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Semiconductor Deep Tech Day 2024

From 5/14/2024 to 5/14/2024
Plug and Play Tech Center. 440 North Wolfe Road Sunnyvale, CA 94085 United States


If your job is all about finding the Next Big Thing,
you won’t want to miss the next

Semiconductor Deep Tech Day

on Tuesday May 14, 2024, from 08:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (PT)
at Plug and Play Tech Center
440 North Wolfe Road – Sunnyvale, CA 94085 – United States

Explore the latest advances in semiconductor technologies including advanced imaging, MicroLEDs, MEMS & PMUT, Photoacoustics, RF datacom, silicon photonics, AI in integrated architectures, 3D-IC with chiplets, tech for healthcare, and fabrication tools & processes

Meet some of our keynote speakers!​​


Ajit Manocha
President & CEO, Semi

Frédéric Jung
Consul General of France

Umashankar Anandakumar
Senior Director, Intel Corp.

Jean-Philippe Fricker
Founder & Chief System Architect, Cerebras Systems

Albert Orriols Puig
VP AI Models, HP

Frédéric Morestin
VP Marketing Imaging, STMicroelectonics

08:30 a.m.:​ Registration & Welcome Coffee

09:00 a.m.: Opening Keynotes

Amir Amidi, Managing Partner, Plug and Play; Frédéric Jung, Consul General of France in San Francisco; Ajit Manocha, CEO, SEMI; Rouzbeh Borhani, Head of Semiconductors, Plug and Play Tech Center; Michael Tchagaspanian, EVP Strategic Partnerships, CEA-Leti; Nicolas Bedouin, VP Partnerships North America, CEA

10:00 a.m.: Testimonies and Semiconductor Industry Corporate Keynotes

Jean-Philippe Ficker, Founder & Chief System Architect, Cerebras SystemsFrédéric MORESTIN, VP Marketing Imaging, STMicroelectonics

10:30​ a.m.:​ Coffee break

10:45 a.m.: Semiconductor Deep Tech Devices and startups

MEMS-PMUT-OPTOMECA: Philippe Robert, ​MEMS Partnerships Manage​r, CEA-Leti; Jean-Philippe Polizzi, ​Micro & Nanosystems Project Manager, CEA-Leti; Marc Sensa Perna, Microsensors & Actuators ​Project Manager, CEA-Leti

Photoacoustic:Vincent Destefanis, Optical Sensors Industrial Partnerships Manager, CEA-Leti

Medical non-invasive sensorsOlivier Fuchs, Healthtech Partnerships Manager, CEA-Leti

Silicon PhotonicsBertrand Szelag​, Integrated Photonics Program Manager, CEA-Leti

12:00 a.m.:​ Lunch and Networking

01:00 p.m.: Testimonies and Semiconductor Industry Corporate Keynotes

Albert Orriols Puig, VP AI Models, HPinc; Umashankar Anandakumar, Senior Director, Intel Corp.

01:30 p.m.:   Semiconductor Deep Tech Devices and Startups 

RF: Baudoin Martineau, Head of RF Architecture & IC Design Lab, Senior Expert,CEA-Leti;  Swan Gerome, Industrial Partnerships Manager, CEA-Leti

LED Datacom: Vygintas Jankus, MicroLED Parterships Manager, CEA-Leti​

Fabrication tools and processes: Philippe Rodriguez, Head of Memory & Computing Laboratory, CEA-Leti

3D integration and advanced packaging: Sylvie Joly, 3D Integration & Bonding Division, CEA-Leti

Smart imaging: William Guicquero, PhD Senior Research Engineer, CEA-Leti

AI & Chiplets and new architecture: Olivier Thomas, Deputy Head of the Integrated Circuit & System Division, CEA-List​

02:30 p.m.: Closing Remarks and Networking

03:30 p.m.: End of Event

co-hosted by the Consul General of France in San Francisco
#1_Meet CEA Senior Experts at 11 exhibit booths
#2_See live demos and product samples
#3_Meet Plug and Play startups
#4_Hear testimonials from US and French corporate partners
You will discover:

  • Exciting multi-technology solutions 
  • Several startups with strong breakthroughs that will pioneer new markets and business
  • What’s happening in tech in regional clusters in France, including partnerships between French and US ecosystems
You will meet:

  • Leading developers of hardware technologies for the semiconductor industry
  • Semiconductor tech companies like Intel, HP, Cerebras with their insights on how the latest technological breakthroughs align with today’s market trends

…and don’t miss this opportunity to discover your Next Big Thing!​​

This event is co-hosted by CEA (a leading global Research & Technology Organization based in France) and Plug and Play, which facilitates collaboration between the world’s leading corporations and industry experts with startups that are disrupting the semiconductor space and applications.

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440 North Wolfe Road – Sunnyvale, CA 94085 – United States

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