September 2022 Luncheon: “Semiconductors: How Complexity Led to Scarcity”

September 2022 Luncheon: “Semiconductors: How Complexity Led to Scarcity”

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We are pleased to invite you to our September Luncheon with Dr. Matthias Frey (Strategy Planning Manager, Sony Group Corporation), who will deliver a speech titled “Semiconductors: How Complexity Led to Scarcity”.

September 2022 Luncheon: “Semiconductors: How Complexity Led to Scarcity”

(Picture: Marco Verch, CC BY 2.0)

Ever since the invention of the transistor at Bell Labs in 1947, semiconductors shrank exponentially in size while growing exponentially in importance, strongly influencing most aspects of our lives. High-performance and low-power chips enabled the digital revolution, the digitalization of our lives as well as everything from mainframe computers to smartphones, cryptocurrencies, and the third boom of artificial intelligence.
In his speech for the SCCIJ, Dr. Matthias Frey (Sony Group Corporation) will give an overview of the underlying technologies and their implications on applications and industries; it should lead to a better understanding of the current situation (e.g., the chip scarcity) and the trends in the semiconductor industry (e.g., related to artificial intelligence).

Date & Time:

Thursday, September 29, 2022


Grand Hyatt Tokyo (MAP)
Room “Coriander”, 2F

Entry Fee:
  • Members: JPY 6,500 or 1 SCCIJ Voucher 2022
  • Non-Members: JPY 8,000

*Fully booked*

(Deadline: September 25, 2022)

*Please inform us of dietary restrictions if any.*
*No-shows/cancellations after deadline will be fully charged*
*Due to social distancing measures, SCCIJ members will be prioritized.*

Safety measures:
  • Participants will be requested to sanitize hands and have their body temperature checked when entering the venue.
  • Masks will have to be worn at all time, except when eating and drinking.

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Biography of the Speaker:

Matthias Frey received his Ph.D. in signal processing and analog chip design from ETH Zurich in 2006. He subsequently held various R&D positions in the Japanese industry, developing analog-digital converters, laser distance measurement algorithms, and ultra-sonic speakers. From 2012-2017, Matthias headed the Science & Technology Office Tokyo of the Embassy of Switzerland in Japan. Since 2018 he has been Chief Analyst at Sony Europe, specialized in semiconductors, signal processing, and machine learning. Earlier this year, he joined Sony’s Corporate Technology Strategy Division as Strategic Planning Manager in the domain of System on Chips and semiconductors.

September 2022 Luncheon: “Semiconductors: How Complexity Led to Scarcity”

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