact our industry, and our success stories.

    A Conversation with Riko Radojcic About Writing a Semiconductor High Tech Thriller

    A Conversation with Riko Radojcic About Writing a Semiconductor High Tech Thriller

    In this episode, Françoise speaks with Riko Radojcic, veteran semiconductor engineer-turned-novelist, about his 30-year career in the semiconductor industry, what inspired him to turn to fiction writing, and what he hopes to teach his readers about the exciting world of semiconductor device technology. 
     Ever since the chip shortage impacted your local car dealership, everyone in the world knows how critical semiconductor technology is to every person on the planet. They may not understand anything else about them. But the fact that they are critical to our everyday activities is clear. 
    But before all this happened, one well-known 3D technology expert at Qualcomm felt a calling to teach the general public about the wonders of semiconductor chips and their capabilities through storytelling. 
     
     He left his career in engineering and set out to become a techno-thriller novelist, in which his heroes are semiconductor engineers who must save the world from imminent destruction. Kind of like we’re trying to do in real life. 
    His name is Riko Radojcic, In this episode, he shares his journey as a semiconductor engineer, and talks about about his latest novel, Start-Up.

    Learn more about Riko Radojcic and where to find his books here.

    • 21 min
    A Conversation With SEMI'S Market Intelligence Team About the World Fab Forecast

    A Conversation With SEMI'S Market Intelligence Team About the World Fab Forecast

    This SEMI Market intelligence Report podcast features Sanjay Malhotra, Vice President of SEMI’s Corporate Marketing and the Market Intelligence Team (MIT), and Christian Dieseldorff, Senior Principal Analyst. The conversation focuses on the World Fab Forecast, its history, how data is gathered, and how semiconductor manufacturers and suppliers use it to guide their business decisions. 
    Sanjay starts things off by recapping the Market Symposium at SEMICON West, and the midyear forecast presented there. He also shares how he used the World Fab Forecast during his years in the industry. 
    Christian talks about the outlook for new fabs and fab expansions, and how much this activity represents future capacity increases from both an actual and historical standpoint. Most importantly, he and Sanjay put fab expansion numbers and capacity into context. 
    Lastly, Christian talks about the impact of the US CHIPS and Science Act, and other global incentives around the world. He and Sanjay provide some valuable insights to consider when reviewing the World Fab Forecast to help listeners make the most of this useful tool. 

    You can learn more about SEMI Market Reports here.  For specific questions, email the Market Intelligence team at mktstats@semi.org. 
    Find our Guests on LinkedIn: 
    Sanjay Malhotra, VP of Corporate Marketing and the MITChristian Dieseldorff, Senior Principal Analyst, MITSEMI A global association, SEMI represents the entire electronics manufacturing and design supply chain.

    • 31 min
    A Conversation about The Advantages of Collaboration between the Mexico and the US for Semiconductor Manufacturing

    A Conversation about The Advantages of Collaboration between the Mexico and the US for Semiconductor Manufacturing

    In this episode, Françoise speaks with Dr. Juan Terrazas, the Director of the College of Engineering at CETYS University about the benefits of cross-border manufacturing relationships between the US and Mexico to help alleviate the strains of the semiconductor crisis.
     In the aftermath of President Biden’s signing of the CHIPS and Science Act, we’ve been seeing news articles about Mexico positioning itself to take advantage of the US’s desire to bring semiconductor manufacturing closer to home. According to these reports, Mexico is starting to offer incentives to tempt semiconductor manufacturers to open facilities there. The country is already the eighth largest producer of electronics. It’s also close to where companies like Intel and Samsung are already planning new facilities.
     Many of these activities began before the chip crisis, with the onshoring efforts and the SHIP program we’ve talked about before on the podcast. Dr. Terrazas provides some insight on the microelectronics manufacturing capabilities in Mexico, and how the US can leverage these capabilities to bolster our domestic semiconductor supply chain. He also talks about the growing technical talent pool that can help solve some of the growing semiconductor workforce challenges. 
     Learn more CETYS University here

    Contact our Guest on LinkedIn
    Dr. Juan Terrazas Gaynor, Director of Engineering, CETYS University

    • 20 min
    A Conversation with Beth Keser and James Haley about What’s Happening at the IMAPS International Symposium

    A Conversation with Beth Keser and James Haley about What’s Happening at the IMAPS International Symposium

