Microelectronics is catching the eyes of the whole world as it enriches people’s lives and empowers businesses to run smarter, faster and more efficiently. It is going to create trillions of dollars in business value. To capture the enormous opportunities, a three-day Microelectronics Technology Forum (MTF) will be organised to gather brilliant minds from top echelon universities, promising tech start-ups, investors, and world-leading corporations to share their views on the latest trends and opportunities in microelectronics.

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Organiser:

  • Semiconductor Nanotechnology Alliance

Co-organisers:

  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • City University of Hong Kong
  • The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation
  • The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • IEEE EDS Hong Kong Chapter
  • United Microelectronics Centre (Hong Kong) Limited
  • The University of Hong Kong

Supporting Organisations:

  • Asia America MultiTechnology Association (Pearl River Delta)
  • China Everbright Limited
  • Chinese American Semiconductor Professional Association
  • Federation of Hong Kong Industries
  • Global Semiconductor Alliance
  • Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI)
  • The Hong Kong Electronic Industries Association
  • Hong Kong Electronics & Technologies Association
  • Hong Kong Society of Artificial Intelligence & Robotics
  • InvestHK
  • Macau Association of Microelectronics
  • MIT HK Innovation Node

Day 1: Global Trends of Microelectronics

Speakers and Topics:

  • “EUV Lithography – Road to HVM, Today’s Status, and What’s Next”
    Dr. Anthony Yen, Vice President and Head of Technology Development Center, ASML
  • “CMOS Scaling Path to 1nm and Beyond”
    Dr. Huiming Bu, VP, Hybrid Cloud Technology Research & Albany Operation, IBM Research
  • “Global Trends in Electronics Packaging”
    Prof. Subramanian Iyer, Distinguished Chancellor’s Professor & Charles P. Reames Endowed Chair, UCLA
  • “Trends and Opportunities of Emerging Memories”
    Academician Ming Liu, Director, Key Laboratory of Microelectronic Devices & Integrated Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Independent Non-executive Director, Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation
  • “Mean-time-to-failure Equations in Microelectronic Devices”
    Academician King-ning Tu, Chair Professor, City University of Hong Kong
  • “Electronic-Photonic Integration with Cross-generation Semiconductor Technologies”
    Prof. Kei May Lau, Chair Professor, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • “Extending the Frontier of Wide-bandgap Semiconductor Power Integration”
    Prof. Kevin Chen, Professor, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • “What To Learn From More Than 6 Decades Si To Speed Up WBG Semiconductors”
    Prof. Guo Qi Zhang, Professor, Delft University of Technology
Panel Discussion: 3rd Generation Semiconductors

Panel Moderator:

  • Prof. Philip Chan, Former Deputy President and Provost, and Senior Advisor to President, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Panelists:

  • Prof. Guo Qi Zhang, Professor, Delft University of Technology
  • Prof. Kei May Lau, Chair Professor, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Prof. Kevin Chen, Professor, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Day 2: Business Opportunities of Emerging Technologies

Speakers and Topics:

  • “Academic Research and Commercialization of Silicon Photonics”
    Prof. Hon Ki Tsang, Associate Dean (Research), Faculty of Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • “High Dimensional Meta-devices”
    Prof. Din Ping Tsai, Professor
  • “Enabling Next-Gen Computing Systems with Optical I/O”
    Dr. Mark Wade, Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder, Ayar Labs
  • “Emerging Semiconductor IP Industry in Hengqin Guangdong-Macao Intensive Cooperation Zone”
    Prof. Ben U, Co-CEO and Co-Founder, Akrostar Technology Co., Ltd.
  • “Enabling Real 5G thru mmWave Process, Package and Architectural Innovations”
    Mr. Mike Noonen, CEO, MixComm, Inc.
  • “Cross-border Private Equity Investment and Buyout Environment in Microelectronics Sector”
    Mr. Denis Tse, Chief Executive Officer, ACE Equity Partners International Pte Ltd.
  • “Introduction to Silicon Catalyst”
    Mr. Pete Rodriguez, CEO, Silicon Catalyst
  • “The New Era of Smart Manufacturing”
    Mr. Mark Valadao, Managing Director, Foxconn Pagoda Fund
Start-up Showcase and Experience Sharing
  • Akrostar Technology Co., Ltd.
  • ANTwave Technology Limited
  • Ayar Labs
  • Caelus Technologies Limited
  • MixComm, Inc.
  • Raysolve Technology Company Limited
  • Steifpower Technology Company Limited
  • United Microelectronics Centre (Hong Kong) Limited
Panel Discussion: Business Opportunities of Emerging Technologies

Panel Moderator:

  • Dr. Meikei Ieong, Director, United Microelectronics Centre (Hong Kong) Limited

Panelists:

  • Mr. Denis Tse, Chief Executive Officer, ACE Equity Partners International Pte Ltd.
  • Mr. Mark Valadao, Managing Director, Pagoda Capital
  • Mr. Pete Rodriguez, CEO, Silicon Catalyst

Day 3: Critical Research Infrastructure

Speakers and Topics:

  • “Flexibility At-scale Accelerates Lab-to-fab Translation”
    Prof. H.-S. Philip Wong, Professor, Stanford University, and Faculty Co-Director, Stanford SystemX Alliance
  • “Microelectronics Research at CUHK”
    Prof. Martin Wong, Dean of Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • “Microelectronics and Smart Internet of Things”
    Prof. Tei-wei Kuo, Dean of College of Engineering, City University of Hong Kong
  • “Microelectronics and Intelligent Wearable Systems”
    Prof. Xiao-ming Tao, Chair Professor, and Director, Research Institute of Intelligent Wearable Systems, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • “ACCESS: An International R&D Center on AI Chips for Emerging Smart Systems”
    Prof. Tim Cheng, Dean of Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • “Post-Si Computation Technologies”
    Prof. Lance Li, Chair Professor, The University of Hong Kong
Panel Discussion: Critical Research Infrastructure

Panel Moderator:

  • Prof. H.-S. Philip Wong, Professor, Stanford University, and Faculty Co-Director, Stanford SystemX Alliance

Panelists:

  • Prof. Hon Ki Tsang, Associate Dean (Research), Faculty of Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Prof. Stella Pang, Head of Department and Chair Professor, City University of Hong Kong
  • Prof. Xiao-ming Tao, Chair Professor, and Director, Research Institute of Intelligent Wearable Systems, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Ir. Dr. H. L. Yiu, Head of Re-industralisation, Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation
  • Prof. Tim Cheng, Dean of Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Prof. Lance Li, Chair Professor, The University of Hong Kong