Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Conference--ASMC 2019

Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Conference--ASMC 2019

Monday, May 6 – Thursday, May 9, 2019
06:30 PM – 12:30 PM
Monday, May 06, 2019 to Thursday, May 09, 2019
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Saratoga Springs City Center
522 Broadway
Saratoga Springs, New York, United States - 12866


Technical Sponsors:


ASMC is the leading international technical conference for discussing solutions that improve the collective manufacturing expertise of the semiconductor industry. Solving the challenges presented by semiconductor manufacturing has been a combined effort by device makers, equipment and materials suppliers, and academics. ASMC provides an unparalleled platform for semiconductor professionals to network and learn the latest in the practical application of advanced manufacturing strategies and methodologies. Technical presentations at ASMC highlight industry innovations with specific results and are published by IEEE. 







The ASMC 2018 Entegris Best Paper was awarded to 'Contamination Free Manufacturing Uncovering Chemical Quality Improvements Through a Holistic Approach to Chemical Quality Management' by Nora Colligan, Samsung Austin Semiconductor

ASMC 2018 GLOBALFOUNDRIES Best Student Paper was awarded for 'Towards Optimization of Global Production Scheduling with Deep Reinforcement Learning'  by Bernd Waschneck, University Stuttgart; Thomas Altenmüller, Andreas Kyek, Infineon Technologies AG; Thomas Bauernhansl, Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA



All ASMC registrants receive a complimentary pass to the popular Women in Semiconductors (WiS) program held in conjunction with ASMC 2019. WiS addresses leadership skills, the power of talk and why promoting diversity in the workplace benefits everyone. Thank you to our 2018 WiS Sponsors and Supporters!

Who Should Attend

ASMC 2018 hosted over 400 attendees which included:

  • Academia

  • Chief Technology Officers

  • Fab Managers

  • Equipment Manufacturers 

  • IC Manufacturers

  • Materials Suppliers

  • Operations Managers

  • Process Engineers

  • Product Managers

  • Technical Experts

Consider using our Justification Letter to assist with your attendance at ASMC 2019. 



For general conference questions, contact  For sponsorship opportunities, contact

The 30th Annual SEMI Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Conference — ASMC 2019   

Monday, May 6

6:30-7:30pm Registration and Welcome Reception 


Tuesday, May 7

7:30 – 8:30am Registration / Networking Breakfast / Student Networking  
8:30 – 8:45am Welcome to the Conference Christopher Ebert/Linde and Franz Heider/Infineon Technologies AG Austria
  Presentation of 2018 Best Paper and Best Student Paper Awards  
8:45 – 9:40am Keynote - Megatrends Shaping the Automotive Market – Driven by Innovative Semiconductors Robert Czetina, Vice President, Automotive Development Center, Infineon Technologies Austria
9:45 – 10:00am Networking Break  
10:05am – 12:10pm Session 1 - Yield Enhancement / Yield Methodologies Session 2 - Advanced Metrology I
12:15 – 1:25pm Networking Lunch  
1:30 – 3:35pm Session 3 - Defect Inspection I Session 4 - Advanced Equipment Processes and Materials
3:35 – 4:00pm Networking Break  
4:00 – 5:00pm Tutorial - Contamination Control  
5:15 – 7:00pm Session 5 - Poster Session (including student posters)  





Wednesday, May 8

7:30 – 8:00am Registration and Networking Breakfast  
8:15 – 9:00am Keynote  Christine Dunbar, Vice President, RF Business Unit, GLOBALFOUNDRIES
9:00 – 9:15am Networking Break  
9:20 – 11:25am Session 6 - Yield Enhancement/Yield Methodologies I Session 7 - Advanced Metrology II
11:30am – 12:15pm Box Lunch  
12:25 – 2:05pm Session 8 - Defect Inspection II Session 9 - Factory Optimization II
2:05 – 2:25pm Networking Break  
2:30 – 4:10pm Session 10 - Advanced Process Control (APC) Session 11 - Contamination Free Manufacturing (CFM)
4:15 – 5:45pm Panel Discussion 'Time to Yield vs. Time to Productivity: What Matters Most in the Age of More than Moore'
6:00 – 7:30pm Saratoga Reception Canfield Casino - Congress Park

