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Karen Lightman

Title: VP, MEMS & Sensors Industry Group, SEMI
Phone: 412-390-1644

Karen Lightman is Vice President of MEMS & Sensors Industry Group (MSIG), a SEMI Strategic Association Partner. As the go-to resource for linking the MEMS and sensors supply chains to diverse, global markets, MSIG advocates for near-term commercialization of MEMS/sensors-based products through a wide range of activities, including conferences, technical working groups and industry advocacy.

Ms. Lightman played a pivotal role in launching MSIG in 2001 and in shepherding the partnership with SEMI, effective January 2017. She is active on the worldwide conference circuit as a keynote speaker and panelist. Ms. Lightman manages MSIG operations, spearheads strategic growth, and oversees sales, public relations, marketing, and outreach. She also plays a critical role in creating content for all MSIG and MSIG-partner conferences, events, and programming.

Ms. Lightman holds a BA from the University of Vermont and a MS in Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University. She resides with her family in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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