WINs Semiconductor/Embedded Women Leadership Luncheon and Panel

This is an invitational event hosted by WITI WINs Semiconductor Leadership Team, at SEMICON West.

There is a buffet luncheon that will be provided for the attendees and a panel featuring 6 Semiconductor women leaders to discuss about - Positioning yourself for success in an environment of organizational flux Guidance and tips from leaders who've navigated the challenges of mergers and acquisitions.

We want to make sure folks when they sign up - actually attend. If you need to cancel please let [email protected] know so someone else can join this event.

Platinum Sponsor: Applied Materials

Applied Materials, Inc. is a global leader in providing innovative equipment, services and software to enable the manufacture of advanced semiconductor, flat panel display and solar photovoltaic products. Our technologies help make innovations like smartphones, flat screen TVs and solar panels more affordable and accessible to consumers and businesses around the world.
Gold Sponsor: Lam Research

Lam Research Corp. (NASDAQ:LRCX) As a leading supplier of wafer fabrication equipment and services to the global semiconductor industry, Lam Research develops innovative solutions that help our customers build smaller, faster, more powerful, and more power-efficient electronic devicesâ€"the kind that are driving the proliferation of technology into our everyday lives.

Silver Sponsor: Brooks Automation

Brooks is a leading worldwide provider of automation and cryogenic solutions for multiple markets including semiconductor manufacturing and life sciences. Brooks™ technologies, engineering competencies and global service capabilities provide customers speed to market and ensure high uptime and rapid response, which equate to superior value in their mission-critical controlled environments.

Since 1978, Brooks has been a leading partner to the global semiconductor manufacturing market and, through product development initiatives and strategic business acquisitions, has expanded offerings to meet the needs of customers in the life sciences industry, analytical & research markets and clean energy solutions. Brooks is headquartered in Chelmsford, MA, with direct operations in North America, Europe and Asia.


Karen Savala | President, SEMI Americas



Featured Speaker(s)

Hillary Barnhart - Panel Moderator
Senior Director, Business Operations and Program Management
AGS Equipment, Applied Materials, Inc.

Hillary is senior director of business operations and program management at Applied Materials. As an entrepreneurially-minded, results-oriented leader, Hillary is uniquely capable of bringing visions to life. She is responsible for order fulfillment, revenue risk management and sales and operations planning for a $500M+ business. She leads the design, development and deployment of concept-to-market and quote-to-cash processes, optimizing customer experiences, on-time delivery, cycle times and profitability.

With her reflective and analytical capabilities, Hillary synthesizes complex information to identify root issues and essential solutions. She streamlines complicated projects into a manageable strategy, mobilizing resources and leading teams to deliver transformational business results.

Hillary's background includes more than 20 years in pivotal roles within product management, operations, marketing, global services and information technology. Hillary earned her MBA at Santa Clara University, and MSIE and BSEE from Stanford University. She combines her technical education, and professional experience into an entrepreneurial, collaborative and influential leadership style, managing accelerated business change, influencing and motivating multi-functional teams across cultures and countries. Hillary won the 2014 IoT Innovation Challenge at Applied Materials, and is a Silicon Valley 2012 Tribute to Women award winner.


Lilly Chung - Panelist
Lead Client Service Partner Deloitte

Lilly Chung is the lead partner for many of Deloitte’s most strategic global high-tech clients. She also leads the China Strategic Relationship Management program through which she helps Chinese and American companies to do business globally. Lilly has more than 30 years of experience in the high-technology industry.

Lilly has significant experience in helping companies with business process reengineering, IT implementation, organizational effectiveness, merger integration and go-to-market alliances. She has worked with the management teams of many of the worlds’ largest and most successful companies, including Apple, Applied Materials, Nvidia, Solectron, Cisco, HP, Charles Schwab, Siemens, Huawei, Tencent, and Lenovo. Her work was written up in Fortune magazine and SF Chronicle for the results achieved for her clients.

Lilly was the leader of the Semiconductor Affinity Group, China Gateway Initiative, and Deloitte’s Women’s Initiative in the Northern Pacific region. She serves as an advisory partner for Deloitte University and a nominating committee member for the board of Deloitte.

Lilly started her career as a semiconductor design engineer for Fairchild Semiconductors and Xerox in Palo Alto. She was promoted to work in the Strategic Business Office at Xerox responsible for strategic product planning and technology transfer. Lilly was also the founder and CEO of Pictron, a video search software company with major Fortune 500 customers. Lilly also worked at TA Associates, one of the most experienced private equity firm in Boston.

Lilly is the global Chair of Monte Jade Science & Technology Association, a global organization with 15 chapters in US, Taiwan, and Greater China. MJ Global’s objective is to promote cooperation and mutual flow of technology and investments. Lilly is also a frequent speaker at industry events, including the Hamburg Summit, Wharton Business School, University of Berkeley, Stanford University, as well as Chinese TV shows. Lilly was also selected as one of the most influential women in the San Francisco Bay Area by the San Francisco Business Times.

Lilly earned her B.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering, and her M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California. She also has an M.S. degree in Engineering Management and Industrial Engineering from Stanford University and an M.B.A. degree from Harvard Business School.


