Innovative Manufacturing Strategies Focus of Keynote at SBC 2008

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Innovative Manufacturing Strategies Focus of Keynote at SBC 2008

Ajit, Manocha, EVP of Spansion Examines Keys to Success in Chip-Making Business

SAN JOSE, Calif. – March 26, 2008 – SEMI today announced the formal agenda for its upcoming Strategic Business Conference (SBC) 2008, which features an opening keynote speech delivered by Ajit, Manocha, executive vice president of Spansion, who will examine key factors for success in the chip-making business. Held at the Meritage Resort in Napa, California, April 28–30, SBC 2008 will host a wide range of industry leaders delivering presentations focused on all aspects of the semiconductor manufacturing supply chain. In addition, the conference will feature a panel discussion, and ample opportunity for peer networking.

SBC is an annual conference hosted by SEMI for manufacturing and technology executives and their suppliers. This year's conference addresses the key challenges and opportunities for companies in the global marketplace.

Targeted at chief operating officers, chief technology officers, general managers, product managers, and sales and marketing executives, SBC’s agenda features sessions including “Do Real Men Choose FabLite?,” “45 nm and Beyond: When, Who and How Many?,” “Memory Manufacturing Dynamics,” “Packaging and test: Matching Moore’s Law for Profit,” and “Emerging Markets and Materials: Differentiating Science from Science Fiction.”

Some of the keynote and session speakers include:

  • Ajit Manocha, executive vice president of Worldwide Operations, Spansion
  • Robert Bruck, vice president, Technology and Manufacturing Group, general manager, Technology Manufacturing Engineering, Intel
  • William Chen, senior technical advisor, ASE
  • Mark Pinto , senior vice president, CTO and general manager of Energy and Environmental Solutions, Applied Materials

*For a full list of speakers, please visit

The panel discussion, entitled “Supply chain to the Customer,” will discuss the many steps and resources needed to take a new product from conception to store shelves. Panelists from successful companies in the supply chain will reveal the keys to producing winning products on time and on target, and they will also discuss what they need from suppliers further down the chain. The panel will be moderated by Ron Leckie, president of INFRASTRUCTURE Advisors.

At SBC 2008, speakers representing a broad range of IDMs will explain the implications of these new realities for equipment-and-materials suppliers and present their roadmaps, expectations and insights for success. Attendees will have opportunities to talk, one–on–one, with leading industry manufacturing and technology executives from IDMs, OEMs and foundries.

To register or for additional information and an updated agenda, please call (408) 943-6900 or visit

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

Association Contact:

Scott Smith/SEMI
Tel: +1 408.943.7957