Event Advisory: Industry Experts to Debate the Future of Transistor Technology

SANTA CLARA, Calif., December 3, 2010 - Applied Materials, Inc. will host an important forum on December 7 in San Francisco that explores the critical decisions the semiconductor industry must make as conventional transistor scaling approaches its limits. Can alternative channel designs employing exotic materials overcome the scaling bottlenecks beyond 22nm or will 3D multi-gate architectures be required? If so, what materials and processes must change to allow these new structures to be fabricated, signaling a paradigm shift in the technology development model required to meet the challenge?

Join us as experts from across the semiconductor industry value chain debate this important technology inflection during a panel session moderated by Professor Yuan Taur from U.C. San Diego. The forum, titled "Is Moore's Law Taking Us in a New Direction?", will discuss how the industry will decide which technologies to pursue and which will be most suitable for cost-competitive high-volume manufacturing.

Panel:Ming-Ren Ling - GlobalFoundries, Inc.
Ghamvam Shahidi - IBM Corp.
D.K. Sohn - Samsung Microelectronics, Ltd.
Thomas Skotnicki - STMicroelectronics
Geoffrey Yeap - Qualcomm, Inc.  Where:Parc 55 Wyndham Hotel
55 Cyril Magnin Street, San Francisco, CA  94102  When:Tuesday, December 7, 2009  Schedule: 
5:15pm-6:30pm    Registration
5:30pm-6:30pm    Reception
6:30pm-7:30pm    Panel Discussion

For more information on this exciting event, please visit: http://www.appliedmaterials.com/events/iedm-2010.

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December 03, 2010