For its 30th anniversary, SEMICON Korea anticipates hosting its largest show ever, with an estimated 40,000 attendees converging at COEX in Seoul on February 8-10, 2017. Korea is the world’s second largest semiconductor manufacturer and the industry leader in memory chip production. As such, the country provides an excellent location for discussions of the latest technology advances and future development directions. Lam Research is proud to be a sponsor of the Presidents Reception and the exclusive sponsor of the SEMI Technology Symposium (STS) sessions, which will cover new developments in device technology, lithography, materials, etch, packaging, and other topics.
One of the classic challenges in semiconductor manufacturing has long been the management of die yield. Over the years, advances in processing control have improved yield across the wafer, shifting attention to targeting yield gains at the wafer’s edge. Exploring this important area, Lam’s Chris Lee will discuss “How to Tackle One of the Grand Etch Challenges: Uniformity to Zero Edge Exclusion” in Session 4: Plasma Science and Etching Technology on Thursday, February 9 at 5:30 PM.
As advanced memory designs continue to add capacity for next-generation devices, materials changes may be involved in helping stabilize the challenging new structures. Focusing on interests a bit closer to home for Korea’s memory chipmakers, Lam’s Alex Yoon will share perspectives on “Processing Challenges for Emerging Memory Technology” during Session 2: Advanced Process Technology: Dielectrics, Metals and Other Materials on Wednesday, February 8 at 4:50 PM.
Advanced wafer-level packaging will be the focus of the STS session on packaging and interconnects. Lam’s Choon Lee will present on “Where Is the Destination of the Packaging Technology?” His talk on Thursday, February 9 at 1:00 PM will cover packaging technology solutions for mobile device, automotive, and internet of things (IoT) applications. Choon will also give his talk at the invitation-only APC (Advanced Process Control) Workshop earlier (10:10 AM) on the same day.
For more information about the show, including complete schedules and registration details, please visit the SEMICON Korea website.