China Semiconductor Technology International Conference (CSTIC) a Great Success in Shanghai

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China Semiconductor Technology International Conference (CSTIC) a Great Success in Shanghai

SHANGHAI, China – 6 April 2009- SEMI and ECS today announced the annual China Semiconductor Technology International Conference (CSTIC), held on 19-20 March 2009 was a great success. The conference featured 239 speakers and 550 attendees from around the world. Nobel Laureate and IBM Fellow J. Georg Bednorz, Intel Senior Fellow Robert S. Chau, IMEC CEO Gilbert J. Declerck and Praxair Vice President and CTO Ray Roberge delivered the keynote presentations at conference plenary session, and more than 20 world-known experts delivered keynote speeches in each symposium.

Mr. Paul Davis, EVP of SEMI, Dr. Jerzy Ruzyllo from ECS, and Dr. David Huang, the conference chairman delivered the opening speeches at the plenary session on behalf of SEMI, ECS, and the conference committee respectively.

The conference featured nine symposia covering most aspects of semiconductor manufacturing and technology including devices, design, lithography, integration, materials, processes, manufacturing as well as emerging semiconductor technologies and silicon material applications. CSTIC has become a world class event with 30 percent of its papers from US, 11 percent from Europe, eight percent from Japan, and while 39 percent papers from China.

The conference hosted speakers from leading fabs, equipment and materials companies such as IBM, Intel, IMEC, UMC, Infineon, Micron, SMIC, Applied Materials, TEL and Praxair. In addition, CSTIC featured speakers from leading universities including MIT, UC Berkeley, Stanford, Yale, University of Pennsylvania, Tsinghua University, and Peking University.

This major semiconductor technology conference, a merger between ISTC and CSTIC, is co-organized by ECS and SEMI. The collaboration of two major world organizations provides consistent and efficient conference operations, allowing both associations to leverage their unique strengths to provide a comprehensive set of high-quality programs.

The 2009 conference was co-organized by China’s High Tech Expert Committee (CHTEC), and sponsored by IEEE and CEMIA. It was supported by Shanghai Pudong Association for Science and Technology, Shanghai Pudong New Area Science & Technology Development Fund.

During the conference, five students and young engineers were awarded the SEMI ECS Student and Engineer Award (SESEA). Recipients included: Claudia Santini of IMEC / University of Palermo, Yujie Ai from Peking University, Qi Liu of the Institute of Microelectronics, Yu Xiaopeng Shelby of UMC Singapore, and Jin Hua Liu of Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation.

In addition, two technical post conference delegations were established including an IC and silicon technology delegation, which has visited top universities and industrial organizations on both semiconductor and solar. The visits have yielded potential collaborations between the world institutions and China high tech industries.

Though this was a challenging year in the semiconductor industry, due in part to the world financial crisis, ISTC/CSTIC 2009 was a great success, with a record high number of paper submissions and attendee numbers since ISTC started on 2001. CSTIC is expected to become the largest annual semiconductor technical conference in China from 2010 and beyond. CSTIC 2010 will be held in March, Shanghai, in conjunction with SEMICON China Show.

About ECS

ECS was founded in 1902 as an international nonprofit, educational organization concerned with a broad range of phenomena relating to electrochemical and solid-state science and technology. The Electrochemical Society has more than 8,000 scientists and engineers in over 70 countries worldwide who hold individual membership, as well as roughly 100 corporations and laboratories that hold corporate membership. For more information, visit

About SEMI

SEMI is the global industry association serving the manufacturing supply chains for the microelectronic, display and photovoltaic industries. SEMI member companies are the engine of the future, enabling smarter, faster and more economical products that improve our lives. Since 1970, SEMI has been committed to helping members grow more profitably, create new markets and meet common industry challenges. SEMI maintains offices in Austin, Bangalore, Beijing, Brussels, Hsinchu, Moscow, San Jose, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit


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