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Tom Friedman to Deliver Keynote Address at 2020 SIA Leadership Forum & Award Celebration

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --A The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today announced Thomas L. Friedman, longtime foreign affairs columnist at The New York TimesA and bestselling author ofA The World is Flat, will deliver the keynote address at theA 2020 SIA Leadership Forum & Award Celebration, a virtual event taking place on Thursday, Nov. 19 at 3 p.m. EST. Friedman will offer insights on navigating the rising geopolitical frictions between the U.S. and China a?? the world's largest economies a?? and the resulting pressures on the global economy as a whole and the semiconductor industry in particular. SIA represents 95 percent of the U.S. semiconductor industry by revenue and nearly two-thirds of non-U.S. chip firms.
Tom Friedman to Deliver Keynote Address at 2020 SIA Leadership Forum & Award Celebration
"With decades of experience as a renowned journalist and author, Tom Friedman is a leading authority on the complex issues at the intersection of foreign policy and technology," said John Neuffer, SIA president and CEO. "The semiconductor industry is in the crosshairs of escalating U.S.-China trade tensions, with a barrage of tariffs and broad export controls on chip technology disrupting markets and global supply chains. Given Mr. Friedman's extensive knowledge and experience covering the global affairs and technology issues shaping our world, we look forward to his perspectives as keynote speaker on the road ahead for U.S.-China relations and navigating overall geopolitical turbulence." Winner of three Pulitzer Prizes, Friedman has covered theA monumental stories from around the globe forA The New York TimesA since 1981. Vanity FairA called him "the country's best newspaper columnist." Ranked #2 onA The Wall Street Journal'sA list of "influential business thinkers" and named to the 2011 Thinkers50 and the 2013 list ofA Foreign Policy's Top Global Thinkers, Friedman is considered one of "America's Best Leaders" byA US News & World Report.In his latestA bestseller,A Thank You for Being Late:A An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations,A Friedman offers a blueprint for overcoming the stresses and challenges of a world being transformed by technology, globalization, and climate change. Friedman's
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