Call For Papers

Call For Papers

Share Your Insights and Expertise at SEMICON West 2018


Quick Links:
Smart Manufacturing Meet the Experts Theater
Test Vision 2020: The Next Step to Intelligent Test
Important Information & Deadlines
Submission Guidelines

Smart Manufacturing and Test Vision 2020 Programs are Accepting Submissions

SEMICON West is proud to have played a critical role in driving last year’s momentum, which saw near-record growth across every industry sector. This year we’re adding programs on Smart Transportation, Smart Manufacturing, MedTech, IoT, Big Data, AI, and the cognitive learning technologies that are taking our industry and the world BEYOND SMART. We’ll showcase the latest innovations in semiconductor equipment, materials, design, manufacturing, packaging, test, and system integration, as well as Flexible Hybrid Electronics, MEMS & Sensors, blockchain technology, and more.


Smart Manufacturing Meet the Experts Theater

SEMI invites submission of abstracts for our expanded Meet the Experts program on emerging IC manufacturing technologies to handle the explosive growth of data, and on leveraging connected intelligence in the manufacturing of electronics. Talks should address technology of wide interest to a broad audience of electronics manufacturing managers and technologists, with evidence of developments on the leading/bleeding edge of commercial. Topics of interest include:

  • New memory technology
  • Silicon photonics
  • Applications of artificial intelligence or machine learning in IC manufacture 
  • Innovations in 3D stacking
  • New metrology solutions
  • Applications of data sharing, security solutions, virtual wafers and simulation, EHS, automation, and experience with the digital thread connecting data across the gaps between sectors anywhere in the supply chain from design and materials through final systems assembly


Test Vision 2020: The Next Step to Intelligent Test

SEMI invites submission of abstracts for Test Vision 2020: The Next Step to Intelligent Test (Download Call for Papers flyer). The growth in autonomous driving and the “connected everything” is spurring the demand for semiconductors. This trend is putting more pressure on test costs because of higher coverage requirements or lower average selling prices. Test must become even smarter to address the increased quality demands, while at the same time remain economical. Greater computational power coupled with increased analog and sensor content will force changes in test strategies due to more advanced packaging, heterogeneous integration, higher performance analog, and increasing RF complexity. To address those challenges, all the tools in the arsenal must be brought to bear; increasing test instrumentation integration, smarter test strategies, self-test, adaptive test, system level test, and more sophisticated test hardware.

At Test Vision 2020, we’ll ask questions like: What can we do differently to provide testing cost effectively with dppm rates approaching zero?  What R&D tools are needed for today’s and tomorrow’s devices? What will test cell (ATE, fixtures, handlers or probers and probe cards) look like beyond 2018?  How can test be more integrated into the manufacturing process?

Topics of interest include:

  • New market drivers and future trends
  • Critical future proof ATE capabilities
  • Innovative test methods for future defects
  • 2.5D/3D device testing ideas and techniques
  • Power testing needs for green technology
  • System level test
  • High-speed IO Test
  • Automotive and test standards
  • Impact of IC power management on test
  • R&D tools
  • Calibration and repair techniques
  • MEMS device testing
  • New idea in manufacturing flor optimization
  • RF and SOC testing trends
  • Adaptive and concurrent testing challenges
  • Self testing
  • Automated test program generation
  • Impact of new fab processes on test/manufacturing
  • Wafer probing technologies
  • Low-cost application focused testers
  • Software for ATE
  • Traceability of test information
  • Security impacts on test (cybersecurity and more)

Call for Posters: Test Vision 2020 — The Next Step to Intelligent Test
Seasoned test experts, students, post-docs, and others with unique observations: Come share how your test processes have adapted to the ever-changing realities of test. 

Important Information & Deadlines

April 9

Call for Paper Submissions Due: Smart Manufacturing

April 23

Author / Speaker Notification: Smart Manufacturing

May 4

Call for Paper Submissions Due: Test Vision 2020 

May 18

Call for Posters Submissions Due: Test Vision 2020

May 25

Author / Speaker Notification: Test Vision 2020 

May 25

Poster Notification: Test Vision 2020

June 8

Presentation and Posters Draft1 Due for Review: Test Vision 2020 & Smart Manufacturing

June 22

Final Presentation Due (16:9 display format) and PDF Versions: Test Vision 2020 and Smart Manufacturing

July 10, 11, or 12

Presentation Dates: Smart Manufacturing
July 11 or 12

Presentation Dates: Test Vision 2020; Posters presented on July 11 only


Submission Guidelines

Thank you for your submissions! The Smart Manufacturing and Test Vision 2020 Call for Papers is now closed (Updated May 25, 2018)

To submit an abstract for consideration:

  • Log in to the SEMICON West Speaker Portal to create an account
  • Complete the Call for Papers online submission form
  • Submit speaker requirements including your bio, presentation title, and abstract description



Contact Agnes Cobar at acobar@semi.org or 408.943.7952

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