2023 CMC Conference to Host Intriguing Lineup of Speakers

Featuring talks on current trends, issues, and new technologies for the semiconductor materials supply chain

San Diego, CA, March 1, 2023:  TECHCET— the electronic materials advisory firm providing business and technology information on semiconductor supply chains — brings to the industry an impressive lineup of speakers at the 8th Annual Critical Materials Council (CMC) Conference from April 18-20 in Round Rock, Texas. This year’s conference agenda highlights presentations from chip fabricators, materials and equipment suppliers, parties connected to policy makers, and market research analysts to discuss trends, current issues, and new future technologies in the semiconductor materials supply chains. The honorable Jon Taylor, Corporate VP of Fab Engineering at Samsung Austin Semiconductor, will lead off as the Conference Keynote Speaker followed by a notable list of the industry’s best presenters.

One of this year’s featured speakers will be Corinna Singer, Senior Director of Procurement at Infineon, talking on “Globalization vs. Regionalization and the Impact of Geopolitical Tensions.” Singer will focus on the trend of material supply chains in various regions of the world – namely, why are some growing while others are shrinking? Additionally, Singer will discuss what can be done to counteract this trend. An analysis on the impact of geopolitical tensions on the supply-chain will also be provided, along with lessons learned to better manage supply chains as demand heats up from chip expansions.

Talks this year will also highlight business and technology trends from materials and equipment market analysts from TECHCET, TechIsights and the Yole Group, alongside an array of technical presentations from industry experts. Shivan Ahamparam, Ph.D., Director of Advanced Semiconductor Materials at Air Liquide will speak on such technology trends in her talk, “Unmasking the challenges of Diborane manufacturing and supply.” Given the evolution of diborane, mainly for doping in CVD/Epi applications, there has been a growing need for finer and more reliable control of its use. Ahamparam aims to unveil the challenges that have come up from using diborane, such as being thermally unstable and holding other unique properties, and how it’s use in manufacturing can be improved.

Many other speakers will also be joining Shivan and Corinna at the 2023 CMC Conference. Regina Freed, VP of Alx™ at Applied Materials, will speak on Accelerating Materials Engineering; and Dilan Seneviratne, Ph.D., Director of Substrate Packaging Materials at Intel will speak on Challenges for Advanced Packaging & Materials. The full agenda can be found here: https://cmcfabs.org/cmc-2023-conference-agenda-2/.

The conference will feature 5 main sessions on the following themes: Global Issues & Trends, Advanced Packaging Materials, Immediate Challenges of Materials & Manufacturing, Challenges of Equipment and Component Materials, and Emerging Materials. A special Panel Session on “Universal Challenges to Growth – Data-fication” was recently added that will feature companies from across the ecosystem to give their view of the issues and needs for data connection between and among materials supplier, OEM, and IDM.

For more details on the conference, including the full agenda and registration, visit https://cmcfabs.org/2023-cmc-conference/.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available for the conference! Please email dscott@techcet.com for more information.

To get a live update on the Wet Chemicals market and semiconductor process materials issues, don’t miss the 2023 CMC Conference in Austin, Texas from April 18-20 on “Are Critical Materials for Chip Expansions Ready for Launch?” To register and for more information, visit https://cmcfabs.org/2023-cmc-conference/

ABOUT TECHCET: TECHCET CA LLC is an advisory services firm expert in market and supply-chain analysis of electronic materials for the semiconductor, display, solar/PV, and LED industries. TECHCET offers consulting, subscription service, and reports, including the Critical Materials Council (CMC) of semiconductor fabricators and Data Subscription Service (DSS). For additional information, please contact info@cmcfabs.org, +1-480-332-8336, or go to www.techcet.com.