Date：Friday, September. 07, 2018
Time：8:30 - 16:25 (08:30 - 09:00 for registration)
Venue：Room 401, 4F, TWTC Nangang Exhibition Center Hall 1
Theme：The AI Era – A Big Thing in Semiconductor Industry
Forum Chairman：Dr. John Lin/林進祥, Director, TSMC/ Chairman, SEMI Taiwan IC Committee
Forum Vice Chairman:
• Mr. Rutgers Chow/周雷琪, President of SPTS Asia, SPTS Technologies/ Vice Chairman, SEMI Taiwan IC Committee
• Mr. G.C. Hung/ 洪圭鈞, Vice President, UMC/ Vice Chairman, SEMI Taiwan IC Committee
• Ms. Mavis Ho/ 何玫玲, Head of Strategic Partnership, Taiwan and Singapore, imec / SEMI Taiwan IC Committee
• Mr. Samuel Chiu/ 邱興邦, Technical Director, Applied Materials Taiwan/ SEMI Taiwan IC Committee
Theme - The AI Era – A Big Thing in Semiconductor Industry
As a dream of human being, the Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been realized and currently booming in light speed during our life time. Innovative algorithms and mighty computing capabilities enable the great revolutions and has now led us to the era of AI which we all have been waiting for in the silicon industry.
If the algorithm is the soul of AI, the chip would be the heart to equip AI for the wide spectrum of applications in terms of self-driving vehicles, automation, robotics, precision healthcare, retail, etc. From chips for AI to AI-dedicated chips, Semiconductor Technologies served an integral enabler to facilitate innovations and revolutions in the AI areas of computing and consumer electronics.
To embrace challenges and seize opportunities, IC designers and producers explore applications and use scenarios in computing, consumer, and communications, to drive and bring them to the AI era. Leading components such as application processors (APUs), memory, image sensors, wireless communication chips, GPU and TPU (Tensor Processing Units), all come together to enable the functionalities of the AI applications. Riding on the tailwind of the AI era, we have been witnessing the rise of high-performance computing (HPC), internet of things (IoT), machine learning (ML), virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR). Artificial Intelligence heralds dramatic potential for both economy and humans. It will be likely to soar into one of the largest in the world, a trillion-dollar industry in the near future.
At the upcoming SEMICON Taiwan, the IC Forum will feature exciting topics around the market outlook as well as the chip design and making for the AI applications. Renowned experts in the industry are invited to share their perspectives and discuss the vast commercial opportunities for the electronics industries and semiconductor supply chain in this new and exciting era.