SEMI and TechWorks Sign Multi-year Agreement to Accelerate Electronics Design and Manufacturing Innovations

BERLIN, Germany – April 10, 2019 – SEMI, the industry association representing the global electronics manufacturing and design supply chain, and TechWorks, the industry association for the deep tech community in the United Kingdom, today signed a multi-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). Under the agreement, SEMI and TechWorks will collaborate to accelerate joint development and commercialization of electronics design and manufacturing innovations across multiple sectors and applications such as cybersecurity, Internet of Things (IoT) security and connected electric vehicles.

SEMI Logo “The MOU extends SEMI’s standing relationship with TechWorks through its National Microelectronics Institute (NMI) Semiconductors to Systems Communities by combining our complementary strengths to enable growth in vertical segments,” said Laith Altimime, president of SEMI Europe. “Together, we will leverage these strengths to lead and speed the development of world-class innovations in electronics design and manufacturing to maintain Europe’s leadership.”

The agreement will strengthen crucial links between the UK and continental Europe to bring more value to SEMI members and the industry while delivering economic benefits across the electronics manufacturing and design supply chain.

Image result for techworks logo“The strategic collaboration between SEMI Europe and TechWorks will span the global supply chain to accelerate the delivery of electronics technology,” said Alan Banks, CEO of TechWorks. “Our complementary communities extend both organizations’ reach and the world-class R&D capability of TechWorks.”


About TechWorks

TechWorks, the parent organisation to the National Microelectronics Institute (NMI), Power Electronics UK, AESIN (Automotive Electronic Systems Innovation Network) and the IoT Security Foundation, seeks to strengthen the UK’s leadership in deep tech.


About SEMI

SEMI® connects more than 2,260 member companies and 1.3 million professionals worldwide to advance the technology and business of electronics manufacturing. SEMI members are responsible for the innovations in materials, design, equipment, software, devices, and services that enable smarter, faster, more powerful, and more affordable electronic products. Electronic System Design Alliance (ESD Alliance), FlexTech, the Fab Owners Alliance (FOA) and the MEMS & Sensors Industry Group (MSIG) are SEMI Strategic Association Partners, defined communities within SEMI focused on specific technologies. Visit to learn more, contact one of our worldwide offices, and connect with SEMI on LinkedIn and Twitter.


Press / Association Contacts

Serena Brischetto
SEMI Europe
+49 30 303080770

Sophie Ericson
+44 07850 912 166 | +44 01506 401210

President of SEMI Europe & Head of the UK Government’s Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles to Keynote at AESIN 2019 Conference

Meet the Connected, Autonomous & Automotive Electronics experts driving Innovation

AESIN announces the first keynotes for their Annual Conference – the premier UK Automotive Electronics event. The conference is taking place October 1, 2019 at the National Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham.

Now in its 7th year, the conference brings together thought leaders, industry experts, government representatives and researchers. The conference is expected to attract more than 300 attendees, around 20 exhibitors and several vehicle demonstrators.

Keynote talks will include Iain ForbesHead of the UK Government’s Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles and Laith AltimimePresident SEMI Europe.


Iain Forbes is the head of the UK Government’s Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, a policy unit based jointly in the Department for Transport and the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. The Centre aims to help ensure that the UK remains a world leader in developing and testing connected and autonomous vehicles.




Mr. Altimime has more than 30 years of international experience in the semiconductor industry.   Before joining SEMI as a President of SEMI Europe in 2015, he was senior director of business development at imec. Prior to this, Mr. Altimime held leadership positions at Altis/Infineon/Qimonda, KLA-Tencor, Communicant Semiconductor AG, and NEC Semiconductors.




Further keynote speakers will be announced in due course.


In addition to headline keynotes summarising the core message and trends – senior industry representatives will cover topics related to the AESIN workstreams during the technical tracks:

  • Clean and Connected Mobility
  • More Electric Powertrain
  • ADAS & HAV
  • Automotive Security
  • Software
  • Research & Development

Super Early Bird tickets have now been released and are available until May 8th

To secure your place please visit the AESIN website.