Summer Issue 201023 August, 2010
SPOTLIGHT: ASMC 2010
The 21st annual IEEE/SEMI Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Conference (ASMC 2010) was held July 11-13 at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis, in conjunction with this year’s SEMICON West and Intersolar North America conferences. The conference began with an interactive poster session and reception sponsored by KLA on Sunday, July 11. 21 papers were featured, authored by engineers from companies and universities from around the world. The rest of this year’s ASMC, held over July 12-13, consisted of 11 additional sessions presenting 49 technical papers, as well as three keynote speeches. The three keynotes, by Matt Nowak, Senior Director of Engineering, VLSI Technology Group, CDMA Technology Division, Qualcomm; Kalin Kuhn, Intel Fellow, Advanced Devices Technology, Intel Corporation; and Bill McClean, President, IC Insights. KLA partnered with IBM, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, imec and Timbre Technologies to present 10 technical papers at the conference.