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2018 Programs Catalog

2018 Programs Catalog

SCIS Moscone South, TechXPOT South Tuesday, July 10
10:30am to 12:30pm

There is a great urgency in preparing the supply chain to enable HVM at 7nm and beyond. To date, there has been no industry alignment on how defects are measured on various components and subcomponents or on how these results are reported. This is especially alarming when several yield excursions have been linked to a wide range of component- and subcomponent-induced defectivity. Furthermore, current component and subcomponent defect traceability lacks the rigor for advanced technologies, particularly with regard to detectability, sensitivity, and methodology. Finally, while some standards exist, they are often inadequate for addressing advanced process control requirements. In order for the industry to determine what the particle and defectivity limits will be at advanced nodes, there first needs to be an understanding of current contributions of various process-critical components. 

In this session, efforts on baseline measurements for critical components, developed under the SEMI Semiconductor Components, Instruments & Subsystems (SCIS) Special Interest Group will be presented. The session will also provide case studies on how these methods influence component selection, utlimately reducing defectivity during manufacturing.

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Blockchain Moscone North, Room 22 Tuesday, July 10
10:30am to 12:30pm

Organized by SEMI, IEEE Blockchain Initiative, and IEEE San Francisco Bay Area Council                                                                                        

Blockchain technology is anticipated to become one of the major disruptive technologies in the 21st century. According to the World Economic Forum, blockchain is expected to account for 10% of world GDP by 2025. Blockchain is the backbone of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Currently, the technology is going through a rapid adoption phase in the fintech industry and has an immense potential to disruptively transform IoT, energy, supply chain, manufacturing, healthcare, government, and more. This session will focus on state-of-the-art blockchain development platforms and emerging industrial applications.

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Smart Data, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence Moscone North, TechXPOT North Thursday, July 12
2:00pm to 4:00pm

This session will feature talks on products that are already using Big Data and AI to enhance their capabilities.

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Advanced Packaging, Artificial Intelligence Moscone South, TechXPOT South Wednesday, July 11
2:00pm to 4:00pm

In this follow-up session, we move from the data center to the edge. In order to support critical systems at the edge – from autonomous vehicles to smart manufacturing solutions in the factory – it is becoming increasingly clear that some  degree of AI capabilities will need to be integrated into edge devices. However, given the increased complexity of these AI devices, the demands on interconnect, packaging, and integration will be significant. The systems will need to manage increasingly complex operations and do so with ultra-low power, small form factors, and in sometimes challenging environments.

Come learn about the emerging technologies that will enable the next generation of AI at the edge.

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Advanced Packaging Moscone South, TechXPOT South Wednesday, July 11
10:30am to 12:30pm

Co-hosted by the Electronic Packaging Society (EPS) of IEEE and the SEMI Americas Advanced Packaging Committee

The proliferation of consumer devices, the huge increase in data services, and the growing storage demands for a variety of data types have already lead to a growth in data centers. The next wave of demand will focus on driving even higher performance out of systems that input, compute, and store data. Further technical complexity will stem from the need to integrate newer optical and AI systems.

This session will focus on the increasing heterogeneity of these high performance computing systems, as well as new demands on the integration technologies needed. We will also look into some of the manufacturing technologies enabling the next generation of high performance computing.

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Smart Transportation, Artificial Intelligence Moscone North, TechXPOT North Wednesday, July 11
10:30am to 12:30pm

Artificial Intelligence will transform our mobility and cities. Today’s automobile will become a robot that relies on AI to provide smart mobility within our changing cities. IHS Technology reports that the number of AI systems in vehicles will jump from seven million in 2015 to 122 million by 2025. And Mckinsey estimates that connected car data could be worth $1.5 trillion annually by 2030.

Speakers will share their current and planned future states of AI applications, including those of their customers and partners, and demo the latest products and services driving the future of transportation. Key technology and market trends shaping the future will also be discussed.

