SEMICON Europa 2006 - Fab Managers Forum

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10th Fab Managers Forum

Monday 3 April 2006, 10:30-18:30
Arabella Sheraton Grand Hotel - Munich, Germany
In conjunction with SEMICON Europa 2006

It is our pleasure to announce our 10th European FAB Managers Forum, presented by Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI). The forum is developed in close co-operation with our European semiconductor Fab and R&D organizations.

This conference has established itself as a well respected meeting venue for FAB managers, executives and professionals from the semiconductor industry to meet and discuss topical issues, which are of mutual interest in the relentless drive towards competitive manufacturing.

IC markets remain extremely price sensitive, so the pressure for continued improvements remains as tough as ever before. Furthermore, the need to identify and reduce gaps between the semiconductor technology ‘push’ versus the electronics products market ‘pull’, through i.e. Micro Systems -System in Package- solutions is on top of the agenda for business development, to drive existing FAB asset utilized to an optimum. It is essential that successful FAB managers and their teams stay informed in the areas of manufacturing control and developments in enabling technologies ‘beyond the silicon’. Users and key suppliers must stay on top of the challenges that need to be resolved by effective information exchange and collaboration.

The FAB Managers Forum will have sessions of short presentations, followed by the very popular and interactive FAB Managers Executive Panel session.

The conference is followed by a reception/dinner, which allows participants to take a full benefit of networking among in other industry peers.

Rooms have been blocked at the Arabella Sheraton Grand Hotel, nicely located in the proximity to both, Munich city center and the Messe Munich.

As before, this forum is held in conjunction with SEMICON Europa, this time in Munich on the Monday before the exposition (Tuesday-Thursday) - allowing an efficient travel schedule and to participate in both events.

10:00 - 10:30

Registration and Welcome Coffee

10:30 - 10:40


Stanley Myers / Heinz Kundert, SEMI


10:40 – 11:10

Keynote Address


Wolfgang Ziebart, CEO, Infineon Technologies


11:10 - 12:30

Session I: Pushing Production Efficiency & FAB Control

Session Chair

Reiner Jumpertz, FAB Product Engineering Mgr, Texas Instruments


"Design for X"
Jean-Pierre Heliot, Dep. Dir., Crolles2 Alliance


"Success Story: Keeping existing FABs fit for extended use of assets"
Werner Reczek, COO, Infineon Technologies Austria


"Sustainable Manufacturing: High Productivity with Low Impact"
Rainhardt Russ, Manager Environment, AMD, Dresden


“On the International SEMATECH, ISMI FAB Efficiency Drive”
Scott Kramer, Dir. ISMI, International Sematech, Austin


12:45 - 14:00


14:00 - 17:45

Session II: Pulling New Application Solutions 'beyond the CMOS Silicon'

Session Chair


"Surviving The Challenge Of Digital Consumerisation"
Malcolm Penn, CEO Future Horizons, UK


"A.S.P. (Application Specific Packaging) improves your A.S.P. (Average Selling Price)"
Gene Gretchen, Group VP and GM, STMicroelectronics, Malta


"MNT Europe -A distributed MicroNano Technology R&D Infrastructure"
Brendan O'Neil, Dir. Central Fabrication, Tyndall Lab, Cork


"Developing enabling Technologies for Smart Devices: Challenges ahead"
Jan Wauters, Dir. of Industry Relations, IMEC, Leuven


Coffee Break


"Advanced System Integration - Future Trends and Challenges"
Herbert Reichl, Mng. Dir. IZM, Berlin


“Diversified Technologies -'More than Moore'-“
Pascal Louis, Dir. Strategic Technology, Altis Semiconductor, Corbeil Essonnes


”Application Systems, Architecture Driving Silicon Consumption”

Andreas Wild, Dir. Technology Solutions EMEA, Freescale Semiconductor


“The Challenge to integrate Research into Mfg –Fraunhofer CNT”
Peter Kuecher, Dir. Fraunhofer CNT, Dresden

17:45 - 18:30

Executive Panel Session

Session Chair

Gene Gretchen, Group VP and GM, STMicroelectronics, Malta

Session Chair

Michael Hummel, VP & GM, Philips Semiconductors, Boeblingen


Francis Taroni, COO, Altis Semiconductor, Corbeil Essonnes


Uwe Leithaeuser, Wafer FAB Mgr, Texas Instruments, Freising


Peter Kuecher, Dir. Fraunhofer CNT, Dresden


Closing Remarks


19:00 - 22:30

Bus Transfer to Dinner Place


FAB Managers Forum Dinner


at the "Augustinerkeller", the historical Munich beer cellar

Organized by:

Dinner sponsored by:



Event Co-sponsored by:


Who should attend:

Fab managers, executives and professionals from the European semiconductor industry


Before 03 March 2006 –– SEMI-Member euro390 / Non-Member euro450
After 03 March 2006 – euro490
(includes paper proceedings, coffee breaks, lunch, social evening)


Register at


ArabellaSheraton Grand Hotel

ArabellaSheraton Grand Hotel
Arabellastrasse, 6
D-81925 Munich
Tel: +49 89 92 64 – 0
Fax: +49 89 92 64 – 86 99

Special rates were negotiated:

Room rates (Superior/ Executive category):
Single room: 150 EUR
Double room: 175 EUR
Breakfast: +22 EUR per person

These rates are only valid till 13 March 2006!

Book your hotel room at