The Challenges and Opportunities of Semiconductor Industry in Mobile Era


Event Speaker: 

Dr. Roawen Chen from Qualcomm

Event Location: 

Grier 34-401

Event Date/Time: 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 12:00pm

Research Area: 

Seminar is being held in Grier room 34-401, come by at 11:30am for a light lunch.


As mobile computing becomes the mainstay segments of semiconductor industry, the increased performance and the rapid shift from traditional handsets to consumer computing device post a number of manufacturing technology and supply chain challenges for fabless chip makers. In this talk of “what’s on our mind?”, a number of headwinds and opportunities will be deliberated.



Dr. Roawen Chen is currently SVP of Global Operations at Qualcomm. Prior to Qualcomm, Roawen was VP of Manufacturing Operations & GM of the Communications and Connectivity BU at Marvell Semiconductor. Roawen held technical positions at TSMC-USA and Intel. He earned BS. Degree in Physics from Tsing-Hua University in Taiwan, and a PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the UC. Berkeley.