Ajit Manocha

President and Chief Executive Officer, SEMI

President and Chief Executive Officer, SEMI. Headquartered in Milpitas, California, SEMI is the global industry association serving the electronics manufacturing supply chain. Over 35 years of global experience in the semiconductor industry. Formerly: Chief Executive Officer, GLOBALFOUNDRIES; Vice-Chairman and Chairman, Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA); Executive Vice-President, Worldwide Operations, Spansion; Executive Vice-President and Chief Manufacturing Officer, Philips/NXP Semiconductors. Began career at AT&T Bell Laboratories as Research Scientist. Holder of several patents related to microelectronics manufacturing. Today, there is a much broader scope for SEMI to help foster collaboration and fuel growth than could have ever been imagined at SEMI’s inception in 1970. This has to be accomplished without compromising the strong foundation of SEMI comprising of equipment suppliers and materials makers. Given that its ecosystem is rapidly expanding due to the massive explosion of applications based on the internet and mobile devices, biomedical devices, defence, social media, artificial intelligence and machine learning, autonomous vehicles e-commerce, the internet of things, etc., it is the right time for SEMI to evolve as the space around it evolves. Has served on the President’s committee for Advanced Manufacturing Partnerships and the President’s Council of Advisors on Science & Technology (PCAST).