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The Silicon Innovation Forum (SIF) provides a stage for new and emerging innovators, industry leaders, strategic investors, and venture capitalists to discuss the needs and requirements of the industry’s innovation engine. Participants will gain insights into technology, capital, partnership, and collaboration strategies necessary for mutual success.


A unique semi-private period for SIF exhibitors and investors only. An interactive investor pitch session where all SIF showcase exhibitors will have the opportunity to present directly to a panel of top investors.

1:00pm–4:00pm GENERAL SESSION

This portion of the forum is open to all SEMICON West attendees. Presenters will discuss industry innovation and investment challenges and opportunities.

  • Luminary Keynote
  • Strategic Investor Panel—comprised of industry experts and investors who will provide unique
    and exciting insights into the collaborative issues and challenges facing innovators today.
  • Game-changer Presentations—hear from companies whose innovative and disruptive technologies are changing the future of microelectronics.


An exclusive networking reception for qualified investors and partners for one-on-one meeting opportunites with SIF Innovation Showcase Exhibitors.

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  • Tony Chao, Applied Ventures
  • Sean Doyle, Intel Capital
  • Matt Freeman, Micron Ventures
  • Steve Hahn, Dow Chemical Company
  • Ted Hirose, TEL Venture Capital
  • Dong-su Kim, Samsung Venture Investment Co.
  • Pulakesh Mukherjee, BASF Venture Capital

"As a result of the discussions, we now have the right contacts within semiconductor makers in Asia, Europe, and the U.S. The caliber of both the companies selected and the industry/investor attendees were impressive. We also made contact with new investors and industry players and successfully used the publicity from our SIF participation to secure business from companies attending SEMICON West."— Sensor Analytics

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  • Entrepreneurs engaged in silicon innovation
  • Early/ Mid-stage growth companies with novel capabilities
  • Investment professionals from the angel, venture, corporate and institutional communities
  • R&D, purchasing, supply chain managers, and manufacturing senior executives from the microelectronics industry

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General Session—No charge

SEMICON West registration required

Innovation Showcase Exhibitors (new and emerging companies)—$750 includes:

  • Dedicated poster in the SIF Innovation Showcase
  • One-on-one meeting opportunities with qualifi ed investors and partners in the exclusive networking reception immediately after the conference
  • Opportunity to showcase your ideas in the Investor Pitch Session during the SIF Conference

Innovation Showcase and Reception (qualified investors and partners)—$75

Qualified investors interested in investment opportunities and meeting with companies with the “next big idea” in silicon innovation

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