Press Release for the Business Mission to Silicon Valley & CES

DADO Banatao

From left to right:

Dr. Consorcio Namoco, Dr. Ruth Cabahug (University Of Science & Technology In The Southern Philippines); Ms. Angelina “Jonesy” Castro (PhilDev); Dr. Joel Joseph Marciano (Department Of Science & Technology-ASTI); Mr. Senen Perlada (Department Of Trade & Industry); Mr. & Mrs. Dado and Maria Banatao (Dado & Maria Banatao Institute); Hon. Asec. Rafaelita “Fita” Aldaba (Department Of Trade & Industry); Dr. Brian Belen (First Asia Venture Capital); Mr. Lionel Belen (Fastech
Advanced Assembly); Mr. Anthony St. George (College of Engineering – UC Berkeley); Dr. Bill Flounders (Marvell NanoLab); Mr. Robert Minguez (Xinyx Design Consultancy And Services, Inc.); Ms. Vanessa Ascaño (University Of Science & Technology In The Southern Philippines); Mr. Elmer Lapeña (Testech Group)

 

marvell

At the University of California-Berkeley

  • To discuss potential collaborations with the S&E Industry in R&D Projects with faculty members, Ms. Connie Chang-Hasnain and Mr. Jan Rabaey, and a NanoFab lab tour by Dr. Bill Flounders, Executive Director of Marvell Nanofabrication Laboratory;
  • To meet Mr. Dado Banatao, a global Filipino technology innovator and a 2018 Ramon V. Del Rosario Sr. Awardee for Nation Building” to gain insights in the development of a SEIPI Science and Technology Center in the Philippines that will house an IC Design Center, a Lab-Scale Wafer Fab, and an R&D Lab

 

networking night

Front, sitting:

Consul-General Henry Bersuto (Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco); Hon. Asec Rafaelita Aldaba (DTI); Dr. Dan Lachica (President, SEIPI)

From left to right:

Mr. Robert Minguez (Director, Xinyx Design Consultancy And Services, Inc.); Mr. Anthony Rivera (Assistant Director, DTI); Dr. Joel Joseph Marciano (Director, Department Of Science & Technology-ASTI); Mr. Senen Perlada (Executive Director, Department Of Trade & Industry); Ms. May Niña Celynne Layug (Trade Commissioner, Philippine Trade and Investment Center San Francisco); Ms. Vanessa Ascaño, Dr. Ruth Cabahug, Dr. Consorcio Namoco (University Of Science & Technology In The Southern Philippines); Mr. Elmer Lapeña (President and COO, Testech Group).

 

Networking Night with the Science & Technology Advisory Council, Consul-General Bersuto, Silicon Valley-based start-up firms and young professionals in electronics about the latest industry trends, DOST’s Microsatellite Program, and the US-China Tariff War

 

SEMI

From left to right:

Mr. Anthony Rivera, Mr. Senen Perlada, Hon. Asec. Rafaelita Aldaba (Department of Trade and Industry); Mr. Dave Anderson (SEMI President); Dr. Dan Lachica (SEIPI President)

Courtesy visit to SEMI, a global industry association of companies that provide equipment, materials and services for the manufacture of semiconductors, in light of the upcoming MOU between SEIPI and SEMI Southeast Asia.  SEMI has over 2,500 member companies worldwide

 

Google

From left to right:

Dr. Consorcio Namoco (USTP); Mr. Elmer Lapeña and Mr. Tito Yuchengco  (Testech Group); Ms. Regina Sawhney (Filipino Googler); Ms. Ruth Cabahug (USTP); Mr. Earl Qua (IONICS Ems); Mr. Lionel Belen (Fastech Advanced Assembly); Dr. Dan Lachica (SEIPI);  Google Hardware Director; Hon. Asec. Rafaelita “Fita” Aldaba, ED Senen Perlada, AD Anthony Rivera (Department Of Trade & Industry); Ms. May Nina Celynne Layug (PTIC, *at the back*) Dr. Brian Belen (President, First Asia Venture Capital); Ms. Vanessa Ascaño (USTP)

 

google card

At the Googleplex to meet with the hardware director and learn about Google’s Culture of Innovation.

 

CES

WEF Meeting participants with Dr. Dan Lachica (SEIPI President); Hon. Asec. Rafaelita “Fita” Aldaba, ED Senen Perlada, AD Anthony Rivera (Department of Trade and Industry)

At the WEF Meeting at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas with DTI Assistant Secretary, Honorable Rafaelita “Fita” Aldaba, presenting “Partner Philippines” to introduce investments and manufacturing possibilities

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