Why attend UPM 2020

With an agenda steered by top industry experts, who also serve as conference co-moderators, and driven by end-user needs, Ultrapure Micro is the premier annual conference that strives to drive the semiconductor manufacturing industry forward. Take part in the dialogue between all parts of the high purity environments and water management for the microelectronics industry, meet old friends, make new connections, discover solutions, and hear about cutting edge research helping to shape the future of the industry. You can find out more about Ultrapure Micro here.

UPM 2020 Agenda

In 2020 Ultrapure Micro will be held in Austin, Texas. This year, UPM will bring the discussion closer to the wafer and will encourage the industry-wide efforts to enable yield and to embrace proactive technology management.

The main conference agenda will once again run over two days in three parallel tracks and will feature sessions on Tools Environment, AMC, UPW, Water Management, and High Purity Chemicals & Gases.

As critical dimensions shrink, the awareness of airborne molecular contamination grows. For the first time UPM will provide a retrospective review of AMC issues, exploring the clean-room environment, analytical instrumentation and filtration performance.

NEW! Tools
The 2020 agends will also include a spotlight session on Contamination Control Needs of the Process Tools, where tool OEM companies and process experts will provide insight into their needs and the challenges they are facing, opening the conversation between tool experts and the wider microelectronics industry.

Ultrapure Water
Innovation in Ultrapure Water production is driven by the need for improved particle detection and removal, innovative system design, and optimized operations. Sessions will explore these issues through the discussion of novel analytical technologies, options for system configuration and design, and best known methods and techniques.

Water Management
Water Management practices face an ever changing landscape with continuous developments in environmental compliance, a growing need to cut costs in water consumption and energy demand, while addressing non-traditional water management challenges. These sessions will break down the challenges and solutions around reuse, drainage, energy savings, and open loops.

High-purity gases are critical to the semiconductor manufacturing process and so need to meet stringent standards. Gases sessions will explore gas manufacturing processing, purification techniques and delivery systems.

Liquid Chemicals
Liquid chemicals demand consistent quality, improved analytics, and more efficient operations. These sessions will explore innovative approaches to impurity detection and purification, filtration methods, optimized system design and more.


The Learning Series offers training for both new and experienced engineers, aiming to enrich your knowledge in the space of the technologies as they apply to the conference program, ahead of the main event. Last year’s audience felt they had “obtained good advice from engineers who had dealt with similar equipment failure,” as the workshop is designed with end-user needs in mind, offering direct application to your work. (Representative, Samsung Austin Semiconductor)

Whether you are new to the industry and need a well-rounded introduction to all areas of the process or an experienced engineer who wants to learn about recent developments, the Learning Series is an interactive training workshop that delves into ensuring best practices and improvement in operational efficiency, created in close collaboration with the co-moderating team.

Who Should Attend

The event is designed for all stakeholders involved in facility construction/operation and contamination control in semiconductor manufacturing. It is directed towards end-users, technology and R&D leaders, solution providers, engineers, facility and business development managers, with a focus on:

  • Delivery and Distribution
  • Vendor Companies
  • Assembly
  • Engineers
  • Technicians
  • Scientists
  • Managers
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Business Managers
  • Field Services
  • EH&S
  • QA/QC
  • Executives