ISTFA San Diego

28 Oct. - 01 Nov. 2024 | International Symposium on Testing and Failure Analysis

The "International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis," commonly known as ISTFA, is an annual event held each fall in different cities across the USA, organized by ASM International. This prestigious event serves as a central platform for scientists, engineers, and industry professionals engaged in critical aspects of failure assessment and the enhancement of performance and reliability of semiconductor devices and their manufacturing techniques..

The organizer of ISTFA, ASM International, is a globally recognized professional society dedicated to advancing scientific, technical, and practical knowledge within the field of materials science and engineering. Through hosting ISTFA, ASM International provides a unique opportunity for networking, collaboration, and knowledge exchange on an international scale.

The symposium covers a wide array of topics, including innovative testing methods, advanced failure analyses, reliability testing, quality management, and many other areas vital for ongoing development and improvement in semiconductor technology. The products and services showcased encompass testing equipment, analytical instruments, software solutions for design and simulation, and specialized services in error analysis and corrective actions, among others.

Highlights of ISTFA include lectures by leading experts from industry and academia, technical sessions presenting current research findings and case studies, and workshops or tutorials offering hands-on demonstrations and continuing education opportunities.

Each year, ISTFA selects a different city in the USA as its host, allowing participants and exhibitors to experience the cultural diversity and unique technological ecosystems of various regions. These rotating locations help keep the event fresh and relevant, offering attendees insights into the dynamic landscape of the semiconductor industry and related sectors.

Overall, ISTFA is more than just a conference or trade show; it's a vital, interactive hub for everyone wishing to be at the forefront of technology in failure analysis and semiconductor testing. Through the sharing of knowledge, promotion of innovation, and networking of professionals, the symposium significantly contributes to shaping the future of semiconductor technology.

An anniversary is an occasion to celebrate. It is also a very special reason to visit the fiftieth edition of the ISTFA which takes place on 5 days from Mon., 28.10.2024 to Fri., 01.11.2024 in San Diego.

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28.10.2024 - 01.11.2024*
Monday - Friday, 5 days
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Local time:
00:31 h (UTC -07:00)

Fair location:

San Diego Convention Center,
111 West Harbor Drive, 92101 San Diego, California, USA


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ASM International
9639 Kinsman Road, Materials Park
44073-0002 Russell Township, USA
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Past editions:
  • 12. - 16. November 2023
  • 30 Oct. - 03 Nov. 2022

Fair location:

San Diego Convention Center,
111 West Harbor Drive, 92101 San Diego, California, USA


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Product groups: defect checking services, materials analysis, microchip diagnostic tools, microscopy techniques, nanocharacterization services, semiconductor testing equipment, spectroscopy technologies, surface analysis equipment, …

Disclaimer: No responsibility is taken for the correctness of this information. Errors and alterations excepted! Fair dates and exhibition sites are subject to change by the respective trade fair organiser.


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Where does the ISTFA taking place?
The ISTFA fair takes place in San Diego, at the San Diego Convention Center.

When is the ISTFA taking place?
Visit the ISTFA from 28 Oct. - 01 Nov. 2024.

How often does the ISTFA take place?
The ISTFA takes place annually.

What kind of fair is the ISTFA?
The ISTFA is an exhibition for Measurement Technology, Machine Construction and Industry.