Industry Panel

Panel organizer

Bernard Candaele, Deputy Director R&T and Segment Manager Electronic KTD, Thales Group France

Panel Title

"The 2009 financial crisis and the new global economy : what are the impacts on electronics industry, how innovation can drive the economic recovery, which research model for the future".


Jean-Marc Chery, Executive VP and CTO, STMicroelectronics
Bing Sheu, Director R&D - Design & Technology Platform, TSMC
Marko Erman, Senior Vice President and Research & Technology CTO Thales Group


Jean-Marc CHERY is Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer of STMicroelectronics. His responsibilities include Corporate Technology R&D, the production at ST’s 12” wafer fab in Crolles, and, the Company’s IT and communication systems. He is a member of ST’s Corporate Executive Committee.

Jean-Marc Chery began his career in the Quality organization at Matra, the French engineering group. He joined Thomson Semiconducteurs, a predecessor company to STMicroelectronics, in 1986, and held various management positions in front-end production planning, control and operation in Tours, France. In 2001, M. Chery moved to Central Manufacturing as General Manager of ST’s wafer fabs in Rousset, France. In 2005, he led the company-wide restructuring program for 6” front-end wafer manufacturing. In 2006, he took charge of ST’s Front-End Manufacturing and Electrical Wafer Sort operations in Asia Pacific.

M. Chery is a member of the European microelectronics R&D programme (CATRENE) Support Group and sits on the Board of Directors of the Science and Engineering Research Council of the Singapore Agency for Science Technology and Research.

Bing SHEU obtained B.S. degree in EE from National Taiwan University, and his Ph.D. degree in EE from University of California, Berkeley. He joined EE faculty at University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA) during 1985 – 1998, and was promoted to Full Professor in 1997. He moved to microelectronics and design automation industry in early 1999 and joined TSMC in 2006 as Director at R&D Design and Technology Platform.

He served as Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on VLSI Systems in 1997 & 98, as Founding Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Multimedia in 1998 – 99, as President of IEEE Circuits and Systems Society in 2000, and on Editorial Board of Proceedings of the IEEE during 2008 – 2010. Dr. Sheu is recipient of co-recipient of IEEE Trans. on VLSI Systems Best Paper Award in 1995, IEEE Guillemin-Cauer Award in 1997, IEEE CAS Society Golden Jubilee Award in 2000, IEEE CAS Society Meritorious Service Award in May 2004, and Education Contribution Award from Ministry of Education (Taiwan) in 2006.

Dr. Bing Sheu is an IEEE Fellow, and also Honorary Chair Professor at National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan.

Marko ERMAN graduated from the Ecole Polytechnique in 1977, and got a second Engineer diploma from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications in 1980. He obtained a PhD diploma from Solid State Physics at the University of Orsay, and in 1985, a Doctorat d’Etat es Science from the University Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris.

After having spent several years managing research activities within Philips,  Dr Erman joined Alcatel. In 1993, he become  within the Corporate Research Center, the Director of the Opto-electronic components Division of Alcatel, and in 1997, Director of the Optical Systems Department. Simultaneously with this duties, he was also in charge from 1998 to 2001  as Administrator and Executive Director of a common laboratory created by Alcatel and France Telecom. In 2001 he was appointed Chief Technical Officer & Vice President Strategy of Alcatel Optronics. In May 2003, he joined Thales Communications as Director of Research & Technology and than, Vice President, Research and Technology of Land and Joint Systems Division. In April 2009, he has been appointed Thales Group Chief Technical Officer

Dr Erman holds 17 patents, has published over 150 papers in international technical journals or major conferences. He gave more than 40 invited talks.

Dr Erman has received the “Médaille Blondel” award for his technical & managerial achievement. He is member of  the French Academy of Technology



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