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Connect to Technology, Advanced Packaging Moscone West, TechXPOT West Wednesday, July 12
2:00pm to 5:00pm

Hosted by the SEMI Americas Advanced Packaging Committee

Following up on our previous session, we will dig into the key packaging technologies enabling the advanced electronic systems that we have seen come to the market recently. Wafer-level packaging (WLP), 2.5D (interposer), embedded substrates, and, perhaps most comprehensively, SiP (System-in-Package) have been true inflections in enabling many of these new systems. We will also delve into the challenges in current technologies and opportunities for extending and improving them.

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Connect to Technology, Advanced Packaging Moscone West, TechXPOT West Wednesday, July 12
10:30am to 12:30pm

Co-hosted by the CPMT Society of IEEE & the SEMI Americas Advanced Packaging Committee

Over the last few years, system and package engineers have been using the power of new packaging and assembly technologies to build in high performance and optimized form-factors for a slew of new products - from high-performance IoT and wearables, to blazing game processors, AI & VR products, autonomous vehicles, new function-oriented data-centers and networks. This session will explore the technology innovations that enable some of the leading applications, including SiP, embedding, integrated photonics, 2.5D & 3D packaging.  We will also take an in-depth look at what are the upcoming challenges in heterogeneous integration and how closer collaboration and co-design can benefit the whole value chain.

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Training & Development Tuesday, July 11
2:00pm to 3:00pm

Responding to the needs of our members for customized manufacturing apprenticeships, the SEMI Foundation has partnered with the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) to offer round-table access to the RCBI Apprenticeship Works! Program.

CEOs, senior level managers, human resource representatives, and training managers are all encouraged to attend this interactive session to learn how to participate in a manufacturing apprenticeship program customized for you.  Following an informational session, there will be time for Q & A as well as individual discussions around specific needs.

Attending companies stand to save 90% of the costs to establish manufacturing apprenticeship programs through this U.S. Department of Labor funded program.  This is an opportunity to upskill existing workforce and train new hires.

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Industry Outlook Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Tuesday, July 11
2:00pm to 5:00pm

While the global semiconductor industry continues its consolidation through large-scale mergers and acquisitions, China’s semiconductor industry is embarking on a new round of expansion with heavy investment from public and private funding. At this forum, IC and investment community executives will share their views on the industry’s evolution and offer insights on investment, M&A, and innovation trends in China. With informative presentations and multiple networking opportunities, the China Strategic Innovation & Investment Forum is the place where markets, technology, talent, and funding meet.

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Mary G. Puma
President and Chief Executive Officer
Axcelis
Shaheen Dayal
Vice President, Technology & Manufacturing Group Director, Fab Technology Sourcing
Intel
Lori Ciano
Vice President of Supply Chain
Brooks Automation
Regenia Sanders
Principal, Advisory Services
Ernst & Young
Keynotes & Executive Panels Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Wednesday, July 12
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Connect to Applications, SMART MedTech Moscone North, TechXPOT North Thursday, July 13
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Advances in electronics and medical understanding are converging to create an innovation revolution in digital medicine and monitoring (Smart MedTech). New digital solutions are reshaping patient treatment and monitoring and providing new levels of care for a broad range of human applications, from treating world-class athletes and first responders to the chronically ill and elderly. New innovations include smart patches for human-performance monitoring, flexible x-ray sensors, remote monitoring of medications, and novel medical diagnostics. Join us at the Smart MedTech session to hear subject matter experts describe how advanced electronics are reshaping the medical and healthcare industries.

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Industry Outlook Yerba Buena Center of the Arts Thursday, July 13
8:30am to 12:30pm

Co-sponsored by SEMI and Gartner, this year’s symposium provides a midyear market update as well as a forum to discuss pertinent business issues. Together, SEMI and Gartner will present market forecasts and analyses of the semiconductor, capital equipment, materials, and adjacent industry sectors. New this year: The symposium will conclude with a moderated panel, where Wall Street analysts will provide an interactive discussion of the microelectronics industry, with perspectives from Bulls & Bears. Join us to learn about the trends, opportunities, and issues impacting SEMI members, their customers, and the industry as a whole. We will cover the CAPX spend outlook, the impact of continuing consolidation, increased manufacturing costs due to technology delays, new end-markets, and more.

