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3/11 NEC Webinar: ‘Semiconductor Shortages and the U.S. Economy’ with Cliff Waldman, Falan Yinug, Shawn DuBravac and Haig Stoddard

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3/11 NEC Webinar: ‘Semiconductor Shortages and the U.S. Economy’ with Cliff Waldman, Falan Yinug, Shawn DuBravac and Haig Stoddard

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March 11, 2021 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

‘Semiconductor Shortages and the U.S. Economy’ Date: Thursday, March 11 Time: 12pm to 1pm EST Speakers: • Falan Yinug – Director of Industry Statistics and Economic Policy, Semiconductor Industry Association • Shawn DuBravac – President, Avrio Institute • Haig Stoddard – Senior Automotive Industry Analyst, Wards Intelligence Moderator: • Cliff Waldman – NEC Chairman; CEO of New World Economics The pandemic has highlighted numerous manufacturing supply chain challenges. A critical issue being addressed recently is the global shortage of semiconductors. Increased demand for electronics, restrictions on manufacturing activity, and trade wars have all contributed to the problem. Consequently, the scarcity of these materials is impacting consumers as well as major sectors of the economy. This webinar will provide an opportunity to learn from industry experts about the following topics: • General overview of post-pandemic manufacturing supply chains • Analysis of the semiconductor shortage • Impacts on the electronics and automotive industries REGISTRATION IS OPEN! Registration will be open until 11am, Thursday, March 11, 2021. You should receive a confirmation email after registering but the link to the webinar will come in a separate email on the morning of the event.  If you do not receive a confirmation email or the event link by 11am the day of the event, please contact the NEC for that or any other questions at About our speakers: Cliff Waldman, 2019 National Economists Club President and current Board Chairman, is the CEO of New World Economics, a consulting firm that offers a range of forecasting and data creation services to manufacturing companies, trade groups and governments. He is also the host of “Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture”, a weekly podcast show on Manufacturing Talk Radio. Cliff is an active and in-demand public speaker on topics ranging from the U.S. and global economic outlooks to productivity and automation. Falan Yinug is director of industry statistics and economic policy at SIA. Responsible for managing SIA’s statistics and data program, Falan represents SIA in the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) program, which maintains industry-driven monthly sales data for the global industry as well as sales forecasts. Falan also supports SIA’s advocacy efforts through economic research and analysis. In pursuit of this goal, he works closely with SIA staff and member companies, federal statistical agencies, domestic and international companies and business associations, international organizations, foreign government officials, and the academic and think tank community. Prior to SIA, Falan worked for the U.S. International Trade Commission as its semiconductor and semiconductor manufacturing equipment analyst for 9 years. Falan began his career with the federal government as a Presidential Management Fellow and has worked at the Office of Management and Budget and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. Acclaimed global futurist and trendcaster, Dr. Shawn DuBravac is author of the New York Times Best Seller Digital Destiny: How the New Age of Data Will Transform the Way We Work, Live, and Communicate, which explores how the world’s mass adoption of digital technologies portends the beginning of a new era for humanity in the realms of business, healthcare, finance, transportation and culture. DuBravac delivers pragmatic and provocative insights on the trends, technologies and paradigms transforming business and society along with actionable strategies organizations in every industry can apply. DuBravac shares his many insights and ideas at and on Twitter and Instagram at @shawndubravac. Haig Stoddard has followed the auto industry for over three decades, starting as a reporter, and eventually Managing Editor, for Ward’s Automotive Reports, before transitioning to automotive market analyst. He has spent most of his career at Wards, with stints along the way at IHS forecasting North American vehicle production, as well as an automotive market analyst at both General Motors and Dana. Since returning to Wards, he has served as the company’s lead market and forecasting analyst, focusing on tying together vehicle demand, production and supply, and powertrain trends.


March 11, 2021
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm


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