Oceanside Meet: Through the shortage crisis, Francisco believed that the relationships within the entire industry are strengthened due to the tireless cooperation. As for the role of the government, he described the different trends in different countries. He believes that the bills – CHIPS for America Act & FABS Act – are just the beginning of the investment. As a tradition of Oceanside Chat, both Francisco and Helen present new perspectives on the semiconductor industry by using novel analogies to build an intellectual bridge between the current and future generations.
“Is capacity planning more science/data or art/intuition?” This question was posed to both the speaker and the audience. Francisco believed that a mix of art and science is indispensable in this field.
Guest speaker's bio: Francisco has been working in supply chain and operation roles in the semiconductor industry for over 30 years, working for industry leaders including International Rectifier/Infineon, Skyworks Solutions and now Qualcomm. He is originally from Mexico City where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and Systems from the ITESM-Tecnologico de Monterrey school. Having been through many supply and demand cycles in his career, he has worked with customers and suppliers worldwide to resolve the always challenging supply chain situations and developing innovative solutions for Planning, Logistics, and Sourcing with the top industry vendors.