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VIENNA, Austria — February 13, 2024 — The SEMI Industry Strategy Symposium Europe (ISS Europe) 2024, March 6-8 in Vienna, Austria, will host distinguished speakers to spotlight innovations addressing the semiconductor industry’s sustainability goals, strategies for building supply chain resilience in Europe and approaches to cultivating the future workforce. The speakers will join other key executives from leading semiconductor companies, market analysts, economists and policymakers as they gather at the conference for insights into the latest electronics industry trends, challenges and opportunities. Registration is open.

Themed Key Strategies for Europe’s Success: An Evolving Global Landscape, ISS Europe 2024 will provide industry intelligence that enables attendees to align their company business plans and forecasts with current market conditions. 

“Resilience is not just about bouncing back from setbacks; it's also about anticipating and adapting to challenges in a complex global supply chain before they arise,” said Silke Sorger, Vice President of Procurement at Infineon Technologies, and ISS Europe 2024 distinguished speaker. “Diversifying supply and building strong partnerships are key success factors for Europe’s semiconductor industry to enhance its position as a global leader and to drive sustainable growth for years to come.”

“In the quest for greener IC manufacturing, imec aims to bring together the semiconductor industry," said Jo De Boeck, Executive VP and Chief Strategy Officer at imec. "Collaboratively, we can achieve sustainable practices through a comprehensive understanding of the environmental impacts associated with semiconductor fabrication.”

ISS Europe 2024 Distinguished Speakers  

  • Jens Irmscher, VP Purchasing, QMP Sensors, Control Units Automated Driving, Semiconductors, BMW 
  • Katharina Westrich, Global Head of Vertical Management Semiconductor, Digital Industries, Siemens
  • Jochen Thewes, Chairman of the Board of Management, Schenker AG 
  • Jo De Boeck, Executive VP and Chief Strategy Officer, imec
  • Silke Sorger, VP of Procurement, Infineon Technologies
  • David Bloss, Corporate VP in Manufacturing Supply Chain and Operations and the GM, Global Sourcing for Equipment and Materials, Intel
  • Andreas Lippert, Head of Department (VP) Acquisition, Inward Investment, Saxony Economic Development Corporation
  • Mikolaj Trunin, Deputy Director, Invest in Pomerania  
  • Sandrine Bronner, VP Supply Chain Semiconductor Division, Edwards
  • Juergen Schmidt, VP Semiconductor Manufacturing Frontend, Robert Bosch
  • Manfred Horstmann, Managing Director and Senior VP, GlobalFoundries Dresden
  • Thomas Richter, Senior VP and Managing Director, Infineon Dresden
  • Ivo Raaijmakers, Corporate Vice President and Executive Advisor, ASM 
  • Miriam Tolksdorf, Global Head Sustainability, Merck 
  • Handel Jones, Founder and CEO, International Business Strategies (IBS)
  • Stephan Haferl, CEO, Comet Group
  • Isabel Obieta, Programme Manager for Sustainable Semiconductors, European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA), European Commission
  • Jean-Christophe Eloy, President and CEO, Yole Group

ISS Europe 2024 Highlights

Session 1: Market Trends and Key Strategies 
Leading market analysts will address global semiconductor market trends and strategies, highlighting Europe’s challenges and opportunities in an evolving world.

Session 2: End-to-End Supply Chain Resilience

Experts will explore deglobalization trends, ways to secure the semiconductor supply chain and opportunities in both the front and back ends of semiconductor production such as process innovation and equipment advancements.

Session 3: Cultivating the Workforce and Leaders of Tomorrow 

Thought leaders will provide insights into the actionable strategies companies can implement to cultivate the workforce of tomorrow. The discussions will highlight pathways for collaboration, innovation, and strategic partnerships that can strengthen the chip industry.

Session 4: Inspire Innovation, Empower Sustainability 

Experts will examine how integrating advanced technologies – including automation and data analytics – can help address the industry’s sustainability goals, climate change, and growing digitalization.

Session 5: Sustainable Technology Solutions for Future Applications 

Speakers will shed light on coming innovations across diverse applications – such as medical devices, data centers, artificial intelligence, and automotive – and their profound implications for the design and manufacture of semiconductors.

Business Networking

ISS Europe 2024 will feature several networking activities including a welcome reception at the Hilton Vienna Park and an exclusive gala dinner at Hofburg Vienna, where attendees will meet with peers to explore new business partnerships and opportunities.


For more details, please visit the Industry Strategy Symposium Europe (ISS Europe) 2024 website and connect with SEMI Europe on X or LinkedIn @SEMIEurope (#ISSEurope).

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.

Association Contacts

Serena Brischetto/SEMI Europe
Phone: +49 30 3030 8077-11

Michael Hall/SEMI US
Phone: 1.408.943.7988