SEMICON West 2015 focuses on the most critical issues in semiconductor manufacturing

SEMI today announced the SEMICON West 2015 technical and business program agenda tackling the most important issues facing the future of semiconductor manufacturing. In addition to the exposition with over 650 exhibitors planned, SEMICON West will feature over 180 total hours of programs —  including free technical, applications and business programs as well as an extensive lineup of exclusive programs. Discounted registration for SEMICON West ends June 5.

Exclusive programs include the three-day Semiconductor Technology Symposium (STS) conference, a comprehensive technology and business conference addressing the key issues driving the future of semiconductor manufacturing and markets. STS is offered as an intensive professional conference, with paid guaranteed classroom-style seating, lunch, and networking breaks. Aligned with the latest inputs from technology roadmaps, sessions at the STS will focus on the significant trends shaping near-term semiconductor technology and market developments in key areas including:

  • Semiconductor Manufacturing: Current Challenges and Future Opportunities for the Supply Chain
  • Adjacent Spaces: Strategies for Executing Expansion into Adjacent Markets
  • Packaging: The Very Big Picture 
  • Packaging: Digital Health and Semiconductor Technology
    • Test Vision 2020 (Automated Test Equipment)
    • Interconnect Technology for High-Performance Computing
    • Making Sense of the Lithography Landscape: Cost and Productivity Issues below 14nm and Path(s) to 5nm
    • Scaling Transistors: HVM Solutions Below 14nm; Getting to 5nm
    • Flexible Hybrid Electronics for Wearable Applications – Challenges/Solutions
    • Interconnect Technology for High-Performance Computing

In addition to the STS conference, SEMICON West continues to feature a full set of complimentary programs, including keynote addresses, executive panels, technical and business sessions.

The Tuesday Keynote Panel includes Jo De Boeck, senior VP and CTO of imec; Mike Campbell, senior VP of Engineering at Qualcomm; and Subashish Mitra, associate professor at Stanford University who will tackle the issue of “Scaling the Walls of sub-14nm Manufacturing.” Doug Davis, senior VP and GM, IoT Group at Intel, will present the Wednesday Keynote.

SEMICON West TechXPOT conference sessions on the exhibition floor are also provided free to exposition attendees. Sessions at the TechXPOTs are developed for engineers, technologists, and business leaders seeking solutions to key technology challenges, exploring cutting-edge and future technology developments and assessing their impact on the semiconductor supply chain. Developed in conjunction with SEMI technical committees, partner organizations, and technologists, the TechXPOT agenda will provide a deeper view of key technology developments and their business impact:

  • What’s Next for MEMS?
  • Automating Semiconductor Test Productivity
  • Emerging Generation Memory Technology: Update on 3D NAND, MRAM and RRAM
  • Materials Session: Contamination Control in the Sub-20nm Era
  • Subsystem and Component Suppliers at Critical Cross Roads to Deliver on Yield and Productivity
  • Equipment and Materials Opportunities for Flexible Hybrid Electronics
  • Packaging Session: Auto Utopia — Gearing up Semiconductor to Turn Dreams to Reality
  • The Evolution of the New 200mm Fab for the Internet of Everything
  • Monetizing the IoT: Opportunities and Challenges for the Semiconductor Sector
  • CMP Technical and Market Trends
  • Factory of the (Near) Future: Using Industrial IoT in Semiconductor Manufacturing Sector
  • Update on Industry Status of 450mm

Other key programs include:

  • Silicon Innovation Forum Conference is a two-day innovation conference that includes a one-day startup/investor forum and a one-day research forum.
  • Sustainable Manufacturing Forum is a three-day event starting on July 13; it delves into issues of Regulatory Compliance, Sustainable Technologies, and Sustainable Supply Chains.
  • “Bulls and Bears,” a session where a panel of technical and financial thought leaders address provocative questions on the state of the microelectronics industry and the outlook for the future.

Discounted registration for SEMICON West 2015 ( through June 5.  Early-bird pricing for the Semiconductor Technology Symposium (STS), Test Vision 2020, and Sustainable Manufacturing Forum (SMF) applies through June 5. Premier sponsors of SEMICON West 2015 include Applied Materials, KLA-Tencor, and Lam Research.


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