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Listen in as an esteemed industry panel discusses the ways AI is already being used and implemented in various facets of the semiconductor industry. Moderated by Gartner, the panel took place during the SEMICON West/DAC 2023 Conference in San Francisco and included industry experts such as Renesas, TinyML, Synopsys, and Advantest.

The panel discussion focuses on how AI is reshaping the semiconductor industry and provides a 360-degree view of the ways AI is being implemented in the chipmaking process, and how its adoption by end customers is changing the face of the electronics industry.

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Presented by:
Dr. Sailesh Chittipeddi
Executive Vice President, General Manager of Embedded Processing, Digital Power and Signal Chain Solutions Group
Renesas Electronics

Dr. Chittipeddi leads the 5B$ non‑automotive businesses for Renesas Electronics. Prior to joining Renesas Electronics, he served as Executive Vice‑President of Global Operations and CTO of IDT additionally running the PCIe and standard products and IoT Systems group. Prior to IDT, he was President & CEO of Conexant Systems, Inc. and served on its Board of Directors. He successfully led the company in its transition from public company to a private equity ownership. He started his career in technology with AT&T Bell Labs and managed progressively larger engineering and operations groups with AT&T Microelectronics/Lucent & Agere Systems. He currently serves as a Board Member of Tessolve and a Board Observer for Blu Wireless, Peraso Wireless, and Anagog (Israel). He also previously served on the Board of Avalanche Technologies. Chittipeddi holds five degrees, including an M.B.A from the University of Texas at Austin and a Ph.D. in physics from The Ohio State University. Dr. Chittipeddi has earned 64 U.S. patents related to semiconductor process, package and design, and has had nearly 40 technical articles published.

Shankar Krishnamoorthy
General Manager of EDA Group

Shankar Krishnamoorthy is the general manager (GM) of the Electronic Design Automation (EDA) Group. He is responsible for the EDA software line of business across design, verification, signoff, test, silicon lifecycle management (SLM), TCAD, and manufacturing domains for digital, analog, and mixed‑signal designs. Prior to becoming the GM of the EDA Group, Shankar held other executive positions at Synopsys, including GM of the Silicon Realization Group and Digital Design Group and senior vice president of the Digital Implementation Group. Under his leadership, Synopsys has delivered several ground‑breaking technologies enabling semiconductor designers to achieve the most optimum power, performance, area, cost and time‑to‑market on their most advanced products. Before rejoining Synopsys in 2017, Shankar served as GM of the IC Design Solutions Division at Mentor Graphics. He joined Mentor in 2007 with the acquisition of Sierra Design Automation, where he was founder and CTO. Prior to Sierra Design, Shankar led Synopsys’ physical synthesis and logic synthesis R&D organizations. Shankar received his M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Texas, Austin and his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.

Dr. Evgeni Gousev
TinyML Foundation

Dr. Evgeni Gousev serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of tinyML Foundation (, a non‑profit organization of more than 15k professionals in 39 countries worldwide. The Foundation is focused on supporting and nurturing the fast‑growing branch of ultra‑low power machine learning technologies and approaches dealing with machine intelligence the very edge. He is also a Senior Director of Qualcomm and responsible for developing an energy‑efficient AI computing platform. Evgeni earned a Ph.D. degree in the solid‑state physics and M.S. in Applied Physics. He has co‑edited 26 books and published more than 166 papers (with over 11k citations and h‑index of 49: Google Scholar). He is a holder of more than 100 issued and filed patents. Dr. Gousev is a member of several professional boards, committees, panels, and societies. In 2020, Evgeni was inducted into the “Hall of Fame” of SEMI MEMS and Sensors Industry Group.

Ira Leventhal
Vice President, US Applied Research and Technology

Ira Leventhal is Vice President of Applied Research & Technology at Advantest America, Inc. He has over 25 years of experience in semiconductor testing, including memory, SoC, wireless device, and system‑level test. Ira has led the design and development of multiple generations of ATE systems, and holds patents in a variety of test‑related technologies. In his current role, Ira is focusing on how artificial intelligence, cloud, and data analytics technologies can be catalysts for major advances in semiconductor test products and methodologies. He holds a BSEE from MIT.

Dr. Gaurav Gupta
Vice President, Emerging Technologies and Trends, Semiconductors and Electronics

Dr. Gaurav Gupta is a VP Analyst in the Emerging Trends and Technologies team at Gartner. Dr. Gupta's research areas include semiconductor manufacturing process, chip design trends, AI analytics in chip manufacturing, and chip industry economics and supply chain. Dr. Gupta also covers emerging areas, such as autonomous vehicles, Quantum Computing, and energy efficient compute technologies for a sustainable future. Prior to joining Gartner, Dr. Gupta worked as a Knowledge Expert at McKinsey & Co. where he advised clients across the globe in the semiconductor and electronics industry with a focus on business transformation (cost, operations, and growth) and product strategy (launch/development/planning). He has a strong technical background in the semiconductor industry in process, yield, R&D, and integration, having worked at Intel, IBM and GlobalFoundries prior to the stint with McKinsey & Co. Dr. Gupta has delivered keynote speeches at several forums and conferences on a broad range of topics.

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