PMI Silicon Valley Chapter

PM Insight Fremont - Digital Fuel: How Semiconductors Support the Software Ecosystem

PM Insight Fremont - Digital Fuel: How Semiconductors Support the Software Ecosystem


PM Insight-Fremont:

Digital Fuel: How Semiconductors Support the Software Ecosystem   

When:   Wed June 3, 2020 6:00pm-8:00pm
Where:  Virtual Meeting (Registrants will receive joining details from Meeting Leader) 

 Last Date for On-line Registration is 6/3


Industry spending in digital transformation was more than $1 trillion in 2019 and expected to grow.  A global health pandemic has ushered a critical urgency to be online, with many businesses now facing extinction if they are unable to deliver value in a new world of virtual connection.  While discussion of digital transformation is typically centered on software, it is the underlying hardware that fuels this software ecosystem.  

In this session, we will provide an introduction into the semiconductor industry and provide a foundational understanding of different types of integrated circuit building blocks that help enable major technological shifts. We will discuss how choices in semiconductor devices can impact software development (and vice versa) and help demystify common industry buzzwords that can make a difference when managing a large scale program.



  • Understanding the fluidity of the hardware/software stack
  • Semiconductor device breakdown (ASIC, ASSP, FPGA, etc)
  • Emerging and enabling features and capabilities 

Demystifying buzzwords - Homogeneous Computing, Multi-Core SoC, DSP, MPU, and more


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About the Instructor:











Faten Hijazi 


Faten Hijazi is a business/technology leader with over 20 years of experience working in engineering, operations, business development, and strategy. With a background leading engineering teams in semiconductor chip design for telecommunications, she has successfully managed multi-million dollar programs and set waning business lines on a path of record-breaking growth. At Google, she managed a team of program managers and initiated a framework to digitally transform operations for cloud capacity management for data centers. She is passionate about driving systemic change and is currently Founder and CEO of SystemThink - a company that helps businesses put system thinking into practice so their strategies, products, technologies, and people can thrive.

Meeting Leader: Krishna Gundlapalli

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PDU Info:    

Business and Strategy: 2.0 PDU

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Online Registration

PMI Silicon Valley Members: $5

Non-Members: $5

Veterans: Free (online only; contact Meeting Leader for the discount code. Please bring appropriate ID card to the event)


Cancellation Policy

This event is a professional society meeting, held for the benefit of its members. The Plan Ahead registration fee paid is based on the registrant's ability to commit to attendance, ahead of time. The Plan Ahead registration fee will not be refunded for any reason, other than event cancellation, after normal business hours (5:00 PM, Pacific) on the registration deadline day. The PMI - Silicon Valley Chapter reserves the right to make last-minute changes to program content and speakers, as circumstances dictate.

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Event Properties

Event Date 06-03-2020
Event End Date 06-03-2020
Registration Start Date 05-21-2020
Cut off date 06-03-2020
Individual Price $5.00
Location Zoom
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