Who should attend:

  • Chief Executive Officers/Presidents
  • Chief Financial Officers
  • Business Development Managers
  • Analysts
  • Senior Sales & Marketing Professionals
  • Procurement
  • Business Development
  • Consulting & Product Planning
  • Finance
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Training & Development San Francisco Marriott Marquis Wednesday, July 12
1:00pm to 5:00pm

Intermediate Level – Embedded Systems/IoT Development Includes Live Demonstrations

While this course naturally follows the introduction to Embedded Systems/IoT Development, if you have experience in embedded systems development, the introduction course is not a requirement.

This Intermediate course covers the key methods and technologies for each phase of the embedded systems development process: specification, partition, design, integration, validation, maintenance and upgrade.  Hands on live demonstrations of advanced development techniques provide real-time, practical guidance.

Part of this course focuses on the attendees’ specific issues.  The instructor will ask for questions and problems the attendees may be encountering.  He will discuss the best and most current techniques for dealing with those issues and provide practical guidance.

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Training & Development San Francisco Marriott Marquis Wednesday, July 12
8:00am to 12:00pm

From IoT to industrial controls, embedded systems are the key to optimizing performance and power. In fact, embedded systems (A combination of computer hardware, software and sometimes additional mechanical parts.) are the driving force behind IoT. Most electronic devices, our cell phones, microwaves, network routers, automobiles, and industrial controls are controlled by embedded software.  Each of these embedded systems is unique and highly customized to the specific application.

This course will provide practical techniques and guidelines for developing embedded system software.  We will overview the basic components of embedded and real-time systems, discuss the basics of interacting with and controlling peripherals,  the different types of embedded software architectures, how to use a real-time operating system and basic scheduling algorithms, examples of optimizing embedded software for performance, memory, and power, what goes into developing safety critical embedded systems, a brief overview of multicore embedded systems, and some examples of how to use embedded system development tools. 

We will also look at how embedded systems are driving the Internet of Things (IoT) and show some examples of connectivity and applications for IoT.  We will offer live demonstrations of IoT embedded systems.

Instructor: Rob Oshana, Senior Director, Software R&D, Microcontrollers Freescale

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Advanced Manufacturing San Francisco Marriott Marquis Monday, July 10
12:00pm to 7:30pm

Imec Technology Forum USA is imec’s high-tech event, offering a unique research and innovation perspective on the emerging opportunities in semiconductor technology and smart electronics systems.

This year’s half-day conference will focus on exciting research advances in next-generation semiconductor and system scaling.

This is an invitation only event: Contact imec

View the complete agenda: Visit imec Technology Forum 2017

ITF2017 USA highlights –

  • A must-attend keynote by Martin van den Brink, President & CTO, ASML, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of chip-making equipment;

  • Imec experts on breakthrough research in semiconductor technology scaling, neuromorphic computing based on hardware/software co-optimization, chip fingerprints based on deeply scaled transistors increase HW security, and more...;

  • Insiders’ knowhow, views and perspectives for the future of the IC industry;

  • Premium networking with 300+ industry experts, decision makers and visionaries.

The Imec Technology Forum (ITF) is an initiative of imec, the world-leading R&D and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technology, leveraging the expertise of nearly 3,500 top scientists and engineers and a partner network including the world’s leading companies in ICT, communication and health care.

ITF USA is organized in conjunction with SEMICON West and supported by SEMI.

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Katherine (Kathy) S. Winter
Vice President
Automated Driving Group
Keynotes & Executive Panels Wednesday, July 12
9:00am to 9:30am

As autonomous cars prepare to hit the roads, a tidal wave of data will come with them. Today, the average person generates around 650 megabits of data per day. By 2020, an autonomous vehicle will produce approximately 4 terabytes of data per day. Autonomous vehicles will need to navigate new environments, continuously update high-precision maps, anticipate what other cars around them will do and learn from the collective knowledge of other autonomous vehicles, which will be stored in the cloud. New technologies, like 5G, will enable data to move back and forth between cars, the cloud, and all the “things” around them seamlessly. Kathy Winter will explore what this means for the automotive industry – and specifically autonomous driving - and how Intel is partnering with the ecosystem to solve these problems.

