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Keynote: "Long Term Trends in the Semiconductor Industry and the Impact on the Structure and Process of Innovation", by Ray Stata, Cofounder and Chairman of the Board at Analog Devices 

Historically the semiconductor industry focused on functional components such as microprocessors, memories, operational amplifiers, converters and power management and were organized and managed to optimize the performance of product lines specializing in these functional components.  Today, a growing number of customers no longer want to buy a bag of components and design their own systems. They want semiconductor suppliers to integrate these components into more complete solutions and to take more responsibility for system design.  This forces companies to think very differently about organization structure and the processes to sustain innovation.

Speaker bio

Ray Stata

Ray Stata was cofounder of Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI), in 1965.  ADI initially focused on operational amplifiers but later expanded into other linear IC’s including data converters and subsequently in digital signal processors (DSP), forging the integration of analog and digital circuits for signal processing applications.
Mr. Stata served as CEO of the company from 1971 to 1996. He has been Chairman of the Board since 1973 and continues to serve in this capacity.

Mr. Stata is active in the high technology industry and in public service. Throughout his career Mr. Stata has committed himself to numerous programs to develop learning skills in our youth, promote interest in engineering education, and establish quality as a key cultural value for people and corporations around the world.

As co-founder and the first President of the Massachusetts High Technology Council, Mr. Stata advocated that engineering education and university research funding were a shared responsibility of government and industry.  As a member of Leaders for Education, he joins other business leaders in a continuous effort to reform K-12 education particularly as it related to in urban communities and as it related to nurturing interest in math and science.

At the federal level, he served on the Executive Committee of the Council on Competitiveness from 1987 to 2005. Mr. Stata's service on the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Board of Overseers stemmed from his professional commitment to total quality management.

A graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Mr. Stata holds a BSEE and MSEE from MIT, and was until 2010 the Chairman of the Visiting Committee of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. In 1984 he was elected to MIT's Corporation and served as a member of its Executive Committee until 2010. In 1987-1988 he served as President of the MIT Alumni Association.


  • 1990 Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • 1992 Elected to the National Academy of Engineering
  • 1996 Named Foreign Fellow of Indian National Academy of Engineering
  • 2001 Recipient of the Semiconductor Industry Association's Robert M. Noyce Award for Leadership
  • 2003 Recipient of the IEEE Founder's Medal


  • Co-author, Global Stakes, Ballinger Press 1982
  • Co-author, The Innovators, Harper & Rowe, September 1984


Sponsor message by Pauline Mak, Partner, KPMG LLP

Speaker bio

Pauline Pak
Pauline Mak is a partner in KPMG LLP's Boston federal tax practice.  Pauline has 24 years of experience serving technology, life sciences, and manufacturing clients in Massachusetts and California. She is experienced in both transactional and operational tax issues relating to publicly and privately held companies with multistate and international operations. Pauline has extensive experience in accounting for income taxes under US GAAP and IFRS, and serves as a national instructor for KPMG and a frequent speaker on accounting for income tax topics.
Pauline is the past president of the New England chapter of Ascend, a professional organization dedicated to enabling its members, business partners and the community to leverage the leadership and global business potential of Pan-Asians.  She is currently serving as the Treasurer for the Hong Kong Association of Massachusetts, whose mission is to promote and sponsor cross-border exchanges of trade, business and investment in leading industries.  Pauline is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants.  She is a graduate of California State University at Long Beach with a degree in finance and accounting.  She earned her master’s degree in business taxation from the University of Southern California.  

Partner talk: E-Commerce and opportunities in China, by June Chang, Founder-CEO, EventDove 

Speaker bio

June Chang

A long-time member of NECINA, Dr. Jun Chang is the Founder and CEO of EventDove, a next-generation event management, marketing, and social networking platform. With the encouragement and support of NECINA, EventDove has become one of the leading providers of event management systems in China in just three years. With locations in both the United States and China, EventDove has helped many clients create and realize thousands of events. EventDove provides the necessary tools that can transform anyone into an event organizer.

Entrepreneurship talk: How to Use NECINA as a Resourceful Platform for Your Startup, by John Wang, Founder-CEO, Dreamech Corporation 

Over the past one year, John has made significant progress with his startup Dreamech. He credits a lot of his achievement to his involvement with NECINA. John is happy to share his startup experience with us using his real-case experience. John will address the following areas:

  • Introduction to Dreamech
  • Participate at NECINA events for information and network
  • Volunteer at E Club
  • Benefit from NECINA partner network events
  • Get help from individual NECINA officers and members

Speaker bio

John Wang

John is an automotive design expert and entrepreneur with 18 years of product development experience at companies including General Motors and Johnson Controls. His designs and patents have been applied to GM, Ford and Chrysler automobiles.

John’s Education includes Michigan MBA, MSME and BSME.

Since 2008, John has started a few companies. In April 2012, John founded and served as CEO of Dreamech, Inc., a start-up company providing technology service to connect car owners and their cars via Internet to service experts.



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