In 1998, the SIA became closer to its European, Japanese, Korean, and Taiwanese counterparts by creating the first global roadmap: The International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS). This international group has (as of the 2003 edition) 936 companies which were affiliated with working groups within the ITRS.  The organization was divided into Technical Working Groups (TWGs) which eventually grew in number to 17, each focusing on a key element of the technology and associated supply chain. Traditionally, the ITRS roadmap was updated in even years, and completely revised in odd years. 
Nariman Yousefi serves as Inphi’s Senior Vice President, Coherent DSP. He joined Inphi after the company acquired ClariPhy in December 2016. At ClariPhy, Mr. Yousefi was the company’s Chief Executive Officer and President. Prior to ClariPhy, he was a founding member and senior executive at Broadcom Corporation Networking group, where he was instrumental in establishing Broadcom as the leading supplier of Ethernet ICs. While at Broadcom, he held multiple executive roles including Senior VP and General Manager of the Enterprise Networking Group and Senior VP of Infrastructure Technologies. Prior to joining Broadcom, Mr. Yousefi held engineering management positions with Standard Microsystems and Western Digital Corporation. Mr. Yousefi studied electrical engineering at the University of California, Davis and received a . in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pacific and an . in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California.