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Big Data, Smart Data Moscone North, Room 22 Tuesday, July 10
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Co-presented by IEEE Computer Society      

This two-hour session offers a thought provoking glimpse of the breadth and depth of speakers and featured research offered by the IEEE Computer Society's annual ​signature ​​event, ​COMPSAC ​(​Computers, Software, and Applications Conference​). This year, showcasing presentations and discussion by some of the thought-leaders in Big Data and Data Analytics, Focus on COMPSAC offers Semicon West attendees the opportunity to learn from and interact with award-winning researchers in two important areas of computer technology. Attendees will be exposed to the results of cutting-edge research, and will be able to pose questions and engage with speakers in what promises to be a compelling and invigorating discussion.

 

 

 

                                           

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Keynotes & Executive Panels Tuesday, July 10
9:00am to 9:30am
Keynotes & Executive Panels Wednesday, July 11
9:00am to 9:30am
Keynotes & Executive Panels Wednesday, July 11
9:30am to 10:00am
Smart Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing Moscone South, TechXPOT South Thursday, July 12
10:30am to 12:30pm

Will EUVL have a prominent role at 5nm? Hints that it will came out of the mid-2017 announcement of the first 5nm gate-all-around chip using EUVL. Many leading-edge semiconductor manufacturers have announced plans to introduce EUVL within the 2018-2019 timeframe. Additionally, papers presented at recent lithography-focused conferences indicated progress in both Extreme Ultraviolet (EUV) tools and process. This session will explore the progress being made in EUVL and its potential for the economics to make sense for HVM. There will also be a discussion of other lithography solutions that can address the march to 5nm and below.

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Materials Moscone South, TechXPOT South Tuesday, July 10
2:00pm to 4:30pm
MEMS & Sensors, IoT Moscone North, TechXPOT North Tuesday, July 10
10:30am to 12:30pm

This session will focus on new applications for MEMS & Sensor devices.

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Smart Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing Moscone South, TechXPOT South Thursday, July 12
2:00pm to 4:00pm

The announcement of a 5nm silicon chip using horizontal gate-all-around transistors in 2017 is just one more indication that the industry will continue some form of traditional scaling combined with 3D architectures as long as it possibly can. Along with this scenario we also see a type of scaling enabled by 3D IC technologies such as die stacking and the stacking of very small geometry wafers. Additionally, interconnect scaling will continue to be utilized. This session will provide an update on the evolution of scaling and discribe how the various players (foundry, IDM, fabless, and application developers) are jockeying for a leadership position with respect to innovation.  

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Industry Outlook San Francisco Marriott Marquis Monday, July 09
1:00pm to 5:30pm

The semiconductor industry is at the cusp of what is widely expected to be a rapid, multi-year expansion cycle powered by new end-markets and growth opportunities in revolutionary technology segments such as Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, and Autonomous Vehicles.

The SEMI Market Symposium provides a midyear market update of key market trends and drivers for the next three to five years. Topics covered by market analysts, industry stakeholders, and independent research firms include global geopolitical implications, the slowing of Moore’s Law, increasing connectedness, and the resulting business opportunities and challenges facing the semiconductor supply chain.

Following the Market Symposium, the Bulls & Bears segment highlights semiconductor industry opportunities and challenges from an investor’s perspective, focusing on the 2018-19 outlook, drivers, and headwinds.

Who should attend:

  • Corporate Executives Ranging from Sand to Systems
  • Startup Founders and Venture Capitalists
  • Buy Side and Sell Side Analysts
  • Business Development & Management
  • Consulting and Investor Relations
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Equipment Service and Procurement
  • Consulting & Product Planning
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Smart Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing Moscone South, Smart Manufacturing Pavilion, Meet the Experts Theater Tuesday, July 10
1:30pm to 4:30pm

Today’s explosive growth in data is boosting demand for new technologies to collect, store, analyze, and share it — and driving innovation in sensors, processors, memory, 5G, silicon photonics, integrations, and other kinds of chips. The electronics sector will need smarter tools and more effective data sharing with suppliers and customers to efficiently bring new technologies into profitable production. Join us in the Meet the Experts Theater to discuss these and other vital issues surrounding Smart Manufacturing, and learn what these emerging technologies can mean for your business. Afternoon sessions will focus on emerging IC technologies for high volume, high bandwidth data: Chip integration techologies. Specific sessions to be announced soon! 

