SEMI Strategic Materials Conference—SMC 201509/22/2015 - 09/23/2015

Strategic Materials Conference—SMC 2015

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This year’s theme, Materials for a Smart and Interconnected World, will take a broad look at what is driving the demand for new materials, how material suppliers are being impacted by the value chain they serve and how this affects the smart and interconnected world we live in.

SMC will explore the topic of “Materials Enabling a Smart & Interconnected World.”  We will examine the emerging trends in the semiconductor industry with focus on the increasing pervasiveness of the Internet across industries and the subsequent potential impact on our daily lives. This trend will drive the adoption of semiconductors into increasingly diverse environments & functions. While the corresponding new performance requirements and form factors pose a challenge to the entire value chain, systems OEMs, device manufacturers and materials suppliers, it will provide new opportunities to drive innovation and engineering, supply assurance, analytics and quality capabilities enabling the industry to deliver these solutions in a compelling, timely and cost-effective manner. 

The comprehensive sessions will provide an overview of the new opportunities that are emerging from an increasingly interconnected world, taking a glimpse at the devices, integration schemes, materials and packaging that will be in high demand for the foreseeable future and beyond. The full spectrum of New Transistor Structures, Emerging Memory, MEMS, Sensors, Medical Devices, Optoelectronics, Advanced Interconnect Technology, TSV and Advanced Packaging will be explored and discussed this year at SMC 2015.

Topics Covered 

  • Economic and Market Trends
  • Emerging Materials Technology
  • Opportunities at the Edge
  • Advanced Interconnect Technologies
  • Sustainability Considerations of Advanced Materials (Environmental Health & Safety, Conflict Minerals, Regulations, Compound Semiconductors- III-V Compounds)
  • A View from the Device Makers
  • Executive Panel Discussion

SMC has provided valuable information and networking opportunities to materials and electronics industry professionals since 1995. SMC 2015 builds on that legacy, expanding the reach and focus of the conference to examine advanced electronics materials for the semiconductor and adjacent industries.


Keynote Speaker:

                                           Gary Patton title and info

SMC 2014 Participating Companies

  • Air Liquide S.A.
  • Air Products and Chemicals
  • Albemarle Corporation
  • Applied Materials
  • Applied NanoStructured Solutions
  • ASE, Inc.
  • AZ Electronic Materials
  • Brewer Science
  • Cabot Microelectronics
  • ChemTrace Analytical Services
  • Consumer Electronics Association 
  • Data Key Consultting
  • Digital Specialty Chemicals, Ltd.
  • Delphon Industries 
  • Dow Chemical Company
  • Eastman Chemical Company
  • Edwards Vacuum
  • Electronic Fluorocarbons
  • EMD Performance Materials
  • Eminess Technologies
  • Entegris
  • Eastman Chemical Company
  • Evonik Industries
  • Fine Consulting
  • Freescale Semiconductor
  • Fujifilm
  • Gelest Inc.
  • Greene, Tweed & Co.
  • Hilltop Economics
  • Hitachi Chemical Co. America
  • Honeywell Electronic Materials
  • IBM Almaden Research Center
  • IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
  • IC Insights
  • IHS Chemical
  • IIika Technologies
  • Imprint Energy
  • Inpria
  • Intel Corporation
  • JSR Micro
  • JX Nippon Mining & Metals
  • KMG Electronic Chemicals
  • Lam Research Corporation
  • LG Silltron, Inc.
  • Linde Electronics
  • Linx Consulting
  • Lux Research
  • Matheson
  • MicroChem
  • Micron Technology
  • Milliken Intrastructure Solutions
  • Momentive Performance Materials
  • Namics Technologies, Inc.
  • Nano-C
  • OCI Materials Co., Ltd.
  • ON Semiconductor
  • Pioneer Materials
  • Praxair Electronics
  • Qualcomm
  • ReVera Incorporated
  • SAFC Hitech
  • Safina Materials, Inc.
  • SanDisk Corporation
  • SEH America, Inc.
  • Siltronic AG
  • SiVance LLC
  • Stanford University, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Stifel Nicolaus
  • Strategic Metal Investments
  • SunEdison Semiconductor
  • Susquehanna International Group
  • Taiwan HIUV New Materials Corporation
  • Techcet Group LLC
  • TechSearch International, Inc.
  • Tessera
  • Texas Instruments
  • The Linde Group
  • Tosoh SMD USA, Inc.
  • TriQuint Semiconductor
  • Ultra Clean Technology
  • UP Chemical Co., Ltd.
  • Vacuum Engineering & Materials Co.
  • VLSI Research, Inc.
  • W.L. Gore & Associates, Co., Ltd.



Tuesday and Wednesday
September 22–23


Computer History Museum
1401 N. Shoreline Blvd.
Mountain View, CA 94043


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For Sponsorship Opportunities please contact: Lin Tso.


Event Contact

Lin Tso
Tel: 408.943.7920