Taiwan-EU Semiconductor Forum

Date: Monday, June 10, 2024
Time: 13:30-17:00

Hotel de Rome| Behrenstrasse 37, Berlin


Free admission on a first-come, first-served basis.


  • MOEA (Ministry of Economic Affairs, Taiwan)
  • TITA (International Trade Administration, Taiwan)
  • TAITRA (Taiwan External Trade Development Council)
  • SEMI




13:00 – 13:30

Registration and Networking

Welcome Remarks by Organizers and Distinguished Guests

13:30 – 13:35

Mr. James C. F. Huang
Chairman, TAITRA

13:35 – 13:40

Ms. Cynthia Kiang
Director General, International Trade Administration, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Taiwan

13:40 – 13:45

Mr. Bernhard Kluttig
Director General, Industrial Policy at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK)

13:45 – 13:50

Mr. Laith Altimime
President, SEMI Europe

Session 1: Taiwan-EU Cooperation to Expand Semiconductor Production Capacity

14:00 – 14:15

Building Resilience: Nurturing Europe’s Semiconductor Ecosystem through Taiwan Partnership

Mr. Gunnar C. Thomas
General Counsel EMEA, TSMC

14:15 – 14:30

Powering Progress: The Role of ESMC in Transforming Europe’s Semiconductor Ecosystem

Dr. Christian Koitzsch
President, ESMC

14:30 – 14:45

Advancing the Semiconductor Ecosystem. Tackling the Industry’s Biggest Challenges through Closer Collaboration

Dr. Surésh Rajaraman
Executive Vice President and Head of Thin Films Business Unit, Merck Electronics

Session 2: Taiwan-EU Collaboration in Automotive or AI Semiconductors

14:45 – 15:00

Automotive/AI Semiconductor Cooperation between EU and Taiwan Industries

Mr. Weizhi Yu
Vice President of Automotive Product Marketing, MediaTek Inc.

15:00 – 15:15

Semiconductors at the Heart of Decarbonization and Digitalization

Dr. Thomas Schafbauer
Executive Vice President and COO of the Connected Secure Systems Division, Infineon

15:15 – 15:30


Session 3: Semiconductor Talent Incubation and Tech Innovation

15:30 – 15:45

Semiconductor Talent Incubation and Tech Innovation

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Albert Heuberger
Executive Director, Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS & Speaker of the Fraunhofer Research Fab Microelectronics Germany (FMD)

Session 4: Semiconductor Development and Supply Chain Management

15:45 – 15:55

Taiwan Semiconductor Development and Supply Chain Management

Mr. Terry Tsao
Global Chief Marketing Officer and President of Taiwan, SEMI

Panel Discussion: Semiconductors Driving a Sustainable Future

15:55 – 16:50


Mr. Terry Tsao
Global Chief Marketing Officer and President of Taiwan, SEMI


Dr. Yee-Wei Huang
Vice President & Spokesman, Realtek Semiconductor Corp.

Dr. Wolfgang Weber
CEO, ZVEI Frankfurt am Main/Germany

Dr. Torsten Thieme
CDO, DEAXO GmbH and a Board Member, Silicon Saxony e.V.

16:50 – 17:00


17:00 – 18:00




TAITRA, a foremost, nonprofit, semi-governmental trade promotion organization, is dedicated to facilitating global supply chain exchanges, innovation, and resilience by connecting Taiwan’s various industries with their international counterparts. Operating over 60 branch offices worldwide, TAITRA forms a comprehensive global network committed to exporting Taiwan’s expertise, services, and products.

SEMI, committed to advancing the microelectronics industry and establishing itself as a leading platform for thought leadership, organizes such premier events as SEMICON, where industry leaders share insights into transformative technologies like AI, IoT, 5G, machine learning, quantum computing, and their applications in creating a universe of smart technologies.