By Dave Mount
The ConFab 2018 is returning to Las Vegas. The ConFab will be held May 20-23, at THE COSMOPOLITAN of LAS VEGAS, a fabulous property, with state-of-the-art conferencing facilities. Regarding the conference program and agenda, we will be covering a lot of the emerging and leading-edge technologies, and applications that are driving the semiconductor Industry and related industries that are involved with solid-state electronics and device manufacturing.
We will explore, through keynote talks and technology presentations, a lot of the applications drivers for the industry, such as: artificial intelligence, 5G, virtual and augmented reality, autonomous vehicles, etc. What kinds of chips will be required, and what kinds of equipment and materials will be used in their manufacture? How can we keep everything secure in “smart” devices and systems?
We will also cover current industry/market trends, like the rapid rise of the semiconductor device content in the automotive market segment, MEMS/Sensors/IoT related growth and activities, “More Than Moore” activities related to heterogeneous integration in advanced packaging, new non-volatile-memory applications, optical and silicon photonics applications, and EUV Lithography…. which has finally arrived.
One of the very important features of The ConFab; year-in and year-out, are the talks given by the Industry Analysts. These talks are always a great take-away for conference attendees. For 2018 we will feature an industry analyst speaker on each day (3) of the ConFab.
To quote Pete Singer: “There is a strong need for strategic collaboration across the entire supply chain. Empowering that collaboration is a high priority goal for The ConFab 2018. We do that through private, pre-arranged meetings among interested parties. The ConFab also includes well-attended evening receptions; plus breakfasts, lunches and refreshment breaks. These offer exceptional networking opportunities for people to meet in a relaxed environment.”
We look forward the seeing you at the ConFab 2018!