Speaker Profiles

Mr Francois Guibert

President, VALFRANC Pte Ltd Consulting Company

Semiconductors: The “IntelligentSteel Of The 21st Century"

2 years with Texas Instrument

  • Technical Sales Engineer


35 years with STMicroelectonics

  • Sales and Marketing experience based in Europe, USA, Singapore and Taiwan (10 years)
  • Vice President Corporate Business Development (15 years based in Geneva)
  • Executive VP and President of STMicroelectronics for the Greater China and South Asia region (10 years based in Singapore)


2  years with Estin and Co

  • Senior Advisor of a European Strategy Consulting Company ESTIN & Co (70 consultants based in Paris, London, Zurich, New-York and Shanghai)


1.5 years with EDB Mauritius

  • CEO of the Economic Development Board (EDB) of Mauritius


Other Past Activities and Responsibilities

  • Founding President of the French Chamber of commerce and Industry in Taiwan (1989-1991)
  • 15 years at EuroCham Singapore Board, of which President in 2009-2010
  • 5 years at EDB Singapore Board (2009-2014) of which last two years as Chairman of its Finance Committee
  • Founding Chairman of the EU-ASEAN business Council headquartered in Singapore (2013-2016)
  • Chairman of the Advisory board of the Singapore Semiconductor Industry Association (SSIA) (2014-18)


Board Member of the Alliance Francaise Singapore (2014-2018, 2021-Now )


Francois has an Electronics Engineering Degree from Ecole Centrale (Marseille) 1978.

Mr Eu Gene Goh

Senior Director, Design Engineering, AMD

Semiconductors Enabling The Metaverse

Eu Gene joined AMD in 2006 and currently heads the IC design team in Singapore. He leads a diverse team working on various aspects of chip design to support development of AMD’s high performance computing and adaptive solutions.

He started his career as a chip designer at AT&T Bell Labs working on ASICs and ASSPs for applications that include networking, connectivity and storage. He holds 9 patents for his work on high-speed redundant data storage arrays.

Eu Gene received his BEng in electrical and electronics engineering from University College London in 1993 and an MSc in advanced communications and digital signal processing from Imperial College London in 1995.

Mr Arun Manickaraj

Manufacturing Operations Analyst, Silicon Labs

A Manufacturing Operations Analyst in Silicon Labs since 2014, Arun has a total industry experience of 12 years. He did his post-grad in NUS Electrical & Computer Engineering, and his Bachelors in Electronics & Comunications Engineering.


Outside of work, Arun is Chairperson of the NUS Alumni Graduate Society (Under NUS Office of Alumni Relations), and
Alumni Mentor in NUS Graduate Student Society.

Mr Harikrishnan Valsala

Senior Design Engineer II, Silicon Labs

A Digital Design Engineer in Silicon Labs since 2015, Hari has a total industry experience of 11 years. He did his post-grad in NTU specializing in IC design, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics and Instrumentation.

Outside of work, Hari is a sports enthusiast who loves playing table tennis and badminton, and volunteers as marshall for Singapore’s F1 GP.

The Growth And Vibrancy Of The IC Design Sector

Mr Jeremy Gan

Director (Advanced Technologies Strategy), Micron

A Day In The Semiconductor Industry

Jeremy is an alumni of NUS chemical engineering with 16 years’ experience in the semiconductor industry. In his extensive career, he has taken on various roles in process & equipment engineering, program management, strategic and industrial engineering planning. Currently, he leads the Advanced Technologies Strategy Department in Micron Singapore driving new production introduction and transfer. He is passionate in driving a diverse and collaborative workforce comprising talents with a strong growth mindset.

Ms MinZong Hsieh

Senior Director of Manufacturing, ASM Front-End

Product Life Cycle And Experience In A Semiconductor Environment

MinZong Hsieh (Min) is currently Senior Director of Manufacturing at ASM Front-End, and has more than 30 years of experience across the regional semiconductor and electronics industries.


Min started her career as an Engineering Assistant at General Motors and worked her way up to roles in Development Engineering, Process Engineering and then progressing to large-scale people and operations management in MNCs such as Philips, Rockwell Automation, HP and Delphi.

Ms Ong Li Xuan

Process Engineer, STATS ChipPAC Ltd.

Making It Possible With OSAT

Li Xuan is an SIT graduate. After graduation, she joined STATS ChipPAC Singapore (SCS) and has been with SCS for 5 years.

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