     The IMAPS International Symposium takes place October 4-7, 2022 at the Hynes Auditorium in Boston MA.  This year's Symposium theme is Packaging Technologies Enabling the New Normal, and will feature 20 sessions in five technical tracks, plus an Interactive Poster Session. The technical program will span three days of sessions with an emphasis on packaging technologies that serve 5G, High-Performance Computations, Automotive, Industrial, Defense/Space, Medical electronics markets, and beyond. 
     New this year will be a workshop on Strategies to Revitalize the Onshore Packaging and Assembly Defense Industrial Base, a Workforce Development Panel discussion, and a DEI Townhall discussion and reception, Equity and Equality in the Workplace. 
    In this episode, Françoise speaks with Beth Keser, President of IMAPS, and Jim Haley IMAPS VP of Marketing, who dive into the details of this year’s event.
     
    To learn  more about the event or to register, visit the IMAPS Symposium Website

    Connect with our guests on LinkedIn
     Beth Keser
    James Haley

    • 14 min
    A Conversation with Katy Crist and Tara Greig About the Roadtrip Nation Experience

    A Conversation with Katy Crist and Tara Greig About the Roadtrip Nation Experience

    Earlier this year, we brought you an episode about Roadtrip Nation – an initiative the SEMI Foundation sponsored to raise awareness among recent STEM graduates about opportunities in the semiconductor industry. We interviewed SEMI Foundation’s Shari Liss, to get all the details. You can listen to the episode here. 
    In this follow-up episode, we’re speaking with TEL’s Katy Crist, who heads up the company’s workforce development initiative, and Tara Greig, an intern at TEL who was selected as one of the lucky candidates who participated in this year’s Roadtrip Nation. 
     
     Katy talks about the importance of the Roadtrip Nation project to SEMI’s image and awareness campaign about the semiconductor industry as a great career path. She also talks about TEL’s involvement. 
    Two-thirds of the way through the experience, Tara shares some highlights of her experience and the journey from applying to the program through the actual three-week adventure, the people she met, the connections and relationships she made, and also provides tips for future applicants who might want to take advantage of this amazing program.

    Roadtrip Nation is a nonprofit organization that humanizes career exploration through storytelling and empowers individuals to connect their interests to fulfilling lives and careers.
    Learn more

    Find our Guests on LinkedIN
    Katy Crist, Sr. Manager, Strategic Alliances and Partnerships, TEL
    Tara Greig, Business Informatics Intern, TEL
    TEL Tokyo Electron (TEL) provides innovative semiconductor and flat panel display production equipment.

    • 26 min
    A Conversation About the Role Veterans Can Play in the Microelectronics Industry Workforce

    A Conversation About the Role Veterans Can Play in the Microelectronics Industry Workforce

    lThis podcast episode was recorded live at SEMICON West 2022 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, where critical discussions about the latest issues impacting the semiconductor industry took place. 
     Chips aren’t the only thing in short supply, the semiconductor industry talent shortage continues, and SEMI has launched a workforce initiative to address this. In this episode, Françoise von Trapp speaks with General Paul Funk and Major Ray Willson of the United States Army; and Larry Smith, Chairman of the board at TEL, who participated in a panel discussion at SEMICON West on the role military veterans can play in shoring up the microelectronics workforce. 
    All three guests share their Army stories, what it means to be a soldier for life, and about the important connections made there. They also talk about helping transitioning veterans from the military to civilian life, and what makes them so well suited for positions in microelectronics. 
    Smith provides a recap of the SEMI panel, who participated, and some of the key takeaways. He talked about the semiconductor industry workforce image and awareness program, and how partnering with military veterans’ programs can form important connections that help veterans learn about the employment opportunities available to them. 
     General Funk talks about the lifelong connections that a career in the army allows affords, as well as the similarities of characteristics and skill sets that make veterans such ideal candidates for careers in the semiconductor industry. He describes some of the army programs that transition army veterans to civilian life. One of these programs is Soldier for Life.
    Major Ray Willson provides more details on Soldier for Life, which connects the army with government and non-government organizations to influence policies, programs, and services for soldiers veterans, and families. He explains the three pillars in detail. 
     Find our Guests on LinkedIn: 
    Larry Smith, TEL U.S.
    General Paul Funk, U.S. Army
    Major Ray Willson, U.S. Army



    TEL Tokyo Electron (TEL) provides innovative semiconductor and flat panel display production equipment.

    • 25 min

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