Leading semiconductor test equipment supplier Advantest Corporation (TSE: 6857) has opened registration for its international VOICE 2020 Developer Conference and announced keynote speakers for both the U.S. and China events. The conference will return to two popular locations – Scottsdale, Arizona on May 12-13 and Shanghai, China on May 22 – with the theme “Your Voice. Your Vision. Our Value.” The learning and networking opportunities offered at VOICE through technical sessions, kiosk showcases, keynote speeches, partners’ expositions and social events will expand in 2020 to include a follow-up day of workshops on May 14 in Scottsdale.
“Each year, the VOICE technical program covers the hottest topics and industry trends, and 2020 will be no different,” said Ronald Goerke, technical chairman of VOICE 2020 and senior applications expert at Advantest. “With new technical tracks on 5G/millimeter wave, parametric testing, and hot topics like artificial intelligence and machine learning, as well as workshop day, VOICE is uniquely designed to address the current test challenges we engineers face. Attendees can expect to learn about the latest engineering and production solutions for these topics, and so much more, at VOICE 2020.”
Passionate Keynote Speakers
VOICE 2020 in Scottsdale will begin with a keynote speech by research specialist Dr. Kate Darling, a leading expert in robot ethics. Dr. Darling explores the emotional connection between people and life-like machines, seeking to influence technology design and policy direction. Named one of the “Women in Robotics You Need to Know About” by Robohub, she currently investigates social robotics and conducts experimental studies on human-robot interaction at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab.
Then, on Wednesday, May 13, nationally recognized STEM educator Fredi Lajvardi will share his remarkable story of how he transformed a group of high school students into a national champion robotics team. Lajvardi captivated the country when he led his team of disadvantaged teenagers in a university-level underwater robotics competition, where they defeated leading schools, including top-ranked MIT. Their story inspired the acclaimed documentary Underwater Dreams and was also adapted into the major motion picture, Spare Parts. Honored with numerous awards for his spirited passion for teaching, Lajvardi continues to serve as a prominent advocate about the importance of STEM education nationwide.
At VOICE China on May 22, CEO and Chairman of VLSIresearch Inc., Dan Hutcheson, will deliver a keynote address on 5G, IoT, AI, and other critical IC markets, including key trends as well as China’s rising role in the semiconductor market. Hutcheson is a recognized authority on the semiconductor industry, winning SEMI’s Sales and Marketing Excellence Award in 2012 for “empowering executives with tremendous strategic and tactical marketing value” through his e-letter, The Chip Insider®; his book Maxims of Hi-Tech, and his many interviews of executives. His consulting work has included hundreds of successful programs involving product development, launch, and positioning.
U.S. Evening Event
The VOICE Scottsdale evening event will take place on May 12 at G Collection, a rare and unique venue showcasing classic European automobiles. The event will feature the music of classically trained violinist Gabi Holzwarth and the automobile collection of Scott Gauthier, an internationally acclaimed jewelry designer and car collector. All registered VOICE attendees are invited and have the option of purchasing a limited number of guest tickets. For more information, visit https://voice.advantest.com/evening-events/.
Attending VOICE 2020
Online registration is now open at https://voice.advantest.com/register
Source: Advantest America, Inc.