The 7th Forum on the Science and Technology of Silicon Materials 2014, Hamamatsu

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The 7th Forum on Science and Technology of Silicon Materials 2014, Hamamatsu



It is a great pleasure for us to inform you that the 7th Forum on the Science and Technology of Silicon Materials (Silicon Forum) will be held in Hamamatsu, Japan from October 19th to 22th, 2014. This forum was founded by Professor Emeritus Koji Sumino (Tohoku University) in 1997 and 1999 at Kazusa Academia Park in Chiba Prefecture. Subsequently, the venues were changed to Shonan Village Center of Hayama-cho in Kanagawa Prefecture in 2001 and 2003, and to Toki Messe in Niigata Prefecture in 2007, and to Okayama University in 2010. The Okayama forum was co-organized by the 145th Committee on Processing and Characterization of Crystals of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) together by the Organizing Committee of the Silicon Materials Science and Technology Forum. The fundamental policy of the forum has been: (1) the promotion of the mutual cooperation between the people in the industry and the academia, (2) the education and stimulation of young scientists and engineers, and (3) the realization of face-to-face discussion on various issues concerning silicon materials at the international level. The forum has been playing an important role to transfer the fundamental knowledge to the new generations in the field of the science and technology of silicon materials. One should point out that this forum is one of a few international conferences, for which Japanese scientists and engineers has been organizing voluntarily. The scope of the forum has been extended from the original topics, i.e., growth technologies of bulk silicon and epi wafers, characterization and control of defects and impurities, gettering and wafer technologies, to the topics on SIMOX, SOI, SGOI and strained wafer technologies, SiC for high-power devices, solar cells and photovoltaic materials.
The 7th forum will move to Hamamatsu in Shizuoka prefecture. Hamamatsu area thrived along the old Tokaido, the main road which for centuries has connected Tokyo and Kyoto. Today there still stands many cultural properties showing this historical legacy. For instance, Hamamatsu Castle, built by Tokugawa Ieyasu, should not be missed. There are three major industries: motorcycles, musical instruments, and textiles. In recent years, however, high-tech industries like optics and electronics are achieving rapid development, which are closely related to this silicon forum. We welcome all of you to Silicon Forum 2014, and are looking forward to seeing you in Hamamatsu, in October 2014.

July 20, 2013

Yutaka Yoshida

Chair Silicon Forum

(The 7th Forum on the Science and Technology of Silicon Materials)



Organaizing Committee of the 7th Forum on the Science and Technology of Silicon Materials 2014 (Hamamatsu)