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IECON 2024, Chicago, IL
November 3-6, 2024

Kathy Hayashi

Director, IEEE Region 6, USA

Biography: Kathy Hayashi has been involved in the semiconductor industry her entire career— developing, deploying, and analyzing advanced software tools used to create computer and mobile phone chips. At Unisys, she was on the team that created one of the first Sperry mainframes on a chip using custom software. She has since worked for Cadence Design Systems and Syntricity, a San Diego-based semiconductor startup. She is now at Qualcomm, working with semiconductor workflows in large-scale computing environments. She is currently the IEEE Director of Region 6 (Western Region of the United States) and a member of the IEEE Board of Directors. She is a senior member of IEEE and IEEE-HKN (IEEE Honor Society).

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