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Smart Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing Moscone South, Smart Manufacturing Pavilion, Meet the Experts Theater Tuesday, July 10
10:30am to 12:30pm

Today’s explosive growth in data is boosting demand for new technologies to collect, store, analyze, and share it — and driving innovation in sensors, processors, memory, 5G, silicon photonics, integrations, and other kinds of chips. The electronics sector will need smarter tools and more effective data sharing with suppliers and customers to efficiently bring new technologies into profitable production. Join us in the Meet the Experts Theater to discuss these and other vital issues surrounding Smart Manufacturing, and learn what these emerging technologies can mean for your business. Morning sessions will focus on applications of machine learning in ICs. Specific sessions to be announced soon! 

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Smart Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing Moscone South, Smart Manufacturing Pavilion, Meet the Experts Theater Wednesday, July 11
1:30pm to 4:30pm

Today’s explosive growth in data is boosting demand for new technologies to collect, store, analyze, and share it — and driving innovation in sensors, processors, memory, 5G, silicon photonics, integrations, and other kinds of chips. The electronics sector will need smarter tools and more effective data sharing with suppliers and customers to efficiently bring new technologies into profitable production. Join us in the Meet the Experts Theater to discuss these and other vital issues surrounding Smart Manufacturing, and learn what these emerging technologies can mean for your business. Afternoon sessions will focus on SEMI collaborative efforts to leverage connections across the microelectronics manufacturing value chain. Specific sessions to be announced soon! 

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Smart Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing Moscone South, Smart Manufacturing Pavilion, Meet the Experts Theater Wednesday, July 11
10:30am to 12:30pm

Today’s explosive growth in data is boosting demand for new technologies to collect, store, analyze, and share it — and driving innovation in sensors, processors, memory, 5G, silicon photonics, integrations, and other kinds of chips. The electronics sector will need smarter tools and more effective data sharing with suppliers and customers to efficiently bring new technologies into profitable production. Join us in the Meet the Experts Theater to discuss these and other vital issues surrounding Smart Manufacturing, and learn what these emerging technologies can mean for your business. Morning session covers applications of digital simulations, digital twins and digital threads. Specific sessions to be announced soon! 

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Smart Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing Moscone South, Smart Manufacturing Pavilion, Meet the Experts Theater Thursday, July 12
1:30pm to 4:30pm

Today’s explosive growth in data is boosting demand for new technologies to collect, store, analyze, and share it — and driving innovation in sensors, processors, memory, 5G, silicon photonics, integrations, and other kinds of chips. The electronics sector will need smarter tools and more effective data sharing with suppliers and customers to efficiently bring new technologies into profitable production. Join us in the Meet the Experts Theater to discuss these and other vital issues surrounding Smart Manufacturing, and learn what these emerging technologies can mean for your business. Afternoon sessisons will focus on emerging IC technologies for high volume, high bandwidth data. New memory, logic in memory. Specific sessions to be announced soon! 

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Smart Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing Moscone South, Smart Manufacturing Pavilion, Meet the Experts Theater Thursday, July 12
10:30am to 12:30pm

Today’s explosive growth in data is boosting demand for new technologies to collect, store, analyze, and share it — and driving innovation in sensors, processors, memory, 5G, silicon photonics, integrations, and other kinds of chips. The electronics sector will need smarter tools and more effective data sharing with suppliers and customers to efficiently bring new technologies into profitable production. Join us in the Meet the Experts Theater to discuss these and other vital issues surrounding Smart Manufacturing, and learn what these emerging technologies can mean for your business. Morning sessions will focus on: Connecting with the non-digital world: What's next in sensors and metrology? Specific sessions to be announced soon! 

