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Silicon Valley Manufacturing Roundtable

San Jose, CA
Cost: $0

The Cities of San Jose, Fremont, Milpitas, Santa Clara, and Morgan Hill are excited to announce the latest installment of the Silicon Valley Manufacturing Roundtable, taking place at the new NextFlex flexible hybrid manufacturing institute in North San Jose!

This Roundtable session will center around increasing local manufacturing competitiveness and reshoring opportunities for SV companies, and will be capped off with a fireside chat and Q&A session with Micrel founder and former CEO Ray Zinn. Ray will be sharing his thoughts on the importance of manufacturing in Silicon Valley, his experience as the longest serving CEO in Silicon Valley, and insights from his new book, Tough Things First.

The FREE event will provide stimulating discussion and opportunities for networking. Breakfast and refreshments will be served for attendees.


8:00-8:30 Continental Breakfast & Networking

8:30-8:40 NextFlex Welcome

8:40-9:00  NextFlex: Next Generation Flexible Electronics and Implications for Silicon Valley

9:00-9:05  Q&A

9:05-9:25  Reshoring Institute: Case Studies on True Cost of Outsourcing

9:25-9:30 Q&A

9:30-10:15 Fireside Chat: Ray Zinn – Lessons Learned from 37 Years at the Helm of Micrel

10:15-10:25 Q&A

10:25-11:00 Networking & Facility Tour

*First-Priority seating is for local manufacturers, OEMs, startups, and our partners in Silicon Valley. Please contact Donovan Lazaro of the San Jose Economic Development Office at with questions.

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