Dr. Gary Patton joins The ConFab Advisory Board

Dr. Gary Patton, CTO and Head of Worldwide Research and Development, GLOBALFOUNDRIES

Solid State Technology today announced that Dr. Gary Patton has joined the Advisory Board for its annual conference and networking event, The ConFab. Dr. Patton is the CTO and Head of Worldwide Research and Development at GLOBALFOUNDRIES. As an advisory board member Dr. Patton will assist with defining the conference theme and inviting industry leaders to attend the event and take meetings with suppliers.

“It’s a great honor to have Gary on the Advisory Board,” said Pete Singer, Editor-in-Chief of Solid State Technology and conference chair for The ConFab. “Gary has tremendous insights into the next generation technology that will be required to move the semiconductor industry forward. He is also well versed in the economics of semiconductor manufacturing, which is the main focus of The ConFab.”

Dr. Patton, who delivered a keynote at The ConFab 2014 and returned as a VIP attendee in 2015, is responsible for the semiconductor technology R&D roadmap, operations, and execution at GLOBALFOUNDRIES. He was previously VP of IBM’s Semiconductor Research and Development Center in East Fishkill, New York.

The twelfth annual ConFab, which will take place June 12-15, 2016 at the Encore at the Wynn in Las Vegas, will focus on the economics of semiconductor manufacturing and design. Attendees will hear about:

  • The outlook for 2016 and 2017.
  • Technical challenges facing the industry, including next generation lithography, 3D integration, and advanced packaging and testing of increasingly complex chips.
  • Opportunities to maximize collaborative efforts between fabs, fabless/design companies, OSATs, and equipment and materials suppliers.
  • The opportunities of high growth markets

Now in its twelfth year, The ConFab is an executive-level conference and networking event for business leaders from the semiconductor manufacturing and design industry. The event featured a high-level conference program, networking events and strategic business meetings with purchasing decision makers and influencers. Learn more at www.theconfab.com.


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