Sixteenth Annual IEEE/SEMI ASMC set for April 11-12, 2005 in Munich

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Conference Highlights Latest Developments in Semiconductor Manufacturing

MUNICH, GERMANY, February 10, 2005 -- The 16th Annual IEEE/SEMI Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Conference and Workshop (ASMC 2005) will be held April 11-12 at the International Congress Centre, Munich, Germany.

ASMC 2005 is presented by SEMI and the IEEE. The two-day conference is co-sponsored by the IEEE’s Electron Devices Society (EDS), the IEEE Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Society (CPMT), MICRO Magazine and Semiconductor Manufacturing Magazine. Corporate co-sponsors include FSI International, KLA-Tencor Corporation and Nikon Precision Europe.

ASMC, which will be held concurrently with SEMICON Europa 2005, focuses on the latest technological developments in semiconductor manufacturing. Technical sessions will cover advanced processing, advanced yield methodologies, factory automation and integration, improving factory performance, defect inspection, and lithography challenges and advances.

Keynote speakers include Ernst Schmidt, head of semiconductor kit and interconnect technology electronics at auto maker BMW, who will give a perspective on semiconductors in future automotive electronics applications; Nimish Shah, director of component automation systems for Intel, outlining a roadmap for emerging automation and computing capabilities for high volume manufacturing; and Rick Wallace, executive vice president, KLA-Tencor, who will discuss the use of process control as a means of keeping up with Moore's Law while lowering the cost of IC production.

The ASMC poster reception will provide an opportunity for networking between authors and conference attendees. During this session, papers will be presented in an interactive format on topics ranging from production scheduling and yield modeling to line monitoring.

Online registration for ASMC 2005 is now available. To register or for more information visit, or contact Margaret Kindling at, phone

Qualified journalists should contact Jennifer Blatt, SEMI Public Relations, at for media registration information.

SEMI is a global industry association serving companies that develop and provide manufacturing technology and materials to the global semiconductor, flat panel display, MEMS and related microelectronics industries. SEMI maintains offices in Austin, Beijing, Brussels, Hsinchu, Moscow, San Jose (Calif.), Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit


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Margaret Kindling/SEMI