Ignacio Alonso

Helen Kardan

Sr. Manager Strategic Business Development


Do TWINSCANs dream with electric wafers?

The fourth industrial revolution increases the needs for higher computational power, supporting Moore’s Law. Ubiquitous computation is permeating all society, increasing again the demand on the semiconductor industry for smarter and greener products. This means that semiconductor equipment manufacturers need to optimize their processes more than ever, even when the physical transistor shrink is becoming more expensive. With that challenge in mind, Helen and Ignacio will introduce ASML’s vision and dream for digitalization of ASML’s TWINSCAN products, an enabler for future societal and industrial progress.


About Ignacio Alonso

As the software execution architect for TWINSCAN products at ASML, Ignacio has five years experience in semiconductor industry. His key responsibilities revolve around software behavior architecture, performance engineering and software development at ASML’s customers all over the world. Ignacio has an academic background with more than 40 scientific contributions in fields like software modeling, software engineering, robotics, energy, security and telecommunications (including conference contributions, journal papers, thesis directed and books in academic editorials). He has chaired several robotics conferences and was invited to European and national panels as contributor to the roadmap for autonomous vehicles.


About Helen Kardan

Helen Kardan received a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering and M.Sc. in Computer Sciences from Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan. After working in various positions in innovation management and business development in high-tech industries for several years, including the automotive, semiconductor and flexible electronics industries, she joined ASML as part of Strategic Business Development team. Her responsibilities include identifying new business domains for ASML’s future roadmaps, as well as supporting the high-tech ecosystem and start-ups in the Brainport Eindhoven region.