What is upm

Ultrapure Micro is the premier water and chemicals focused conference for the microelectronics industry. Offering delegates the opportunity to meet with vendors, suppliers, and end users, learn about new technologies, stay updated on changing methods, discover more efficient operations. UPM has become vital in facilitating collaboration within microelectronics, offering attendees the opportunity to meet and discuss industry problems holistically.

It is a crucial event for all industry participants, uniting perspectives from all sectors of the production process to address specific challenges, including supply chain management, improving analytical methods, and meeting new environmental compliance regulations while reducing energy consumption.



In 2019 UPM was held in Phoenix, Arizona, discussing the theme ‘Enabling the Future: Quality, Capacity, Reliability‘, asking three overarching questions:

  • How can we continue to improve water and chemicals quality?
  • How can we be more efficient and increase capacity while reducing energy, water and construction costs?
  • What is the importance of reliability as a factor in more seamless production?  

The agenda will seek to demystify these three areas with panels, presentations and roundtable sessions, featuring industry expert speakers, across three strands – Ultrapure Water Production, Water Management & Wastewater Treatment, and Ultra High Performance Chemicals & High Purity Gases.

Water Management & Wastewater Treatment

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. This year’s Water Management & Wastewater Treatment strand will break down the challenges and solutions around reuse, drainage, energy savings, and open loops.

Ultrapure Water Production

Innovation in Ultrapure Water Production is driven by the need for improved particle detection and removal, innovative system design, and more optimized operations. In the Ultrapure Water Production strand we will target these key issues through the discussion of novel analytical technologies, options for system configuration and design, and best known methods and techniques.

Ultra High Performance Chemicals & High Purity Gases

Chemicals and Gases for semiconductor manufacturing demand consistent quality, improved analytics, and more efficient operations. Our High Performance Chemicals & High Purity Gases strand will discuss  innovative approaches to impurity detection and purification, filtration methods, automation and process control, optimized system design and more.  


The Learning Series offers training for new and experienced engineers, aiming to give a solid foundation in water and chemicals management for semiconductor manufacturing, ahead of the main event.

The UPM 2019 Learning Series training workshop built on a successful program in both 2017 and 2018. Running from 9 am to 6 pm on June 5th, the Learning Series is designed for engineers with end-users’ needs in mind.

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 a refresher, the Learning Series is an interactive training workshop that expands on ensuring best practices and improvement in operational efficiency, created in close collaboration with the co-moderating team.

who should attend

Take part in the dialogue between all parts of the water for microelectronics industry, meet old friends, make new connections, discover solutions, and hear about cutting edge research helping to shape the future of the industry.

Business and technology leaders, researchers, and industry analysts from across the microelectronics supply chain, including:


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

What our attendees say

Ultrapure Micro is growing year-on-year, both in terms of representation from key stakeholders groups and delegate numbers. Previous feedback and statistics are a testament to the value of UPM to our delegates:

65% of delegates said that UPMicro 2018 exceeded their expectations and they would return in 2019

65% of delegates said they do not attend other industry events – UPM is the only event where you can meet them