Dr. An Steegen holds a Ph.D in Material Science and Electrical Engineering from the Catholic University of Leuven, KUL, in collaboration with the Interuniversity Microelectronics Center, IMEC, in Belgium.
She joined IBM Semiconductor in Fishkill, New York, in 2000. As Semiconductor Technology R&D Director, she was responsible for IBM’s advanced logic technology development for the mobile and ASICS market and she served as host executive in charge of IBM’s International Semiconductor Development Alliance.
In 2010, Dr. Steegen rejoined IMEC as Executive Vice President for Semiconductor Technology & Systems. She was in charge of IMEC’s technology portfolio and strategic innovation in the areas of ICT, health, entertainment, mobility and energy with partnerships across the entire semiconductor eco-system.’
Dr. Steegen is recognized as leader in semiconductor R&D. She holds many patents and she is an acclaimed and inspiring thought leader in innovation in the IoT and digitalization era. She is a member of the SEMI Board of Industry Leaders and she is a frequently asked speaker at the semiconductor industry’s prominent conferences and events.
Recently, Dr. An Steegen joined Umicore as Chief Technology Officer, responsible for the company’s overall innovation strategy and in charge of Umicore’s central R&D to ensure the business units technology leadership in the areas of clean mobility materials, recycling and sustainability. With her background, she will empower Umicore’s transformation in this age of accelerated digitalization.
Dr. An Steegen is a member of the Board of Directors of Barco NV, Kortrijk, Belgium, since 2017.