Thursday, May 9, 2019

7:30 –8:00amRegistration and Networking Breakfast 
8:00 – 9:20amSession 12 - Factory Optimization IISession 13 - Advanced Equipment Processes and Materials II
9:20 – 9:35amNetworking Break 
9:35 – 11:40amSession 14 - Defect Inspection / Yield MethodologiesSession 15 - Materials Integration and Photonics
11:45am – 12:30pmKeynoteRobert Maire, President, Semiconductor Advisors
12:30pmClosing remarks 


Tuesday, May 7

8:45 am

Megatrends Shaping the Automotive Market – Driven by Innovative Semiconductors
Robert Czetina, Vice President - Automotive Development Center
Infineon Technologies AG

Wednesday, May 8

8:15 am

Christine C. Dunbar, Vice President, RF Business Unit


Thursday, May 9

11:45 am

Robert Maire, President
Semiconductor Advisors

ASMC 2019 REGISTRATION FEES (Airfare and hotel accommodations are not included.)                                                                                                    


  • All conference sessions and materials

  • Welcome Reception (full and day one registrants)*

  • ASMC / Saratoga Reception at Canfield Casino

  • Women in Semiconductors (WiS) program (full day registrants)*


March 19 (early registration) 

Full Conference – May 6 - May 9 (SEMI/IEEE Member)*$565
Full Conference – May 6 - May 9 (Non-member)*$700
Day 1 or 2 Only – May 7 or 8 (SEMI/IEEE Member)$395
Day 1 or 2 Only – May 7 or 8 (Non-member)$500
Day 3 Only – May 9 (SEMI/IEEE Member)$230
Day 3 Only – May 9 (Non-member)$340
Speaker/Presenter (code required)$425


Register three or more from the same company and the fourth and subsequent registrations receive a 10% discount.
Contact Margaret Kindling at


  • Cancellations received through March 19 will be fully refunded, less a $30 processing fee.
  • Cancellations after March 19 to Onsite, only substitutions are accepted with a written note from the registered attendee.  


Contact  To justify your participation in ASMC 2019, consider using our Justification Letter.  


ASMC 2019 attendees enjoy special room rates at The Saratoga Hilton which is connected to the Saratoga Springs City Center where ASMC is held. The Saratoga Hilton is located in the heart of historic and picturesque Saratoga Springs, NY and minutes from GLOBALFOUNDRIES Fab 8 and SUNY Polytechnic - CNSE. The Albany International Airport is 30 minutes from Saratoga Springs. Please consider using our Justification Letter to assist with your attendance at ASMC 2019.  

The Saratoga Hilton
534 Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866  USA
Tel: 1.518.584.4000    Fax:  1.518.584.7430

Reservations: +1.888.866.3596. 


  • Monday, May 6, the ASMC welcome reception and the Women in Semiconductors program take place in the Saratoga Hilton
  • Tuesday–Thursday, May 7-9, all ASMC 2019 technical sessions, keynote, and tutorials, take place in the Saratoga Springs City Center (adjacent to the Saratoga Hilton).



  • Vegetarian meals are available. Contact when you register for the conference. The vegetarian meal option satisfies vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free dietary requirements.
  • For other dietary restrictions, you may bring your own meal. No other special meals are offered.


  • Parking at the Saratoga Hilton is complimentary for ASMC registrants staying at the Saratoga Hilton.
  • Validate parking ticket at the front desk for free daily parking.
  • For additional free parking, park at the City Center lot on Maple Ave. Parking lot entrance is immediately on right  Click here for a map


Become an ASMC 2019 sponsor!

Align your company with the ASMC, one of the most highly respected semiconductor manufacturing conferences in the industry. The attendees are an excellent audience to expand your brand image to new and existing markets. Take a look at the 2018 post-show report and see for yourself who your sponsorship will reach.  

