ISMI Manufacturing Week Makes Moore for Less

International SEMATECH Manufacturing Initiative announced that it will hold its annual Manufacturing Week, featuring the 6th Annual ISMI Symposium on Manufacturing Effectiveness, on Oct. 19-22, at the Hilton Austin Airport in Austin, Texas. Themed “Making Moore for less,” ISMI’s Manufacturing Week will focus on the impact of current market events and provide actionable data-driven solutions for front-line issues affecting chip factories and their management teams.

“The industry is currently facing an unprecedented period of uncertainty, and making every dollar count is key to a fab’s survival,” said Scott Kramer, vice president of manufacturing technology. “Our goal this year is to highlight productivity improvements that will produce significant cost reduction benefits over time.”

This year’s ISMI Manufacturing Week will offer two days of short courses and workshops on October 19-20, followed by the ISMI Symposium on Manufacturing Effectiveness, consisting of two more days of rich collaborative sessions on fab and equipment productivity, yield and metrology, environmental design, simulation and modeling, statistical methods and other critical areas. Supplier exhibits and technical poster sessions will be scheduled throughout the week as well.

More than 300 technologists, fab engineers, and managers gathered to discuss volume productivity issues in the semiconductor industry during the 2008 ISMI Manufacturing Week. The 2009 conference is open to both ISMI members and the general public. For more information, please visit our website

Note: call for papers will start March 2, 2009 and abstract submissions will be accepted until May 4, 2009.

About ISMI
ISMI is a global alliance of the world’s major semiconductor manufacturers, dedicated to reducing cost per wafer and ultimately cost per die, through cooperative programs focused on manufacturing effectiveness. ISMI is a wholly-owned subsidiary of SEMATECH (