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Monday, November 6, 2017, 2:00pm-3:00pm

Speaker: Mr. Jimmy Goodrich, Semiconductor Industry Association

Since 2014, the Chinese government has embarked on an ambitious effort to foster its indigenous semiconductor industry. This includes investing nearly $150 billion into domestic capacity expansion, the acquisition of overseas technology, and the attraction of critical talent and engineers. In this talk, Jimmy Goodrich will provide a detailed overview of Chinese semiconductor ambitions, their plans, and results to date in key segments such as logic technology, memory devices, and compound semiconductors. Furthermore, he will discuss efforts by the U.S. industry to maintain its competitiveness in light of developments in China.
Jimmy Goodrich is vice president for global policy at SIA. In this role, Jimmy works closely with SIA member companies, the Administration, Congress, domestic and international stakeholders, and foreign government officials to advance all aspects of SIA’s international policy agenda. Jimmy has nearly a decade of experience working with Chinese and global stakeholders on technology policy issues. He most recently served as Director of Global Policy at the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI), where he worked on a wide range of China and Asia-Pacific technology policy issues relating to cyber security, trade, standards, and Internet governance.

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