Topic:CZ Silicon Technology

Speaker: Mohsen Banan, MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc.

Date & Time: Thursday, May 4, 2000, 1:00 P.M.

Place: Room 140 VMC


Silicon is the mostly utilized material in the electronic industry for IC device fabrication. In the recent years, the silicon technology has experienced significant changes in the areas of defect control for improved electronic device yields.

In this presentation, the dynamics of silicon wafer industry, CZ silicon crystal growth and defect engineering will be discussed.


Mohsen Banan received his BS and MS in Applied Physics from AAMU. He has a Ph.D. in Engineering Science/Chemical Engineering from Clarkson University. During his education years, he worked on NASA funded crystal growth of TGS and III-V semiconductors. In May 1991 after completion of Ph.D., he joined MEMC Electronic Materials as Staff Scientist in Crystal Technology (R&D) working on silicon. In 1994, he became Engineering Sr. Group Leader in Advance Product 200mm Crystal Manufacturing, responsible for Several Process Engineer developing 200mm silicon crystal processes in a newly built state-of-the-art facility. He currently is Director of Crystal Technology (R&D) responsible for managing crystal R&D at St.Peters (U.S.), Japan and Italian technology sites of MEMC with over 100 personnel including 50 engineers and Ph.D.s. He is author of several journal papers, conference presentations and has 8 patents.

Refreshments will be served at 12:45 P.M.

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