Strategic Materials Conference 2018 Highlights “Materials Shaping the Future of Electronics”

Milpitas, Calif. — July 30, 2018 — With advanced materials now a critical enabler of semiconductor growth applications, the stage is set for Strategic Materials Conference (SMC 2018), the premier event offering the latest market insights into drivers of advanced materials in the microelectronics supply chain. SMC – September 24-26, 2018, in San Jose, California – will highlight opportunities and demand for key enabling materials in big data, artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles, IoT and industrial automation and other industry growth drivers.

Themed “Materials Shaping the Future of Electronics” and hosted by SEMI, SMC gathers top executives from every segment of semiconductor manufacturing to provide the latest developments in areas of advanced materials including:

  • New materials
  • Economic and market trends
  • Challenges and opportunities at leading edge nodes
  • Materials supply chain
  • Emerging materials, technologies and companies

Four keynote speakers will showcase SMC 2018:

  • Rich Hemond, Ph.D, chief marketing officer, Electronics & Imaging Specialty Products Division, DowDupont
  • Ritesh Tyagi, head of Automotive Innovation Center Silicon Valley,  Infineon Technologies
  • John Martinis, research scientist,  Google
  • Richard New, vice president of Research,  Western Digital

Industry leaders presenting at the event also include:

  • Applied Materials
  • ASM Microchemistry
  • Atotech
  • BASF
  • Citigroup
  • Everspin Technologies
  • Google
  • Intel Corporation
  • JCET Group
  • Micron Technology
  • Siltronic AG
  • TechSearch International
  • VLSI Research

This year’s event, at the Double Tree by Hilton, also features exclusive business networking for exploring collaboration opportunities in the extended electronics ecosystem as well as the new pre-conference welcome reception, Monday, September 24, 5:30pm - 7:00pm. To register for SMC 2018, click  here. More event information is available at  SMC 2018.

SMC is organized by the SMC Subcommittee under the  SEMI Electronic Materials Group (EMG), the new collaborative technology community that combines the former Chemical & Gas Manufacturers Group (CGMG), the Silicon Manufacturers Group (SMG) and other SEMI member segments to better serve the interests of the $69 billion electronics materials industry. The group is open to SEMI Members involved in materials manufacture, distribution and services throughout the microelectronics industry.

SMC 2018 Sponsors

  • Applied Materials                                JX Nippon Mining and Metals
  • AMTI                                                 JSR Micro
  • ASNA                                                 KMG
  • Brewer Science                                   LINX-Consulting
  • DowDupont                                        Materion Corporation
  • EMD Performance Materials                 Precision Polymer Engineering
  • Entegris                                             SACHEM
  • EREZTECH                                         TEL
  • Greene Tweed & Company                  Versum Materials

About SEMI

SEMI® connects over 2,000 member companies and 1.3 million professionals worldwide to advance the technology and business of electronics manufacturing. SEMI members are responsible for the innovations in materials, design, equipment, software, devices, and services that enable smarter, faster, more powerful, and more affordable electronic products. FlexTech, the Fab Owners Alliance (FOA) and the MEMS & Sensors Industry Group (MSIG) are SEMI Strategic Association Partners, defined communities within SEMI focused on specific technologies. Since 1970, SEMI has built connections that have helped its members prosper, create new markets, and address common industry challenges together. SEMI maintains offices in Bangalore, Berlin, Brussels, Grenoble, Hsinchu, Seoul, Shanghai, Silicon Valley (Milpitas, Calif.), Singapore, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C.  For more information, visit


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