Submit an Abstract to the 2018 UPMicro Conference

Thank you for your interest in submitting an abstract for UPMicro 2018. Submission Deadline is Friday, March 2, 2018 at 11.59 PM PST.  UPMicro 2018 focuses on microelectronics industry water and chemicals management and will have three main focus areas:

  • Ultrapure Water Production
  • Water and Wastewater Management
  • Wet Processing and High-Purity Chemicals

All accepted presentations must be prepared in accordance with the UPMicro Presentations Guidelines. Authors of the accepted presentations are highly encouraged to develop a publication in a form of a technical paper for publication on


Download Submission Form Here

and then

Submit Your Abstract Here


If you have any questions, please get in touch with Yana Nazarova at or +1 (512) 879-4208.

UPMicro 2018 Suggested Topics

Ultrapure Water Production

  • Particles management/control
  • Particles monitoring
  • H2O2 monitoring/control/Impact on the manufacturing process
  • UPW materials improvements
  • Point of use treatment
  • Organics monitoring; TOC speciation
  • Metals in UPW
  • Cost reduction and other continuous improvement
  • UPW system maintenance challenges; Metrology calibration and maintenance
  • UPW system capacity management

Water Management

  • Reclamation and reuse challenges
  • New chemistry challenges
  • Organics control
  • Sulfuric acid management
  • Salinity in the wastewater
  • Wastewater monitoring issues
  • Cu waste management
  • Wafer thinning and slurry solids
  • Nitrate in water discharge
  • Hydrogen fluoride wastewater treatment
  • Dilute sulfuric treatment, TDS reduction
  • Brine management
  • Scrubbers
  • Cooling towers (make up, efficiency, concentration cycle improvement)
  • Water conservation and site water use

Wet Processing and High Purity Chemicals

  • Particles monitoring/management/control
  • Container materials and material quality improvements (Drums/totes)
  • Metallic Ion monitoring/control
  • New chemistry challenges
  • Filtration technology
  • IX purification
  • Use of surfactants and monitoring micelles
  • Measuring and control of organics
  • Reclaim and reuse
  • Chemical delivery
  • Post CMP cleaners
  • Supply chain challenges and management