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Smart Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing, Artificial Intelligence Moscone North, TechXPOT North Tuesday, July 10
2:00pm to 4:00pm

The rapidly maturing potential of data analytics and artificial intelligence brings big change, and big opportunities, for the entire semiconductor and electronic systems ecosystem.  But first it brings some challenges in figuring out where the key applications are, managing the complexities of digital simulations, and getting the cyber and the physical worlds to work together. We invite industry leaders to share what’s working and what’s needed next.

 

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Smart MedTech Moscone North, TechXPOT North Thursday, July 12
10:30am to 12:30pm

This session will feature presentations on products, services, and systems focused on remote patient monitoring and address the related challenges and opportunities.

Presented By Nano-Bio Manufacturing Consortium 

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Smart Transportation Moscone North, Smart Transportation Pavilion, Meet the Experts Theater Tuesday, July 10
1:30pm to 4:30pm

Come engage with thought leaders and industry experts in an informal setting to discuss key issues surrounding Smart Transportation. You’ll learn all about the critical role silicon, MEMS, sensors, and microprocessors play in creating today's Smart Transportation experience. Get inside info on the latest trends and technical developments and insights on how to create products capable of meeting the increasingly complex demands of autonomous vehicle manufacturers and suppliers. Specific sessions to be announced soon! 

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Smart Transportation Moscone North, Smart Transportation Pavilion Tuesday, July 10
10:30am to 12:30pm

Come engage with thought leaders and industry experts in an informal setting to discuss key issues surrounding Smart Transportation. You’ll learn all about the critical role silicon, MEMS, sensors, and microprocessors play in creating today's Smart Transportation experience. Get inside info on the latest trends and technical developments and insights on how to create products capable of meeting the increasingly complex demands of autonomous vehicle manufacturers and suppliers. Specific sessions to be announced soon! 

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Smart Transportation Moscone North, Smart Transportation Pavilion, Meet the Experts Theater Wednesday, July 11
1:30pm to 4:30pm

Come engage with thought leaders and industry experts in an informal setting to discuss key issues surrounding Smart Transportation. You’ll learn all about the critical role silicon, MEMS, sensors, and microprocessors play in creating today's Smart Transportation experience. Get inside info on the latest trends and technical developments and insights on how to create products capable of meeting the increasingly complex demands of autonomous vehicle manufacturers and suppliers. Specific sessions to be announced soon! 

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Smart Transportation Moscone North, Smart Transportation Pavilion, Meet the Experts Theater Wednesday, July 11
10:30am to 12:30pm

Come engage with thought leaders and industry experts in an informal setting to discuss key issues surrounding Smart Transportation. You’ll learn all about the critical role silicon, MEMS, sensors, and microprocessors play in creating today's Smart Transportation experience. Get inside info on the latest trends and technical developments and insights on how to create products capable of meeting the increasingly complex demands of autonomous vehicle manufacturers and suppliers. Specific sessions to be announced soon! 

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Smart Transportation Moscone North, Smart Transportation Pavilion, Meet the Experts Theater Thursday, July 12
1:30pm to 4:30pm

Come engage with thought leaders and industry experts in an informal setting to discuss key issues surrounding Smart Transportation. You’ll learn all about the critical role silicon, MEMS, sensors, and microprocessors play in creating today's Smart Transportation experience. Get inside info on the latest trends and technical developments and insights on how to create products capable of meeting the increasingly complex demands of autonomous vehicle manufacturers and suppliers. Specific sessions to be announced soon!

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Smart Transportation Moscone North, Smart Transportation Pavilion, Meet the Experts Theater Thursday, July 12
10:30am to 12:30pm

Come engage with thought leaders and industry experts in an informal setting to discuss key issues surrounding Smart Transportation. You’ll learn all about the critical role silicon, MEMS, sensors, and microprocessors play in creating today's Smart Transportation experience. Get inside info on the latest trends and technical developments and insights on how to create products capable of meeting the increasingly complex demands of autonomous vehicle manufacturers and suppliers. Specific sessions to be announced soon!

