Strategic Materials Conference—SMC 2014

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This year’s theme, Materials Matter—Enabling the Future of IC Fabrication and Packaging, will take a broad look at what is driving the demand for new materials, and how material suppliers are being impacted by the value chain they serve.

The semiconductor industry has reached a major inflection point: no longer is device scaling and performance driven solely by reductions in feature size.  Higher device performance using less power requires the incorporation of many new materials to maintain the industry’s cadence.  These material needs to span across the spectrum from fabricating 3D transistor structures, to accelerating interconnect speeds, to packaging the devices in the appropriate form factors for use in phones, tablets and devices encompassing the internet of things.  SMC will discuss market opportunities and examine how to win in this “Age of Materials”. 

New in 2014!  

  • Device Makers Session: Materials Challenges for Emerging Technology and Devices
  • Market Trends Session: Economic/Material Trends/Emerging Technology Trends


Tuesday and Wednesday
September 30–October 1, 2014

Biltmore Hotel and Suites
Santa Clara, California


SMC 2014 Sponsors




American Elements manufactures high purity crystals, wafers, organometallic precursors, & ceramic packaging materials for semiconductor devices, integrated circuits, electronics, & solar cells





JSR Micro


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For further information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

Marlene Sibley
Tel: 1.408.943.6988



Lin Tso
Tel: 408.943.7920



 Keynote Speakers:

Tim G. HendryMatt Nowak
Vice President, Technology & Manufacturing GroupSenior Director, Engineering, Global Operations Group
Intel CorporationQualcomm

Topics Covered

  • Device Architecture Processing Technologies for IC Manufacturing
  • Evolving IC Packaging Assembly Approaches
  • Scaling challenges and emerging solutions of the microelectronics value chain
  • Implications for FEOL/BEOL materials suppliers aligned to the roadmaps of key industry participants, including IDMs, OEMs, and strategic technology developers
  • Economic, Material, Emerging Technology Trends

SMC has provided valuable information and networking opportunities to materials and electronics industry professionals since 1995. SMC 2014 builds on that legacy, expanding the reach and focus of the conference to examine advanced electronics materials for the semiconductor and adjacent industries.

2013 Participating Companies

  • A.M. Fitzgerald & Associates
  • Air Liquide S.A.
  • Air Products and Chemicals
  • Applied Materials
  • Applied NanoStructured Solutions
  • ATMI
  • AZ Electronic Materials
  • Balaz Analytical Services
  • Brewer Science
  • Cabot Microelectronics
  • Cal Poly State University
  • Cal Polytechnic State University
  • Cypress Semiconductor
  • Dow Chemical Company
  • Eastman Chemical Company
  • Electronic Fluorocarbons
  • Eminess Technologies
  • Entegris
  • EV Group Inc.
  • Evonik Industries
  • FEI Company
  • Gelest
  • GlobalFoundries
  • Graphene Technologies
  • Greene, Tweed & Co.
  • Henkel
  • Heraeus Contact Materials
  • Heraeus Holding GmbH
  • Hitachi Chemical Co. America
  • Honeywell Electronic Materials
  • IBM Almaden Research Center
  • IBM Stanford Spintronic Science
  • IIika Technologies
  • IMEC
  • Innova Dynamics
  • Intel
  • Intermolecular
  • JSR Micro
  • JX Nippon Mining & Metals
  • KMG Electronic Chemicals
  • Kovio
  • Lam Research
  • Linde Electronics
  • Linx Consulting
  • Lux Research
  • Malema Sensors
  • Materion
  • Matheson
  • Micron Technology
  • Momentive Performance Materials
  • NIST
  • Novasep
  • PARC 
  • Praxair
  • REC Silicon
  • SAFC Hitech
  • Samsung Cheil Industries
  • Semico Research
  • Semiconductor Engineering
  • SPTS Technologies
  • Stanford University, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Strategic Metal Investments
  • The Linde Group
  • Tosoh SMD
  • UCLA 
  • Umicore AG & Co KG
  • University of Texas
  • U.S. Geological Survey
  • VLSI Research
  • Voltaix
  • Wacker Chemical
  • Western Digital
  • Wonik Materials Co.
  • Yole Developpement