Semi Materials Webinar series

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Webinar #4

Agenda

August 31, 2022 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CET

4:00 pm CET - Welcome remarks by Laith Altimime | President, SEMI Europe & Anand Nambiar | Executive Vice President and Global Head, Semiconductor Materials 

4:15 pm CET - Advancing the Dry Etching Process through Supply Chain Robustness and Material Innovation by Sung-Ho Kim | Director, Head of Global Marketing, Clean & Etch, Specialty Gas & James Nehlsen | Head of Specialty Gases R&D

4:45pm CET - Q&A Moderated by Laith Altimime and Conclusions by Anand Nambiar

Webinar #4

Speakers

Sung-Ho Kim is the Head of Specialty Gases Marketing, Clean & Etch platform, where he drives the execution of product marketing strategy to meet with industry’s dry etch gas technical and commercial needs and leads product life cycle management and NPI (New product introduction) initiatives to help customers to advance its dry etch process performance. He is a proven business leader with more than 20 years of experience in the semiconductor materials industry, with a wide range of leadership experience in product marketing, product management, and technical/engineering expertise. He is based in Pangyo, Korea. Sung-Ho received a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from Seoul National University.

James Nehlsen is the Head of Specialty Gases R&D, where he leads a research program developing new dry etch gases for higher performance and reduced environmental impact. He previously worked as a researcher in both the electronics specialty gases and thin films areas at Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, focusing on manufacturing process improvement, new materials synthesis, and deposition container design. He is based at the R&D and manufacturing site in Hometown, Pennsylvania, USA.  James received a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University and a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Lehigh University.

 

Webinar #3

Agenda

April 12, 2022 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CET

4:00 pm CET - Introduction by Laith Altimime | President, SEMI Europe 

4:05 pm CET - Welcome remarks by Anand Nambiar | Global Head, Semiconductor Materials 

4:15 pm CET - Overcoming EUV Lithography Barriers through DSA Technology by Jerome Wandell | Technical Marketing Manager & Durairaj Baskaran | Research Fellow

4:45pm CET - Q&A Moderated by Laith Altimime and Conclusions by Anand Nambiar | President, SEMI Europe and Global Head, Semiconductor Materials 

Webinar #3

Speakers

Jerome Wandell has spent 25 years working in semiconductor lithography, covering many aspects of the field, including process development, photoresist formulation chemistry, and design-to-mask (OPC). His current role is Technical Marketing Manager for the Directed Self-Assembly (DSA) materials portfolio of the Patterning Solutions group for the Electronics business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany. Jerry received a bachelor's degree in Microelectronic Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology and is now based in Saratoga Springs, NY. His prior roles in lithography were at GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Rohm & Haas, and ASML.

Dr. Durairaj Baskaran is a Research Fellow in the Electronics business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany. He develops materials for the directed self-assembly of block copolymers and selective monolayers for applications in advanced patterning. He has over 25 years of experience in designing macromolecules and taught "Organic Chemistry of Polymers" at the University of Tennessee for many years, before moving into the industry. He has published 100+ research articles in peer-reviewed international journals, edited a book, and filed several US and Indian patents. He has also directed industrial research projects from Solvay (Italy), P&G (US), GE (India), as well as obtained grants from the Office of Naval Research (Navy), NSF, and US army.

Webinar #2

Agenda

February 15, 2022 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CET

4:00 pm CET - Introduction by Laith Altimime | President, SEMI Europe 

4:05 pm CET - Welcome remarks by Anand Nambiar | Global Head, Semiconductor Materials 

4:10 pm CET - Scaling Digital Solutions: Core to Semiconductor Innovation By Kutup Kurt | Head of Operations of Digital Solutions

4:45pm CET - Q&A Moderated by Laith Altimime and Conclusions by Anand Nambiar | President, SEMI Europe and Global Head, Semiconductor Materials 

Webinar #2

Speaker

Kutup Kurt | Head of Operations of Digital Solutions Electronics business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
CV: Kutup Kurt is Head of Operations of Digital Solutions at the Electronics business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany. His organization is a key enabler to design and optimize products by using data analytics methodology in R&D, quality, and supply chain while ensuring data protection in sensitive environments. After gaining a bachelor´s degree in Chemical Engineering and Business Administration in Turkey, Kutup received a Master’s degree for Industry 4.0 Technologies in Germany at the TU Dortmund University. He also gained his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at the same university. He and his team led several data-driven process optimization projects worldwide for Electronics and Life Science business sectors. He has co-authored over 16 technical papers and patents focused on smart and continuous manufacturing technology, equipment design, and process intensification.

Webinar #1

Agenda

1) Introduction by Laith Altimime | President, SEMI Europe 

2) Welcome remarks by Anand Nambiar | Global Head, Semiconductor Materials 

3) Advance Materials: The Dark Horse in Chipmaking? By Milind Weling & Vid Gopal | Head of Technology and Fellow, Senior Program Manager 

4) Q&A Moderated by Laith Altimime | President, SEMI Europe

Webinar #1

Speakers

Milind Weling | Head of Technology and Fellow at Intermolecular, a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
CV: Milind drives the discovery and optimization of new materials, integrated module solutions, and leading-edge devices. He is a senior engineering and management professional with extensive experience in advanced memory and logic technology development, DFM and design-process interactions, new product introduction, and foundry management.

Vidyut Gopal | Senior Program Manager within the Planarization Technologies group at Intermolecular, a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
CV: Vidyut has extensive experience in semiconductor technology development. Before joining Intermolecular in 2010, he worked at AMD/Spansion as a Process Integration Engineer, and at Applied Materials as a Process Engineer.

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