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SEOUL, Korea – April 16, 2018 – The 3rd SEMI Strategic Materials Conference Korea (SMC Korea), May 17 at the Coex Convention & Exhibition Center in Seoul, will bring together industry leaders for the latest insights in driving process improvements and productivity gains. The event will focus on “Materials Accelerating Innovation,” highlighting the critical role of materials in addressing new challenges in developing devices with advanced performance.SMC Korea Logo

SMC Korea 2018 includes a day-long technical conference with three sessions covering Technology Roadmap, Materials and Process Innovation, and Collaboration featuring 13 speakers from ASM, BASF, Entegris, Samsung Electronics, SK hynix, TEL and others. Keynotes will deliver insights on technology drivers in device manufacturing and scaling:

  • Challenges and Materials for Beyond the Roadmap, Sven Van Elshocht, R&D Manager of imec
  • EUV Lithography has entered the industrialization Phase, Hans Meiling, Vice President Product Marketing EUV of ASML
  • Challenges in CMOS Device Technology for 5nm Node, Byunghee Kim, Sr. Technologist of Lam Research

Samsung Electronics and SK hynix will underscore the vital importance of collaboration between IC manufacturers and material suppliers in designing new materials that enable the development of innovative devices key to industry growth. SMC Korea 2018 offers insights by industry leaders into hot topics in the manufacturing process and materials as participants take advantage of opportunities to connect with key industry players.

Official sponsors of SMC Korea 2018 include are BASF, Dow Chemical, Entegris, Hansol Chemical, Merck, Versum Materials and Wonik Materials.

Register by May 11 for earlybird discounted admission. For the event agenda, visit the SMC Korea 2018 website.

About SEMI

SEMI® connects over 2,000 member companies and 1.3 million professionals worldwide to advance the technology and business of electronics manufacturing. SEMI members are responsible for the innovations in materials, design, equipment, software, devices, and services that enable smarter, faster, more powerful, and more affordable electronic products. FlexTech, the Fab Owners Alliance (FOA) and the MEMS & Sensors Industry Group (MSIG) are SEMI Strategic Association Partners, defined communities within SEMI focused on specific technologies. Since 1970, SEMI has built connections that have helped its members prosper, create new markets, and address common industry challenges together. SEMI maintains offices in Bangalore, Berlin, Brussels, Grenoble, Hsinchu, Seoul, Shanghai, Silicon Valley (Milpitas, Calif.), Singapore, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C.  For more information, visit and follow SEMI on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Association Contacts

Ji-won Cho
SEMI Korea
Phone: +82.2.531.7804

Michael Hall
SEMI Headquarters
Phone: 1.408.943.7988