Wednesday, October 26, 2016

3rd International Conference on ALD Applications & 2016 China ALD Conference

The city of Suzhou near Shanghai was the venue for the 3rd International Conference on ALD Applications & 2016 China ALD Conference, which took place on 16-19 October 2016. Nearly 200 delegates attended, mostly from China, but also from Taiwan, Korea, Japan, India, Singapore, USA, Germany, Spain, UK, Finland, Ireland and the Netherlands. 

The conference was opened with keynote speeches from Prof Helmut Baumgart of Old Dominion University, USA, and Prof M. Hong of National Taiwan University. Later on, the conference split into three parallel sessions of oral contributions. Over 60 posters were presented and best student poster prizes were awarded at the closing session.

The HERALD Chair was kindly given an opportunity to present the network as a platform for collaboration between Europe and China, and there were discussions about what form a future international ALD network might take.

Picosun supported the conference as Platinum sponsors and Beneq, Honoprof, Ultratech/CNT, Leadmicro and Sentech were gold sponsors. The Suzhou New City Garden Hotel was an ideal venue, with an outstanding selection of food from many countries on offer at mealtimes. Monday evening featured a banquet of traditional food, including the local speciality, hairy crab, and a live performance of songs from classical Chinese opera.

The conference was a great success, testament to a lot of hard work by the local committees and volunteers - the advisory committee chaired by Prof David Wei Zhang of Fudan University and Dr Wei-Min Li of Leadmicro Ltd., the organizing committee chaired by Prof Shi-Jin Ding and Prof Yongfeng Mei of Fudan University, and the executive committee chaired by Prof Hongliang Lu of Fudan and Prof Feng Zhang of Institute of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Sciences; 谢谢