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Smart Workforce Moscone North, Smart Workforce Pavilion, Meet the Experts Theater Tuesday, July 10
1:30pm to 4:30pm

Here’s where college students and recent grads can learn all about the many job opportunities available in microelectronics and get tips on pursuing a career. Personal and engaging talks in an informal, relaxed setting will tell you what day-to-day life is like working in a field on the cutting edge of technical innovation and shed light on the skills needed to succeed. Meet the Expert presentations include: A Day in the Life of an Engineer, Exceling as a Millennial in Today's Workforce, Hiring Heroes: Creating a Path from the Military to the Civilian Workforce, and more. And since recruiting fresh talent is critical to sustaining our industry’s innovation and growth, there are also programs to help working pros establish mentoring relationships with students wishing to enter the industry’s Smart workforce.

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Smart Workforce Moscone North, Smart Workforce Pavilion, Meet the Experts Theater Tuesday, July 10
10:30am to 12:30pm

Here’s where college students and recent grads can learn all about the many job opportunities available in microelectronics and get tips on pursuing a career. Personal and engaging talks in an informal, relaxed setting will tell you what day-to-day life is like working in a field on the cutting edge of technical innovation and shed light on the skills needed to succeed. Meet the Expert presentations include: A Day in the Life of an Engineer, Exceling as a Millennial in Today's Workforce, Hiring Heroes: Creating a Path from the Military to the Civilian Workforce, and more. And since recruiting fresh talent is critical to sustaining our industry’s innovation and growth, there are also programs to help working pros establish mentoring relationships with students wishing to enter the industry’s Smart workforce.

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Smart Workforce Moscone North, Smart Workforce Pavilion, Meet the Experts Theater Wednesday, July 11
1:30pm to 4:30pm

Here’s where college students and recent grads can learn all about the many job opportunities available in microelectronics and get tips on pursuing a career. Personal and engaging talks in an informal, relaxed setting will tell you what day-to-day life is like working in a field on the cutting edge of technical innovation and shed light on the skills needed to succeed. Meet the Expert presentations include: A Day in the Life of an Engineer, Exceling as a Millennial in Today's Workforce, Hiring Heroes: Creating a Path from the Military to the Civilian Workforce, and more. And since recruiting fresh talent is critical to sustaining our industry’s innovation and growth, there are also programs to help working pros establish mentoring relationships with students wishing to enter the industry’s Smart workforce.

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Smart Workforce Moscone North, Smart Workforce Pavilion, Meet the Experts Theater Wednesday, July 11
10:30am to 12:30pm

Here’s where college students and recent grads can learn all about the many job opportunities available in microelectronics and get tips on pursuing a career. Personal and engaging talks in an informal, relaxed setting will tell you what day-to-day life is like working in a field on the cutting edge of technical innovation and shed light on the skills needed to succeed. Meet the Expert presentations include: A Day in the Life of an Engineer, Exceling as a Millennial in Today's Workforce, Hiring Heroes: Creating a Path from the Military to the Civilian Workforce, and more. And since recruiting fresh talent is critical to sustaining our industry’s innovation and growth, there are also programs to help working pros establish mentoring relationships with students wishing to enter the industry’s Smart workforce.

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Smart Workforce Moscone North, Smart Workforce Pavilion, Meet the Experts Theater Thursday, July 12
1:30pm to 4:30pm

Here’s where college students and recent grads can learn all about the many job opportunities available in microelectronics and get tips on pursuing a career. Personal and engaging talks in an informal, relaxed setting will tell you what day-to-day life is like working in a field on the cutting edge of technical innovation and shed light on the skills needed to succeed. Meet the Expert presentations include: A Day in the Life of an Engineer, Exceling as a Millennial in Today's Workforce, Hiring Heroes: Creating a Path from the Military to the Civilian Workforce, and more. And since recruiting fresh talent is critical to sustaining our industry’s innovation and growth, there are also programs to help working pros establish mentoring relationships with students wishing to enter the industry’s Smart workforce.

