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Supply Chain Resilience, Sustainability and Workforce Diversity

Supply Chain Resilience, Sustainability and Workforce Diversity
SEMI ISS Europe 2022 to Highlight Supply Chain Resilience, Sustainability and Workforce Diversity

SEMI Industry Strategy Symposium Europe (ISS Europe) will gather industry experts, executives and researchers on May 30, 2022 in Brussels, Belgium for microelectronics market projections and insights into opportunities for Europe to expand its semiconductor manufacturing ecosystem, build a more sustainable, resilient supply chain and fuel the region’s economic growth. Themed Resilient Europe: Semiconductors Enabling a Sustainable Digital Life, the symposium will also focus on workforce diversity and inclusion – critical to industry innovation and growth as it works to strengthen its talent pipeline. Registration is open.

“Microelectronics are the key enabler of Europe’s green and digital transformation,” said Jens Fabrowsky, executive vice president of Automotive Electronics at Robert Bosch GmbH. “To further increase Europe’s semiconductor production output, enormous efforts by industry, research institutes and public authorities are needed. A globally competitive environment must be generated, including an extensive talent base to enable the urgently needed production capacity increase and innovation in all semiconductor technology fields.”

“Diversity and skills are critical to the sustainability of the semiconductor industry,” said Kate Wilson, president of Edwards Semiconductor. “Our continued innovation depends on our ability to attract bright new talent, and to do that we must demonstrate that we’re a diverse and inclusive sector that offers exciting careers in an industry that is changing the world.”

SEMI ISS Europe 2022 Highlights

Session 1: Semiconductors Making Environmental Sustainability Happen

Industry leaders will explore ways for Europe to focus on sustainability, implement green practices, and target disruptive innovations to reach its environmental goals and set a path to becoming climate neutral by 2050. The session will also feature a panel discussion moderated by Nitin Dahad, European Correspondent at EE Times. Panelists will include representatives from Accenture, DG CNECT, Edwards Vacuum, imec, Lynceus, Memsstar Ltd. and TEL Europe.

Session 2: Empowering a Diverse Workforce

Applied Materials, Edwards Vacuum, Infineon Technologies, KLA, MELEXIS, Merck and X-FAB Group will discuss strategies for developing the next generation of semiconductor professionals. Industry experts will consider organizational strategies and initiatives for building a more inclusive workforce and stronger talent pipeline. A panel moderated by Cassandra Melvin, senior director of Business Development and Operations at SEMI Europe, will delve into diversity and workforce trends.

Session 3: Strengthening Europe’s Supply Chain Resilience

Led by Bosch, DB Schenker, NXP Semiconductors, Soitec and McKinsey & Company, this session will focus on the criticality and opportunities for Europe to bolster its supply chain resilience in order to help power its economic growth. A panel moderated by Sven Smit, chairman of the McKinsey Global Institute, will discuss opportunities for Europe to buttress its semiconductor manufacturing capacity and innovation.

Hosted by SEMI Europe, ISS Europe will also announce the winner of the 2021 European SEMI Award, which honors an individual or team who has made a significant contribution to the European semiconductor industry.


  • Platinum: Edwards Vacuum, Huawei, Lynceus and TEL
  • Gold: Accenture and Ebara
  • Event: ASM, DAS, DB Schenker, EVG, Flexciton imec, Lam Research, NXP Semiconductors, OVIVO, Schneider Electric, VAT and Watlow

For more details, please visit the ISS Europe 2022 website and connect with SEMI Europe on Twitter or LinkedIn – #ISSEurope and @SEMIEurope. 


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