Semiconductor technologists from a wide range of fields can join the search
for solutions to the industry's most challenging issues at the 2010 SEMATECH
Knowledge Series (SKS) of meetings, workshops and symposia.
This year's SKS conferences, occurring throughout 2010, will focus on
difficult questions in lithography, advanced technologies, manufacturing, and
strategy. Included are a new set of meetings on installed-base equipment utilization,
and a new interconnect workshop in stress management for 3D chips utilizing
through-silicon vias (TSVs). Other SKS meetings—such as the biannual Litho
Forum, the Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography (EUVL) Symposium, ISMI Manufacturing
Week, and SEMATECH's annual Symposia in Japan and Taiwan—will continue
from previous years.
“Our 2010 SKS conferences and workshops offer front-row seats to the
industry's newest technology trends, productivity approaches, cost reduction
opportunities and best practices,” said Dan Armbrust, SEMATECH President
and CEO. “SKS participants can directly take part in shaping the industry's
approach to our biggest challenges in litho, front end, interconnect, metrology,
productivity and sustainability.”
On the SKS horizon are the Surface Preparation and Cleaning Conference, March
22-24 in Austin, TX and the 2010 Litho Forum, May 10-12 in New York City. Also
approaching are Installed-base Equipment Workshops on thermal equipment, March
23 in Austin, and implant equipment, April 20 in Boston, MA. Information on
these and other SKS meetings can be found at http://www.sematech.org/meetings/sks.htm.
SKS meetings are highly interactive and allow attendees to:
- Review and rank critical issues in bringing R&D concepts to high volume
- Focus on ways to extend the use of incumbent materials and technologies
- Share data and methodologies for lowering costs and improving productivity
in current and next-generation fabs, through advances in equipment, processes,
resources, design, and manufacturing methods
- Guide the industry in seeking effective solutions for future technology
- Build on critical university, supplier and manufacturer relationships needed
for accelerated innovation
All SKS meetings are open to the public, with several accepting sponsorships
and exhibits. Additional meetings may be added during the year.