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Thursday 2 Nov 2023
9.02am to 3.30pm AEDT


CSIRO Lindfield
36 Bradfield Road, Lindfield, NSW

Our Topic in 2023 - The Future of Semiconductors

AIP Australian Institute of Physics

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


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Dates and Times

Event date: Nov 2023

Thursday 2 Nov 2023

CSIRO Lindfield

9.02am to 3.30pm AEDT

36 Bradfield Road, Lindfield, NSW
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Scott Martin

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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).

The AIP gratefully acknowledges support of the following sponsors:

Scitek | Technologies for science Wrays
LCU | Banking you can trust NSW Government CSIRO
Lindfield Collaboration Hub

Transport and Parking

CSIRO LINDFIELD - 36 Bradfield Road, Lindfield, NSW 2070 (Find on 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 (download map)


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8:30 - 9:00

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.


Program concludes with afternoon tea.