SEMI Texas Spring Forum: Fab Contamination Control for Next Generation Nodes

SEMI Texas Spring Forum: Fab Contamination Control for Next Generation Nodes

Thursday, Mar 28, 2019
07:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Thursday, Mar 28, 2019
at 07:30 AM to at 11:00 AM
Samsung Austin Semiconductor
12100 Samsung Blvd
Austin, Texas, United States - 78754



(All registrants will be instructed in advance regarding directions, security check-in, and NDA requirement).  

It takes a village to control contamination in the semiconductor process. Controlling contamination at leading-edge technology nodes is a critical challenge, requiring cooperative action by semiconductor manufacturers and their suppliers. Creating a clean total wafer environment requires a comprehensive approach, including end-user and supply-chain partner perspectives. The SEMI Texas Spring Forum will feature a range of experts giving their views on nano/micro-contamination. Topics include defect detection/characterization, and limiting contaminants in equipment, gases, chemicals, air, ultrapure water, masks, substrates, and other sources.

Join your industry peers as speakers from Samsung and key suppliers address contamination control along the supply chain. The program will conclude with an interactive roundtable discussion. Space is limited, so register today!


7:30 a.m.

Check-in / Security

Security check-in and event registration

8:00 a.m.

Networking breakfast

8:30 a.m.

Welcome to Samsung

Michael Raiford
Corporate Vice President - Production & Systems
Samsung Austin Semiconductor

8:35 a.m.

Opening remarks

Mark Lariviere
Co-Chair, SEMI Texas Committee
Net Mercury

Max Maxey
Co-Chair, SEMI Texas Committee​
Systema USA 

8:40 a.m.

Ken Parmerter Memorial Scholarship Award

8:40 a.m.

Fab Contamination Needs for Next Generation Nodes - Intro and Foundry Outlook

Pratik Joshi, PhD
Staff Engineer II
Samsung Austin Semiconductor

8:50 a.m.

Materials and Supplier Perspective

Nora Colligan
Staff Engineer
Samsung Austin Semiconductor

9:00 a.m.

Equipment and Spare Parts Perspective

Jason Baca
Senior Engineer 
Samsung Austin Semiconductor

9:10 a.m.

Supplier Perspective

Shon Clark
Technical Service Manager
Shin-Etsu Polymer America, Inc.

9:30 a.m.

Networking Break

10:00 a.m.

Roundtable Panel Discussion - Moderator Introduction

Celeste Mullis
Quality Engineer 

10:05 a.m.


Julie Ply
Director of Quality Materials
Brewer Science

10:05 a.m.


Tony Ozzello
Technologist - Liquid Filtration Division

11:05 a.m.

Closing Remarks

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