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September 29, 2020 - October 1, 2020

SMC 2019 Conference

LEADING FUTURE TECHNOLOGY INNOVATIONS WITH MATERIALS

The Strategic Materials Conference—SMC 2020 is going virtual! Join us online to hear the latest market trends and developments in advanced materials.

Tuesday, September 29              10:00am–3:35pm PDT
Wednesday, September 30        10:20am–4:00pm PDT
Thursday, October 1                    10:55am–3:35pm PDT

Time

10:00 am - 3:35 pm

Location

Online, Pacific Time,
United States

SMC 2019 Conference

This year's conference theme Leading Future Technology Innovations With Materials will delve into what’s driving demand for: 

  • Economic, Geopolitical, and Market Trends 
  • Impact of Market Drivers on Materials Innovation
  • Emerging Materials & Applications 
  • Innovations in Metrology
  • Advanced Packaging Materials Integration and Challenges 
  • New Session of Innovative Startup Companies and Venture Capital Investors Panel
  • 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.
 

SEMI ELECTRONIC MATERIALS GROUP—EMG

The SEMI Electronic Materials Group—EMG is the backbone of the Strategic Materials Conference—SMC Organizing Committee. Thank you to these committee members for their valuable time and support of the industry. 

EMG is a new collaborative technology community that combines the former Chemical & Gas Manufacturers Group (CGMG), the Silicon Manufacturers Group (SMG) and other SEMI member segments to better serve the interests of the $69 billion electronics materials industry. The group is open to SEMI members involved in materials manufacture, distribution, and services throughout the microelectronics industry.
 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

SMC offers valuable content and unprecedented networking opportunities for semiconductor industry professionals who share common strategic objectives on materials innovation, management, and business success. 

  • Chief Executive Officers
  • Chief Technical Officers
  • Presidents
  • Vice-Presidents
  • Academia
  • Consortiums
  • Consultants
  • Engineering
  • Fab Managers
  • Finance
  • General Managers
  • Investment Bank and Financial Services
  • Marketing
  • Market Analysts
  • Product Managers
  • Purchasing
  • Sales
  • Venture Capital
     

SMC 2019 AGENDA
 

Save $$ with SEMI Membership

SEMI members receive a 25% discount on all sponsorships

CONTACT

Sponsorship Opportunities
Shane Poblete
spoblete@semi.org
Tel: +1.202.847.5983

Program Questions
Lin Tso
ltso@semi.org
Tel: +1.408.943.7920

Agenda

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2020

10:00 am - 10:05 am
Dave Anderson, President, SEMI Americas
Dave Anderson
President, SEMI Americas

Welcome Remarks

[LIVE]

10:05 am - 10:10 am
Rozalia Beica
SMC Co-Chair
Rozalia Beica
CSO, Mobile Applications and Semiconductor Division, AT & S Austria Technologie & Systemtechnik

Keynote Introduction

[LIVE]

10:10 am - 10:40 am
Sean Ding, Alibaba
Sean Ding
CTO of AIoT, Alibaba Group

KEYNOTE—Digitizing the Physical World Enables Digital Transformation

[LIVE] Presentation + Q&A
Biography

SESSION 1: Economic, Geopolitical and Market Trends

10:40 am - 10:45 am
Mark Thirsk
Mark Thirsk
Managing Partner, Linx Consulting; SMC Committee Member

Welcome, Introductions, and Session Moderator

[LIVE]

10:45 am - 11:10 am
Carolyn Evans, PhD
Carolyn Evans, PhD
Chief Economist, Intel Corporation

Global Economic Conditions and Outlook

[LIVE]
Biography

11:10 am - 11:35 am
Duncan Meldrum
Duncan Meldrum, PhD
Chief Economist, Hilltop Economics, LLC

Extreme Uncertainty and the Economic Outlook: Reconciling Upstream Optimism With Downstream Demand Weakness

[LIVE]
Biography

11:35 am - 11:45 am

Q&A for Economists (Intel and Hilltop)

[LIVE]

11:45 am - 12:15 pm
Risto Puhakka
Risto Puhakka
President, VLSI Research

Semiconductor Manufacturing Markets in an Uncertain World – Where Do We Go From Here?

