SEMICON West 2013 Highlights

SEMICON West 2013 is the flagship event for the global microelectronics industry, featuring exhibits, products, technical sessions, and solutions focused on the design and manufacture of semiconductors, MEMS, LEDs, photovoltaics, printed and flexible electronics and related technologies. The 43rd annual SEMICON West is again co-located with Intersolar North America.

In the Numbers:

  • SEMICON West – 1,250 booths (2012: 1,300), net exhibit area ­­124,196 sq. ft.
  • 680 exhibiting companies from 23 countries, 80 new exhibitors
  • Exhibitors with New Products: 320, with Live Demo: 230, with Equipment: 265
  • 30,000+ projected attendees, with 11% international visitors
  • Premier sponsors: Applied Materials Inc., Advantest Inc., KLA-Tencor Corp. 

SEMICON West 2013: Full Event Calendar - List of all SpeakersSEMICON West Press Page

Exhibitor InfoExhibitors with Press ReleasesExhibitors with New ProductsExhibitors Displaying Equipment

What’s New?

  • R&D Consortia Update: For the first time ever, leaders from imec, SEMATECH, CEA-Leti, and G450C will share the keynote stage to discuss the industry's top R&D challenges and collaborative R&D opportunities. (July 10, 10:00-11:00am, Esplanade Hall, Keynote Stage, Moscone)
  • Silicon Innovation Forum: Twenty-five of the industry's top start-ups and emerging companies will pitch their ideas to leading corporate investors, R&D groups and venture capitalists. (July 9, 1:00-4:45pm SIF Conference; 3:00-6:30pm SIF Innovation Showcase and Networking Reception; Esplanade Hall, Keynote Stage, Moscone)
  • Lab to Fab: From R&D to High-Volume Manufacturing: Explore case histories, best known practices, tools and techniques, prototyping, R&D and development services to accelerate Lab-to-Fab success and performance at this Extreme Electronics session.  (July 9, 1:30-3:35 pm, South Hall, Moscone)
  • Addressing Nanodefectivity: Challenges of new inspection and characterization equipment are coupled to fundamentals of defect generation at the nanoscale to describe the integrated nanodefect problem and solutions to enable future semiconductor industry yield enablement (TechXPOT North).  (July 10, 10:30am-12:30pm, North Hall, Moscone)
  • Building the Silicon Photonics Infrastructure: From leading research labs to the key chip and systems makers, this Extreme Electronics session addresses the current state of the technology, the likely solutions for integrating photonics with CMOS, and the industry ecosystem that will be needed to manufacture it.  (July 10, 10:30am-12:35 pm, South Hall, Moscone)
  • Integrating Conventional Silicon in Flexible Electronics: Various techniques are available for creating very thin silicon chips that can be incorporated in flexible systems. This Extreme Electronics session will examine ways to cost effectively and reliably integrate more conventional processors, MEMS sensors or high speed RF communications with printed/flexible electronics systems may open the way to wider applications.  (July 11, 10:30am-1:10pm, South Hall, Moscone)
  • Leveraging Nonplanar Transistor Architectures and New Materials to Power Mobility Apps Beyond 20nm: This TechXPOT session will present various transistor architecture options below 20nm and the status of channel materials development. Inspection and metrology challenges associated with new materials also will be discussed. (July 9, 10:30am-12:30pm, South Hall, Moscone)
  • Bulls & Bears (returning): Analysts will share their points of view, and discuss issues such as the evolution/revolution in the electronics market, semi/semi CAPX industry structure and CAPX spend outlook, and technology issues (450mm, lithography, 3D and more). (July 10, 3:30-4:30pm mixer; 4:30-5:30pm panel; W Hotel)

Executive Events (Keynote Stage, Esplanade Hall)

  • Opening Keynote: Ajit Manocha, Globalfoundries, “Foundry-driven Innovation in the Mobility Era" (July 9, 9:00-9:45am)
  • R&D Panel:  Daniel Armbrust, SEMATECH; Michael Liehr, CNSE; Dr. Laurent Malier, CEA-Leti; Dr. Luc Van den hove, imec; “A Conversion on the Future of Semiconductor Technology” (July 10, 10:00-11:00am)
  • Executive Panel: Martin Anstice, Lam Research; Nobu Koshiba, JSR Corporation; Bertrand Loy, Entegris; Wally Rhines, Mentor Graphics; Denny McGuirk, SEMI; “A Promising but Challenging Future" (July 10, 2:00-3:00pm)

TechXPOT North (North Hall)

Extreme Electronics (South Hall)

TechXPOT South (South Hall) 

PV Production Technologies

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Premier Sponsors of SEMICON West 2013: Advantest, Applied Materials, and KLA-Tencor.