Kathy Herring Hayashi

TAB YP Representative for Regions 1-6

Kathy Hayashi has been involved in the semiconductor industry her entire career – developing, deploying and analyzing advanced software tools used to create computer and mobile phone chips. At Unisys Corporation, she worked in research and development designing advanced in-house CAD software tools.  Through acquisition, she transitioned to Cadence Design Systems where some previous tools were incorporated into commercial EDA tools. She then brought her professional leadership as Director at Syntricity, a San Diego based semiconductor startup.

Kathy has held a variety of leadership roles in technical development, applications engineering and information technology.   She currently works at Qualcomm Inc., working with semiconductor workflows in large scale compute environments.

Kathy is on the Executive Board for the San Diego Dance Theater and has been on Technical Advisory Boards for local community colleges.  She is also a member of a San Diego Athena Forum for Executive Women.