Why attend UPM 2021


The last year has been full of opportunities and challenges for the semiconductor industry and everyone involved. The industry is the driving force behind the digital revolution, and it is experiencing an unprecedented demand for technologies across all industries, from automotive manufacturing to the rollout of 5G networks, IoT connected technologies, artificial intelligence, data storage, and computing.

Ultrapure Micro is committed to supporting the semiconductor ecosystem in its exceptional collaborative effort to enable future technologies. The Ultrapure Micro 2021 conference, taking place online on November 3-5, 2021, will explore the cutting-edge solutions to advance semiconductor manufacturing.

In addition to its traditional focus on micro-contamination control, water management and sustainability, UPM 2021 will provide an open platform to discuss industry challenges, including product shortage and related construction opportunities, reliability in automotive devices, enabling yield of advanced manufacturing, data centers, water management, and the management of operations during crisis events. The online format will enable more delegates to attend the event this year, helping those in the industry to both build and maintain business relationships, share resources and encourage business continuity.

2020 Facts & Figures




End Users (Fabs)




hours of networking

2021 Featured Topics

The 2021 event will feature a wide variety of new and topical focuses.

Contamination Control and Yield Enhancement:

  • Industry drivers related to device Reliability and Yield requirements
  • Ultrapure Water quality required by advanced semiconductor manufacturing
  • Airborne Molecular Contamination and its impact on advanced semiconductor manufacturing
  • Ultra-High Performance Chemicals for advanced semiconductor manufacturing
  • High-Purity Gas quality to support advanced semiconductor manufacturing
  • Critical Components supporting quality needs of advanced semiconductor manufacturing



  • Water Management and Wastewater Treatment
  • Energy Conservation
  • Industrial Development and Infrastructure Management


Operational Excellence and Supply Chain:

  • Addressing Crisis Situations (including unprecedented weather events and supply chain disruption)
  • Semiconductor Manufacturing Expansion Challenges and Opportunities (including construction & site selection)

Who should attend UPM 2021?

Who should attend?

The UPM community meet every year at the annual conference to discuss the future of the semiconductor industry. Throughout 2020 and 2021, the market has changed considerably, with billions of dollars being invested in new facilities and the upgrading of legacy sites. The conference agenda will focus on how innovation can keep pace with this unprecedented level of investment, providing the unique opportunity for business and technology leaders to collaborate.

Whilst presentations explore advanced manufacturing challenges, the conference is developed to suit both entry-level engineers and those who are well-established in the industry. Those focuses on the following key areas will benefit from the data-driven presentations and networking opportunities, exploring fundamental insights and best practices:

  • Air / Gas Specialist
  • Automation
  • Business Development
  • Chemical Quality & Supply
  • Delivery and Distribution
  • Department Management & Executives
  • EH&S
  • Facility Engineers
  • Facility Operation & Maintenance
  • Field Services
  • Filtration Specialists
  • Innovation
  • Instrumentation Providers
  • Materials Development
  • Membrane Suppliers & Services
  • Process Piping
  • Product Development / Process Managers
  • QA/QC
  • Research / R&D
  • Technicians
  • Technology Support/ Technology Integration
  • Scientists
  • Wastewater Solutions / Water Treatment
  • Water & Process Services