3D InCites Partners with SEMI and TechSearch International for the 2014 3D InCites Awards Program
Proceeds to Benefit STEM-based Scholarship Programs
PHOENIX– March 18, 2014 – 3D InCites, the premier online content source for reliable 3D technology information, today announced that it has partnered with SEMI and TechSearch International to host the second annual 3D InCites Awards. Proceeds of the 2014 awards program will fund a newly formed 3D InCites STEM Scholarships program, which this year will award a scholarship to a graduate of the SEMI High Tech U Program and will also contribute to the IEEE Frances B. Hugle Engineering Scholarship fund.
The 3D InCites Awards program recognizes achievements to further the commercialization of 2.5D and 3D integration technologies. Awards are presented to companies whose innovative products have contributed significantly to the advancement of through silicon via technologies and other processes critical to 2.5D and 3D IC applications. The 2014 3D InCites Awards will feature an expanded list of award categories, including a “Readers Choice Award,” presented to the winner of the online popular vote. The awards will be presented on July 10, 2014 during SEMICON West 2014.
A panel of independent 3D IC industry experts will judge the awards program based on innovation, solution to a problem and cost of ownership. Awards will be presented in the following 2.5D/3D IC categories:
- Design Tools (includes EDA and Design for Test)
- Manufacturing Equipment (includes Handling Equipment)
- Inspection/Metrology Tools
- Test Tools/Equipment (includes Probe Cards/Testers)
Nominations open on March 25, 2014, and will be accepted through June 6, 2014. Voting will open on June 9 and will close on July 3, 2014. Program details, nomination criteria and an online nomination form can be found on the 3D InCites Awards page. The awards will be presented at the 2014 3D InCites Awards Breakfast Ceremony on Thursday, July 10, as part of SEMICON West 2014. Winners will receive a handsome display award and the right to use the 2014 3D InCites Award identity for its own promotional purposes. Nominees and winners will also be featured in an awards spotlight on the 3D InCites website.
SEMI High Tech U introduces high school students to the high-tech industry. The IEEE Frances B. Hugle Engineering Scholarship was established to encourage young women to pursue careers in engineering. The charitable donations are largely made possible by the sponsors of this year’s 3D InCites Awards, including platinum sponsor EV Group, and silver sponsors Mentor Graphics and Rudolph Technologies.
Sponsorships for the 3D InCites Awards are still available for companies that wish to promote their businesses through this event. 3D InCites also accepts donations in support of these charities. The 3D InCites STEM Scholarships program is currently in the process of achieving 501(c)(3) nonprofit status, making sponsorships and donations tax deductible for businesses and individuals. For more information, contact awards@3Dincites.com.
About 3D InCites
3D InCites is the fastest-growing online resource devoted exclusively to 2.5D and 3D integration technologies. For 3D integration to happen requires open collaboration across the supply chain. Therefore, 3D InCites strives to inform key decision-makers about progress in technology development, design, standards and infrastructure in order to realize commercial production of 2.5D and 3D technologies. For more information, visit www.3DinCites.com.
About TechSearch International
TechSearch International Inc., founded in 1987, is the market research leader specializing in technology trends for microelectronics packaging and assembly. Multi- and single-client services encompass technology licensing, strategic planning, and market and technology analysis. TechSearch International professionals have an extensive network of more than 15,000 contacts in North America, Asia and Europe. For more information, contact TechSearch at tel: 512-372-8887, fax: 512-372-8889, or www.techsearchinc.com.
SEMI is the global industry association serving the nano- and microelectronics manufacturing supply chains. Our 1,900 member companies are the engine of the future, enabling smarter, faster and more economical products that improve our lives. Since 1970, SEMI has been committed to helping members grow more profitably, create new markets and meet common industry challenges. SEMI maintains offices in Bangalore, Beijing, Berlin, Brussels, Grenoble, Hsinchu, Moscow, San Jose, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.semi.org.
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