The Internet Industry The semiconductor industry lives - and dies - by a simple creed: The benefit of being tiny is pretty simple: The more transistors on a chip, the faster it can do its work. As a result, there is constant pressure on chip makers to come up with something better and even cheaper than what redefined state-of-the-art only a few months before.
But, Artificial Intelligence AI is changing everything — and bringing semiconductors back into the deserved spotlight. Making these AI semiconductor engines will require a wildly innovative range of new materials, equipment, and design methodologies. This truly is the very best time to be working in our industry.
I invite you to partner with SEMI in building the foundation for the Cognitive Era to increase the growth and prosperity of our industry.
The World Wakes Up Our lives have become digital. An Amazon Echo wakes us up and answers questions about the weather and traffic.
Google Maps tells us the best way to get to a meeting. Yelp finds the best nearby restaurant. A Tweet now even informs us of the latest change in government policy. We in the industry know that the digital world only works because of the semiconductors we make and because of our integrated electronics manufacturing supply chain.
We make the materials and equipment that, in turn, make the chips that become the beating hearts of the digital economy. But, semiconductors have been largely invisible — hidden away under and inside a smart speaker, locked deep within a phone, buried in data centers and out of view.
Now internet companies Alphabet, Alibaba, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft and others are rushing to develop their own chips. Silicon is back in the Silicon Valley! Hardware is, once again, the place to be. We are now entering the epoch of Artificial Intelligence AI — and semiconductors, and new compute architectures, are the key to AI.
At this moment, hardware, not software, is the AI enabler to make leaps in performance and to usher in new architectures to become brain-like with neural networks. As John Kelly presented, AI will transform entire industries — not just our personal devices and lives.
We heard how AI is based on data, algorithms, and compute. I was inspired by these talks and for the potential for AI and the cognitive era. My vision is that this AI knowledge and cognition will be the catalyst to create new modes of systems transformations that will usher in the next Industrial Revolution.
I believe that it will make our lives better, healthier, more prosperous, and more fulfilled. Many wished they were just now starting in the industry as this is the most interesting inflection and transformation ever. There is a flood of new architectures, new materials, new equipment, new processes — and a new system-based design approach to enable the Cognitive Era.
SEMI is working to help its members speed their time to better business results — and to take full advantage of the Cognitive Era and AI opportunity. In case you missed it, SEMI also provided Seven keynotes and dozens of expert panelists Semiconductor venture funding program — problems and solutions for the ecosystem SEMI Smart Workforce Pavilion with over students registered to learn about the industry Smart Pavilions including Smart Manufacturing and Smart Automotive SEMI highlighted the five key vertical application platforms where our industry needs to collaborate across the full supply chain and streamline the supply chain for efficiency.
These verticals drive huge business potential and are just one of the reasons that SEMICON West has become the gathering place of the extended electronics manufacturing supply chain.
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The U.S. semiconductor industry is the worldwide leader with about half of global market share.
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