[LIVE] Presentation + Q&A
Abstract

Biography

12:15 pm - 12:45 pm
 Matthew Gertken, PhD
Matthew Gertken, PhD
Vice President, BCA Research

The US Pivot to Asia—Regardless of Who Wins Washington

[LIVE] Presentation + Q&A
Biography

12:45 pm - 1:15 pm
Jun He, TSMC
Jun He, PhD
Head of Corporate Quality & Reliability, TSMC

KEYNOTE—A New Era of Supply Chain Collaboration: Driving Socially Responsible Semiconductor

[SIMULIVE]
Biography

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1:15 pm - 2:00 pm

Break

SESSION 2: Impact of Market Drivers on Materials Innovation

2:00 pm - 2:05 pm
Kevin Peterson
Kevin Peterson
Vice President, Sales & Marketing, JX Nippon Mining & Metals; EMG Co-Chair

Welcome, Introductions, and Session Moderator

[LIVE]

Air Liquide Session 2 Sponsor
2:05 pm - 2:35 pm
 Joseph DeSimone, PhD
Joseph DeSimone, PhD
Executive Chairman & Co-Founder, Carbon

Advanced Materials for Additive Manufacturing

[LIVE] Presentation + Q&A
Biography

2:35 pm - 3:05 pm
Erich Schlaffer
Erich Schlaffer, PhD
Manager, Research & Development, AT&S

5GmmWave—Market Trends & Impacts to Interconnect Solutions

[LIVE] Presentation + Q&A
Biography

3:05 pm - 3:35 pm
Nick Bronn, PhD
Nick Bronn, PhD
Research Staff Member, Experimental Quantum Computing, IBM TJ Watson Research Center

Benchmarking and Enabling Noisy Near-Term Quantum Hardware

[LIVE] Presentation + Q&A
Biography

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2020

10:20 am - 10:25 am
John Cahill
John Cahill
Market Development Manager, Eastman; SMC Committee Member

Keynote Introduction

[LIVE]

10:25 am - 10:55 am
Anand Nambiar
Anand Nambiar
Global Head, Semiconductor Materials, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

KEYNOTE—How the Next Decade of Materials Innovation Will Advance Digital Living

[SIMULIVE]
Biography

SESSION 3: Advanced Packaging, Materials Integration and Challenges

10:55 am - 11:00 am
John Cahill
John Cahill
Market Development Manager, Eastman; SMC Committee Member

Welcome, Introductions, and Session Moderator

[LIVE]

11:00 am - 11:30 am
Gamal Refai-Ahmed, PhD
Gamal Refai-Ahmed, PhD
Sr. Technical Director, Xilinx

Will Lidded or Lidless Advanced Packaging Have Better Thermo-Mechanical Characteristics?

[LIVE] Presentation + Q&A
Biography

11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Wolfgang Sauter, Marvell Semiconductor
Wolfgang Sauter, PhD
Customer Solutions Architect, Packaging, Marvell Semiconductor

Packaging and Materials Needs from a Product Perspective

SIMULIVE+ [LIVE] Q&A
Biography

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Roy Meade
Roy Meade
Vice President of Manufacturing, Ayar Labs, Inc.

