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MILPITAS, Calif. – March 3, 2020 – The vital importance of workplace diversity in growing the global semiconductor industry’s talent pipeline will take center stage as the Women in Semiconductors (WiS) program returns to the SEMI Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Conference (ASMC 2020) on May 4 in Saratoga Springs, New York. Back by popular demand, WiS continues to connect more women in the semiconductor manufacturing industry while driving critical discussions across genders. The WiS program runs in conjunction with ASMC 2020, May 4-7. Registration is complimentary to ASMC registrants and is now open.

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WiS builds on the strength of past events with themes including leadership, mentorship and why promoting gender diversity in the workplace benefits everyone. For STEM college and graduate students, the program is an excellent opportunity to deepen their knowledge about diversity and network with industry professionals.

A panel focused on the importance of mentorship will be moderated by Shari Liss, executive director of the SEMI Foundation. Mentor and mentee panelists from Energetiq, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, IBM Research and TEL will discuss how mentoring has strengthened their professional and personal growth.

Additional Women in Semiconductors Highlights

  • Keynote speaker Joanne Kamens, Ph.D., executive director at Addgene, will address Driving Change for True Inclusion: The Leaders You Want and Want to Be.
  • Andrea Hoffer, founder of AHA! Business Consulting, will lead an interactive workshop on The 8 Dimensions of Leadership: Strategies for Becoming a Better Leader.
  • The program will feature the breakout session Fixing the Workplace.

WiS is co-chaired by Priya Mukundhan, Ph.D., Onto Innovation, and Hannah Rosen, TEL.

For program details, please contact Margaret Kindling at or 1.202.393.5552. Qualified members of the media should contact Michael Hall in SEMI Public Relations at for media registration information.

About SEMI

SEMI® connects more than 2,100 member companies and 1.3 million professionals worldwide to advance the technology and business of electronics design and manufacturing. SEMI members are responsible for the innovations in materials, design, equipment, software, devices, and services that enable smarter, faster, more powerful, and more affordable electronic products. Electronic System Design Alliance (ESD Alliance), FlexTech, the Fab Owners Alliance (FOA) and the MEMS & Sensors Industry Group (MSIG) are SEMI Strategic Association Partners, defined communities within SEMI focused on specific technologies. Visit to learn more, contact one of our worldwide offices, and connect with SEMI on LinkedIn and Twitter.


Association Contact

Michael Hall/SEMI
Phone: 1.408.943.7988