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Keynote - Enabling the digital transformation for a smarter life


Philippe Magarshack, Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, Embedded Processing Solutions


The digital transformation is accelerating disruptions in all industries and areas of human activity. As the world around us becomes smarter and more connected all aspects of the way we conduct business and our daily lives are impacted with constantly evolving new services through the Internet of Things. This revolution is both a great opportunity and a significant challenge for the broad electronics industry and in particular for the semiconductor industry. We will describe the opportunities and the challenges of this radical transformation, and we will provide our vision on some of the evolutions that are needed to succeed in this transformation.


From 1985 to 1989, Magarshack worked as a microprocessor designer at AT&T Bell Labs in the USA. In 1989, he joined Thomson-CSF in Grenoble, France, and took responsibility for libraries and ASIC design kits for the military market. In 1994, Magarshack joined the Central R&D Group of SGS-THOMSON Microelectronics (now STMicroelectronics), where he held several roles in CAD and Libraries management for advanced integrated-circuit manufacturing processes. In 2005, Magarshack was appointed Group Vice President and General Manager of Central CAD and Design Solutions at STMicroelectronics' Technology R&D and Manufacturing organization. In 2012, he was promoted to ST's Executive Vice President in charge of Design Enablement & Services.
Magarshack has been President of the Minalogic Collaborative R&D Cluster in Grenoble since June 2014.
Philippe Magarshack graduated from Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France, and holds an Electronics Engineering degree from Ecole Nationale Superieure des Telecommunications in Paris, France.

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    March 23, 2015 (11:59 pm GMT-12)

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    March 30, 2015 (11:59 pm GMT-12)
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    June 08, 2015

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    July 13, 2015

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    Oct. 04-09, 2015

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