Keynote Luncheon | SRC - Bringing Academia, Industry and Government Together

Saturday, March 17
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

For over 35 years, Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) has funded over $2B in university pre-competitive research in semiconductor related fields. SRC along with its members have defined relevant research necessary to attack and remove technical roadblocks facing the semiconductor industry while advancing the state-of-the-art. With SRC’s academia, industry and government partners, SRC repeatedly has produced ground breaking research results tackling the most intractable challenges that has contributed substantially to the fulfilment of Moore’s Law. Furthermore, this partnership has accelerated the transition from research results in the lab to commercialization. Additionally, SRC produces students that have researched these industry relevant challenges and upon graduation are prepared to productize their work and become the industry’s next generation leaders. In the history of the semiconductor industry, there has been no other period in time as there is today with as much uncertainty in the way forward. However, this uncertainty presents a great opportunity for breakthrough research. This talk will identify some of the challenges the industry is facing and research areas where SRC is investing to address the challenges. As we look into the future, it is certain that SRC will be there taking the lead through continued investment in university research that provides the path for continual industry advances.

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 Ken Hansen
 President and CEO
 Semiconductor Research Corporation                                                                       

Ken Hansen joined Semiconductor Research Corporation as its President and CEO in June 2015. Ken brings his experience as the former Vice President and Chief Technology Officer with Freescale Semiconductor. Prior to becoming CTO at Freescale, Ken was the Vice President and led Freescale's Chief Development Office where he improved design efficiency and reduced product cost for all Freescale business unites. 

Previously, he help several senior technology and management positions at Freescale and Motorola leading research and development teams. He received the BSEE and MSEE degrees from the University of Illinois where he also has been recognized as an ECE and College of Engineering Distinguished Alumni, is a Fellow of the IEEE, and holds 11 U.S. patents. Ken is an industry veteran, with over 40 years of experience in technical management and system/circuit design, primarily in the area of wireless communications.



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