Technologists from around the world converge in Webcast

Microelectronics International

ISSN: 1356-5362

Article publication date: 1 August 2000




(2000), "Technologists from around the world converge in Webcast", Microelectronics International, Vol. 17 No. 2.



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Technologists from around the world converge in Webcast

Keywords, Internet, Semiconductors

The semiconductor industry's first international Webcast on chip-making technology was staged 2 February 2000 by, with participants from around the world discussing wafer cleaning technology in chemical mechanical planarization (CMP) for copper interconnects. Iqbal Ali,'s co-founder and director of technology programs, moderated the Real-Time Forum. Dr Ali is a recognized expert in the fields of CMP, thin films and interconnect technology, and has worked in developing CMP processes at both Intel Corp. and Texas Instruments Inc.

Lending an expert viewpoint to the international Webcast on post-CMP cleaning for copper was Dr Jin-Goo Park, associate professor in the Division of Materials and Chemical Engineering at Hanyang University, Ansan, Korea.

Among the technologists participating in the Webcast were Professor Tohru Hara of Japan's Hosei University; Dr Sudipto R. Roy, manager of the thin film department at Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Ltd, Singapore; Dr Fan Zhang, from Honeywell/Allied Signal, Sunnyvale, CA; and Dr Abutaher Nasiruddin, thin films programs manager for

A transcript of the live Webcast is available on the home page at, a new portal devoted to semiconductor manufacturing technology, held the first of its Real-Time Forums at Semicon/Japan 99 live from the booth in Makuhari Messe, the site of the Semicon/Japan conference and exhibition, on 2 December 1999. In the last two months, has had eight more Real-Time Forums, with transcripts of the sessions posted on the site.

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