Kathy Herring Hayashi

Kathy Herring 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 local startup focusing on semiconductor yield. She is now at Qualcomm, working with semiconductor workflows in large-scale compute 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.  Kathy, a senior member of IEEE and IEEE-HKN member, is also the vice-Chair of the IEEE Global Semiconductor ad hoc.