Thank you to our 2018 ASMC sponsors. 



SEMI members receive a 25% discount on all sponsorships. Member and non-member pricing is listed for ASMC 2019 and is subject to change



Sponsorship opportunities can be tailored to meet your specific branding and marketing objectives. Brand your company by sponsoring ASMC.

Shane Poblete
Sr. Manager, Business Development,
Expositions & Events, SEMI
Tel: +1 202-847-5983


Technical Sponsors:


Instructions for authors scheduled to present at ASMC 2019, please visit the Speaker/Presenter Kit


Abstracts are peer-reviewed by members of 2019 ASMC Technical Committee with the goal of developing a high-quality, informative conference. The ASMC Committee is composed of industry professionals representing the microelectronics supply-chain.

All abstracts will be evaluated on the strength of the abstract submitted, including content matter and relevance to semiconductor manufacturing. If your abstract is accepted, your paper MUST be presented in person. Submission of an abstract to ASMC represents a commitment to present a non-commercial, peer-reviewed paper at the conference. ALL technical manuscripts, regardless of presentation format, will be published by IEEE in the ASMC 2019 proceedings.  Authors who missed the call for papers should consider submitting an abstract in the 'Breaking News' category.

We strongly recommend that authors receive management approval, including travel support, in advance of abstract submission. If you cannot confirm that your paper will be presented in person, either by yourself, co-author or qualified speaker, your paper will not be published. ASMC 2019 will be held in Saratoga Springs, New York, USA. If you travel to ASMC from outside the United States, you may require a visa.  Please begin the process early!  If you require a letter of invitation to obtain a travel visa to the U.S., please contact

It is critical that you include in your timeline company approval cycles, which may be a longer process than the preparation of the actual manuscript and presentation. Please note the following dates and share this information with your co-author(s) and management. Conference registration is a requirement for participation. Dates are subject to change.


  • Advanced Equipment Processes and Materials
  • Advanced Metrology
  • Advanced Patterning/Design for Manufacturability
  • Advanced Process Control
  • Big Data Management and Mining
  • Contamination Free Manufacturing
  • Defect Inspection and Reduction
  • Discrete and Power Devices
  • Enabling Technologies and Innovative Devices
  • Equipment Reliability and Productivity Enhancements
  • Factory Automation
  • Green Factory
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • MOL and Junction Interfaces
  • Packaging and Through Silicon Via
  • Smart Manufacturing
  • The Fabless Experience
  • Yield Enhancement/Learning
  • Yield Methodologies


  • ASMC 2019 ENTEGRIS Best Paper Award
    All papers presented at ASMC will be considered for the ASMC 2019 Entegris Best Paper Award.
    The ASMC 2018 Best Paper was awarded to 'Contamination Free Manufacturing Uncovering Chemical Quality Improvements Through a Holistic Approach to Chemical Quality Management' by
    Nora Colligan, Samsung Austin Semiconductor

  • ASMC 2019 GLOBALFOUNDRIES Best Student Paper
    Papers authored and presented by a student or student/professor will receive special consideration for the 2019 ASMC Outstanding Student Paper Competition, sponsored by GLOBALFOUNDRIES
    The ASMC 2018 Best Student Paper was awarded for 'Towards Optimization of Global Production Scheduling with Deep Reinforcement Learning'  by
    Bernd Waschneck, University Stuttgart; Thomas Altenmüller, Andreas Kyek, Infineon Technologies AG; Thomas Bauernhansl, Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA


Call for Papers OpensAugust 1, 2018
Authors must use the abstract template and upload to the ASMC collection site. Please indicate if the abstract is to be considered for a poster presentation or the ASMC student best paper competition.
Abstracts Due (extended)October 17, 2018
Abstracts submitted after the published deadline will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  Abstracts should be uploaded to the ASMC 2019 Collection Site
Author Notification SentDecember 5, 2018Primary authors/contacts will receive an instructional email.  Upon notification, the authors will be requested to confirm their participation in the conference.
Speaker Agreement December 19, 2018Speaker agreement and confirmation are due.  Authors should have management, financial/travel support, and any necessary IP approval. Send to

