The IEEE Global Semiconductors is an Ad Hoc of the IEEE Future Directions Committee.


The mission of the IEEE Global Semiconductors Ad Hoc focuses on supporting and advancing major semiconductor initiatives, including the CHIPS Act and other global programs. 

  • For IEEE members, the team works to inform, engage and support its members regarding these initiatives.
  • For external organizations, the team provides a portal to connect with IEEE’s broad global membership through a vast network of industry, academia, labs and more.
  • All IEEE OUs have been invited to send representatives who will be active members of the Ad Hoc. 


The IEEE Global Semiconductors Committee shall:

  • Inform – Provide a portal to inform users on the latest information and events related to global semiconductor initiatives.
  • Engage – Provide articles, speakers and events to support related initiatives:  Standards, levels of Initiatives (e.g. Federal and State) and workforce development (e.g. DE&I, Sustaining Women in Technology)
  • Support – Identify those members who are active in ongoing initiatives. 



Core Committee Members


Chair Kathy Herring Hayashi
Vice Chair  
Future Directions Kathy Grise, Bill Tonti, Ipsita P.
Member and Geographic Activities (MGA) TBD
Technical Activities (TA) Rakesh Kumar
Publications TBD
Educational Activities Jennifer Fong
Standards Adam Newman
PELS President Stephanie Watts Butler


Steering Committee Members 

Bruce Kraemer
David McCann
Dennis Brophy
Denise Manning
Fakhrul Zaman Rokhani
Jeewika Ranaweera
Joanne Wong
John Long
Manuel Delgado-Restituto
Paolo Gargini
Tim Kurzweg
Yatin Trivedi
Xinmiao Zhang



Interested in participating in IEEE Global Semiconductors, please Contact Us

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