Strategic Materials Conference -- SMC 2018

Strategic Materials Conference -- SMC 2018

Monday, Sep 24 – Wednesday, Sep 26, 2018
08:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Monday, Sep 24, 2018 to Wednesday, Sep 26, 2018
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Double Tree by Hilton
2050 Gateway Place
San Jose, California, United States - 95110


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The Strategic Materials ConferenceSMC 2018, is two and a half days of information sharing on the latest developments in advanced materials. It is the only premier conference devoted to technology and business drivers of materials in the microelectronics supply chain. SMC is also an excellent opportunity to network with industry leaders, experts, and colleagues.

This year's conference theme is “Materials Shaping the Future of Electronics" which will delve into what’s driving demand for:

  • New Materials
  • Economic and Market Trends
  • Challenges and Opportunities at Leading Edge Nodes
  • Materials Supply Chain
  • Plus many more topics

The conference attracts a highly influential audience from every segment of the semiconductor manufacturing industry and provides comprehensive in-depth content and unprecedented networking opportunities for professionals who share common strategic objectives for the extended electronics ecosystem.

The SMC 2018 Organizing Committee is pleased to present keynotes from Google and DowDuPont:

John Martinis Photo 

John Martinis
Research Scientist
Quantum AI


 Rick Hemond, Ph.D 

Rick Hemond, Ph.D
Chief Marketing Officer
Electronics & Imaging Specialty Products Division


Event Contact
Lin Tso
Tel: +1.510.943.7920

Sponsorship Information
Shane Poblete
Tel: +1.202.847.5983



SMC 2018 Co-chair SMC 2018 Co-chair and
*CGMG 2017–2018 Co-chair

*CGMG 2017–2018 Co-chair

Wenge Yang
Vice President, Marketing


Kevin D. Peterson
Director of Sales and Marketing
JX Nippon Mining and Metals


Bart Pitcock
Vice President and General Manager
KMG Electronic Chemicals


 Committee Members


Sanjay Malhotra
Applied Materials


Rozalia Beica


Ashwani Rawat
Intel Corporation


Mark Thirsk
Linx Consulting


John Smythe
Micron Technology


Kim Arnold
Brewer Science


Jim Hannah


Maria Peterson
JSR Micro


Mansour Moinpour
Merck — EMD
Performance Materials


Katherine Hutchison
Versum Materials

Kurt Carlsen

*SEMI Chemicals and
Gases Manufacturers

The SMC Organizing Committee is a subcommittee of the SEMI Chemicals and Gases Manufacturers Group. CGMG is a SEMI Special Interest Group comprised of leading manufacturers, producers, packagers and distributors of chemicals and gases used in the microelectronics industry. For over a decade, CGMG has facilitated the development of industry standards, engaged in public policy and regulatory initiatives and education, organized industry events, and other collaborative activities to advance the industries they represent.



Full Conference Registration includes:

  • All conference sessions (keynotes, speakers, panel discussions).
  • Two networking receptions (Welcome Reception, SMC 2018 Networking Reception)
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, and breaks)

Airfare and hotel accommodations are NOT included.


SEMI MemberEarly-Bird Registration - Before August 31Regular Registration - Starting September 1
 US $550.00US $650.00
Non-MembersUS $710.00US $810.00
Students with Valid IDUS $80.00US $100.00
Student code required.
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Hotel Accommodations:

DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose

2050 Gateway Place room

San Jose, CA 95110

A block of rooms have been reserved for September 23, 2018 - September 27, 2018. The special room rate of $266 per night, Standard King:  Single/Double will be available only until September 9, 2018

To begin the process, click on "Make A Reservation" below to receive the group's preferred rate. Hotel is pleased to offer complimentary high speed internet (WiFi) access.

To Book a Room via Online:  Make a Reservation


To Book a Room via Phone:  

 Make a Reservation

  • Call central reservations at 1-800-222-8733  
  • Call Laura Oey-Dehn at 408.437.2810  or email:

Important Note:  Guests can call our 24-7 reservations desk at 1-800- 222-8733  to book your room.  

Please reference code: CDTSMC Conference.

Important note:  Hotel will not allow an one night for Tuesday or Wednesday only, Hotel requires minimum of 2 night stay.  Rooms fill quickly so please register by today.


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