Friday, January 22, 2016

2016 Critical Materials Council (CMC) Seminar – Call for Papers

The Critical Materials Council (CMC) and TECHCET have issued a call for papers to be presented at the “Critical Materials for Device Driven Scaling” Seminar to be held May 5-6, 2016 in Hillsboro, Oregon, USA. Semiconductor manufacturing industry experts from IDMs, OEMS, and materials suppliers will gather to discuss actionable information on critical materials used in HVM fabs, while also looking at issues associated with new materials needed for future devices. Tim G. Hendry, Vice President, Technology & Manufacturing and Group Director of Fab Materials, Intel Corp., will provide the keynote address.

Following the annual members-only CMC meeting to be held May 3-4, the 2016 CMC Seminar is open to the public. Business drives our world, but technology enables the profitable business of manufacturing new devices in IC fabs, and new devices need new materials. In addition to panel discussions, presentation sessions will focus on the following topics:

I. Semiconductor Market Briefing: application-specific demands for devices and materials
II. Tracking the Supply Chain down to Earth, Wind, and Fire: manufacturing and supply chain
III. Emerging Materials Evolutions: alternate logic channels and new memory switches, and
IV. Materials Revolutions: beyond silicon CMOS.

Attendees will include industry experts handling supply-chains, business-development, R&D, and product management, as well as academics and analysts. The early-bird registration fee (before March 15th) for the CMC Seminar is $349; the standard registration fee is $425 (after March 15th). CMC member companies will be attending this meeting, as it is an important part of their membership. Additional information can be found online at

To submit a paper for consideration, please send a 1-page abstract focusing on critical materials supply dynamics by February 29, 2016 to

The Critical Materials Council for Semiconductor Device Fabricators was originally started by SEMATECH in the early 1990’s, and is now managed by TECHCET. It actively works to identify issues surrounding the supply, availability, accessibility, or lack thereof, of semiconductor process materials, current and emerging, also known as “Critical Materials”. This is done by collectively working to solve common materials related issues in a non-competitive environment. The CMC supports the continuous improvement of the Materials Supply Chain Community for Semiconductor Fabricators. For more information see .

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