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Extreme Electronics Program Returns to Semicon West

Photonics.com
Jun 2010
SAN JOSE, Calif., June 9, 2010 — The Extreme Electronics program will return as part of Semicon West 2010 July 13-15, 2010 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. The “show-within-the-show” will feature exhibits, online and onsite networking events, and a series of mini-conferences that focus on emerging market opportunities in printed and flexible electronics, MEMS, high-brightness LEDs, nanoelectronics and more.


Moscone Center.

With an expected attendance of more than 4000 R&D engineers, 4500 manufacturing and production managers, and 6000 senior executives from leading technology companies, the Extreme Electronics program and exposition will feature new solutions, products and technologies at the “Extreme” technology stage. Sessions include an overview of market trends and growth potential, an update on key recent technology developments, and a look at new applications, with a focus on what companies need from the semiconductor supply chain.

Other highlights at the event will include Packaging Sessions, which focus on mobile devices and deep submicron semiconductor technologies; business programs that highlight trends that shape microelectronics manufacturing; and ten short courses and workshops that span a range of topics from MEMS energy harvesting and reliability to fundamentals of touch technologies and applications.

The opening keynote entitled “From Ghz to Systems to Solutions: Our Industry in Transition,” will discuss the drivers of new demands in IT, and explore strategies to address the challenges. It will be presented by Dr. Bernard S. Meyerson, IBM fellow and vice president of innovation and global university relations at IBM Systems and Technology Group.

Executive keynote speakers at this year’s Executive Summit panel will include, Keith Barnes, chairman of the board, CEO and president of Verigy; Stephen G. Newberry, president and CEO of Lam Research; Thomas Sonderman, vice president of manufacturing systems and technology at Globalfoundries; Randhir Thakur, executive vice president and general manager of silicon systems at Applied Materials; and Rick Wallace, CEO of KLA-Tencor.

Other keynotes include “The Centrality of Silicon: How Semiconductors are Driving the Next Wave of Innovation,” presented by Gregg Bartlett, senior vice president of process technology and and R&D at Globalfoundries, and “Welcome to the Next Decade!,” by Paolo A. Gargini, Ph.D., chairman of the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS), Intel fellow of the technology and manufacturing group, and director of technology strategy at Intel. Additionally, there will be a bulls and bears panel discussion July 15 to be moderated by James W. Bagley, Executive Chairman of Board of Directors at Lam Research.

The TechXPOT (Tech Spot) concept returns for the fifth year with topical sessions focused on key industry segments, technologies and trends. Building on the popularity of the TechXPOTs, this year TechSITEs will be introduced to showcase a wider scope of topics in shorter sessions throughout each day, which will include invited technical presentations and non-commercial exhibitor demonstrations. Topics include test challenges and solutions, new opportunities for existing fabs, intelligent uses of precious metals in microelectronics and more.

Additionally, Semicon West 2010 will feature about 600 exhibiting companies displaying the latest technology in the microelectronics industry.

For more information, visit: www.semiconwest.org 


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