February 5, 2019
ALL authors, regardless of session, are required to submit a manuscript using the approved MANUSCRIPT TEMPLATE.  This is the same template used for the extended abstract.  Accepted formats to submit are: doc, .docx, pdf. The manuscript must be uploaded to the ASMC collection site no later than February 5.  Special PDF generation and checking capability will be provided for submission after review and approval by the committee. Only changes requested by reviewers should be made after this submission date. *Additional instructions below. 

Reviewer Feedback

March 12, 2019

Feedback from committee reviewers, with requested edits/changes for an author(s) to be included in the final manuscript.

Early Registration EndsMarch 19, 2019

Early registration ends. To receive speaker discount, use one of the following campaign codes:
ASMCSPKRMBR (SEMI member); ASMCSPKR (IEEE, or non-SEMI member). For student code, please contact

Final ManuscriptMarch 26, 2019Final, company-approved manuscript (PDF ONLY) and must be submitted electronically to the ASMC collection site in order to be published in the ASMC 2019 proceedings. IEEE PDF express opens February 26: conference ID will be announced on February 5, 2019.
Presentations Due
April 20, 2019
  • Speakers are responsible for providing a PPT in advance to be uploaded for presentation at the conference.  We strongly recommend:
    • Speakers to use the ASMC PPT template (16x9). Failure to do so may cause technical problems on site. SEND PPT to  
    • Peer-review your presentation to ensure that graphics are viewable from across a large room and that you have sufficient material to fill your presentation time (20 minutes).  Tips for presentations The Most Effective Use of PowerPoint 
  • For poster presentations:
    • Use the ASMC poster template rather than multiple pages, it looks more professional.
    • Available size of posterboard / frame is 8'w x 4'h (2.4m x 1.2m).
    • The poster should be a minimum ANSI E 44w" x 34"h (or ISO A0, 1.189m x 0.84m) or larger, to fit within the frame. A great poster has lots of figures, graphs, and a minimum amount of text in a large font. 
  • Layout
    • Use a minimum ISO A0 or ANSI E size poster (see template)
    • Use the entire width of the f frame, i.e. make poster wider
    • Select a font size that is readable from at least 3 ft. (e.g., title: 60 pts, body, and headings: 30 pts, text: no smaller than 18 pts).
    • Select a sans-serif font (e.g., Helvetica, Arial) for titles and headings.

Posters will be divided into two groups (by color) which will be presented in 45-minute time slots. This will allow presenters an opportunity to see other posters and enjoy the reception. Posters should be in place by 4:30pm on Tuesday, May 7.

Manuscript Instructions 

All authors are required to submit a preliminary manuscript (PDF or DOC) to the ASMC collection site.  This manuscript should reflect the complete/final manuscript, e.g. contain at least 90%-100% of content. Final manuscript only must be processed through IEEE PDF eXpress.  The initial manuscript does not need to be processed through IEEE PDF eXpress.  

Final, company-approved manuscripts, follow these steps (after receiving final input from reviewers):
1. Process manuscript through IEEE PDF eXpress to ensure IEEE compliance. 
2. Convert document at conference ID  Please follow instructions as directed. 
3. Save IEEE compliant PDF on the ASMC 2019 submission site. DO NOT password protect the PDF.
4. Upload to ASMC collection site. Include IEEE e-Copyright form. 

Maximum number of pages is six (6). Authors will be provided feedback to ensure the highest technical quality of manuscripts. If you have misplaced your ID and password, please contact

Authors presenting in the interactive poster session, will be provided with a poster frame and push pins. The dimensions of the frame are 8ft x 4ft (2.4m Wide  x 1.2m High).  We highly recommend that authors print a one page sheet rather than multiple PPT pages, as it looks more professional: Examples.

Tips for presentations - The Most Effective Use of PowerPoint