Panel Discussion: The Big Game: Hunting for Reliable Access to Advanced and Secure Electronics


Date Recorded:
23 April 2021

Panelists:

  • John Costello (EVP, Microchip)
  • Dave Bass (CTO, Integra)
  • Vern Boyle (VP, NGC)
  • Kevin McTigue (SVP, GTS)

Moderator: Terence Yeoh (Raytheon)

OVERVIEW

Recent headlines exposing automotive electronic shortages that impact production have highlighted escalating U.S. electronic supply chain issues and the reliance on foreign design and manufacturing for key components. This dependency creates a vulnerability in the availability of advanced and measurably secure electronics components for U.S. critical infrastructure needs. The growing concern has been closely monitored by various public, private, non-profit organizations and think tanks, and has resulted in efforts to create innovative solutions to address this issue. In this panel discussion, the IEEE-USA will discuss the FY2021 National Defense Appropriations Act’s directive to protect access to advanced microelectronics that powers the 4th industrial revolution. Join us to gain insight from industry leaders into the solutions that will protect our access to measurably secure electronics needed to provide critical capabilities.

ABOUT THE MODERATOR

Dr. Terence Yeoh is an integrated product team lead at Raytheon, coordinating the systems engineering needs for NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory space programs.

Prior to this, he held various roles at The Aerospace Corporation - a senior scientist  resolving anomalies for national security space programs, the corporate R&D portfolio manager overseeing 200 innovation projects, and the assistant principal director of a national security space program.

Though he is comfortable in leading enterprise-wide organizations, he has passion for developing volunteer-driven cooperatives within organizations. He co-founded the Aerospace TECTalk Intern Program in 2014, which develops nearly 300 Aerospace interns every summer, and has been named one of WayUp’s top 100 intern programs in 2018 and 2019.

Dr. Yeoh was also the team lead of SeedTECH AI, which competed in the IBM Watson AI XPRIZE and resulted in three patent pending works in Artificial Intelligence. Dr. Yeoh currently holds seven patents in areas that include infrared microscopy, 3D surface reconstruction, and compressive sensing.

In his free time he works on a YouTube leadership mentoring series called “YO on the GO” aimed at developing the next generation to become leaders in their respective communities.

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