DuPont Leaders to Discuss Sustainability and Innovation in Semiconductor Materials at Strategic Materials ConferenceSeptember 29, 2023 | DuPont
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DuPont announced that Randal (Randy) King, PhD, Vice President of R&D, DuPont Electronics & Industrial, and Scott Collick, Vice President, Sustainability, will deliver presentations on sustainability and innovation in the semiconductor industry at the SEMI Strategic Materials Conference in San Jose, California, Oct. 2-4, 2023.
On Oct. 3, King will present a keynote address titled ‘Opportunities and Challenges for Semiconductor Materials, the Key to a More Resilient and Sustainable Future.’ Spurred on by growth from megatrends such as artificial intelligence, connectivity/IoT/5G, high-performance computing and auto electrification, the semiconductor industry is projected to reach a market size of more than $1 trillion by 2030. To supply this demand, major investment in semiconductor capacity continues despite the current downturn, and there is a growing need for more skilled workers. In his remarks, King will discuss these topics and introduce many of the complex innovation challenges to enable progress into the era of Angstrom-scale transistors and ‘More than Moore’ technologies.
King will also join an Executive Panel alongside leaders from other materials suppliers on the topic ‘What We Learned from a Downturn and How to Prepare for an Upcoming Upturn.’ This session will cover topics such as supply chain, sustainability, digital transformation and innovation.
On Oct. 4, Collick will participate in the conference’s Sustainability Session on ‘Leading Sustainability in a Dynamic Environment’ focused on the rapidly changing industry landscape, insights into DuPont’s sustainability journey, and case studies to spark new ideas. Collick’s dynamic presentation style leverages his own perspective as a chemical engineer and his personal sustainability mantra.
DuPont’s Seokho Kang, PhD, Global Strategic Marketing Leader, DuPont Semiconductor Technologies, serves as the Co-Chair for the 2023 Strategic Materials Conference and will serve as a session moderator.
As a gold sponsor for the 2023 Strategic Materials Conference, DuPont will have a booth in the exhibit hall staffed by subject matter experts from our Semiconductor Technologies business to discuss our portfolio and potential opportunities.
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