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Fifth Annual ITAC / Global Semiconductor Alliance Forum - Montreal

April 13, 2011 - April 14, 2011

April 13th and 14th, 2011
Hyatt Regency Montréal, 1255 Jeanne-Mance, Montréal, Quebec, Canada H5B 1E5
A Strategic Microelectronics Council of ITAC Event

The emergence of new technologies have foreshadowed major revolutions in business models, driven not just by new capabilities, but by these new capabilities breaking through price barriers at which they can be adopted by consumers en mass – bipolar to CMOS; mixed signal CMOS; GaAs ICs.

In packaging technologies, the widespread adoption of the plastic Dual-in-Line package enabled mass produced consumer devices – starting with the pocket calculator!

There has been much discussion and debate on the “More Moore” trend and how we are rapidly approaching the time where this is no longer applicable to the semiconductor industry. In fact, the “More Moore” trend is unlikely to continue without significant technological intervention. So, will the advent of 3D ICs prove to be that technological intervention that will herald the continuation of “More Moore”? Will 3D IC/TSV remove roadblocks to higher system demands? The benefits of this design approach are obvious and will address end-customer demands for smarter, faster, lower power and lower cost ICs and systems. So, if 3D IC/TSV is the answer, when can we expect the industry to adopt this process and what resources, tools and support are needed to successfully integrate this design approach for future growth and profitability?

This year’s Forum will explore the opportunities available to the microelectronics community by taking advantage of this fundamental change. Leading world experts will share their knowledge and perspectives on the challenges affecting system design, architecture, supply-chain partnerships, cost structures and the impact this could have on end product capabilities and the bottom-line.

Please mark your calendars and register today so that you do not miss the networking and learning that could impact your organisation’s response to a fundamental change in your industry.

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Event Website: http://itac.ca/events/gsa2011