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June 8, 2023

Inaugural SEMI Breakfast Forum Organized by SEMI Midwest Chapter
In-Person + Virtual
Host & Sponsor

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Eastern Time


8:00 am - 11:30 am

Add to Calendar 2023-06-08 08:00:00 2023-06-08 11:30:00 SEMI Midwest Chapter Inaugural SEMI Breakfast Forum Organized by SEMI Midwest Chapter In-Person + Virtual Host & Sponsor   Eastern Time KLA Headquarters 1200 Woodridge Ave Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States America/New_York public

KLA Headquarters
1200 Woodridge Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
United States

Join us for the inaugural SEMI Midwest Chapter Forum—

What's Going on in the Semiconductor Industry in the Midwest?  

The CHIPS Act helps the U.S. regain semiconductor manufacturing leadership. The bill also advances the nation’s strengths in the semiconductor and microelectronics arena, including the automotive sector. Join us to hear executive experts, from Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana, share how their state is helping to boost the industry with significant new manufacturing projects.

SEMI Midwest Breakfast Forum is an excellent opportunity to LEARNNETWORK, and SHARE your business solutions and ideas—Register Today!

This new regional chapter was formed to serve SEMI Members in the Midwest region. Its goal is to support member companies to grow and prosper collectively. Future chapter forums will identify, discuss, and find solutions to current topics impacting our industry. 


8:00 am - 8:30 am

Check-In and Breakfast

8:30 am - 8:35 am
Joe Stockunas, SEMI Americas
Joe Stockunas
SEMI Americas

Welcome Remarks—SEMI

8:35 am - 8:40 am
Ted Geer, One Columbus
Ted Geer
Manager, Semiconductor Sector; Co-Chair of Midwest Chapter
One Columbus

Welcome & Introductions—One Columbus

8:35 am - 8:40 am
Vidya Vijay
Sr. Program Manager - Wafersense
Nordson Test and Inspection

Welcome & Introductions—Nordson

8:40 am - 9:05 am
Jay Rathert, KLA
Jay Rathert
Sr. Director Strategic Collaborations


9:05 am - 9:30 am
Venkatesh Prasad, CAR
Venkatesh Prasad, PhD
Vice President of Research and Chief Innovation Officer
Center for Automotive Research

Automotive Investments & Insights: A View from the Midwest

9:30 am - 9:50 am


9:50 am - 10:15 am
Rachel Dreikosen, Intel
Rachel Dreikosen
Managing Director, Great Lakes Public Sector Strategy
Intel Corporation

Building the Silicon Heartland

10:15 am - 10:40 am
Steven Kosier, PhD, SkyWater Technology
Steven Kosier, PhD
SkyWater Technology

Revitalizing Domestic Semiconductor Manufacturing in the Midwest, Challenges, Opportunities & Emerging Applications

10:40 am - 11:05 am
Jianwei Dong, PhD, SK Siltron CSS
Jianwei Dong, PhD
SK Siltron CSS, LLC

Scaling SiC for the Next Generation Power Semiconductor Applications

11:05 am - 11:25 am
Patrick Gillen
SEMI Foundation

Workforce Development and DEI initiatives in the Microelectronics industry

11:25 am - 11:45 am

Tour of KLA Ann Arbor Headquarters


Early Bird: Before May 25, 2023:

Member: $75 | Non-member: $100


Member: $100 | Non-member: $125

Lin Tso
Phone: +1.408.943.7920



We have a room block reserved at DoubleTree by Hilton Ann Arbor North for June 6, 2023 through June 10, 2023. Booking your room is simple, just select "View your attendee websiteto receive your group's preferred rate. 

Book your room here: "View your attendee website"

*Must book rooms before May 17th to obtain discount rate of $155 per night


IDEC Midwest Forum Sponsor
Michigan Economic Development Corporation