Industry Macro-Challenges Examined by Leading Technologists at ASMC 2008

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Semiconductor Manufacturing Industry Macro-Challenges Examined by Leading Technologists at ASMC 2008

Conference to feature Industry Leader Keynotes, and 80+ Peer-reviewed Presentations

SAN JOSE, Calif. – March 10, 2008 – The 19th Annual IEEE/SEMI Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Conference and Workshop (ASMC 2008) will be held May 5-7 at the Hyatt Regency in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The conference will feature presentations of over 80 peer-reviewed manuscripts that cover critical technologies affecting fab performance.

For almost two decades, ASMC has been a leading conference that enables collaboration and sharing of technical breakthroughs that provide a valuable source of cost-effective, hands-on solutions to address real-world manufacturing challenges.

This year’s conference features keynotes delivered by industry leaders from AMD, Synopsys, IBM Research, Linde Electronics and Intel. In addition, the conference will offer 15 unique sessions highlighting key topics including:

    Defect inspection

    Advanced equipment and materials

    Cost reduction

    Yield methodologies

    Equipment productivity

    Contamination-free manufacturing

    Factory automation

    Advanced processing

    Lithography advances

    Advanced metrology

    Design for Manufacturability

ASMC opens the evening of May 4 with a welcome reception. The ASMC poster session/reception that closes day one of the conference offers networking opportunities between authors and conference attendees. During this interactive session, papers will be presented on topics such as detection of manufacturing problems using product test data, tool-to-tool interface standardization and yield optimization with DFM, and many others.

ASMC 2008 is presented by SEMI and the IEEE. The two and a half day conference is co-sponsored by the IEEE Electron Devices Society (EDS), the IEEE Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Society (CPMT). Corporate sponsors include Applied Materials, Aviza Technology, Brooks Automation, CyberOptics Semiconductor, Infineon, KLA-Tencor, Linde Electronics, Nikon, Synopsys, Toppan and Solid State Technology.

Online registration for ASMC 2008 is now available at For more information, please visit the site or contact Margaret Kindling at, phone Qualified members of the media should contact Scott Smith, SEMI Public Relations, at for media registration information.

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, Beijing, Brussels, Hsinchu, Moscow, San Jose, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit

Scott Smith/SEMI
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