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Smart Workforce Moscone North, Smart Workforce Pavilion, Meet the Experts Theater Thursday, July 12
10:30am to 12:30pm

Here’s where college students and recent grads can learn all about the many job opportunities available in microelectronics and get tips on pursuing a career. Personal and engaging talks in an informal, relaxed setting will tell you what day-to-day life is like working in a field on the cutting edge of technical innovation and shed light on the skills needed to succeed. Meet the Expert presentations include: A Day in the Life of an Engineer, Exceling as a Millennial in Today's Workforce, Hiring Heroes: Creating a Path from the Military to the Civilian Workforce, and more. And since recruiting fresh talent is critical to sustaining our industry’s innovation and growth, there are also programs to help working pros establish mentoring relationships with students wishing to enter the industry’s Smart workforce.

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Test Moscone North, Room 20 Wednesday, July 11
8:00am to 3:00pm

The growth in autonomous driving and "everything connected" is spurring  demand for semiconductors. Due to both higher coverage requirements and lower average selling prices the trend is putting greater pressure on test costs. Test must become smarter to address increased quality demands, while at the same time remain economical.

Greater computational power coupled with increased analog and sensor content will force changes in test strategies due to more advanced packaging, heterogeneous integration, higher performance analog, and increasing RF complexity. To address these challenges, all tools in the arsenal must be brought to bear, including increasing test instrumentation integration, smarter test strategies, self-test, adaptive test, system-level test, and more sophisticated test hardware.

At Test Vision 2020, we’ll ask: What can we do differently to provide testing cost effectively with dppm rates approaching zero? What R&D tools are needed for today’s and tomorrow’s devices? What will test cell (ATE, fixtures, handlers or probers, and probe cards) look like beyond 2018? How can test be better integrated into the manufacturing process?

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Test Moscone North, Room 20 Thursday, July 12
8:00am to 3:00pm

The growth in autonomous driving and "everything connected" is spurring  demand for semiconductors. Due to both higher coverage requirements and lower average selling prices the trend is putting greater pressure on test costs. Test must become smarter to address increased quality demands, while at the same time remain economical.
Greater computational power coupled with increased analog and sensor content will force changes in test strategies due to more advanced packaging, heterogeneous integration, higher performance analog, and increasing RF complexity. To address these challenges, all tools in the arsenal must be brought to bear, including increasing test instrumentation integration, smarter test strategies, self-test, adaptive test, system-level test, and more sophisticated test hardware.

At Test Vision 2020, we’ll ask: What can we do differently to provide testing cost effectively with dppm rates approaching zero? What R&D tools are needed for today’s and tomorrow’s devices? What will test cell (ATE, fixtures, handlers or probers, and probe cards) look like beyond 2018? How can test be better integrated into the manufacturing process?

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Smart Transportation Moscone North, TechXPOT North Wednesday, July 11
2:00pm to 4:00pm

The automotive industry is experiencing seminal change as traditional and emerging OEMs address a new paradigm of electrification and automated driving architecture. Supporting this new mobility paradigm will drastically transform the supply chain. According to CLSA, the global added value of automotive R&D provided by partners will increase from 40% in 2013 to 53% by 2025. How are OEMs, Tier 1s, and new technology providers adapting to this shift? Who is at the center of the profit chain and how do all the players intend to stay relevant? This expert lineup of speakers will explore the evolution of the new vehicle technology-stack supply chain and address the key issues:

  • How will system architecture of future automotive electronics evolve? Which sensors will be implemented?  
  • What types of processors (GPUs, CPUs or FPGAs) and memory (DRAM, Flash) will affect the computing evolution?
  • Will electronics manufacturing service ompanies play a larger role in the future car?
  • How will cars communicate with other vehicles and infrastructure like cities, roads, and buildings? What new materials will be required?
  • Which wireless network technology will be leveraged for smart car and infotainment systems — LTE or 5G?
  • How quickly and where will EVs grow worldwide, and how will this impact architecture requirements?
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