SEMATECH Marks SEMICON West 2014 Participation with Leading Edge Developments in Technology and Manufacturing

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SEMATECH will report on the latest advances in a wide range of technical presentations on July 8–10 in San Francisco.

In support of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s commitment to New York’s global leadership in developing next generation technologies, SEMATECH technical experts will report on the latest advances in lithography techniques, new materials, and manufacturing processes in a wide range of presentations at SEMICON West on July 8–10 in San Francisco, CA.

As an event partner for various Semiconductor Technology Symposium (STS) and TechXPOT sessions, SEMATECH’s key participation highlights at SEMICON West include:

Tuesday, July 8

STS: Challenges, Innovations and Drivers in Metrology
9:05 am-9:20 am
ITRS Metrology Working Group Update, Benjamin Bunday, Project Manager, CD Metrology, Senior Member Technical Staff, SEMATECH
9:20 am-9:40am
Addressing Emerging Challenges in Defect Inspection, CD Metrology, and Post-CMOS Materials Characterization, Brian Sapp, SEMATECH Business Development Manager

TechXPOT: Variability Control – A Key Challenge and Opportunity for Driving Towards Manufacturing Excellence
1:45 pm - 2:05 pm
Reducing Cost by Eliminating Variability, Bill Ross, SEMATECH Manufacturing Manager

STS: Yield Session: Defectivity and Process Variability, Inspection, Defect Reduction Challenges and Process Controls at the Sub 20nm Nodes
1:50 pm - 2:10 pm
Challenges in Correlating Particles in Process Chemicals to Particles on the Wafer Surface, Abbas Rastegar, SEMATECH Fellow

Wednesday, July 9

STS: Getting to 5nm Devices: Evolutionary Scaling to Disruptive Scaling and Beyond
10:35 am -10:55 am
Enabling Device Scaling with New Materials, Chris Hobbs, SEMATECH Process Technologies Program Manager

Sustainable Manufacturing Forum – Session 9
1:30 pm -3:00 pm
High-mobility III-V Materials: ESH Challenges for HVM, Richard Hill, SEMATECH Technology Infrastructure Manager

Thursday, July 10

Sustainable Manufacturing Forum – Session 11
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Environmental, Safety and Health Aspects of R&D and Manufacturing with Advanced Processing Materials - Best Known Methods and Standardization, Steve Trammell, Senior Member, SEMATECH Technical Staff

Breakthrough High Volume Manufacturing Innovations: New paradigms for the Road Ahead
1:30 pm-3:30 pm
Michael Lercel, SEMATECH Senior Director and Chief Technologist, will present the opening/closing remarks and serve as the session panel moderator.

Presenters from the newly merged SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE)/SUNY Institute of Technology (SUNYIT) and SEMATECH will detail four newly formed technology development centers focused on chemical mechanical polishing/planarization (CMP), resist, 3D (computer chip packaging), and III-V compounds. The centers, based at the Albany Nanotech Complex, are the first in an effort to expand technical capabilities and competencies that will enable companies to assess their materials, test new tooling and validate designs through access to the newly merged CNSE/SUNYIT’s advanced fabrication facilities.

SEMICON West is the annual tradeshow for the microelectronics manufacturing industries where leaders within those industries present research and other sector-shaping progress reports to attendees from around the world. In addition to showcasing hundreds of product displays, the event also features applications ranging from micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) to nanoelectronics.

About SEMATECH
For over 25 years, SEMATECH®, the international consortium of leading semiconductor device, equipment, and materials manufacturers, has set global direction, enabled flexible collaboration, and bridged strategic R&D to manufacturing. Information about SEMATECH can be found at http://www.sematech.org. Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/sematech

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