Conferences and Exhibitions

Upcoming Events

ISTFA 2023 - International Symposium -**- Phoenix Convention Center - Phoenix, AZ, USA - November 12 - 16, 2023 -

The 49th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis (ISTFA) is the premier event for microelectronics failure analysis. The focus on moving toward developing efficient and reliable power electronic devices for high-performing hardware components. The complexity of highly integrated SiC and GaN devices requires an in-depth understanding of defect formation and degradation mechanisms as well as adapted failure analysis methodologies. Visit ibssGroup at the conference to learn how GV10x innovative products can improve reliability and and improve robustness in manufacturing.

SPIE. Technology 2023 -**- Monterey, CA, USA - October 1 - 5, 2023 -

Photomask Technology, presented by the BACUS technical group of SPIE, provides a forum for the industry and academics to present and discuss photomask design, fabrication, quality control, and applications in semiconductor manufacturing and adjacent industries. Its co-location with the EUV Lithography Symposium in a single setting presents a unique opportunity to meet and share results, challenges, and potential solutions in both the EUV and DUV worlds.

2023 -MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit -**- BEXCO - Busan, Korea - Sept 10 - 15, 2023 -

Known as the Olympics of Microscopy, the International Microscopy Congress (IMC) is held every four years and attracts thousands of delegates from around the globe. The 20th IMC – IMC20 – is no exception. The world’s largest scientific program in microscopy, and showcase the latest in cutting-edge research. ibssGroup will be attending and discussing the latest advances in the GV10x product line that provides the fastest, safest, and most efficient plasma cleaner on the market.

M&M 2023 - Microscopy & Microanalysis -**- Minneapolis Convention Center -- Minneapolis, MN, USA - July 23-27, 2023 -

ibssGroup is participating in the 2023 M&M conference with our latest technology and products. Microscopy Society of America (MSA) is a collaborative community dedicated to fostering research, innovation, advancement, and promotion of microscopy. The conference will provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of a wide range of microscopy and microanalysis techniques and their application to the biological and physical sciences.

2023 -MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit -**- Moscone Center West -- San Francisco, CA, USA - April 10-14, 2023 -

Join us as we celebrate 50 years of service to the materials research community at the 2023 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit in person and online this April. For half a century, MRS has proudly represented the interests of thousands of materials researchers across disciplines, generations and continents. In collaboration with our global Membership, we have forged an unparalleled legacy of innovation at the leading edge of materials research and look forward to building on our momentum as we continue to invest in our field for years to come.

Microscopy & Microanalysis 2020 -**- Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - Aug 2-6, 2020 -

Mark your calendar and Save the Date for the premier microscopy education and networking event of the year — Microscopy & Microanalysis 2020, August 2-6, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin!

2020 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit -**- Phoenix, Arizona, USA - April 13-17, 2020 -

Time and time again, "multidisciplinary" research is touted as essential to innovation. That is why, from April 13-17, 2020, researchers working in seemingly unrelated fields will gather in Phoenix, Arizona, to promote, share and discuss issues and developments across disciplines.

The 2020 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit is the key forum to present research to an interdisciplinary and international audience. It provides a window on the future of materials science, and offers an opportunity for researchers—from students and postdoctoral fellows, to Nobel and Kavli Prize Laureates—to exchange technical information and network with colleagues.

SPIE Advanced Lithography 2020 -**- San Jose, CA, USA - February 23 - 27, 2020 -

Global Lithography Event, with topics including:
• Extreme Ultraviolet (EUV) Lithography
• Novel Patterning Technologies for Semiconductors, MEMS/NEMS and MOEMS
• Metrology, Inspection, and Process Control for Microlithography
• Advances in Patterning Materials and Processes
• Optical Microlithography
• Design-Process-Technology Co-optimization for Manufacturability
• Advanced Etch Technology for Nanopatterning

Conference on Microscopy and Microanalysis -**- Canberra, Australia - February 16 - 20, 2020 -

Our conference theme is “2020 Visions in Microscopy” and at the start of this new decade, this conference will be about bringing together colleagues from life sciences and physical sciences and working together towards new visions and goals in microscopy. We are excited about building a strong program for the conference based on advances in electron and light microscopy and microscopy-enabled research in life sciences and physical sciences.

ISTFA - Novel Computing Architectures -**- Portland, OR, USA - November 10 - 14, 2019 -

The advent of Artificial Intelligence and the promise of quantum computing are driving disruptive computing architectures. Neuromorphic chip designs on one hand, and Quantum Bits on the other, still in R&D, will introduce new computing circuitry and memory elements, novel materials, and different test methodologies. These novel computing architectures will require further innovation which is best achieved through a collaborative Failure Analysis community composed of chip manufacturers, tool vendors, and universities.

ASM is Everything Material, the society dedicated to serving the materials science and engineering profession. Through our network of 30,000 members worldwide, ASM provides authoritative information and knowledge on materials and processes, from the structural to the nanoscale.

