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ASMC 2024 opens with AI, smart manufacturing, and sustainability in focus

14th May 2024
Sheryl Miles

The 35th annual SEMI Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Conference (ASMC 2024) opens with a focus on critical topics ranging from yield management and metrology to new developments in AI, smart manufacturing, and sustainability.

More than 120 experts offer insights into the latest semiconductor manufacturing strategies and methodologies as hundreds of industry stakeholders gather at the 13–16 May 2024 conference in Albany, New York.

Featuring keynotes by thought leaders from IBM, Wolfspeed, and Semiconductor Advisors, ASMC 2024 is the premier event where industry professionals network and share insights into best practices for semiconductor manufacturing. The conference is co-chaired by Bradley Wood, Applications Engineering Manager, CMP Filtration at Entegris, and Vijayalakshmi Seshachalam, CVD Process Manager at GlobalFoundries.

ASMC will feature the following:

Digital transformation for sustainability: Empowering the Semiconductor Industry Through AI and Green Practices – The one-hour tutorial by EMD Electronics on Tuesday, May 14 will cover:

  • Multifaceted environmental challenges associated with chip manufacturing
  • How leveraging AI and embracing green practices can enable the industry to develop more sustainable materials, eco-friendly processes, and energy-efficient chips
  • Case studies of collaborations among material suppliers, equipment manufacturers, and foundries and device makers that found great success

Poster presentations from around the world will be on display at the Poster Session reception on the evening of May 14, covering a range of topics including:

  • Yield Enhancement
  • Advanced Metrology
  • Advanced Equipment Processes and Materials
  • Contamination-Free Manufacturing

First Robotics Demonstration on Wednesday, May 15 – Sponsored by TEL

  • The First Robotics Team from Shenendehowa High School in Clifton, N.Y. will demonstrate its competition robot and Crescendo game, a unique competition among robots to toss rings through musical hoops.

Also highlighting ASMC 2024 on Wednesday, May 15, will be the workforce development panel discussion titled Talent Pipeline: Building a Sustainable and Diverse Semiconductor Workforce.

Panelists will include:

  • Kylie Patterson, Senior Advisor, CHIPS for America
  • Kevin Younis, COO and Executive Deputy Commissioner, Empire State Development
  • Héctor M. Rodríguez, Dean of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, Hudson Valley Community College
  • Fran Dillard, Vice President and Chief Diversity Inclusion Officer, Micron

ASMC 2024 will also feature more than 20 technical sessions covering topics including:

  • 3D, TSV, and novel advanced silicon processing
  • Advanced equipment processes and materials
  • Advanced metrology
  • Advanced process control
  • Advanced semiconductor technologies
  • Artificial intelligence / machine learning
  • Big data management and mining
  • Contamination free manufacturing
  • Defect inspection
  • Equipment optimisation
  • Factory automation
  • Manufacturing for sustainability
  • Smart manufacturing / industrial engineering
  • Yield enhancement / yield methodologies

The Women in Semiconductors (WiS 2024) programme takes place on 16th May 2024 in conjunction with ASMC 2024. The program will address challenges and strategies for promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Complimentary registration is available for ASMC attendees.

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