SEMI Announces Roster of Speakers for NanoForum 2004

Nov. 14-17 Event to Focus on Bringing Nanotechnology Applications to Market



15 Jun, 2004, 01:00 ET from SEMI

    AUSTIN, Texas, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- SEMI(R) today released its roster
 of keynote speakers and companies that will make presentations during SEMI
 NanoForum(TM) 2004, the first international conference for business leaders
 and technical experts in nanotechnology and the semiconductor equipment,
 materials and services industry. The conference will be November 14-17 at the
 new Austin Hilton Hotel.
     Keynote speakers include George Atkinson, science and technology advisor
 to U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell; Dr. Mark Pinto, senior vice
 president, Applied Material's New Business and New Products Group; Larry Bock,
 co-founder and executive chairman, Nanosys Inc.; and Dr. Robert Doering,
 senior fellow and technology strategy manager, Texas Instruments Inc.
     NanoForum 2004 is produced by SEMI, a global industry association that
 represents suppliers of manufacturing technology and materials to the
 semiconductor, flat-panel display, micro-electrical-mechanical-systems (MEMS)
 and related microelectronics industries.
     SEMI NanoForum will be the first opportunity for SEMI members, along with
 nanotechnology developers from seven key markets, to jointly explore
 nanotechnology applications and strategies for commercialization.  More than
 500 industry leaders, executives, business development and marketing
 strategists, technologists and university experts are expected to attend.
 Specific markets to be addressed at the event will include defense,
 information technology, biotech, medical, automotive, telecom and consumer.
     "The speakers and presenters at SEMI NanoForum share my confidence that
 many viable nanotechnology applications and concepts require the right
 combination of business, technical and manufacturing resources to reach the
 marketplace," said Ed Braun, CEO of Veeco Instruments Inc., who will also
 speak at the conference. "Clearly, the semiconductor equipment and materials
 industry has much to offer this emerging business, and this conference is the
 perfect setting to bring these two areas together."
     More than 30 leading companies plan to make presentations at the
 conference. They include: Applied Materials Inc., Applied Nanotech Inc., ASML
 Holding NV Special Applications, Bell Labs/Lucent Technologies,
 DaimlerChrysler Research, Dupont Experimental Station, EV Group, FSI
 International Inc., Genus Inc., Hitachi High Technologies Corp., IBM Corp.,
 Intel Corp., KLA-Tencor Corp., Lockheed Martin Corp., Medtronic Inc.,
 Molecular Imprints Inc., Motorola Laboratories, Nanosys Inc., NGEN Partners
 LLC, Novellus Systems Inc., Phillips Advanced Metrology Systems, Rose Street
 Labs/Flip Chip International LLC, Tegal Corp., Texas Instruments Inc., 3M
 Company, Tokyo Electron Ltd., Veeco Instruments Inc., and Zyvex Corp.
     "SEMI NanoForum 2004 will build the relationships, knowledge and
 understanding needed to capitalize on current nanotechnology market
 opportunities," said Ellery Buchanan, conference chairman and CEO of NanoVance
 Inc., a nano-device provider. "This conference is an example of how SEMI is
 expanding the reach of semiconductor equipment, materials and service
 providers to share their expertise with their colleagues in nanotechnology."
     Other participants at SEMI NanoForum, which Tradeshow Week this spring
 named one of the top five major nanotechnology conferences of 2004, include
 the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA); the Industrial
 Technology Research Institute (ITRI) of Taiwan; and the law firm Winstead
 Sechrest & Minick P.C. Visit the conference Web site www.semi.org/nanoforum
 for updated information about speakers and panelists.
     Charter sponsors include FEI Company, International SEMATECH, Loomis
 Group, Veeco Instruments Inc., and Winstead Sechrest & Minick.  Media partners
 are Red Herring, SmallTimes and Solid State Technology.  Association partners
 include American Electronics Association, Austin Technology Council, European
 NanoBusiness Association, Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, IBF Conferences,
 NanoBusiness Alliance, Nanotechnology Foundation of Texas, Texas Healthcare
 and Bioscience Initiative, Texas Nanotechnology Initiative and the University
 of Texas at Austin.
 
     About SEMI
     SEMI is a global industry association for companies participating in the
 microelectronics and display industries. SEMI maintains offices in Austin,
 Beijing, Brussels, Hsinchu, Moscow, San Jose (Calif.), Seoul, Singapore,
 Tokyo, Shanghai and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit SEMI at
 www.semi.org.
 
