The Brazilian Semiconductors Industry
An in-depth overview on the sector in one of the fastest growing markets in the world & introduction of Unitec: Brazil’s first large-scale semiconductors plant.
When: Monday, Jan 28, 2013
Location: SRI, 333 Ravenswood Ave, Menlo Park
The World Semiconductor Trade Statistics predicts that the industry will grow 4.5 percent globally in 2013 ($303 billion in total sales) and 5.2 percent in 2014.
In Brazil the sector has been growing steadily for several years as a result of the country’s booming economy and increasing consumption of electronic goods that boosted the demand for ICs. Brazil is the 4th largest market for cars and TVs and 5th largest ICT market in the world. However, there is a large trade deficit in the semiconductors sector in the country because most of the electronic components are imported.
Now, Brazilians are determined to change this scenario. The local microelectronics industry got a major boost with the launch of Unitec Semiconductors, Brazil’s first large-scale semiconductors plant.
Unitec is a public-private $580M venture between EBX, Brazil’s largest enterprise group, IBM and BNDES, Brazil’s Social and Economic Development Bank, BDMG, Matec, WS Sintecs.
The plant will manufacture custom chips for niche markets, including industrial and medical applications, generating 300 direct jobs.
Join us on Jan 28th to meet an all-star cast of Brazilian executives that will present an in-depth overview on the semiconductors sector and discuss how Unitec plans to be the most advanced semiconductor plant in the Southern Hemisphere.
Innovations in the Semiconductor Industry Worldwide
Speaker: Alex Beaver, SRI
EBX group & its investments in technology
Speaker: Milton Torres, Unitec Semicondutores Chairman of the Board and Corporate Director of EBX
Speaker: Frederico Blumenschein, Executive VP, Unitec Semicondutores and Tino Triber, CEO of the US subsidiary Unitec semiconductors
Fostering the semiconductor industry in Brazil
Speaker: Alan Fichler, BNDES, Brazil’s Development Bank, the financial arm of the government
Collaborations in the Semiconductors industry
Speakers: Edward Barth, IBM US, New York
A Glimpse of Minas Gerais, Brazil’s third largest economy & its investments in ICs
Speaker: Marco Antonio Rodrigues da Cunha, Sub-Secretary of Economic Development, Government of Minas Gerais
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