MANHASSET, NY -- The cost of maintaining productivity at a time of limited R&D resources facing the global chip-making community will be discussed at next weekís SEMI Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Conference (Saratoga Hilton, Saratoga Springs, NY) .
Keynote speakers include Michael Campbell Sr. Vice President, Engineering at Qualcomm who will look at mobile wireless driving the semiconductor industry; IBM Fellow Subramanian Iyer will discuss the evolution of embedded memory at IBM; and Risto Puhakka, President of market research firm VLSI Research, Inc. will provide IC market trends and forecasts.
With limited R&D dollars, it is unclear how wafer size transition, next node scaling, new transistor technology, and 3-D IC will be funded. A limited number of companies will pursue 450mm, but many more are looking at 3-D ICs.
A panel of executives from Globalfoundries, ASML, IBM, Applied Materials and VLSI Research will address limited R&D funding issues.
The full program is here. Register for ASMC 2012 here.