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Webinar: Trends Towards Regional and National Semiconductor and MEMS Supply Chains

January 19 @ 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM

This comprehensive five-hour workshop will feature 170+ slides developed and presented by Dr. Doug Sparks, President of M2N Technologies. The workshop will offer an overview of the semiconductor and MEMS supply chains, and will cover the following topics:

1) Review the global semiconductor and MEMS supply chains and recent developments with CMOS fabs, MEMS fabs, and OSATs, with considerations for pre-COVID, JIT, ITAR, and export controls.

2) Discuss the chip shortage in 2020-2022, including the driving factors such as COVID, failure of JIT, the 2022 inventory build, and inflation.

3) Examine national semiconductor and MEMS capabilities, as well as reshoring.

4) Consider China’s perspective for their national semiconductor supply chain.

5) Look at the US perspective for a national semiconductor supply chain (including the CHIPS Act 2022).

6) Discuss developing regional semiconductor supply chain trends, such as near-shoring and friend-shoring.

7) Rethink the semiconductor and MEMS supply chains: vertical integration returns, MEMS foundries, 3D printing, More-than-Moore (MtM), macroeconomics, US citizen ban in China, and the “coming over capacity”.

Dr. Douglas Sparks is the founder and president of M2N Technologies LLC. M2N Technologies is a consulting firm working in MEMS, sensors, and semiconductors. Doug has been involved in the commercialization, product development, and operations of MEMS and microfluidic sensors, semiconductors, and additive manufacturing technologies. Doug has international business experience in these fields across medical, industrial, aerospace, semiconductors, consumer electronics, and automotive applications throughout the US, China, Japan, and Europe.

Prior to M2N Technologies, Doug was the CTO of Hanking Electronics, which built the first 200mm pure MEMS fab in China. He also led technology acquisition, process development, and MEMS related product development at Hanking. Doug also founded the microsensor packaging company NanoGetters (acquired by Materion), and was the EVP at Integrated Sensing Systems (ISS), where he launched multiple microfluidic sensor products including an FDA-approved MEMS drug infusion device. Doug has also worked with automotive sensors and semiconductor fabs while at Delphi. Doug holds a PhD in Materials Engineering from Purdue University, has published more than 120 technical papers, and has 70 issued patents.


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January 19
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