Microscopy & Microanalysis 2018 -**- Baltimore, MD - August 5-9 2018 -

The Microscopy Society of America (MSA), the Microanalysis Society (MAS), and the Microscopical Society of Canada (MSC) invite you to exhibit at the M&M 2018 Annual Meeting and Exhibition at the Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, Maryland, August 5-9, 2018.

SRI 2018 -**- Taipei, Taiwan - June 10-15 -

International Conference on Synchrotron Radiation Instrumentation (SRI) is a unique, large and the most significant international forum held every three years in the community of synchrotron radiation (SR) and X-ray free electron laser (XFEL). This triennial conference is the prime forum to highlight connections between synchrotron radiation instrumentation, science, and society. It also provides opportunities for discussion and collaborations among scientists and engineers around the world involved in development of new concepts, techniques, and instruments related to synchrotron radiation and free electron laser research.

SPIE Advanced Lithography -**- San Jose, CA, USA - February 25 - March 1 -

Over the years, SPIE Advanced Lithography has provided the unique and primary forum for meeting and interacting with a wide range of industry experts, researchers, and key players working on patterning technology development. Attendance ensures that participants learn and share the latest developments in areas of central importance to many vital technology fields and concerns.

MRS Fall 2016 -**- Boston, MA, USA - November 27-December 2, 2016 -
ISTFA 2017 -**- Pasadena, CA - November 5-9 2017 -

43rd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis (ISTFA)

SPIE Photomask Technology 2016 -**- Monterey, California - September 11-14 2017 -

Present and publish at SPIE Photomask Technology + Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography 2017, a technical meeting for mask makers, EUVL, emerging technologies, and the future of mask business.

M&M 2017 -**- St. Louis, MO, USA - August 6-10, 2017 -

The Microscopy Society of America (MSA), the Microanalysis Society (MAS), and the International Field Emission Society (IFES) gather at the M&M 2017 Annual Meeting and Exhibition at the America’s Center Convention Complex

MMC 2017 -**- Manchester, UK - July 3 - 6, 2017 -

The Microscience Microscopy Congress is set to be as big and as bold as ever with six parallel conference sessions, an exhibition with more than 100 companies represented, and a brilliant selection of features such as pre-event workshops and turn-up-and-learn training opportunities.

IPFA 2017 - 24th International Symposium on the Physical and Failure Analysis of Integrated Circuits -**- INTERCONTINENTAL CHENGDU GLOBAL CENTER ????????????? No.1736 Tianfu Avenue North:Chengdu,610041,China ?????????????????1736? - July 4 - 7, 2017 -

IPFA 2017 is organized by the IEEE Reliability / CPMT / ED Singapore Chapter, IEEE Electron Devices Society Chengdu Chapter and the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China ( UESTC ) . The Symposium is technically co-sponsored by the IEEE Electron Device Society and IEEE Reliability Society. IPFA 2017 will be devoted to the fundamental understanding of the physical mechanisms governing failure in a large variety of advanced semiconductor devices and the electrical - physical failure analysis techniques, methodologies and tools that could be use to reliably identify the root cause of failure in these devices.

European Microbeam Analysis Society -**- Konstanz, Germany - May 7- 11, 2017 -

The primary aim of this combined EMAS Workshop / IUMAS Meeting is to assess the state of the art and reliability of microbeam analysis techniques. EMAS was founded in 1987 to meet the growing demands of microanalysis users and scientists across Europe for further education, communication and professional advice. IUMAS was founded in 1994 to promote world-wide cooperation in all aspects of microbeam analysis through the organisation of an international meeting on microbeam analysis every three or four years, and by participating in joint committees with other scientific organisations in matters relevant to microbeam analysis which are better discussed on a world scale.

SPIE Optics and Optoelectronics -**- Prague, Czech Republic - April 24 - 27 2017 -

The European conference that plays host to the most recent advances in laser technology worldwide. The information is presented by leading researchers, engineers and programme managers covering high-power, high-intensity and high-energy lasers, metamaterials, nonlinear optics, quantum optics, sensors, holography, EUV and X-ray optics, research using extreme light, and much more.

Southern California Society for Microscopy and Microanalysis -**- California NanoSystems Institute

Santa Barbara, CA - April 8 2017 -

The SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SOCIETY FOR MICROSCOPY & MICROANALYSIS is dedicated to increasing interest and information in all areas of microscopy and microanalysis, including, but not limited to: transmission electron, scanning electron and electron microprobe, ion probe, microbeam analysis, optical and confocal microscopies, and microspectroscopies.

ISTFA 2016 -**- Fort Worth, TX, USA - November 6-10, 2016 -
SRI 2015 -**- New York City, NY, USA - July 6 - 12, 2015 -
SRI 2015 -**- New York City, NY, USA - July 6 - 12, 2015 -


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Holiday Schedule

Martin Luther King Jr.:  January 15
Memorial Day:  May 27
US Independence: July 4
Labor Day: September 2
US Thanksgiving: November 28 – 29
Winter Break:  December 24 thru January 2