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Speaker & Sponsor Breakfasts

New for 2017, Expo attendees and exhibitors who purchase a SEMICON West All-In Pass can now attend all three Speaker and Sponsor Breakfasts. Admission to the exclusive networking events is also available on an a la carte basis for any or all of the three daily breakfast sessions. It’s a great way to catch up with your customers, colleagues, and partners and connect with key industry players — all in a relaxed and collaborative setting.

Become More Sociable @ Headshot Central

Swing by the SEMI Booth in Moscone’s North Hall to get a brand new look for your social media ID. We’ll have make-up artists and stylists on hand to make sure you look your finest, and you’ll leave smiling with a glossy photo and digital profile pic to post on your preferred social media locale or wherever you like. So put on a happy face.

  • Where: Moscone North, Booth 5100
  • When: Tuesday and Wednesday at 10:00am-5:00pm; Thursday at 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Why: Because SEMICON West is all about raising your industry profile

Summerfest at AT&T Park

Hop on the shuttle to AT&T Park and join us in the Virgin America Club where you’ll enjoy hors d’oeuvres and beverages while networking with colleagues from across the industry. Watch the Major League Baseball All-Star Game live on the jumbo-tron, and maybe take a practice swing in the dugout.

The Economics of Density Scaling

The semiconductor industry is heading towards high-volume production at 7nm by the end of 2017, and planning is underway for 5nm and even 3nm processes and fabs. However, the economics of traditional scaling have become crippling, forcing some to pursue alternatives to density scaling. This session addresses the challenges and trade-offs chip makers need to consider as they map out their scaling strategies.

5G Communications and the Next-generation Cloud: Exponential Growth in Data Volume Demands New Technologies for Computing and Communications

As data volumes double every 12 months, the pace of change is accelerating for the cloud and network technologies needed to keep up. Next generation 5G communication networks will need new semiconductor solutions for higher bandwidth transmission across denser networks, from more complex RF frontends to mm-wave transmission. Cloud providers meanwhile need a fast ramp in processing power and network speeds, with disruptive approaches for custom processors, accelerators, silicon photonics, and new memory technologies.

The Economics of Choosing a Lithography Strategy

With 7nm phasing into production by the end of 2017 — after many delays — EUVL may not emerge as the hoped for savior. While some players are using EUVL at 10nm, several infrastructure issues remain unresolved. Aside from the actual technical solutions that still need to be perfected, economics will ultimately decide adoption rates. This session will discuss the economics and the road ahead as the industry places its bets on lithography moving from 7nm to 5nm.

Test Vision 2020: Fast Track to Smarter Test (Day 2)

Test Vision 2020 is today's premier workshop for semiconductor and system test experts with a vision towards the future of test. It is a highly anticipated gathering of providers and users of test IP and equipment, all converging to engage with leaders in the field and discuss coming trends and requirements. The conference typically has hundreds of participants and is held in conjunction with SEMICON West, assuring access to a wide range of expertise and experience.

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