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Keynotes & Executive Panels Wednesday, July 12
9:45am to 10:15am
Tetsuro Higashi
Corporate Director and Corporate Advisor
TEL
Keynotes & Executive Panels Tuesday, July 11
9:00am to 9:30am
Thomas Caufield, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President & General Manager, Fab 8
GLOBALFOUNDRIES
Keynotes & Executive Panels Tuesday, July 11
9:30am to 10:00am
Connect to Technology, Materials Moscone West, TechXPOT West Tuesday, July 11
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Hosted by the SEMI Chemical & Gas Manufacturers Group (CGMG)

As leading-edge devices move into 10nm and sub-10nm nodes, the challenge of maintaining a supply chain that can provide in-spec and in-ship-to-control materials increases dramatically. In

this session, technology and thought leaders from device, materials, and metrology companies will dig into tough questions and provide some clarity and guidance in order for the industry to realize the next generation of devices.

  • What new metrology capabilities and ranges are needed?
  • Considering that electronic materials may become an increasingly smaller share of revenues, what changes are needed to the incoming raw material supply?
  • How do we identify “rogue” impurities not currently measured or reported?
  • Are there industry-standardized processes to be improved or created?
  • When the best metrology tool is the device, can customers help identify improvement opportunities?
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Training & Development San Francisco Marriott Marquis Wednesday, July 12
3:30pm to 6:30pm

In 2017, we’re broadening the scope of our career development efforts to attract a full range of employment opportunities in microelectronics — from internships all the way up to the senior management level. At the all-new MicroE Career Development & Recruitment Forum our goal is to drive awareness of industry opportunities and inspire you to consider a career in microelectronics — or perhaps move further along your existing industry career path at a new company, or even in an entirely new industry sector. At the one-day program, you will:

  • Meet representatives of key industry players and gain valuable information and insights into career opportunities at some of the leading names in microelectronics.
  • Learn about the latest industry trends in SMART Auto, SMART MedTech, SMART Manufacturing, and IoT at expert panel presentations.
  • Hear personal, hands-on success stories of engineers currently working in the field, and gain insights from a Q&A session.
  • Participate in conversational and fun sessions designed to help you prepare for working in the industry.
  • Network with potential peers and employers.
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Connect to Applications, SMART Manufacturing Moscone North, TechXPOT North Tuesday, July 11
2:00pm to 4:15pm

Co-Hosted by the SEMI Smart Manufacturing Advisory Council

While the electronics sector is already well experienced with automation and data analysis to improve yields and reduce costs, the current increase in the complexity of manufacturing processes, the improvements in sophisticated data management tools, and the increasingly inter-related value chain are now creating new opportunities for significantly improving performance, but also new challenges in putting all the parts together.  We will look at the future vision for smart manufacturing across our industry, the key challenges to get there, the practicalities of predictive maintenance and predictive simulation, and the issues and solutions for communicating the needed data efficiently and securely across suppliers and customers for the benefit of all. 

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Industry Outlook San Francisco Marriott Marquis Tuesday, July 11
10:00am to 12:00pm

Known as Silicon Island of the East, the state of Penang, Malaysia, is home to more than 300 multi-national corporations as well as thousands of small-to-midsized enterprises supporting its burgeoning industrial ecosystem.  With 40-plus years of industrial development as a foundation, Penang is on the move. The state enhances its international city status daily and is increasingly seen as a location of choice for investors, tourists, and those who desire sustainable living.

Penang is not only the electronics hub of Southeast Asia, but also a preferred location for an array of fast-growing industries and services, including semiconductors, medical devices, LED, avionics, automation, and Global Business Services (GBS).

Join us and hear why Penang has become a destination of choice for investment, technology, and business. In conjunction with SEMICON West 2017, Invest Penang’s informative session will fill in all the details surrounding Penang's unique value proposition and answer any question you may have.

To Register

This event is not registerable via the SEMICON West registration system.  Please notify investPenang of your attendance via their registration form. 

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Keynotes & Executive Panels Wednesday, July 12
9:30am to 9:45am
Connect to Applications, SMART Automotive Moscone North, TechXPOT North Wednesday, July 12
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Session Partner: SAE International

Automotive industry OEMs and first-tier players look to the semiconductor industry for its expertise, speed, and agility in providing integrated electronic solutions focused on ever-increasing customer requirements. As connected vehicles demand more intelligence, speed, and memory to run ADAS, autonomous and automated driving, IoT, and cloud-based communications, the auto industry needs to prepare for what’s around the corner. In the coming five years, just how fast and how often will our vehicles communicate? How fast will the processors operate? How much memory will be available in the smallest footprint? And what will be the production requirements on all the parts and pieces to make an integrated electronics system run flawlessly? At this session, our integration experts will provide insights into the future of electronic technologies as they pertain to the automotive industry. 

