Lip-Bu Tan

CEO, Cadence Design Systems, Inc.

Lip-Bu Tan has served as CEO of Cadence Design Systems, Inc. since January 2009 and has been a member of the Cadence Board of Directors since February 2004. He also serves as chairman of Walden International, a venture capital firm he founded in 1987. Prior to founding Walden, Tan was Vice President at Chappell & Co. and held management positions at EDS Nuclear and ECHO Energy.

He is a member of The Business Council and serves on the board of directors of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. and Aquantia Corp., as well as the boards of the Electronic System Design Alliance (ESD Alliance) and the Global Semiconductor Association (GSA). He also serves on the Board of Trustees and the School of Engineering Dean’s Council at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). Tan is the recipient of the 2016 GSA Morris Chang Exemplary Leadership Award.

Tan received an M.S. in nuclear engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an MBA from the University of San Francisco, and a B.S. from Nanyang University in Singapore.

Speech Abstract:

AI: The Semiconductor Opportunity

China is making large investments in 5G, and China is the global leader in 5G technologies and 5G infrastructure.

The combination of AI with high connectivity bandwidth and low latency will provide major opportunities for semiconductor demand in many applications.

Inputs will be provided on semiconductor products and process technologies that China should focus on to optimize the market opportunities for its semiconductor ecosystem.