The Tech Festival Highlights the Digital Economy and Chip Production of the Kingdom

The Tech Festival Highlights the Digital Economy and Chip Production of the Kingdom

According to a statement issued by the organizers on Sunday, experts will debate strategies to increase domestic chip production and the country’s digital economy during the third Future of Semiconductors Forum 2024, which will take place in Riyadh on June 5 and 6.

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology and King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology will serve as the event’s hosts.

The topics of discussion among the participants will be production, which includes where to find raw materials and how to make finished microchips. They will also look at how this technology is used in electric vehicles, quantum technologies, space exploration, 6G communications, and integrated sensors to support smart cities.

The meeting, according to KACST President Dr. Munir Eldesouki, embodies the priorities and objectives in research, development, and innovation set by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

The forum provides possibilities to further study cooperation between different entities, improve the digital economy, and share knowledge about best practices in the electronic chip sector, according to Dr. Tony Chan, President of KAUST.

Lawmakers, business executives, and academics with expertise in semiconductor technology are among those anticipated to attend.

Shuji Nakamura, a physics Nobel winner for creating violet- and blue-laser diodes, and Kang Wang, co-director of the University of California, Los Angeles’ Center for Quantum Science and Engineering, are two prominent participants.

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