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Bertrand Loy    





Bertrand Loy is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer at Entegris, a $1.1 billion global leader of specialty materials and contamination control solutions for the electronics industry. Under his leadership, Entegris has emerged as one of the largest, fastest growing specialty chemical companies focused on serving the electronics ecosystem.  By driving open innovation, a relentless pursuit of operational excellence and a unique customer engagement model, Bertrand has established Entegris as a critical strategic partner to the world’s microelectronics technology leaders. Bertrand has been with Entegris for over 15 years holding various senior executive roles including Chief Operating Officer before becoming CEO in 2012.

In 1989, Bertrand started his career in the pharmaceutical industry with Sandoz Pharma (now Novartis). In 1995, he joined Millipore, a leading provider of solutions for the research, development, and production of biotechnology and pharmaceutical drug therapies. During his tenure with Sandoz and Millipore, Bertrand held a variety of leadership positions in strategic planning, global manufacturing operations, and finance, based in Europe, Japan, Latin America and in the United States. In 2001, Bertrand was asked to help spin-off Millipore’s semiconductor business, and as its first CFO led the newly created Mykrolis to a successful IPO.

Bertrand serves on the board of directors of SEMI, an association representing equipment and materials companies involved in the global electronics industry supply chain. He also serves on the board of directors of Harvard Bioscience, a global leader in the manufacture and distribution of solutions to advance life science research. 

Bertrand holds an MBA from ESSEC Business School in France.


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Presentation abstract


For decades the semiconductor industry has relied on physical scaling, or “shrink,” to enhance device performance, improve their energy efficiency and keep cost per gate under control. But miniaturization is running out of steam and is bumping against the laws of physics.
Yet new advances in computing prowess will be required to power the driverless cars, enable artificial intelligence to its full potential and revolutionize how we manage our health and our lives.
Material scaling will define the next decade of the electronics industry, as the integration of new and more esoteric materials play an increasingly important role in achieving device performance gains. The presentation will review some of the many challenges materials suppliers will need to solve in order to effectively enable this new wave in materials innovation.
The presentation will also discuss how these new expectations on materials suppliers are dislocating this part of the industry ecosystem. Large specialty chemical companies are struggling to justify the growing levels of investment required to stay relevant in this exciting, yet relatively small market. Smaller companies are in desperate need for additional scale to afford growing R&D costs and new levels of investment in global infrastructure. These countervailing forces could reshape the materials part of the industry over the coming years.


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