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2023 AIP Physics in Industry Day

The Future of Semiconductors

Thursday 2nd November 2023

CSIRO Lindfield

Our Topic in 2023 - The Future of Semiconductors

Semiconductors underpin almost every aspect of our modern lives in some way. Despite more objects around us incorporating semiconductor chips, the number of companies and roles actively developing new semiconductor technologies (in contract to exploiting existing commercially available semiconductor chips) are reducing in many countries. Why is this and what can we do to reinvigorate domestic industry? Does it even matter? Our 2023 Physics in Industry Day will explore the situation in Australia and around the world, hear from Australian innovators and consider what might we do collectively.

In 2023 we continue our enduring partnership with CSIRO to bring you this event, and we are proud to co-organise with the newly launched Semiconductor Sector Service Bureau (S3B 

About the Physics in Industry Day:

The annual Physics in Industry Days has been an initiative to bring together researchers, industry, service providers, decision makers, educators and the general public to connect and learn around a chosen topic - either an industry sector or an area of science with significant industrial or national impact in the future. It is intended to be an informal gathering with interesting and informative speakers pitched at a level to engage with an informed general audience. Hosted at CSIRO at Lindfield, the program for the day builds in time to network as well as engage in a site tour to experience first-hand some of the research and development conducted on site by CSIRO, the National Measurement Institute (NMI) or on of the high-tech companies co-located at the Lindfield Collaboration Hub (LCH) .

REGISTRATION LINK:   CLICK HERE to register via CSIRO events management system.

 Time Program
 8:30 - 9:02  Arrival, registration, refreshments (scroll down for site/transport info)

  Program commences in Lehany Theatre
  Welcome by Scott Martin

  Introduction to the S3B (Semiconductor Sector Service Bureau) - Nadia Court, S3B CEO

 9:30 - 10:30

  The State of the Semiconudctor Industry by Dr David Skellern AO

 10:30 - 11:00  Morning tea - sign up for lunchtime site tours
 11:00 - 12:30

  Innovative Applications of Semiconductors

  Four short presentations by Australian organisations putting semiconductor technology to diverse and innovative commercial uses.

  Speakers from CUVOS, ATMO, quantum computing – more to follow.

 12:30 - 14:00  Lunch and site tours (13:20 - 13:50)
 14:00 - 15:30

  Future Directions and Opportunities

  Industry perspectives will be presented and explored from a range of organisations spanning the innovation ecosystem with a focus on manufacturing and  how Australia can exploit research excellence via technology transfer into vibrant manufacturing capability.

  Q&A panel to round off the day and address audience questions.

  Speakers from ANFF (Australian National Fabrication Facility), AMRF (Advanced Manufacturing Research Facility), Bluglass – more to follow.

 15:30 Program concludes with afternoon tea.

The AIP gratefully acknowledges support of the following sponsors:



Transport and Parking

CSIRO LINDFIELD - 36 Bradfield Road, Lindfield, NSW 2070 GOOGLE MAPS

Nearest train station: Lindfield (~ 3km away)

Bus route: 565

FREE Parking on site - please park in the carparks or the areas marked in green below.
Parking only on ONE SIDE (outside kerb) of the site ring road. This is to permit access of emergency vehicles.

Contact Details

The Industry Days are organised by Scott Martin - happy to consider recommendations for future topics or explore participation as a speaker, panellist, sponsor or exhibitor. 

More about Scott

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