Semiconductor Roundtable and National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Reception

Event Date: March 21, 2024
Time: Semiconductor Roundtable: 4:00-5:00 PM

NSBE Reception: 7:00-11:00 PM
Location: Semiconductor Roundtable: Magnificent Room 1, Signia by Hilton Hotel, 159 Northside Drive NW, Atlanta, GA

NSBE Reception: Dream Ballroom, Signia by Hilton Hotel, 159 Northside Drive NW, Atlanta, GA
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Semiconductor Roundtable

Thursday, March 21, 2024 | 4:00-5:00 PM

Magnificent Room 1, Signia by Hilton Hotel, 159 Northside Drive NW, Atlanta, GA

Forging Partnerships and Envisioning Tomorrow: Innovative Collaborations to Advance US Semiconductor Manufacturing

How can the United States maintain competitiveness in semiconductor manufacturing? What role can partnerships between universities, industry, and national laboratories play in responding to the critical talent shortage? What if we worked together to solve supply chain puzzles, keep pace with rapid technological advancements, or manage environmental impacts?

As the birthplace of NSBE, Purdue has a long tradition of building a better world together. Addressing challenges in energy, climate, health, food, mobility, and more will require faster computing, more data, and quicker communication, each of which is enabled by semiconductor technology. Moreover, we know that rising to this challenge is crucial to the nation’s security and our shared economic prosperity. That’s why we seek innovative partnerships that will take a “whole of nation” approach to reinvigorating the US semiconductor industry.

Before passing the CHIPS and Science Act, Purdue launched its Semiconductor Degrees Program, the nation’s most ambitious large-scale semiconductor workforce development program. Now, we’re ready to build on the overwhelming response from Purdue students by working with partners to provide students across the country with the chance to prepare for a career in semiconductors. Join us to learn more about these exciting opportunities!


  1. Nik Chawla, Ransburg Professor of Materials Engineering and Co-Director of Semiconductor Degree Programs, Purdue University


  1. Ron Duncan, Experienced technologist/manager/leader in the EDA and semiconductor industry, Synopsis, Inc.
  2. John Gates, Vice Provost for Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Clinical Professor, Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. School of Business, Purdue University
  3. Sean Jones, Chief Research Officer, Deputy Laboratory Director for Science and Technology, Argonne National Laboratory
  4. Kevin Kornegay, Eugene DeLoatch Endowed Professor in IoT, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Morgan State University
  5. David Sallard, Senior Principal Application Engineer at Cadence Design Systems

National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Reception

Thursday, March 21, 2024 | 7:00-11:00 PM

Dream Ballroom, Signia by Hilton Hotel, 159 Northside Drive NW, Atlanta, GA

The reception is the same evening, March 21, starting at 7:00 PM (EDT) and will be held in the Dream Ballroom of the Signia by Hilton Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia.

Please register for the NSBE convention by clicking the following link. For Hotel and Travel information, please click on the following link.