In its 7th year, CS International 2017 promises to be the biggest show to date featuring leaders of the world’s biggest chipmakers and the most promising start-ups. Conference programme manager & editor of Compound Semiconductor magazine Richard Stevenson notes: “At this two-day meeting one of the key issues up for debate will be the role for wide-bandgap materials in the power electronics sector. Discussion will not be limited to the two most well-known rivals to silicon – GaN and SiC – but also include the very promising semiconductor, gallium oxide. Delegates will hear about the promise of the latter from Japanese pioneer FLOSFIA; while opportunities for GaN will be championed by leaders from VisIC, Exagan and EpiGaN; and the possibilities for slashing SiC’s cost will be outlined in the presentation from Monolith Semiconductor.”
On 7-8 March in Brussels at the Sheraton Airport Hotel, delegates will hear almost 40 talks that have been divided into five themes. Each of these sessions includes a keynote presentation, plus presentations from leading market analysts
“As well as many great presentations to look forward to, from the likes of Lumileds, Panasonic, imec, IBM, DARPA, Nanotronics and Sony, there will be many companies to talk to at the exhibition,” says Stevenson. “Those conversations could be very valuable, as they could offer insights into significant improvements in chip manufacturing.”
Another highlight of CS International will be the CS Awards ceremony taking place at the end of Day 1. This will celebrate successes across the compound semiconductor industry – ranging from suppliers of materials, equipment and software, to chip makers and device packagers.
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