The Organizations Subway

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The Organizations Subway provides links to semiconductor and microsystems related organizations.

Professional Societies

The IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) promotes the development and application of electrotechnology and allied sciences for the benefit of humanity, the advancement of the profession, and the well-being of its members. Societies of interest to the semiconductor community include the Electron Devices Society (EDS), and the Components, Packaging, and Manufacturing Technology Society (CPMT).

The International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE) has an impressive, full service Web server. The SPIE Archive is an ftp server with articles, abstracts, calls for papers, and much more.

The Materials Research Society(MRS) is dedicated to goal-oriented basic and applied research on materials of technological importance.

The Electrochemical Society (ECS) is an international, educational, nonprofit organization concerned with a broad range of phenomena related to electrochemical and solid state science and technology.

The American Vacuum Society is a non-profit professional society dedicated to advancing the science and technology of films and coatings, microelectronics, nanostructures, surfaces and interfaces, plasmas, vacuum, and manufacturing processes. The AVS offers a variety of publications and educational programs.

The MSTG Interchange is a subway line that provides more information about the AVS Manufacturing Science and Technology Group (MSTG). The group is focused on manufacturing, particularly microelectronics manufacturing.

The Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE) exists to to promote the advancement of electrical and manufacturing engineering and to facilitate the exchange of information and ideas; to provide a broad range of services to members, to assist them in developing their careers by improving their capabilities as engineers and to maintain a high standard of professional conduct.

The Electronic Device Failure Analysis Society (EDFAS) foster education and communication in the failure analysis community.

ASM International is a society for materials engineers and scientists dedicated to advancing industry, technology, and applications of metals and materials.

Standards Organizations

The Object Management Group (OMG) is a broad-based organization establishing standards for object-oriented databases, protocols, and programming interfaces.

Custom Standards Services, Inc. provides a comprehensive document delivery service to companies and individuals whose business requires engineering documents and technical specifications.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Office of Microelectronics Programs (OMP) works with the semiconductor industry to develop and apply technology, measurements, and standards. Of particular interest is the Semiconductor Electronics Division.

JEDEC is a trade association whose focus is primarily on setting standards for the semiconductor industry.

The National Product Data Exchange Resource Center is managed by the U.S. Product Data Association (US PRO), and provides information on PDES, STEP, and related standards.

Consortia/Industry Associations

The Semiconductor Industry Association represents over 65 U.S.-based semiconductor manufacturers. The SIA was chartered to promote U.S. leadership in semiconductors through the use of two complementary strategies: (1) coordinating industry activities to more effectively address common concerns and develop unified responses to challenges and opportunities facing the semiconductor industry; and (2) developing and effectively communicating to U.S. and foreign policy makers and to the public the industry position on issues of great importance to the industry, including trade, technology,occupational safety and health, environmental protection,industry statistics, and taxation.

The Semiconductor Research Corporation is a consortium of more than 65 companies and government agencies that plays a crucial role in planning, directing and funding the semiconductor industry's pre-competitive, long-term research. This integrated program of applied research is conducted by faculty and graduate students at dozens of leading universities and research institutions in the United States and Canada.

SEMATECH is a partnership of U.S. semiconductor manufacturers working with government and academia to research semiconductor manufacturing technology and capability.

Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI) is an international trade association that represents semiconductor and flat panel display equipment and materials suppliers.

Semiconductor Industry Suppliers Association (SISA) (formerly SEMI/SEMATECH) is a non-profit consortium whose 130+ members are majority U.S.-owned-and-controlled suppliers of equipment, materials, software, and services to the global semiconductor manufacturing industry. SISA is located with SEMATECH in Austin, Texas.

The Fabless Semiconductor Association (FSA) is an industry organization established in 1994 to achieve a more optimal balance between wafer supply and demand. Today, the FSA mission has expanded to be the leading voice and business enabler of the fabless industry.

The Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation (MCC) seeks to enhance the ability of member companies to harness the power of information technology and attain sustainable competitive advantage.

The Silicon Integration Initiative, Inc. (formerly CFI, Inc.) is an organization of industry-leading silicon systems and tool companies focused on improving productivity and reducing cost in creating and producing integrated silicon systems. The organization represents more than 40 semiconductor manufacturers, electronic systems companies, and EDA tool suppliers. Members are located throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.

The Integrated Measurement Association is working to promote the use of Advanced Process Control (APC) for semiconductor manufacturing by helping to create cooperative solutions among the technology providers and by lowering the barriers for implementation of the solutions.

Clarycon is a partnership of technical experts in the field of plasma etching and process integration from academic reasearch and industrial development. Clarycon provides technical information via workshops and training classes as well as consulting services to process and integration engineers. Currently, Clarycon is an independent and non-commercial partnership.


NetLine Corporation offers an array of information services for the Internet Professional in an on-line format including free subscriptions to trade publications and guides to career information in the semiconductor industry.

The Electronic Engineering Times provides daily updates on stories of current interest to the semiconductor manufacturing community, and to electronics and electrical engineers.

HDI: The Magazine of High-Density Interconnect is circulated to over 25,000 test, assembly and packaging (TAP) professionals in the semiconductor manufacturing industry each month.

MICRO is dedicated to defect reduction and yield enhancement strategies for the semiconductor and related advanced microelectronics manufacturing industries.

Future Fab International publishes a wide variety of technical articles and other information related to semiconductor manufacturing.

Semiconductor International is a monthly publication providing information about semiconductor manufacturing, assembly and test.

Solid State Technology covers the latest process, equipment, and material technologies used in the manufacturing of integrated circuits, thin-film microelectronics and microstructures.

European Semiconductor provides industry news, bulletins, features, forums, events, product, and recruitment information related to the European semiconductor industry.

Electronic News online publishes news analysis on semiconductors, DSB/mixed signal, communications, semiconductor capital equipment, test and measurement, design strategies, semiconductor IP, and other topics. They also provide a daily email update.

FabTime provides a free monthly email Cycle Time Newsletter about improving manufacturing performance (especially cycle time performance) in wafer fabs.

III-Vs Review Review covers the compound semiconductor industry, from materials and devices to equipment and processing.

Vertilog - Advances in Electronics Manufacturing Technology Journal is a peer-reviewed open access journal, covering commercially relevant technologies in an advertising-free environment.

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