F450C hosts panel during SEMICON West to address 450mm facility infrastructure

Following last week’s formal announcement from Governor Cuomo of the formation of the Facility 450 Consortium (F450C), ten leading nanoelectronics facility companies from around the world will collaborate at CNSE to lead the global effort to design and build the next-generation 450mm computer chip fabrication facilities. At the semiconductor industry’s annual SEMICON West tradeshow, taking place at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA on July 9-11, the F450C will host its first public panel discussion about facility and infrastructure solutions for the transition to 450mm wafer fabrication.

Who: Members of the Facility 450 Consortium (F450C)

What: Panel entitled: The 450mm Facility; F450C’s Parallel Pathway

When: 4-5 pm on Tuesday, July 9

Where: The Impress Lounge, located at the B Bar above Moscone’s North

Why: Beyond the manufacturing hurdles that 450mm wafer processing brings, next generation fabs present new challenges with respect to the design of the facilities, substrate handling, tool connection, chemical distribution, water and electrical systems and many other areas. Where the G450C provides leadership in the area of 450mm equipment and process technologies, the goal of the F450C is to develop facility and infrastructure solutions essential to the transition to 450mm wafer fabrication.

On the Agenda:

  • Allen Ware, M+W Group & F450C: An Introduction to the F450C
  • William Corbin, G450C: Design to Requirement at the Utility Level
  • Adrienne Pierce, Edwards Vacuum: The ŒGreen Pump Strategy
  • Lothar Till, Ovivo: Water Use at 450mm

To register for the event please RSVP to [email protected]

The Facilities 450mm Consortium (F450C) is a first-of-its-kind partnership at SUNY’s College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) that is leading the global effort to design and build next-generation 450mm computer chip fabrication facilities. The collaboration includes 10 of the world¹s leading nanoelectronics facility companies, including Air Liquide, CH2M HILL, CS Clean Systems, Ceres Technologies, Edwards, Haws Corporation, Mega Fluid Systems, M+W Group, Ovivo, and Swagelok. Members of F450C are working closely with the Global 450mm Consortium (G450C), as announced by New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, to identify viable solutions required for 450mm high-volume facility construction, with initial focus areas to include reducing tool installation cost and duration, and improving facility sustainability.


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