GLOBALFOUNDRIES CTO Gary Patton to Deliver Opening Keynote at Silicon Summit – East in Saratoga Springs








GLOBALFOUNDRIES CTO Gary Patton to Deliver Opening Keynote at Silicon Summit – East in Saratoga Springs

Registration is now open for October 9 event that will promote collaboration and regional growth opportunities to advance semiconductor technology and business

Saratoga Springs, NY and San Jose, CA – Gary Patton, Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of Worldwide Research and Development at GLOBALFOUNDRIES, will deliver the opening keynote address at the inaugural Silicon Summit – East, being held Tuesday, October 9 in Saratoga Springs, NY.

The conference is presented by theSaratoga County Prosperity Partnership (Saratoga Partnership), Saratoga County, NY’s economic development agency; the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA), a leading voice for the worldwide semiconductor industry; and the Center for Economic Growth (CEG), a regional economic and business development organization.

A well-recognized industry leader in semiconductor technology R&D with over 30 years of semiconductor experience, Patton is responsible for GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ semiconductor technology R&D roadmap, operations and execution. His address will discuss “Market Drivers for Moore and Beyond Moore Semiconductor Technologies.”

“We are delighted that Gary Patton, a visionary and preeminent voice in the semiconductor industry, will launch the first-ever Silicon Summit – East,” said Shrikant Lohokare, Executive Director and Senior VP, GSA. “Gary’s unique insight on leading-edge innovations driving the semiconductor market, both now and in the future, will set the tone for the day, and provide important context for the discussions to follow.”

Prior to joining GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Patton was Vice President of IBM’s Semiconductor Research and Development Center, where he was responsible for IBM’s semiconductor R&D and technology development alliances. A Fellow of the IEEE, he received the 2017 IEEE Frederik Philips Award for industry influence and leadership in the development of leading-edge microelectronics technology and collaborative research, and in 2016 was inducted into the VLSI Research Hall of Fame for his contributions to the advancement of the semiconductor industry over several decades.

Additional speakers confirmed at this time include Mukesh Khare, Vice President of the IBM Research Semiconductor Group; Gary Bronner, Deputy CTO and Senior Vice President of Rambus Labs/Rambus; and Huibert Verhoeven, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the IoT Division, Synaptics. A complete list can be found at

Registration is now open for Silicon Summit – East at Complete information about the event, including the program and sponsorship opportunities, can be found at

Silicon Summit – East is the product of a strategic alliance established last year by the Saratoga Partnership and GSA, which represents more than 400 member companies in 32 countries that combine for over 75 percent of revenue in the $400 billion semiconductor industry.With a theme of “Harnessing Emerging Semiconductor Market Opportunities,” the event is designed to promote partnerships and drive efficiencies that advance semiconductor technology and business, while also informing the regional ecosystem on growth opportunities.

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