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Executives from RISC-V International, SiFive, Keysight, D2S, Breker, PDF Solutions and Real Intent to Share Industry Insights

MILPITAS, Calif. –– March 26, 2024 –– Key executives from leading semiconductor EDA and IP companies will gather to discuss the latest industry trends, challenges and opportunities Thursday, May 9, in Santa Clara, California at the annual CEO Executive Outlook, hosted by the Electronic System Design Alliance (ESD Alliance), a SEMI Technology Community, and Keysight Technologies. Registration is open.


Kicking off the program, Calista Redmond, CEO of RISC-V International, the industry group representing the RISC-V ecosystem, and Patrick Little, CEO of SiFive, a RISC-V IP provider, will address the state of the developing RISC-V market.

A panel discussion with executives from leading companies in the design ecosystem will immediately follow. Participants include:

  • Niels Faché of Keysight
  • Aki Fujimura of D2S
  • Dave Kelf of Breker
  • John Kibarian of PDF Solutions
  • Prakash Narain of Real Intent
  • Moderator: Bob Smith, Executive Director of the ESD Alliance

The event will be held at Keysight Technologies, 5301 Stevens Creek Blvd. in Santa Clara, beginning at 5:30 p.m. with networking, dinner and beverages. The RISC-V speaker program starts at 6:45 p.m. with the executive panel discussion to follow at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the event are $25 per person for SEMI members and $50 per person for non-members.

About The ESD Alliance

The ESD Alliance, a SEMI Technology Community, represents members of the design ecosystem that provide goods and services spanning the conceptualization, design, verification, manufacturing and deployment of semiconductor chips and electronic systems.

The ESD Alliance focuses on:

  • Coordinating and amplifying the collective voice of the design industry
  • Promoting the value the design industry delivers to the global semiconductor and electronics industry
  • Addressing and defending against threats and reducing risks
  • Achieving efficiencies for the industry
  • Marketing the attractiveness of the design industry as an ideal place to pursue a career
  • Enabling networking, sharing and collaboration among its members

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About SEMI
SEMI® is the global industry association connecting over 3,000 member companies and 1.5 million professionals worldwide across the semiconductor and electronics design and manufacturing supply chain. We accelerate member collaboration on solutions to top industry challenges through Advocacy, Workforce Development, Sustainability, Supply Chain Management and other programs. Our SEMICON® expositions and events, technology communities, standards and market intelligence help advance our members’ business growth and innovations in design, devices, equipment, materials, services and software, enabling smarter, faster, more secure electronics. Visit, contact a regional office, and connect with SEMI on LinkedIn and X to learn more.

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Association Contact

Michael Hall/SEMI
Phone: 1.408.943.7988

Nanette Collins/ESD Alliance
Phone: 1.617.437.1822