In the ESD Alliance line-up of Fall 2021 events, next is a webinar on export compliance, a topic that affects all companies in the 3D InCites community and semiconductor industry, not just the system design ecosystem as the title implies.

The “Understanding Export Regulations Affecting the Electronic System Design Ecosystem” webinar features Larry Disenhof, Chair of our Export Committee and Group Director in Cadence’s Government and Trade Compliance Group, our go-to expert in export compliance. As he will explain, the world of export compliance is progressively more complex and perplexing. Attendees will get his perspective and understanding of the export climate and his recommendations for navigating export regulations.

The webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, September 15, from 9 am until 10 am PDT.

For those of you who don’t know Larry, he is an expert with more than 20 years of experience representing the electronic system design ecosystem to export administration agencies. His unique position makes him well qualified to provide historical context, understanding of current controls, and potential new controls affecting electronic system design software and technologies, as well as the entire semiconductor industry.

Larry has been part of the Export Committee as well as its chair since its inception in July 2001, fashioning it into a well-respected resource for our members. Under his leadership, the Export Committee educates our members on export and other government regulatory issues affecting our industry and each company’s ability to sell and support its products. It also educates government agencies overseeing export regulations and other regulatory organizations in Washington, D.C., about our products and how they are classified in the Commerce Control List to ensure the correct level of export controls are applied. The Export Committee also works with SEMI’s Policy and Advocacy Office in Washington, D.C.

The level of detail of U.S. export rules and regulations can be confusing and easily misinterpreted, especially when regulations are specific to a country, an industry, or an application. Even emerging companies or startups need to be aware of export rules and restrictions because the penalties for not following the rules can be harsh. That’s why the webinar is so timely now. Attendees can expect up-to-the-minute and easily understood information about the changeable export landscape. We’ll leave plenty of time at the end for questions so we’ll all have a better grasp on the shifting landscape.

Complimentary registration for “Understanding Export Regulations Affecting the Electronic System Design Ecosystem” is available to ESD Alliance and SEMI members. The fee for non-members is $35.  Register here.

Our Media Library has recordings of previous events, including a two-part series we recently co-hosted by standards organization Accellera on challenges of working from home from the designer and executive-level perspectives. Both well-attended panels were lively and engaging.

To learn more about the ESD Alliance, a SEMI Technology Community, and its programs, initiatives and upcoming events, visit the ESD Alliance website. Or contact me at

Engage with the ESD Alliance at:


ESD Alliance Bridging the Frontier blog

Twitter: @ESDAlliance



Bob Smith

 Robert (Bob) Smith is Executive Director of the ESD Alliance, a SEMI Strategic Association Partner.…

View Bob's posts

Become a Member

Media Kit