Co, Fe, Ru, Ta Info and TSCA Update

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Co, Fe, Ru, Ta Info and TSCA Update

The 2018 Critical Materials Council (CMC) Conference is a 2-day public event next happening April 26-27 in Phoenix, AZ, where semiconductor fabs and suppliers discuss pre-competitive solutions to supply-chain issues. The excellent program is almost complete (, and now includes a presentation by Jeff Morris, Director of the US EPA Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, updating attendees on TSCA implementation.

David Bloss, Vice President of Technology and Manufacturing Group, and Director of Lithography Technology Sourcing in Global Supply Management, Intel Corporation, will provide the keynote address. Experts from Fraunhofer Institute, Everspin Technologies Inc.., Applied Materials Inc., and the U. S. Geological Survey will present critical information on strategic materials cobalt (Co), iron (Fe), ruthenium (Ru), and tantalum (Ta), respectively.

To register for the conference at the early-bird rate of $375 by March 15, 2018—after which the price increases to $450—please got to the website

On behalf of the Conference Committee,

Lita Shon-Roy, Jonas Sundqvist, Ed Korczynski

ABOUT CMC:  The Critical Materials Council (CMC) of Semiconductor Fabricators ( is a membership-based organization that works to anticipate and solve critical materials issues in a pre-competitive environment. The CMC is a unit of TECHCET.

ABOUT TECHCET:  TECHCET CA LLC is an advisory service firm focused on process materials supply chains, electronic materials technology, and materials market analysis for the semiconductor, display, solar/PV, and LED industries. Since 2000, the company has been responsible for producing the SEMATECH Critical Material Reports, covering silicon wafers, semiconductor gases, wet chemicals, CMP consumables, Photoresists, and ALD/CVD Precursors. For additional information about these reports or CMC Fabs membership please contact Diane Scott at  +1-480-332-8336, or go to or .

Media Contact: Lita Shon-Roy, TECHCET CA LLC, 1-480-382-8336,

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