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  • 26 Aug 2022 9:20 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    On August 23rd, Greg Akiki - Senior Director of Quality at GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Geoff Akiki - President at Hoya LSI at Hoya Group and Fram Akiki, President at Joun Technologies were guests at Google's new Pier 57 Executive and Customer Center in New York City. Hosted by Fabien DuBoeuf, Google Cloud's Industry Manager for Manufacturing, the day kicked off with breakfast and a tour of the facility. Next came a special recording of the podcast covering digital transformation topics in manufacturing, moderated by Fabien in a conference room overlooking the Hudson River.

    The topics covered included:

    • How has technology transformed the manufacturing industry?- Why is manufacturing a good target for digital transformation?
    • How has technology transformed the manufacturing industry?
    • What are some of the benefits of cloud computing, AI, and machine learning?
    • What is Google's approach for the future of manufacturing?

    Listen to the podcast here:

    Check out the photos taken during the brothers' visit to Pier 57 Executive and Customer Center below: 


    If you missed past episodes of the podcast, you can watch them below:

    1. Episode 1: Chip shortage and its effect on the automobile industry 
    2. Episode 2: Geo-political aspects of chip manufacturing 
    3. Episode 3: AI and Semiconductor Chips 
    4. Episode 4: Digital Transformation 
    5. Episode 5: Consumer Electronics Show, 5G and airplanes, and the CHIPS Act
  • 10 Feb 2022 9:28 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    In the fifth episode of the ‘Brothers Talking Tech’ podcast, Greg Akiki - Senior Director of Quality at GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Geoff Akiki - President at Hoya LSI at Hoya Group and Fram Akiki, President at Joun Technologies discuss the world's most influential technology event - The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) - held in Las Vegas the first week of January.

    They also cover recent news on the 5G/airline interference controversy and the U.S. House of Representatives $52B Bill (CHIPS Act) to promote the domestic semiconductor industry.

    Below are the main points they tackle:

    • What gizmos and gadgets at CES caught the eyes of the three brothers?
    • In simple terms, what are the issues and solution for safe operation of 5G towers and airplanes?
    • How does the $52B Bill compare to Asian investment in semiconductors and what are the next steps?


    If you missed the first four episodes, watch them below:

  • 09 Dec 2021 8:57 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    In the fourth episode of the ‘Brothers Talking Tech’ podcast, Greg Akiki - Senior Director of Quality at GLOBALFOUNDRIES - and Fram Akiki, President at Joun Technologies - joined by the third brother Geoff Akiki - President at Hoya LSI at Hoya Group, discuss digital transformation and its ability to full accelerate business growth.

    Below are the main points they tackle:

    - Companies need digital transformation to survive and thrive, but this transformation has to be more than just replacing manual or digital processes. True transformation has to accelerate businesses by fully leveraging technology.

    - Digital transformation must tackle all departments, especially design, manufacturing and sales. It’s not just an IT activity.

    - Customers are expecting more product personalization.

    - What is a digital twin and how can it improve product optimization in the real world

    - Digital solutions are revamping how companies think about the sales.

    If you missed the first three episodes, watch the below:

    Episode 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAeEbAwRiEw&list=PLEe9uSnyyPeG1FFlmbeRLZAVYdKjkKHvo

    Episode 2: Geo-political aspects of chip manufacturing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZG4UYfYuQ-8&list=PLEe9uSnyyPeG1FFlmbeRLZAVYdKjkKHvo

    Episode 3: AI and Semiconductor Chipshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fGp3KOIitg&t=4s

  • 28 Oct 2021 10:03 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    In the third episode of the ‘Brothers Talking Tech’ podcast, Greg Akiki and Fram Akiki, President at Joun Technologies - discuss different chip functionalities, with a particular focus on artificial intelligence.

    Below are the main points they tackle:

    • What is the number 1 area today in chips for venture capital investment?
    • What are AI Training and AI Inference?
    • How do you optimize a chip for AI?

    With over 75 years of combined experience in the tech industry, the two brothers regularly engage in a 5-minute tech discussion on current technical topics in the news in a fun yet highly informative format.

    If you missed the first two episodes, watch them below:

    Episode 1: Chip shortage and its effect on the automobile industry
    Episode 2: Geo-political aspects of chip manufacturing 


  • 21 Sep 2021 9:30 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    LebNet is continuing its podcast series ‘Brothers Talking Tech’ hosted by Greg Akiki - Senior Director of Quality at GLOBALFOUNDRIES - and Fram Akiki, President at Joun Technologies. 

    With over 75 years of combined experience in the tech industry, the two brothers are regularly engaging in a 5-minute tech discussion on current technical topics in the news in a fun yet highly informative format. 

    In the second episode, they discuss the geo-political aspects of chip manufacturing.

    Below are the main points they tackle: 

    • Which countries have been building chips from 1970 to today?
    • What is the most critical step in building chips and how is it transitioning?
    • How important is the ecosystem around semiconductor manufacturing?
    • What are the challenges of building more chips in the U.S.?

    You can listen to the second episode below. If you missed the first episode on the chip shortage and its effect on the automobile industry, you can listen to that by clicking here

  • 18 Aug 2021 12:58 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    LebNet is launching its first podcast series ‘Brothers Talking Tech’ hosted by Greg Akiki - Senior Director of Quality at GLOBALFOUNDRIES - and Fram Akiki, President at Joun Technologies. 

    With over 75 years of combined experience in the tech industry, the two brothers will be regularly engaging in a 5-minute tech discussion on current technical topics in the news in a fun yet highly informative format. 

    In the first episode, they discuss the shortage of chips in the automotive industry. Below are the main points they tackle: 

    • Why have semiconductor chips become so important? 
    • What are some of the dynamics (cost, execution) of running a state-of-the art semiconductor fabrication plant (fab) today? 
    • How are chips for automobiles different from chips for smartphones or PCs?
    • What lessons do the automobile OEMs have to learn from the current shortage? 

    You can listen to the first episode below: 


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