ASMC Marks its 20th Anniversary-- in Berlin from 11-13 May

ASMC Marks its 20th Anniversary— in Berlin from 11-13 May

The semiconductor industry’s longest running semiconductor manufacturing forum— the annual IEEE/SEMI Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Conference (ASMC)— marks its 20th anniversary this year. It will be held on 11–13 May in Berlin. ASMC 2009 also features collaboration with ISSM, the International Symposium on Semiconductor Manufacturing, which will produce a Best of ISSM session.

ASMC fills a critical industry need by providing the opportunity and the venue for technical managers, engineers, and other semiconductor industry professionals to network, learn, and share knowledge on new and best-method semiconductor manufacturing practices and concepts. With the dynamic nature of the industry, information sharing across sectors is a vital aspect of innovation and continuous improvement.

The conference alternates between the U.S. and Europe to better serve its international audience.

ASMC is sponsored by the IEEE Electron Devices Society (EDS), the IEEE Components, Packaging, and Manufacturing Technology Society (CPMT), and Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI). This year, ASMC is co-chaired by Walter Schoenleber, Applied Materials, and Brett Williams, ON Semiconductor.

ASMC 2009 continues a long tradition of unveiling breakthroughs in semiconductor manufacturing— from fab productivity and profitability to advanced process controls and device yield. Peer-reviewed technical papers and expert keynotes attract engineers and managers to advance their semiconductor manufacturing knowledge with real solutions . . . direct from the fab.

Session Topics

This year’s sessions include:

  • Advanced Equipment Processes and Materials
  • Advanced Metrology
  • Advanced Process Control
  • Best of ISSM
  • Contamination Free Manufacturing
  • Cost Effectiveness and Manufacturing Efficiency
  • Defect Inspection
  • Factory Automation and Dynamics/Industrial Engineering
  • Lithography Advances and DFM
  • Virtual and Advanced Metrology
  • Yield Learning and Methodologies

The agenda features: topic-specific morning and afternoon sessions, a distinguished line-up of keynote speakers, a technology-specific panel discussion led by industry experts, and an interactive poster reception sponsored by KLA-Tencor.

An ASMC 2009 Best Paper (sponsored by Entegris) and a Best Student Paper (sponsored by ISMI) will also be awarded.

Who should attend ASMC 2009?

Semiconductor professionals involved in:

  • production control
  • process control
  • process transfer
  • process applications
  • defect inspection
  • yield and cycle time improvement
  • yield methodology
  • cost reduction
  • preventive maintenance
  • line supervision
  • device characterization
  • facilities fab operation
  • product management
  • project management
  • strategic marketing
  • quality

A block of sleeping rooms has been reserved for conference participants at the Pullman Schweizerhof Berlin which is in the heart of Berlin. For complete information and an updated agenda, visit

March 4, 2009