SEMI’s Equipment Productivity Working Group (EPWG) is made up of Executives from Applied Materials, KLA-Tencor, Tokyo Electron, Brooks Automation, Lam Research, and Axcelis. The analysis in the EPWG 450mm report issued by SEMI was performed by experts from the member companies themselves, including the throughput analyses leading to the mulipliers used in the study itself. The Public Session at SEMICON West 2008 which discussed the findings, as well as addressed other relevant topics, included the following panelists:
- Iddo Hadar – CTO, Foundation Engineering, Applied Materials
- Masayuki Tomoyasu – Senior Vice President and Chief Engineer, TEL
- Walter Class – Semiconductor Industry Consultant, Axcelis
- Dave Hemker – VP of New Product Development, Lam Research Corp.
- Skip Miller – Director, Strategic Marketing, ASML
In the panel discussion, moderated by Steve Buehler from SEMI, each panelist addressed key technology and economic issues. The session itself was kicked off with an overview by John Ellis of SEMI. A video presentation of the session is included below.
Sessions on 450mm and Next Generation Factory will be held during SEMICON West 2010. Visit www.semiconwest.org for more infomation.
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The 450 mm Transition: When Will It Make Economic Sense for the Semiconductor Industry Ecosystem?
Original Presentation and Panel Discussion on July 17, 2008
Novellus Theater at the Yerba Buena Center, San Francisco, California