Future Integrated Circuit (IC) Manufacturing Driven by Edge Intelligence and 5G

How Industry 4.0 is helping manufacturers achieve new levels of performance from material management through production flow
The essential role of machine learning and AI in developing a network of smart factories
Influences these technologies will have on manufacturing as an industry and profession
The arrival of 5G: Speed, intelligence, and responsiveness as the new standard of best-in-class

Roawen Chen
SVP, Global Manufacturing Technology and Operations
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Dr. Roawen Chen is currently Senior Vice President of Global Manufacturing Technology and Operations at Qualcomm. In this role, Roawen oversees the worldwide operations with 3,000 people at groups including supply chain management, procurement, silicon and package engineering, product and testing engineering, quality and reliability, module engineering, and Asia operation functions for Qualcomm semiconductor business, the largest one in fabless semiconductor industry. He has overall responsibility for driving the global manufacturing operation to support >$20 billion annual revenue with one of the most complex and dynamic supply chain supported almost entirely by fabless model. Under Roawen’ s leadership, Qualcomm supply chain was recognized as top 25 in whole high-tech industry by Gartner since 2016.

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 building fabless global supply chains and driving large organization to support high volume production. 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 and a PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley. He served the Board of Directors at Global Semiconductor Alliance and a number of non-profitable organizations.