Collaboration Across the Automotive and Semiconductor Supply Chains

panel discussion | video

The growing interdependencies of the automotive and semiconductor supply chains and the relentless pace of innovation led SEMI to form the Global Automotive Advisory Council (GAAC) in 2018, a platform where all members of the electronics ecosystem can freely and safely collaborate. Participants discuss shared challenges as well as opportunities that are addressed collectively, often in working groups, in a secure environment. The gaps identified in the automotive and semiconductor supply chains led Volkswagen (now CARIAD SE, A Volkswagen Company) and Entegris to collaborate on resolving functional safety and performance challenges while the automotive sector is evolving its products from primarily “mechanical” to “digital” machines.


  • The evolution of an electronics-driven automotive supply chain
  • SEMI GAAC’s broad collaboration model spanning the entire value chain from raw materials to end product
  • The influence of AEC and SEMI standards on device performance and reliability
  • The path to ecosystem maturity to support the ever-growing demand for autonomous transportation technology in our daily lives


  • Andreas Aal - CARIAD SE, a Volkswagen Group company, System Architect Scalable Compute Platform
  • Antoine Amade – Entegris, Vice President of Sales North America and EMEA
  • Bettina Weiss – SEMI, Chief of Staff and Corporate Strategy
  • Jennifer Braggin (Moderator) – Entegris, Technical Communications Manager, Microcontamination Control Division