The ConFab Visions

New Improvements to The ConFab for 2017

By Dave Mount

We have been very busy making improvements to The ConFab. The new venue at the magnificent Del Coronado Hotel, in San Diego, is proving to be very well accepted, based on the feedback we have been receiving.

The dates (May 14th-17th) of The ConFab have been equally as well received by past Attendees, as well as those that will be attending The ConFab for the first time. It seems that our dates have very little conflict with other conferences and shows, as opposed to the former June time-frame, which is always loaded with competing conferences and trade shows, making The Confab, in May a very desirable event for our attendees.

Regarding the agenda changes and the expansion of the conference an agenda which now will include other closely related semiconductor technologies, such as MEMS and sensors and the Internet of Things (IoT), power devices, LEDs and flexible electronics, we have planned for three-days of topical and highly interesting speakers, talks and panels. These technologies and the related devices will be interesting in their own right, but we will have three different well-known industry analysts providing their insights as to the semiconductor industry, advanced packaging, and the “small-wafer” markets, inclusive of MEMS and sensors, the IoT, power devices, LEDs, etc.

There will be three keynote speakers (one each day) for The Confab 2017. The keynote addresses will cover topics, such as: An overview of the Semiconductor Industry, an Automotive Industry (autonomous vehicles and sensors), and a Manufacturing Challenges keynote.

The hottest topic in the semiconductor industry is packaging. The Confab will dedicate ample time to the topic of Advanced Packaging, with high-level speakers and panels, also featuring an industry analyst for the topic.

The next largest semiconductor-related market is the MEMS and sensors and IoT market. To address this topic I have coined a new phrase…..a “Sub-Keynote” speaker. Our sub-keynote speaker will deliver an excellent overview of this topic. As The ConFab seeks to expand by introducing other “small-wafer” technologies and flexible electronics, we have selected industry respected speakers and panelists to make the introduction and details of these topics. Finally, our manufacturing keynote speaker should prove to be excellent and informative. We look forward to seeing you at The ConFab 2017.

For more details on this exclusive conference and networking event, visit The ConFab 2017 will be held May 14-17 at the iconic Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, CA.


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