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Press Events 2016


SEMICON Europa 2016 & IoT Planet 

Joint Press Conference “Connecting the Ecosystem to Create Value - Supply Chain Meets the End User in Grenoble”

Date: Tuesday 25 October 2016
Time: 10:30 - 11:30
Location: Room Sept Laux 4+5, Alpexpo, Grenoble

Press Conference SEMICON Europa 2016

  • Laith Altimime, President, SEMI Europe

  • Alain Astier, President, IoT Planet

  • Marie-Noëlle Semeria, CEO, CEA-Leti

  • Joel Hartmann, Executive VP Digital Front-End Manufacturing & Technology, STMicroelectronics

  • Stéphane Allaire, President, Objenious

  • Eric Piolle, Mayor of the City of Grenoble

  • Fabrice Hugelé, Vice- President of Economy and Industry of Grenoble-Alpes Métropole

  • Geneviève Fioraso, Member of French Parliament, Former Minister of Higher Education and Research


Moderator: Rania Georgoutsakou, Director of Public Policy, SEMI Europe


Press Conference Program

10:30   Opening & Welcome by Rania Georgoutsakou, SEMI Europe                                 

10:32   SEMI Outlook by Laith Altimime, SEMI Europe                                                                     

10:37   IoT Planet Outlook by Alain Astier, IoT Planet                                                                      

10:42   Importance of the Electronics Ecosystem- view of French Public Authorities:         

  • Mr. Eric Piolle                                                                                                            
  • Mr. Fabrice Hugelé                                                                                                   
  • Mrs. Geneviève Fioraso

10:52   Strengths of Europe’s micro/nano-electronics Value Chain 

  • Views from Marie-Noëlle Semeria, CEA-Leti                                                            
  • Views from Gérard Matheron, STMicroelectronics                                                                   

11:02   Strengths of Europe’s IoT Ecosystem – views from Stéphane Allaire, Objenious

11:12   Q&A with Journalists                           

11:30   Closing                                                                                                


After the conference journalist and speakers are invited to link up or make appointments for further questions/interviews. Please get in touch with Steven Zapata (szapata@semi.org) If you would like SEMI’s support in liaising with journalists.




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