SEMICON West preview: Conference keynotes and “Extreme Electronics”

May 18, 2012 — SEMICON West is less than 2 months away, July 10-12 in San Francisco, CA. Plan your attendee schedule now with highlights from the Extreme Electronics “show within a show;” 4 strong keynotes; sessions on device architecture and node shrink, lithography, 450mm wafers and more.

Attendee registration is $50 through June 2. On-site registration is $150.

Extreme Electronics

The Extreme Electronics events take place in the exhibit hall and comprise more than 25 free technical presentations on micro electro mechanical systems (MEMS), light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and printed/plastic electronics. These adjacent markets share “synergies” in manufacturing materials, equipment, and processes with semiconductor fab and assembly, which the Extreme Electronics sessions aim to maximize, SEMICON West organizers say. Each session begins at 10:30am.

Speakers in “Taking MEMS to the Next Level: Transitioning to a Profitable High-Volume Business,” July 10, will share practical solutions for scaling industry growth. In partnership with MEMS Industry Group (MIG), speakers come from Yole Développement, Hillcrest Labs, Coventor, Hanking Electronics, Micralyne, Applied Materials, Nikon, ScanNano, NIST and more.

“Enabling the Next-Generation of HB-LEDs,” July 11, will focus on the current state of some disruptive technologies for improving manufacturing yields, with speakers from Cree, Soraa, Everlight Electronics, EV Group, Canaccord Genuity, LayTec AG, Seoul Semiconductor, Lattice Power, Yole Développement, GT Advanced Technologies, and more.

In partnership with the FlexTech Alliance, “Practical Plastic Electronics: Bringing Disruptive Flexible and Organic Materials into Volume Electronics Manufacturing,” July 12, speakers will give progress reports on organic LED (OLED) displays and lighting, solid state batteries, and flexible mounting of rigid die. Look for speakers from IMEC, Panasonic, DisplaySearch, Imprint Energy, Applied Materials, and MC 10.


Shekhar Borkar, director of Extreme-scale Technologies at Intel Labs, will provide the technology keynote on Intel’s mid- and long-term development efforts in IC scaling, power reduction, and performance improvements, on July 10. That afternoon, Applied Materials’ Mark Pinto, EVP and GM, Energy and Environmental Solutions, will keynote. Applied Materials recently began a major restructuring of its EES business, which includes LED and solar photovoltaics manufacturing tools.

On July 11, keynote speakers include Ivo Bolsens, Ph.D., SVP and CTO, Xilinx and James G. Brown, president of global business development, First Solar. SEMI will also present an Executive Summit moderated by Jonathan Davis, SEMI, on the 11th.

TechXPOT sessions

Fully depleted transistor architectures on Tuesday, next-generation lithography on Wednesday, and the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS) on Thusday. Learn more about these individual sessions in SEMICON West heralds 22nm, EUVL, 450mm, mobile electronics speakers

Best of West

SEMI will present Best of West awards for the best exhibitor product introduced since last year’s SEMICON West. Winners will be selected by an independent panel of highly qualified judges from academia and the industry. Entries are judged on their financial impact on the industry, engineering or scientific achievement, or societal impact and benefits. Have a product to submit for Best of West? Read more here — deadline is May 21.

For more information and to register, visit

Solid State Technology’s editors will be attending SEMICON West with you, sharing updates on the Website, in daily e-newsletters, and via twitter @solid_statetech and @PetesTweetsPW

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