China Semiconductor Technology International Conference (CSTIC) 2011 Successfully Held in Shanghai

Shanghai, ChinaMarch 23, 2011 — SEMI and ECS announced that the annual China Semiconductor Technology International Conference (CSTIC) held on March 13-14, 2011 was a great success with a record number of 340 speakers and a record number of 741 attendees from around the world. David Wang, CEO and president of Semiconductor Manufacturing International Inc. (SMIC), T.C. Chen, IBM Fellow and vice president of Science and Technology, Chenming Hu, TSMC distinguished chair professor of microelectronics at the University of California at Berkeley, and John Lau, ITRI Fellow in Taiwan delivered the keynote speeches at the conference plenary session. Over 130 of the world’s leading experts in semiconductor technology presented in the ten parallel symposia. The conference has become a world-class event covering most of the aspects of semiconductor technology and emerging technology areas including LED and photovoltaic.

Hanming Wu, CSTIC conference chair, senior director of SMIC said, “I am very happy to see that so many world’s leading experts from industry and academia presented at the CSTIC conference. With this excellent platform, technical managers and engineers from SMIC, HHNEC, Huali, Grace Semiconductor, Samsung, Infineon, professors and students from Peking University, Tsinghua University, Fudan University etc have the opportunities to have face to face communication with the industry for leading edge technology and semiconductor manufacturing solutions.” With the new record numbers of papers and attendees, CSTIC has become a world class technical event. Among the 340 papers, 28% papers were from the U.S., 15% papers from Europe, 9% papers from Japan while 36% papers from China. Many of the papers were from leading fabs, equipment and materials companies like IBM, Intel, Toshiba, STMicro, IMEC, TSMC, Infineon, ASE, Flextronics, ARM, SMIC, Applied Materials, TEL, KLA-Tencor and Dow Chemical.

Five solar industry executives from Daqo, GCL, LDK, Trina and ASTROnergy join the “Solar Silicon Materials — Opportunities and Challenges” panel discussion held on March 14 with more than 80 attendees. Technical experts in LEDs from Philips Lumileds and many other companies presented at an LED focus session and more than 70 attendees participated in a short course on “Fundamentals of High Power White LEDs” on March 14. Following SEMI member’s example, CSTIC has successfully broadened its technical areas into solar and LED industry.

As the largest semiconductor industry technology conference in China, CSTIC 2011 was organized jointly by SEMI and ECS. Over 170 manuscripts from CSTIC 2011 passed critical review by the technical committee and have been published in ECS Transactions digital library. Dr. Allen Lu, SEMI vice president and president of SEMI China and Mr. Roque Calvo, executive director of ECS gave the opening speeches at the plenary session respectively.

The 2011 conference was co-organized by China’s High Tech Expert Committee (CHTEC), and co-sponsored by IEEE, CEMIA, MRS and CSE. It was also supported by Shanghai Pudong Association for Science & Technology, Shanghai Pudong New Area Science & Technology Development Fund.  Fourteen industry companies, including KLA-Tencor, sponsored this event.

Six students and young engineers won the SEMI ECS Student & Engineer Award(SESEA)at CSTIC 2011. They are Mireia Bargallo Gonzalez from IMEC, Belgium; Dandan Jiang from IMECAS, China; Shiqiang Qin from Peking University, China; Nicolas Posseme from CEA-Leti, France; Jolly Zhao from KLA-Tencor, U.S.; and Yuanqian Ji from Grace Semiconductor, China.

Dr. Qinghuang Lin, senior scientist from IBM will be CSTIC 2012 conference chair. CSTIC 2012 will be held on March 18-19 in Shanghai. The “Call for Papers” deadline is September 30, 2011.

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