Wally Rhines - Mentor, A Siemens Business, Wilsonville, OR
The last few years in the semiconductor industry have defied long-term industry trends. Growth went from 3% average to double digits, M&A was near record lows, while IC venture capital hit a new, all-time high. What drove this sudden upsurge? And more importantly, will this dynamic trend continue?
Wally Rhines, CEO Emeritus of Mentor, a Siemens business, will examine how major new market opportunities like AI, ML, automotive, 5G, etc.—all requiring new designs tailored to their focused needs—account for the majority of the renewed design activity. He then will explore whether we are heading into a period of stability after three years of disruption or if the revolution will continue.