2021 3D InCites Awards

Gold Sponsors:

The 2021 3D InCites Awards program recognizes industry-wide contributions in the development of heterogeneous integration and 3D technologies. In 2021, we expand our scope of coverage, adding a special focus on sustainable manufacturing efforts, as well as diversity equity and inclusion (DEI) with two special award categories. The program will be completely virtual beginning with online nominations and culminating in an awards ceremony video featuring interviews with all the winners.

Nominations are open to all who would like to recognize technology, individual, or company that has made a significant contribution to the advancement of the heterogeneous roadmap including 3D packaging, interposer integration, advanced fan-out wafer-level packaging, MEMS and sensors, and full system integration.

Nominations open February 15, 2021 – in conjunction with SEMI’s Technology Unites Global Summit, and close March 8, 2021. Winners will be chosen by a select panel of judges, as well as industry peers through an online voting process. Online voting for the technology awards begins March 15 and closes March 26, 2020. Winners will be announced on the website on March 29, 2021, and will be featured in an Awards Ceremony Video later in the spring.

The 2021 3D InCites Awards will be presented in the following categories:

  • Device Technology of the Year
  • Process of the Year
  • Device Manufacturer of the Year
  • Startup of the Year
  • Equipment Supplier of the Year
  • Materials Supplier of the Year
  • The Herb Reiter Design Tool Award
  • Research Institute of the Year
  • Engineer of the Year

2020 Judges Panel

Rozalia Beica, CSO, Mobile Applications, Semiconductor Division, AT&S
Phil Garrou, Microelectronics Consultants of North Carolina
Paul Franzon, Professor Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, North Carolina State University
Katherine Derbyshire, Owner, Thin Film Manufacturing

Special Awards

We’re bringing back the The SemiSister Award to recognize a company or organization in the microelectronics industry that is demonstrating significant efforts to foster gender diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. This award will be decided by a special committee.

SemiSister Award Committee

Margaret Kindling, Sr. Program Manager, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, SEMI Foundation
Salah Nasri, Executive Managing Partner – International Semiconductor Executive Summits
Joanne Itow, Managing Director, Semico Research

New this year, and also chosen by a special committee, we’re presenting the 3D InCites Sustainability Award, given to a company that sets an example through best practices for sustainable semiconductor manufacturing.

3D InCites Sustainability Award Committee 

Deborah Knuckey, Managing Director, Sustainability Strategy, Kiterocket
Julia Goldstein, Owner, JLFG Communications, Author of Material Value
Dean Freeman, Chief Analyst, Freeman Technology and Market Advisors

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship Opportunities for 2021 3D InCites Awards are available at the Platinum, Silver, and Participant levels. A portion of sponsorship proceeds will help seed the 3D InCItes DEI Fund, established by the Impress Foundation to support technologies owned by women or under-represented minorities.

Additionally, in conjunction with the 3D InCites Awards, we will hold our annual Art Experience Fundraiser, with proceeds to benefit the Fund. The Impress Foundation is a 501-C 3 designated non-profit organization.  

Important Dates:

  • Nominations Open: February 15-March 8, 2021
  • Voting Begins: March 15-March 26, 2021
  • Winners Announced: Monday, March 29, 2021