SEMICON West is the flagship annual event for the global microelectronics industry. It is the premier event for the display of new products and technologies for microelectronics design and manufacturing, featuring technologies from across the microelectronics supply chain, from electronic design automation, to device fabrication (wafer processing), to final manufacturing (assembly, packaging, and test). More than semiconductors, SEMICON West is also showcase for emerging markets and technologies born from the microelectronics industry, including micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), photovoltaics (PV), flexible electronics and displays, nano-electronics, solid state lighting (LEDs), and related technologies.
July 14-16, 2015
Creating solutions to address common challenges facing the MEMS, Sensor and Semiconductor Industries in the next decade: A MIG/SEMI Joint Workshop
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 | 1 pm – 5 pm
The MEMS, sensor and semiconductor industries have long been connected by a shared infrastructure and supply chain, but there are significant differences in the manufacturing of MEMS and sensors, including the use of unconventional materials, wafer bonding, packaging, lack of standard processes, to name a few. As the MEMS and sensor industries scale in volume and usage in conjunction with semiconductor devices, it’s important that both industries take a deeper look at our common challenges to identify the issues that would benefit from a collaborative approach. This 4 hour interactive workshop will focus on the mutual challenges facing the MEMS, sensor and semiconductor industries and how we may leverage lessons learned, standards and best practices to grow our respective industries sustainably. Attendees will be presented with output from a MEMS Industry Group (MIG)/SEMI joint survey and a summary of work that has already been done on this topic at MIG’s MEMS Technical Congress, held in May 2015. Your active participation is encouraged! Discussion topics include packaging, materials, testing, and more! Bring your great ideas to the table, we look forward to seeing you there!
Tuesday, July 14
10:30am - 12:30pm
The MEMS sector has been on the front lines of the proliferation of sensors everywhere--from phones to wearables to everything else on the IoT-- for both fast climbing unit growth and fast falling unit prices. This has pushed the sector quickly to a new maturity that is changing business.
New sensing technologies and new approaches to heterogenous integration aim to reduce power usage, size and cost. New kinds of sensors are opening new markets. More standard platforms and open source software for basic devices are bringing down costs and speeding time to market. That means plenty of new challenges and opportunities all along the supply chain. Invited industry thought leaders will discuss what to expect next in this dynamic market.
Jean-Christophe Eloy, President and CEO, YOLE Développement
Claude Jean, Vice President of Manufacturing, Dalsa
Kurt Petersen, Ph.D. President, KP-MEMS
Thomas Uhrmann, Ph.D., Director of Business Developmet, EVGroup
Christophe Zinck, Senior Application Engineering Manager, ASE
CEA Leti, Speaker to be announced
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