SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- SEMI has announced a "call for
innovations" for the third annual Technology Innovation Showcase to be held in
conjunction with SEMICON West 2005. The application deadline is February 6,
The Showcase is designed to highlight innovative companies, inventors and
entrepreneurs, and expose their innovations to a broader audience of
semiconductor manufacturers, suppliers and investors. This three-day event
will be held Tuesday, July 12, through Thursday, July 14 at the Moscone
Convention Center in San Francisco.
"It can be difficult and costly to get new ideas introduced in our
industry," said Vicki Hadfield, president of SEMI North America. "While the
barriers to entry for smaller companies and entrepreneurs are especially high,
the technical challenges and need for innovative manufacturing concepts is of
paramount interest to semiconductor manufacturers. The Technology Innovation
Showcase has been developed to help lower the cost of entry and give valuable
exposure to the companies, groups and individuals who are working to develop
SEMI encourages participation by individual inventors, small companies and
start-ups, academia, and research institutions, as well as large companies.
Innovations can include new software, processes, service, equipment or
materials used by the semiconductor or related industries including MEMS and
Nanotechnology. Innovations must be novel to the semiconductor field, provide
practical solutions to real problems in the semiconductor or related
industries, have data validating the innovation, and should not be a fully
released product within the semiconductor industry (innovations may be fully
released within another industry).
A panel of industry experts will review applications and select
innovations based on technical merit, relevance, and significance to the
semiconductor industry. The Technology Innovation Showcase incorporates
technical presentations as well as an exhibit pavilion featuring displays from
each of the participating companies.
For more information, applications and for a complete list of rules and
requirements, visit www.semi.org/tis or contact Ralph Kirk, SEMI North
America, at 1-408-943-6992; firstname.lastname@example.org.
The SEMICON West exposition has been held annually since 1971 and
attracted about 50,000 industry registrants in 2004. The exposition continues
to be the global communication platform for the worldwide semiconductor
SEMI is a global industry association serving companies that develop and
provide manufacturing technology and materials to the global semiconductor,
flat panel display, MEMS and related microelectronics industries. SEMI
maintains offices in Austin, Beijing, Brussels, Hsinchu, Moscow, San Jose
(Calif.), Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo and Washington, D.C. For more
information, visit www.semi.org.