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Connect to Applications, SMART Automotive Moscone North, TechXPOT North Wednesday, July 12
10:30am to 12:35pm

Automobile electronics is driving new chip demand. The semiconductor and automotive industries are changing the driving experience with technical advances enabling self-driving cars, Advanced Driver Assist (ADAS), and more. Sensors, telematics, artificial intelligence, embedded software, and machine learning are driving new features and capabilities in automotive systems for powertrain control, connectivity, mobility, security, safety, and infotainment. This forum will explore how smart automotive applications are changing the world. We will cover the key technologies, performance upgrades, and market trends shaping the future of Smart Automotive.

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Connect to Technology, Advanced Manufacturing Moscone West, TechXPOT West Tuesday, July 11
10:30am to 12:30pm

Hosted by the Semiconductor Components, Instruments & Subsystems (SCIS) Special Interest Group

Manufacturing sub-10nm manufacturing is a reality in today’s manufacturer of devices but face major issues reaching entitled yields due to defects. Finding those defects, tracing them to their source, and eliminating them hinders from achieving any level of yield management that assure economic scales of investments. That in itself has led to focusing on one of the last frontiers never before reflected in the search of these defects -- sub-components. Bringing awareness to the correlation of particle or defect generation to these critical components have become a true priority. In this session, IDMs will share their perspectives on the impact of component defectivity and what they are doing to address them.  Furthermore, playing a similarly critical role and facing similar challenges, OEMs will share their insight on this critical issue and what they are doing with their component suppliers to solve this problems. These stakeholders are working together towards creating measurable and tangible solutions by characterizing important parameters affecting processes and inevitably impact yields and offer ways to measure and manage them. Presenters in this session will offer their insight as well as answer questions on how this effort can bring meaningful improvements and impact to this last frontier of the industry.

 

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Receptions AT&T Park Tuesday, July 11
5:00pm to 10:00pm

Climb aboard the shuttle to AT&T Park and join us in at the Virgin America Club Level for hors d’oeuvres and the beverage — hard or soft — of your choice. The Summerfest at AT&T Park takes place in conjunction with the Major League Baseball All-Star Game, which you’ll be able to view live as it happens on the stadium jumbo-tron as well as on large screens throughout the Virgin America Club Level. It’s a great opportunity to network with colleagues and customers after a long day on the Expo floor. You won’t want to miss it:

  • Network with peers, partners, and customers from across the industry.
  • Visit the Giants’ museum loaded with baseball memorabilia — from New York to San Francisco.
  • Tour AT&T Park and the Giants’ dugout and batting cage to take a practice swing (limited availability).
  • See the All-Star Game live and large!

Admission to the Summerfest at AT&T Park is included in a SEMICON West All-In Pass or available to purchase a la carte. All-In Pass holders will receive their ticket with their badge when they check in at the "VIP, Press, All-In Pass" registration desk in Moscone West Hall Lobby.  Attendees who purchase their ticket a la carte may pick it up from 12:00 to 5:00pm on Tuesday, July 11 at the Summerfest Ticket Desk in the Moscone West Hall Lobby. 

Complimentary shuttle services, in addition to ride sharing, taxis, and public transportation can take you from Moscone West to Summerfest at AT&T Park. Learn more.

Coat and bag check services will be available at AT&T Park on the Club Level. Daypacks and computer bags are allowed, luggage may not be brought into the park. 

 

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Test San Francisco Marriott Marquis Wednesday, July 12
8:00am to 5:00pm

Test Vision 2020 is today's premier workshop for semiconductor and system test experts with a vision towards the future of test. It is a highly anticipated gathering of providers and users of test IP and equipment, all converging to engage with leaders in the field and discuss coming trends and requirements. The conference typically has hundreds of participants and is held in conjunction with SEMICON West, assuring access to a wide range of expertise and experience.

This year’s workshop theme is Fast-Track to a Smarter Test. The growth in autonomous driving and everything connected is increasing demand for automotive semiconductors and putting more pressure on test costs due to higher coverage requirements. Test must become smarter to address the increased quality demands, while at the same time remaining 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 frequencies. To address these challenges, every tool in the arsenal must be brought to bear: increasing instrumentation integration, smarter strategies, self-test, adaptive test, system-level test, as well as more sophisticated test hardware.

