Thursday, May 5, 2016

Photo show from The CMC Conference - a Great Success!

Here is an ongoing blog on reporting on the CMC Conference in Hillsboro 5-6th of May. For those of you who attended - Thank you for attending the Critical Materials Conference! It was an overwhelming success! Attendees comments thus far include: "fantastic event", "really appreciated", "great value", with "High quality speakers and attendees"! We want to hear more! 

"It was one of the best conferences that I have ever attended."

More information will be added during the coming week and if you have any nice pictures from the event please send them to me. Also stay tuned for the announcement from the CMC Panel that will be published soon by CMC Conference Co-Chair Ed Korczynski

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Don't forget to Plan for CMC Conference 2017
May 4, 2017, Dallas, TX (tentative) 
The Critical Materials Conference is a 2 day event providing actionable information on materials and supply-chains for current and future semiconductor manufacturing. Business drives the world, but technology enables semiconductor business, so we must understand the dynamics of how materials and technologies enable the scaling of devices in IC fabs. Conference speakers will provide information on critical materials used in HVM fabs, while also looking at manufacturing integration issues associated with new materials needed for future devices. Notable speakers from leading semiconductor fabricators, and materials companies, and leading market research firms will provide insights on this ever changing area of semiconductor process materials and markets.



I met the first time for real with Angel Yanguas-Gil, a staff scientist at Argonne National Laboratory‘s Energy Systems Division and also an Institute Fellow at the Northwestern Argonne Institute of Science and Engineering (NAISE) at Northwestern University. Angel took a very active part in the sessions Q&A with insightful questions to the ALD Industry. Check out his web here for some more information and cool stuff.


The CMC Conference was held at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland Hillsboro, Oregon, USA 5-6th of May.


Posing with my ALD2016 Ireland polo shirt.



Hiromichi Enami form Hitachi High-Tech and CMC Co-Chair Ed Korczynski discussing critical challenges in the semoconductor materials supply chain at the round table discussions.



Rasirc sponsoring and presenting "Hydrazine as a Low Temperature Nitride Source: Materials Challenges for High Volume Manufacturing " at the event posing Dan Alvarez CTO and Jeff Spiegelman President and Founder.



 Two of the speakers, Dr. S.I. Lee (CTO Veeco) presenting "Low Temp Spatial ALD for Multiple Patterning Materials " and Dr. Jean Marc Girard (CTO Air Liquide) presenting "ALD Precursor Development Challenges for HVM" as well as being part of the conference committee. There will be an opportunity to meet both gentlemen ALD 2016 in Dublin. 




Part of Team ZyALD(TM): Ravi Laxman (Linde), Jonas Sundqvist, Ashotosh Misra (Air Liquide) and Jean Marc Girard (Air Liquide).


All set for giving my talk on ALD/CVD Precursor & Equipment Market Trends. Please contact me if you would like to have a copy of the presentation. (Picture by Angel)


The Round Table and Beer Tasting event organized by Alan Balderson (Kanto Chemical) and sponsored by Hitachi High-Tech was very successful and here is the collection of local beers that were part of the tasting.



Day 2 ended with The CMC Conference Panel moderated by Ed Korczyinski (Techcet/Solid State Technology) : John Smythe (Micron), Jonas Sundqvist (Techcet/Fraunhofer IKTS), Jeff Hemphill (Intel), Jean Marc Girard (Air Liquide)