Submit an Abstract to the 2020 UPMicro Conference
Submission deadline is January 20th 2020 at 11.59 PM PST.
Thank you for showing interest in submitting an abstract for Ultrapure Micro 2020. We are looking for submissions which relate to the 5 focused sessions, as detailed below.
The Co-Moderators have also shared a list of sub-topics that we are hoping to see presented at the meeting – please note that these are guidelines only and are not exclusive.
Click on each title to see more details.
- Ultrapure Water Production
- Particles management/control
- Particles monitoring
- H2O2 monitoring/control/Impact on the manufacturing Process
- UPW materials improvements
- Point of use treatment
- Organics monitoring; TOC speciation
- Metals in UPW
- Cost reduction and other continuous improvement
- UPW system maintenance challenges; Metrology Calibration and maintenance
- UPW System Capacity Management
- Water Management, Wastewater Treatment and Energy Conservation
- Sustainability: Challenges and Opportunities
- Dewatering Challenges, Solutions, Technologies (this may be redundant to your “Solids handling and waste management” topic)
- Energy Modeling and Optimization
- Facility Maintenance and Reliability (e.g. maintenance challenges, leak management, predictive/preventive maintenance)
- Smart Water / Control Systems (i.e. analyzers and sensors, big data)
- Reclamation and reuse challenges (water balance, energy balance/modelling/optimization, air emission, stakeholder influence/approval including local utility concerns and community awareness)
- New chemistry waste treatment and waste management challenges
- Organics Controls for Wastewater Treatment/Reclaim/Water Supply,
- Sulfate, TDS, phosphate, and ammonia/nitrate/nitrite/total Nitrogen treatment/management
- Salinity, COD, BOD, and TDS in the wastewater
- Wastewater monitoring (instrumentation) issues & solutions
- Copper & Other Heavy Metals waste treatment and management
- Wafer thinning and slurry solids
- Emerging contaminants in water discharge (e.g. PFAS, exotic metals, increased hydrogen peroxide)
- Fluoride wastewater treatment (HF, ammonium fluoride, heavy metal fluoride, etc)
- Brine management and impact to site energy balance
- Scrubbers – Water quality (inlet and outlet), water management impact, discharge issues
- Cooling towers (make up, efficiency, concentration cycle improvement)
- Water conservation and site water use – Utility impact (positive/negative), energy balance impact, air emissions
- Site Sumps and waste management
- UPW recovery, reject, and value to Site Water Resource management
- Biological Treatment Best Practices, Challenges & Energy/emission balance
- Singapore/Israel “One Water” mindset to protect water supplies
- Knowledge Management & Outreach to build the next Generation of Operators and Engineering workforce
- Emerging technologies (e.g. nanofiltration for Brine Management)
- Water hydraulic design to minimize solids impact in piping and reactors/tank
- Solids handling and waste management (reuse, recycle, landfill, etc)
- Tool to Drain Laterals – Best Practices, Issues, Material compatibility with changing chemistries
- Airborne Molecular Contamination
- Instrumentation and Monitoring of the Fab Environment
- Mini-Environment(s) Control (FOUP, EFEM)
- Chemical Filtration.
- AMC Contaminants and Device Interactions
- Ultra-High-Performance Chemicals
- Particles monitoring/management/control
- Container materials and material quality improvements (Drums/totes)
- Metallic Ion monitoring/control
- New Chemistry Challenges
- Filtration technology
- IX Purification
- Use of surfactants and monitoring micelles
- Measuring and control of Organics
- Reclaim and Reuse
- Chemical Delivery
- Post CMP cleaners
- Supply chain challenges and management
- High-Purity Gases
- Air Separation
- Gas Purification
- Specialty Gas Delivery
- High Quality Semiconductor Gas Manufacturing Processing
- Bulk Specialty Gas Systems
- Tool Environment Presentations by invitation
Please submit your abstract by January 20th 11.59 PM PST.
Please note, due to the high volume of submissions we receive, we cannot guarantee that late submissions will be accepted.
What makes a successful submission?
The vision of UPM is to provide strong technical papers to the industry and to nurture collaboration between end-users and service and technology providers. The goal of the conference is to advance microelectronics manufacturing. You should submit a comprehensive abstract and strictly follow the deadlines:
Please make sure that your abstract is as precise as possible at this stage and clearly addresses a specific technical problem or innovative solution and refers to data. The inclusion of commercial or otherwise unacceptable content in your presentation will mean you are not invited to speak at UPM 2020.
The Presentation Guidelines include a strict timeline that all presenters must adhere to. Failure to do so may result in your presentation being rejected.
If you have any questions, please get in touch with Alice Young at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submission Deadline: January 20th 2020 at 11.59 PM PST.