Future IC Manufacturing Driven by Edge Intelligence and 5G


Jacobs Hall Booker Conference Rm 2512


Abstract: The 5G and Edge intelligence are beginning to revolutionize how semiconductor manufacturers design their factories and how the next level of optimization is brought by the vast amount of generated data, which is used to improve production efficiency, ultimately reducing cost. In this talk, we also provide some insight on how future IC fabs are able to take benefits from Industrial 4.0 to embrace the concept of “Fab without border”.

Bio: Dr. Roawen Chen is currently Senior Vice President of Global Manufacturing Technology and Operations at Qualcomm-San Diego in California. In this role, Roawen oversees the worldwide operations with 2,500 people including procurement, supply chain management, various engineering groups ranging from silicon, package, product and testing as well as Quality, and Asia operation functions for Qualcomm. He has an overall responsibility for driving global manufacturing operations to support ~$20 billion annual revenue with one of the most complex and dynamic supply chain operated almost entirely by fabless model. Roawen is an experienced leader in semiconductor industry with diversified background in playing leading roles in multiple functions. In addition to his strong technical depth, he has proven experience in operation and business roles. Prior to Qualcomm, Roawen was Vice President of Manufacturing Operations at Marvell Semiconductor in Santa Clara, California. Additionally, Roawen held a variety of leadership roles, including Vice President and General Manager of the Communications and Computing business unit and Vice President and General Manager of the Connectivity business unit, during his tenure in Marvell. Prior to Marvell, Roawen held technical and business positions at Intel and TSMC-US. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Physics from Tsing-Hua University in Taiwan, an MS degree in Material Science from UC-San Diego, and a PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the UC-Berkeley