For the first time, SEMICON Europa will be held in Grenoble, France. The greater Grenoble region is home to industry leaders leveraging and researching SOI and related advanced substrates, including Soitec, Leti and ST.
SEMI has now announced the “Call for Papers” for technical sessions and presentations for SEMICON Europa 2014, which takes place October 7-9. Technical presentation abstracts are due April 30
SEMICON Europa (www.semiconeuropa.org) will highlight — in addition to the traditional semiconductor manufacturing segment — new areas like electronic components and design as well as electronic applications for energy efficiency, imaging, healthcare and security. Many of these technologies are emerging from the innovative companies in and around Grenoble. Last summer, the French government said that the new Nano2017 would make Grenoble one of the three pillars (along with what could be considered the other European SOI capitals: Dresden/GlobalFoundries and Eindhoven/NXP) of the European Horizon2020 program, which launched in January 2014 (read about that here).
The Grenoble region, with established and emerging technology companies, has been characterized as “one of the Top 5 most innovative areas in the world” by Forbes Magazine. From now on, Semicon Europa will be rotating between Dresden and Grenoble.