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Chris Miller

Jim Evers

Stuart Pann

Al Thompson

Moderator: Carl Everett

Please join us for an online panel discussion focusing on the future of the semiconductor industry, as discussed in Chris Miller’s book “Chip War: The Fight for the World’s Most Critical Technology”.

For decades, the US was the undisputed global leader in semiconductor manufacturing, but today we take a distant back seat to Taiwan. Our distinguished panel will discuss how we got here and what we need to do to return to global leadership. Our panelists will include the author Chris Miller and three current Intel executives, with IAN Founding Member Carl Everett as moderator.

Special Opportunity:  IAN Members can submit questions for the panelists at this link:  Chip War Questions

Panelists

Chris Miller is author of Chip War: The Fight for the World’s Most Critical Technology, a geopolitical history of the computer chip. He previously wrote three other books on Russia, including Putinomics: Power and Money in Resurgent Russia; We Shall Be Masters: Russia’s Pivots to East Asia from Peter the Great to Putin; and The Struggle to Save the Soviet Economy: Mikhail Gorbachev and the Collapse of the USSR. He also serves as Associate Professor of International History, where his research focuses on technology, geopolitics, economics, international affairs, and Russia. He has previously served as the Associate Director of the Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy at Yale, a lecturer at the New Economic School in Moscow, a visiting researcher at the Carnegie Moscow Center, a research associate at the Brookings Institution, and as a fellow at the German Marshall Fund’s Transatlantic Academy. He received his PhD and MA from Yale University and his BA in history from Harvard University. For more information, see www.christophermiller.net.

​James (Jim) E. Evers is vice president and the Ohio Site Manufacturing and Operations Manager within the group’s Fab/Sort Manufacturing organization at Intel Corporation. As the senior leader for the site, Jim will lead the effort to build Intel’s first U.S. Green Field site in 40 years with full start-up ownership. This includes the integration of the project schedule, construction, procurement, talent, training, technology transfer, start-up, ramp and external engagement and partnerships.

Evers joined Intel in 1994 as a burn-in operator working in the assembly test organization in Chandler, Arizona. He spent most of his career working at the company’s Fab 12, Fab 22, Fab 32, and Fab42 manufacturing plants in the Ocotillo campus in Chandler, Arizona. He progressed from operator to factory manager over the course of his Intel career, holding engineering leadership positions in the areas of sort, etch and lithography. During his tenure at Intel, Evers has been part of four manufacturing plant startups and contributed to seven generations of process technology startups and ramps. He has served as factory manager since 2010.

Evers earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Arizona State University. He also holds an MBA degree from Arizona State University.  LinkedIn

Stuart Pann is Senior Vice President and General Manager of Intel Foundry Services (IFS). In this role, Stu drives continued growth for IFS and its differentiated systems foundry offering, which goes beyond traditional wafer fabrication to include packaging, chiplet standards and software, as well as U.S. and Europe based capacity.

Stu previously served as Chief Business Transformation Officer and General Manager of Intel’s Corporate Planning Group. As part of this role, he established the company’s IDM 2.0 Acceleration Office (IAO) to guide the implementation of an internal foundry model. IAO closely collaborates with all Intel business units and functional teams to support the company’s internal foundry model. 

In June 2021, Stu returned to Intel, where he had started his career in 1981. Prior to his return, he was Chief Supply Chain Officer and Chief Information Officer at Hewlett Packard (HP) for six years. At HP, Stu managed the company’s supply chain, which delivers close to one million products to customers each year. 

Before joining HP in July 2014, Stu served as Corporate Vice President and General Manager of Intel’s Business Management Group, where he was responsible for pricing, revenue and forecasting functions for the company’s microprocessor and chipset operations. He also co-managed the geographic operations teams for the Intel sales force and oversaw order management and external-facing supply chain programs. Stu held several management positions within the company’s sales organization before moving into an operations role in 1999 as the director of Microprocessor Marketing and Business Planning.

​​​Stu earned a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from Michigan Technological University and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Michigan.   LinkedIn

Al Thompson is VP of US Government Affairs and is responsible for Intel’s governmental relations effort at the U.S. state and federal levels.  

Prior to joining Intel, he was the Executive Director of Government Relations at Raytheon Technologies Inc (RTX) where he led their government relations team for the commercial aerospace and space businesses. He also led their state government relations efforts and supervised their digital advocacy program.   

Before joining RTX, Thompson worked at Mehlman, Vogel, Castagnetti developing and executing advocacy strategies for Fortune 500 companies. He served as the Deputy Executive Director of the Technology CEO Council, where he advised the CEOs of America’s leading IT companies on their public policy agenda. 

Prior to that, he served as Vice President of Global Supply Chain Policy at the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA). At RILA, Al represented Wal-Mart, Target, Lowe’s, Home Depot, Best Buy, and Costco, leading their advocacy efforts on supply chain issues. 

Thompson has also worked in the U.S. House of Representatives, serving as a Senior Professional Staff member on the Committee on Homeland Security for Chairman Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS). 

Thompson served five years in the U.S. Coast Guard. He is a recipient of numerous military and civilian awards.  He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Government from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and a Masters of Arts in Legislative Affairs from George Washington University.

Thompson lives in Maryland with his three children and in his free time likes to golf, attend concerts, and read.   LinkedIn

Carl Everett has a 40-year career in the Semiconductor Industry, Personal Computer Business and Venture Capital.  Starting at Motorola Integrated Circuit Division, Served as SVP of Intel Corp, (INTC), and CEO/Chairman of FormFactor Inc, FORM.  He was SVP at Dell Computer Corp, Dell, (DELL), and a Partner at Accel Partners in Palo Alto Ca.  LinkedIn

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