Strategic Materials Conference 2017

Monday, Sep 18, 2017 to Wednesday, Sep 20, 2017
DoubleTree by Hilton , 2050 Gateway Place , San Jose, California, United States - 95110
Register  Monday, September 18, 2017 - 07:30

Materials Accelerating Innovation"

The Strategic Materials Conference—SMC 2017, is a two-day conference that brings together key players from the semiconductor industry ecosystem to share insights on the latest developments in Advanced Materials. SMC is the only premier conference devoted to technology and business drivers of materials in the microelectronics supply chain. SMC is also a great opportunity to network with industry leaders and colleagues.

This year's conference theme is “Materials Accelerating Innovation,”  and will delve into what’s driving demand for new materials, 5nm and beyond, the future of the materials market in China and 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.


Mark Papermaster
Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President
Technology and Engineering 
 Dave Hemker, Ph.D.
Chief Technology Officer and Sr. Vice President, Corporate Technology Department 
 Sunny Hui
Senior Vice President,

Session 1:  Economic/Market Trends:  The Consolidation game (M&A), China, 200mm & More...
Presenters:  Applied Materials, SEMI China, Linx Consulting, Credit Suisse

Session 2:  Process Challenges at 5nm and Beyond
Presenters: TSMC, ARM, Samsung Semiconductor 

Session 3:  Universities: Innovation Drivers
Presenters: Berkeley University, Stanford University, University of Chicago

Session 4:  The Future of Materials Market in China
Presenters: Entegris, Konfoong Materials International (KFMI),
                     Dow Chemical, Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC)

Session 5:  Materials Supply Chain Challenges in Adjacent Industries
  Presenters: Pixelligent Technologies, MC10

Session 6:  Heterogeneous Integration: Design to New Materials & Packaging
  Presenters: UCLA, IMEC, ASE 

Session 7:  Executive Panel
                     Presenters: TSMC, Intel Corporation, Versum Materials, Tokyo Electron


Sponsorship Opportunities:
Reach out to decision makers involved in all aspects of semiconductor
manufacturing and the microelectronics supply chain by sponsoring SMC.
For more information on available promotional opportunities contact: 
Shane Poblete,, Tel: +1.202.847.5983

Event Contact:
Lin Tso
Tel: 1.408.943.7920  
Cell: 1.510-921-1165


SMC 2017 Agenda Link 

Monday, September 18 , 2017  
5:30pm-7:00pm Registration (Check-in) and Welcome Reception: Reception Sponsor:  Entegris
Tuesday, September 19 , 2017   
7:30am-8:30am Registration & Check In,  Continental Breakfast:  Sponsor:  Air Liquide
8:30am-8:35am   Welcome – Dave Anderson, President, SEMI Americas
8:35am-8:40am Opening Remarks – Mark Thirsk, Managing Partner, Linx Consulting, SMC 2017 Co-Chair
8:40am-9:20am Keynote 1:  Mark Papermaster, Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President, Technology and Engineering, AMD     
9:20am-9:50am Keynote 2:  David Hemker, Ph.D., Chief Technology Officer, Lam Research Corporation
9:50am-10:20am Networking Break  - Sponsor:  Applied Materials

Session 1:  Economic/Market Trends:  The Consolidation game (M&A), China, 200mm & More:  Session Sponsor:  Applied Materials  