Dalia Vernikovsky
CEO, Applied Seals, North America


Catherine P. Lego - Panelist
Founder, Lego Ventures

Catherine P. Lego is the founder of Lego Ventures LLC, a consulting services firm for early stage technology companies, formed in 1992. From December 1999 to December 2009, she was the General Partner of The Photonics Fund, LLP, an early stage venture capital investment firm focused on investing in components, modules and systems companies for the fiber optics telecommunications market, which she founded. Ms. Lego was a general partner at Oak Investment Partners, a venture capital firm, from 1981 to 1992. Prior to Oak Investment Partners, she practiced as a Certified Public Accountant with Coopers & Lybrand, an accounting firm.
Ms. Lego has served as a member of the board of directors and as the chair of the audit committee of SanDisk Corporation, a global developer of flash memory storage solutions, since 2004 and was a director there from 1989 to 2002. Since 2006 she has been a member of the board of Lam Research a leading semiconductor equipment provider. She is currently is a member of its nominating and governance and audit committees and was chair of the audit committee from 2009-2014. In August, 2013 she joined the board of Fairchild Semiconductor, a fabricator of power management devices and sits on its nominating and governance and compensation committees. She also currently serves on the NACD Audit Committee Chair Advisory Council.
She has previously served on the board of directors of the following public companies: ETEC Corporation, a producer of electron beam lithography tools, from 1991 through 1997; Uniphase Corporation (presently JDS Uniphase Corporation), a designer and manufacturer of components and modules for the fiber optic based telecommunications industry and laser-based semiconductor defect examination and analysis equipment, from 1994 until 1999, when it merged with JDS-Fitel; WJ Communications, Inc., a broadband communications company, from October 2004 to May 2008 when it was sold to Triquint; MicroLinear, a fabless analog semiconductor company in the early 90s and Zitel Corporation, an information technology company, from 1995 to 2000. Ms. Lego also served as a member of the board of directors and as the chair of the audit committee of the Cosworth Group, a private United Kingdom-based precision engineering products and services company, from March 2011 to June 2013 and StrataLight Communications, Inc., a private fiber transmission subsystems developer, from September 2007 to January 2009.
She received a B.A. degree in economics and biology from Williams College and served as a trustee at the College from 1994 to 1999. Her M.S. degree in accounting was earned at the New York University Stern School of Business.


May Su - Panelist
VP Strategic Marketing, Brooks

May Su is currently Vice President of Strategic Marketing for Brooks Automation, responsible for long-term growth and market leadership. Ms. Su has over 30 years of experience in the semiconductor industry, including 13 years at Lam Research and 10 years at KLA-Tencor. She has held positions of increasing responsibility, including VP/GM at Crossing Automation and Aviza Technology, Vice President of Corporate Marketing at KLA-Tencor, President of US and European Operations at Nova Instruments, and Product General Manager at Lam Research.

Ms. Su started her career in equipment design, manufacturing, and engineering management. In 1990, as Taiwan and Korea started to gain importance as semiconductor device fabrication regions, Ms. Su leveraged her bi-lingual skills and shifted her focus to sales and marketing by taking on the role of Strategic Sales Manager for Asia at Lam Research. Since that time, Ms. Su has continuously gained greater international experience, traveling extensively throughout the world in her professional capacity. Ms. Su holds a BSME from Cornell University, MSME from UC Berkeley, and an MBA from Santa Clara University.


Barbara Baill - Panelist
Perceptus, Inc.
Executive Leadership Coach
Mariposa Leadership, Inc.

Barbara brings to her clients the wisdom and learning from 25 + years of
Human Resources and line management experience in the fast-paced
environments of high-tech industries. This included 5 years leading HP’s
Global Executive Development function and 7 years as the VPHR for
Quantum Corporation’s Disk Drive Business; both assignments resulting
in driving large scale organization change initiatives. Barbara began her
coaching career in 2002, dedicated to helping leaders increase their
leadership impact and find more personal satisfaction in both their
business roles and personal lives.

Through coaching, her clients:
* Receive feedback that helps them develop a deep understanding (i.e. “the story”) of how the client is
perceived throughout the company) and to learn how to shift that story
* Develop the understanding and capacity for optimizing their strengths
* Learn to broaden their view of themselves and others and better balance inquiry and advocacy
* Broaden and deepen relationships across the organization which will facilitate making greater impact

Her most recent clients include Directors to SVPs at:
* Applied Materials
* Gilead Sciences
* LAM Research
* MobileIron

People describe Barbara as warm, calm and insightful. She is a great listener and astute in understanding how to effectively manage through organizational cultures and politics. Barbara is an interesting combination of big heart and business savvy. She has three adult daughters.

Barbara has an excellent grounding in both business and coaching:
* M.A., Industrial Relations, University of Minnesota
* B.A., Sociology, University of Michigan
* Certified Integral Coach: New Ventures West
* Certified in Myers Briggs, Voices, PDI, Tilt Leadership Assessment Tools, and Integrative Enneagram Questionnaire

Barbara coaches in person all over the SF Bay Area, residing in Silicon Valley, and can be reached at [email protected]

Schedule of Events

* Doors Open, Women Pick up Badges and Programette 11:30
* Buffet Lunch and Networking 11:30 - 12:15
* Introduction: 12:15 - 12:25

Our Topic:
Positioning yourself for success in an environment of organizational flux
Guidance and tips from leaders who've navigated the challenges of mergers and acquisitions.

* Panel Session 12:30 â€" 1:45
* Wrap-Up
* Networking 1:55-2:30
* Event concludes 2:30 pm