 

SOURCE SEMI
    AUSTIN, Texas, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- SEMI(R) today released its roster
 of keynote speakers and companies that will make presentations during SEMI
 NanoForum(TM) 2004, the first international conference for business leaders
 and technical experts in nanotechnology and the semiconductor equipment,
 materials and services industry. The conference will be November 14-17 at the
 new Austin Hilton Hotel.
     Keynote speakers include George Atkinson, science and technology advisor
 to U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell; Dr. Mark Pinto, senior vice
 president, Applied Material's New Business and New Products Group; Larry Bock,
 co-founder and executive chairman, Nanosys Inc.; and Dr. Robert Doering,
 senior fellow and technology strategy manager, Texas Instruments Inc.
     NanoForum 2004 is produced by SEMI, a global industry association that
 represents suppliers of manufacturing technology and materials to the
 semiconductor, flat-panel display, micro-electrical-mechanical-systems (MEMS)
 and related microelectronics industries.
     SEMI NanoForum will be the first opportunity for SEMI members, along with
 nanotechnology developers from seven key markets, to jointly explore
 nanotechnology applications and strategies for commercialization.  More than
 500 industry leaders, executives, business development and marketing
 strategists, technologists and university experts are expected to attend.
 Specific markets to be addressed at the event will include defense,
 information technology, biotech, medical, automotive, telecom and consumer.
     "The speakers and presenters at SEMI NanoForum share my confidence that
 many viable nanotechnology applications and concepts require the right
 combination of business, technical and manufacturing resources to reach the
 marketplace," said Ed Braun, CEO of Veeco Instruments Inc., who will also
 speak at the conference. "Clearly, the semiconductor equipment and materials
 industry has much to offer this emerging business, and this conference is the
 perfect setting to bring these two areas together."
     More than 30 leading companies plan to make presentations at the
 conference. They include: Applied Materials Inc., Applied Nanotech Inc., ASML
 Holding NV Special Applications, Bell Labs/Lucent Technologies,
 DaimlerChrysler Research, Dupont Experimental Station, EV Group, FSI
 International Inc., Genus Inc., Hitachi High Technologies Corp., IBM Corp.,
 Intel Corp., KLA-Tencor Corp., Lockheed Martin Corp., Medtronic Inc.,
 Molecular Imprints Inc., Motorola Laboratories, Nanosys Inc., NGEN Partners
 LLC, Novellus Systems Inc., Phillips Advanced Metrology Systems, Rose Street
 Labs/Flip Chip International LLC, Tegal Corp., Texas Instruments Inc., 3M
 Company, Tokyo Electron Ltd., Veeco Instruments Inc., and Zyvex Corp.
     "SEMI NanoForum 2004 will build the relationships, knowledge and
 understanding needed to capitalize on current nanotechnology market
 opportunities," said Ellery Buchanan, conference chairman and CEO of NanoVance
 Inc., a nano-device provider. "This conference is an example of how SEMI is
 expanding the reach of semiconductor equipment, materials and service
 providers to share their expertise with their colleagues in nanotechnology."
     Other participants at SEMI NanoForum, which Tradeshow Week this spring
 named one of the top five major nanotechnology conferences of 2004, include
 the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA); the Industrial
 Technology Research Institute (ITRI) of Taiwan; and the law firm Winstead
 Sechrest & Minick P.C. Visit the conference Web site www.semi.org/nanoforum
 for updated information about speakers and panelists.
     Charter sponsors include FEI Company, International SEMATECH, Loomis
 Group, Veeco Instruments Inc., and Winstead Sechrest & Minick.  Media partners
 are Red Herring, SmallTimes and Solid State Technology.  Association partners
 include American Electronics Association, Austin Technology Council, European
 NanoBusiness Association, Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, IBF Conferences,
 NanoBusiness Alliance, Nanotechnology Foundation of Texas, Texas Healthcare
 and Bioscience Initiative, Texas Nanotechnology Initiative and the University
 of Texas at Austin.
 
     About SEMI
     SEMI is a global industry association for companies participating in the
 microelectronics and display industries. SEMI maintains offices in Austin,
 Beijing, Brussels, Hsinchu, Moscow, San Jose (Calif.), Seoul, Singapore,
 Tokyo, Shanghai and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit SEMI at
 www.semi.org.
 
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