10:20am-10:25am Welcome and Introductions:  Sanjay Malhotra, Senior Director, Applied Materials
10:25am-10:55am Arthur Sherman, CMO & Vice President of Strategy & Market Research, Applied Materials
10:55am-11:25am Lung Chu, President, SEMI China  Topic:  SEMI China Market Trends & Outlook (including Semiconductor Fab Investments) 
11:25am-11:55am Mark Thirsk, Managing Partner, Linx Consulting
11:55am-12:25pm John Pitzer, Managing Director, Credit Suisse
12:25pm-1:30pm Lunch
Session 2:  Process Challenges at 5nm and Beyond
1:30pm-1:35pm Welcome and Introductions:  Mark Thirsk, Managing Partner, Linx Consulting
1:35pm-2:05pm Joe Wu, Ph.D., Deputy Director, Nano-Materials Center, TSMC
2:05pm-2:35pm   Lucian Shifren, Senior Principal Research Engineer, ARM
2:35pm-3:05pm Pratik Joshi, Ph.D., Staff Engineer, Materials Technology, Samsung Austin Semiconductor
3:05pm-3:35pm Networking Break:  Sponsor:  SACHEM
Session 3:  UNIVERSITIES: Innovation Drivers
3:35pm-3:40pm Welcome and Introductions:  Kim Arnold, Executive Director, Wafer Level Packaging, Brewer Science
3:40pm-4:10pm Tsu-Jae King Liu, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
4:10pm-4:40pm Jiwoong Park, Ph.D., Department of Chemistry Institute for Molecular Engineering James Franck Institute, University of Chicago
4:40pm-5:10pm  Stacey Bent, Ph.D., Stanford University
5:10pm-7:00pm Networking & Reception Sponsor: JX NIPPON MINING & METALS
Wednesday, September 20, 2017  
Session 4: The Future of Materials Market in China   Session Sponsor:  Linde Electronics
7:30am-8:30am Continental Breakfast Sponsor:  KMG Chemicals
8:30am-8:35am Welcome – SMC Co-Chair:  Wenge Yang, Ph.D., Vice President of Marketing, Entegris
8:35am-9:05am Keynote:  Sunny Hui, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC)
9:05pm-9:35am Shuji  Dinglee, Global Head of Lithography Technologies, Dow Chemical Company
9:35am-10:05am Lijun Yao, Ph.D., Chairman & President, Konfoong Materials International Co., Ltd (“KFMI”)
10:05am-10:35am Networking Break:  Sponsor:  EMD Performance Materials
Session 5:  Materials Supply Chain Challenges in Adjacent Industries
10:35am-10:40am Welcome and Introductions:  Ravi Kanjolia, Ph.D., CTO, Deposition Materials, EMD Performance Materials
10:40am-11:10am TBD
11:10am-11:40am Shree Deshpande, VP Business Development, Pixelligent Technologies
11:40am-12:10am Roozbeh Ghaffari, Co-Founder, CTO & SVP, MC10 
12:10pm- 1:30pm Lunch
Session 6:  HETEROGENEOUS INTEGRATION: Design to New Materials & Packaging
1:30pm -1:35pm Welcome and Introductions:  Kevin Peterson, Director of Sales & Marketing, JX Nippon Mining & Metals
1:35pm -2:05pm Professor Subramanian Iyer, Distinguished Chancellor’s Professor, Electrical Engineering Department, UCLA
2:05pm -2:35pm Andy Miller, Group Leader, 3D Enables System Integration, IMEC
2:35pm -3:05pm Eelco Bergman, Sr. Director, Sales and Business Development, ASE Group 
3:05pm- 3:35pm Networking Break:  Sponsor:  JSR Micro
Session 7:  Executive Panel
3:35pm-3:45pm Welcome and Introductions:  Kurt Carlsen, Director, Strategic Sourcing, Air Liquide
3:45pm-3:50pm Panelist 1  Device Maker – Joe Wu, Ph.D., Deputy Director, Nano-Materials Center, TSMC
3:50pm-3:55pm Panelist 2  Device Maker – E. Steve Putna, PhD, Materials & Equipment, Global Supply Management, Intel Corporation
3:55pm-4:00pm Panelist 3  Equipment Manufacturer – Ben Rathsack, Director, Product Technology and Marketing, Tokyo Electron
4:00pm-4:05pm Panelist 4  Materials Manufacturer – Gene Karwacki, Director, Global Strategic Marketing, Versum Materials
4:05pm-4:45pm Panel Discussion, Q&A
Closing Remarks  
4:45pm-5:00pm Closing Remarks, CGMG Co-Chair 




















Full Conference Pricing 

     Extended through September 7, 2017

 After September 7,  2017  

SEMI Members        

         US $535.00

    US $635.00

Non Members

         US $695.00

    US $795.00

*Students (with valid ID; code required)

         US $80.00

    US $100.00

Please contact Lin Tso ( for Student Code.

Full registration includes all meals (breakfast, lunch, receptions, and breaks), conference sessions, receptions and speaker presentation. 
Airfare and hotel accommodations are not included.


DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose

2050 Gateway Place

San Jose, CA 95110

Hotel Accommodations:

DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose

2050 Gateway Place

San Jose, CA 95110

A block of rooms have been reserved for September 17, 2017 - September 22, 2017. The special room rate ($262 per night, Standard King:  Single/Double will be available until the group block is sold-out, and/or based upon availability).  

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.

Make a Reservation


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 a one night for Tuesday or Wednesday only, Hotel requires minimum of 2 night stay.  Rooms fill quickly so please register by today.


Reduced Daily Self-Parking Rate of $12.00 per day -  Individuals pay on own

Reduced Overnight Self-Parking Rate of $17.00 per night - individual on own



Strategic Materials Conference 2017