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Industry Strategy Symposium (ISS)
This in-person conference, held at Half Moon Bay in California, includes high-level discussion on international economic, technology, market, business, customer strategies and geo-political trends influencing the global microelectronics industry. 

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Thursday July 28 2022 08:00-09:30 PT

Deconstructing the Challenges of Facility 2.0: Environmental and Operational Sustainability

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Continuing the trend of Moore's law, the demand for semiconductor products is exponentially increasing. More capable semiconductor products have created unprecedented opportunity, revolutionizing the world in the way that we know it. To keep up with this demand, the very large fabrication facilities become even larger and more complex. Manufacturing site power and water consumption is increasing, often exceeding the capability of available local and regional infrastructure. What makes this challenge even greater is the growing pressure of the corporate environmental sustainability commitments, which are becoming mission critical for most of the players in the industry. 

This webinar will reveal more details related to this challenge. Thorough understanding of the problem is key for enabling solutions. IRDS recently formed new focus forum to deal with this task and help the supply chain with specific definitions of the technology gaps to enable solutions for the next generation fabs.
Wednesday September 28 2022 08:00 PST - Friday September 30 2022 12:00 PST


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The annual conference will be held from the 28th – 30th of September 2022. Please submit your abstract via this form by May 23rd 2022, at 11:59PM PST. Please find extended information about the conference theme, as well as what makes a successful submission, here.  
In 2022, the scale of construction for manufacturing facilities is unprecedented. The next generation of fabs are not only huge in terms of footprint, but are also extremely complex, with EUV tools and 3D geometries included for the first time. The management of these facilities will be demanding, presenting a new scale of industry challenges. 

As all facilities accelerate production to address the chip shortage, how can the industry find new and revolutionary ways to meet the needs of new fabs and to accelerate the time to market? A new business environment is required to address challenges surrounding the design, build, and magnitude of advanced facilities, whilst continuing to tackle the complexity of advanced devices. Moving forward, facility owners will need to address enormous energy needs, increased water use, increased chemicals, whilst also recovering from the stress of the supply chain caused by the pandemic. Methods used to manage legacy fabs in the past will no longer be enough. It is more important than ever that the sector collaborates to create a seamless and sustainable future for the industry.