Silicon Photonics and Heterogeneous Integration Challenges

SIMULIVE+ [LIVE] Q&A
Biography

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Break

SESSION 4: Venture Capitalists and Startups

2:00 pm - 2:05 pm
Maria Peterson, PhD
Maria Peterson, PhD
Corporate Venturing and Innovation, JSR Micro; SMC Committee Member

Welcome, Introductions, and Panel Moderator

[LIVE]

2:05 pm - 2:15 pm
Sean Doyle, Intel Capital
Sean Doyle
Managing Director, Intel Capital

VC #1—Less is More: Materials Investment Perspectives

[LIVE] Presentation + Q&A
Biography

2:15 pm - 2:25 pm
Ker Zhang, El Camino Capital
Ker Zhang, PhD
Managing Partner, El Camino Capital

VC #2—Hardtech Investment in the Current Environment

[LIVE] Presentation + Q&A
Biography

2:25 pm - 2:35 pm
Sung Hoon Yang, Samsung Ventures America
Sung Hoon Yang, PhD
General Manager, Vice President, Samsung Ventures

VC #3—Continuous Innovation Through the Collaborative Competition

[LIVE] Presentation + Q&A
Biography

2:35 pm - 2:45 pm
Anand Kamannavar
Anand Kamannavar
Global Head, Applied Ventures

VC #4—Investing in the Materials to Systems Stack—Applied Ventures Perspective

[LIVE] Presentation + Q&A
Biography

2:45 pm - 2:55 pm
Jill S. Becker, PhD
Jill S. Becker, PhD
CEO, Kebotix

Startup #1—Accelerating Process Optimization and Materials Discovery with AI

[LIVE] Presentation + Q&A
Biography

2:55 pm - 3:05 pm
Michael Feser, PhD
Michael Feser, PhD
CEO, Lyncean Technologies, Inc.

Startup #2—High Power Electron Accelerator EUV Light Source for Lithography

[LIVE] Presentation + Q&A
Biography

3:05 pm - 3:15 pm
Michael Helander, PhD
Michael Helander, PhD
President & CEO, OTI Lumionics

Startup #3—Self-Assembly Patterning of Metals Using ConducTorr™ CPM

[LIVE] Presentation + Q&A
Biography

3:15 pm - 3:25 pm
Hugo Saleh
Hugo Saleh
Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, Ayar Labs

Startup #4—Transforming Cloud and AI with TeraPHY™ Optical I/O Chiplets

[LIVE] Presentation + Q&A
Biography

3:25 pm - 4:00 pm

Panel Discussion (VC's and Startups)

[LIVE] Discussion + Q&A

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2020

10:55 am - 11:00 am
Katherine Hutchison, PhD
SMC Co-Chair
Katherine Hutchison, PhD
Head of Technology Strategy and Roadmap, EMD Performance Materials, a subsidiary of Merck KGaA; SMC Co-Chair

Keynote Introduction

[LIVE]

11:00 am - 11:30 am
John Smythe, PhD
John Smythe, PhD
Advanced Technology Lead DMTS, Micron Technology

KEYNOTE—The Power and Limitations of Materials Solutions

[LIVE] Presentation + Q&A
Biography

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SESSION 5: Emerging Materials & Applications

11:30 am - 11:35 am
Pawitter Mangat, PhD
Pawitter Mangat, PhD
Director, Global Supplier Quality & Materials Engineering, GLOBALFOUNDRIES

Welcome, Introductions, and Session Moderator

[LIVE]
Biography

JSR Micro 170x65 +text
11:35 am - 12:05 pm
Rama Ayothi, PhD
Rama Ayothi, PhD
Senior Manager, R&D Group, JSR Micro Inc.

EUVL Patterning Materials Solution

[LIVE] Presentation + Q&A
Biography

12:05 pm - 12:35 pm
Wilman Tsai, PhD
Wilman Tsai, PhD
Exec. Director, Innovative Materials & Processes for Accelerated Computer Technologies, Adj. Professor, Materials Science Engineering Department, Stanford University

Memory Materials and Device Technologies for Emerging Computing Systems

SIMULIVE+ [LIVE] Q&A
Biography

12:35 pm - 1:05 pm
Robert Clark, PhD
Robert Clark, PhD
Sr. Member of Technical Staff, TEL