Thank you to our sponsors

Platinum: Advantest and Astronics Test Systems

Gold: FormFactor, Optimal+, Pickering Interfaces and Xcerra

Silver: National Instruments and Reid-Ashman Manufacturing

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Test San Francisco Marriott Marquis Thursday, July 13
8:30am to 2:15pm

Test Vision 2020 is today's premier workshop for semiconductor and system test experts with a vision towards the future of test. It is a highly anticipated gathering of providers and users of test IP and equipment, all converging to engage with leaders in the field and discuss coming trends and requirements. The conference typically has hundreds of participants and is held in conjunction with SEMICON West, assuring access to a wide range of expertise and experience.

This year’s workshop theme is Fast-Track to a Smarter Test. The growth in autonomous driving and everything connected is increasing demand for automotive semiconductors and putting more pressure on test costs due to higher coverage requirements. Test must become smarter to address the increased quality demands, while at the same time remaining 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 frequencies. To address these challenges, every tool in the arsenal must be brought to bear: increasing instrumentation integration, smarter strategies, self-test, adaptive test, system-level test, as well as more sophisticated test hardware.

Thank you to our sponsors

Platinum: Advantest and Astronics Test Systems

Gold: FormFactor, Optimal+, Pickering Interfaces and Xcerra

Silver: National Instruments and Reid-Ashman Manufacturing

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Connect to Technology, Advanced Manufacturing Moscone West, TechXPOT West Thursday, July 13
10:30am to 12:30pm

With 7nm phasing into production by the end of 2017 — after many delays — EUVL may not emerge as the hoped for savior. While some players are using EUVL at 10nm, several infrastructure issues remain unresolved. Aside from the actual technical solutions that still need to be perfected, economics will ultimately decide adoption rates. This session will discuss the economics and the road ahead as the industry places its bets on lithography moving from 7nm to 5nm.

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Connect to Technology, Advanced Manufacturing Moscone West, TechXPOT West Thursday, July 13
2:00pm to 4:00pm

The semiconductor industry is heading towards high-volume production at 7nm by the end of 2017, and planning is underway for 5nm and even 3nm processes and fabs. However, the economics of traditional scaling have become crippling, forcing some to pursue alternatives to density scaling. This session addresses the challenges and trade-offs chip makers need to consider as they map out their scaling strategies.

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Connect to Applications, 5G Moscone North, TechXPOT North Thursday, July 13
10:30am to 12:30pm

As data volumes double every 12 months, the pace of change is accelerating for the cloud and network technologies needed to keep up. Next generation 5G communication networks will need new semiconductor solutions for higher bandwidth transmission across denser networks, from more complex RF frontends to mm-wave transmission. Cloud providers meanwhile need a fast ramp in processing power and network speeds, with disruptive approaches for custom processors, accelerators, silicon photonics, and new memory technologies.  We’ve invited leading technologists from across these sectors to discuss the coming challenges and opportunities

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Connect to Applications, MEMS & Sensors, Connect to Technology Moscone North, TechXPOT North Tuesday, July 11
10:30am to 12:30pm

Co-hosted by MEMS & Sensors Industry Group

As use of data from MEMS and sensors disrupts most major sectors –from smart autos and smart manufacturing to smart cities and smart health monitoring—it’s also disrupting the MEMS sector as well. The new growth from these emerging markets is generating demand for new approaches, more integrated intelligence, and more competition to capture the value in these applications. We’ve invited some industry thought leaders to discuss these market trends, and the emerging developments in key areas of piezoelectric sensing, intelligence at the edge, intelligence in product development, and hybrid integration of sensors on flexible substrates.  

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Connect to Applications, IoT San Francisco Marriott Marquis Tuesday, July 11
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Organized by SEMI, IEEE Santa Clara Valley Section & the IEEE Computer Society

IoT devices collect data from or send data to the physical world. Microcontrollers, MEMS, sensors, and actuators form the building blocks of IoT device architecture. In recent years, there has been an explosive growth in the field of IoT devices. This session will focus on state-of-the-art IoT device platforms and their potential in IoT applications.

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Connect to Applications, IoT San Francisco Marriott Marquis Tuesday, July 11
10:30am to 12:30pm

Organized by: SEMI, IEEE Santa Clara Valley Section & the IEEE Computer Society

IoT devices typically stream large amounts of data — Big Data — to the cloud for storage. Data analytics enables the processing of stored data in order to obtain useful information for decision-making. Such intelligence provides competitive advantages and results in business benefits, such as more effective marketing and increased revenue generation. This session will focus key IoT applications, including solutions for home automation, smart cities, industrial monitoring, medical and healthcare, environmental monitoring, agriculture, and more.

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