Director & Principal Analyst in the Semiconductor & Software division
Santosh Kumar is currently working as Director & Principal Analyst in the Semiconductor & Software Division at Yole Développement, part of Yole Group of Companies. His main interest areas are advanced electronic packaging materials and technology including TSV and 3D packaging, modeling and simulation, reliability and material characterization, wire bonding and novel solder materials and process etc. He received bachelor and master degrees in engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee and University of Seoul, respectively. He has published more than 40 papers in peer reviewed journals and has obtained 2 patents. He has presented and given talks at numerous conferences and technical symposiums related to advanced microelectronics packaging.
Guillaume Assogba, PhD, serves as an Economist at Yole Développement (Yole), part of Yole Group of Companies. Assogba carries out research on all aspects of worldwide economic activity with a key focus on the consumer, transport, defense & aeronautic, medical and industrial markets. This involves collecting and analyzing large amounts of information on all economic spheres. He works closely with Yole’s technology & market analysts to assist them with their market investigations all year long. He helps them to gain in-depth understanding of the macroeconomic trends, to take global market figures into account within their top-down market analyses, for example. Prior to Yole, Assogba developed expertise related to the economies of industrial organizations and innovation while working in innovation economics at Michelin (France) and Group SEB R&D centers (France). Assogba graduated with a PhD, Industrial Organization & Innovation Economy from University of Bordeaux (France).
Executive Vice President and Chief Sales Officer, Worldwide Sales & Marketing
Amkor Technology, Inc.
John Stone joined Amkor in 2002 and is currently Executive Vice President and Chief Sales Officer of Worldwide Sales and Marketing. Stone also serves as a board member on Amkor’s business entities in Singapore and Japan. He has more than 30 years of semiconductor industry experience in engineering, engineering management, sales management and Marcom. Prior to Amkor, Stone held executive and management positions with ChipPAC, Kyocera America, Sumitomo America and General Electric. Stone holds a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University and a master’s in business administration from Florida Atlantic University.
Director, Industry Statistics and Economic Policy
Semiconductor Industry Association
Falan Yinug is director of industry statistics and economic policy at SIA. Responsible for managing SIA’s statistics and data program, Yinug represents SIA in the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) program, which maintains industry-driven monthly sales data for the global industry as well as sales forecasts. His work also entails supporting SIA’s advocacy efforts through economic research and analysis.