Materials and Process Technologies to Enable Future Devices and Scaling

SIMULIVE+ [LIVE] Q&A
Biography

Break

SESSION 6: Innovations in Metrology

1:55 pm - 2:00 pm
Wenge Yang, Entegris
EMG Co-Chair
Wenge Yang, PhD
Vice President of Marketing, Entegris

Welcome, Introductions, and Session Moderator

[LIVE]

NOVA 170 x 65
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Jijen Vazhaeparambil
Jijen Vazhaeparambil
Sr. Vice President and General Manager, KLA

Inspection and Metrology Challenges of Materials for Sub10nm DR

[LIVE] Presentation + Q&A
Biography

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Priya Mukundhan
Priya Mukundhan
Director, Thin Films Product Management, Onto Innovation

Alpha Carbon Hardmask in 3D-Nand Device Manufacturing Characterization by Multiple Metrology Methods for In-Line Control of High Aspect Ratio Etching

[LIVE] Presentation + Q&A
Biography

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Torsten Stoll
Torsten Stoll
VP Marketing, Materials Metrology, Nova Measuring Instruments

From Lab to Fab—New Directions in Materials Metrology

[LIVE] Presentation + Q&A
Biography

3:30 pm - 3:35 pm
Katherine Hutchison, PhD
SMC Co-Chair
Katherine Hutchison, PhD
Head of Technology Strategy and Roadmap, EMD Performance Materials, a subsidiary of Merck KGaA; SMC Co-Chair

Closing Remarks

Registration

Registration Fees:

  • Member Price: $199
  • Non-member Price: $299
  • Students: Free (Must have valid Student ID, Full-Time Student to receive Registration Code)

For Student Registration Code, please contact Lin Tso at ltso@semi.org

Group Registrations

  • Register 5: 20% discount
  • Register 10: 25% discount
  • Register 15: 30% discount

For group discounts, contact Lin Tso at ltso@semi.org

Conference registration includes: 

  • SMC 2020 PDF Presentations
  • Access to Live Virtual Presentations and On-Demand content until October 30, 2020

Sponsors

GOLD

EMD Performance Materials
Heraeus
TEL 170x65

SILVER

JX Nippon 170x65

EVENT

Air Liquide 170x65
ASNA 170x65
JSR Micro
Nova 170x65

INDUSTRY & MEDIA PARTNERS

 

INDUSTRY & MEDIA PARTNERS

 

SMC COMMITTEE MEMBERS 

SMC 2020 Organizing Committee and SEMI Electronic Manufacturing Group (EMG). 

Thank you for contributing your time and expertise to the Strategic Materials Conference. SEMI appreciates your personal commitment to professional excellence.  

EMG Co-Chair  

Kevin D. Peterson | Vice President, Sales and Marketing | JX Nippon Mining and Metals 

EMG Co-Chair  

Wenge Yang, PhD | Vice President, Market Strategy | Entegris 

SMC Co-Chair 

Rozalia Beica | CSO MA | Semiconductor Division at AT&S 

SMC Co-Chair 

Katherine Hutchison, PhD | Executive Director, Head of Technology Strategy and Roadmap | EMD Performance Materials Corporation, a subsidiary of Merck KGaA

 

Sanjay Malhotra | Senior Director | Applied Materials 

John Cahill | Market Development Manager | Eastman Chemical Company 

Pawitter Mangat, PhD | Director, Global Supplier Quality & Materials Engineering | GLOBALFOUNDRIES 

Ashwani Rawat, PhD | Principal Engineer, Technology Development | Intel Corporation 

Maria Peterson, PhD | Corporate Venturing and Innovation | JSR Micro 

Sam Shahidi | Sr. Product Marketing Manager | KLA 

Camelia Rusu, PhD | Sr. Director Engineering, Emerging Business | Lam Research Corporation 

Mark Thirsk | Managing Partner | Linx Consulting 

John Smythe, PhD | Advanced Technology Lead DMTS | Micron Technology 

Neil Weaver | Vice President, Product Development & Applications Engineering | SEH America, Inc.