The International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors is a set of documents produced by a group of semiconductor industry experts. These experts are representative of the sponsoring organizations which include the Semiconductor Industry Associations of the United States, Europe, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan.
The documents produced carry this disclaimer: "The ITRS is devised and intended for technology assessment only and is without regard to any commercial considerations pertaining to individual products or equipment".
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The ITRS has numerous meetings throughout the year. The current schedule is here.
The documents represent best opinion on the directions of research into the following areas of technology, including time-lines up to about 15 years into the future:
System Drivers/Design Test & Test Equipment Front End Processes Process Integration, Devices and Structures Radio Frequency and Analog/Mixed-Signal Technologies Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) Photolithography IC Interconnects Factory Integration Assembly & Packaging Environment, Safety & Health Yield Enhancement Metrology Modeling & Simulation Emerging Research Devices Emerging Research Materials