Applications in Semiconductors (Smart Grid & Secure Transactions)
– Role semiconductors play to make our society a better place!
René Penning de Vries will touch upon the role semiconductors
play in two of the societal mega-trends: Energy & Security.
In 21st century, IC industry has gone from business driven to
society driven and semiconductors play key role in solving
problems like energy shortage and security threat. In essence,
semiconductors make our lives better. First part of this talk
will touch upon “smart grid”, it’s applications, and associated
semiconductor innovations in AMS domain. Second part will cover
and transition in this domain from “IC hardware focus” to
“HW-OS-Apps holistic”. Rene will illustrate with real-life NFC
example from the recent Google-NXP collaboration. This talk will
provide an opportunity to learn and discuss semiconductor
technology, markets and applications behind NXP’s innovation in
“smart grid” and “secure transactions”.
participants will receive a personal signed copy of Dr. René
Penning de Vries latest book on “NXP in the Making – The world’s
first HPMS company”
January 13, 2011
to 10.00 am (to begin with networking breakfast)
Hall, Hotel Leela Palace, Bangalore (old airport road)
René Penning de Vries is
Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of NXP, the
independent semiconductor company founded by Philips.
René is responsible for overseeing the product creation
processes at NXP, focusing on the key areas of Innovation,
Technology and Research. In this role, he is member of the NXP
Management Team (MT), headed by Richard L. Clemmer.
René previously held the position of Senior Vice President and
Chief Technology Officer at Philips Semiconductors prior to the
formation of NXP in 2006. He started working for Philips
Research in 1984 before moving to Philips Semiconductors in 1987
and brings to his position at NXP a deep understanding of the
design and technology needs of the semiconductor industry. His
career evolved from various technical and managerial roles in
CMOS development, into management of platform and design
technology as well IP creation. Later, system technology and
research have been added to his portfolio.
During his career, René worked and lived in the US, in Crolles,
France and in Singapore, where he was Vice President of
Technology in SSMC, a joint venture between Philips, TSMC and
EDBi Singapore. Rene has been intimately involved in the
Crolles1 and Crolles2 projects.
René holds an MSc in physics from the University of Nijmegen and
a Ph.D. in Device Physics from the Technical University of
Twente, the Netherlands.