SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- SEMI has announced the "call for
innovations" for the fourth annual Technology Innovation Showcase (TIS) to be
held in conjunction with SEMICON West 2006. The application deadline is March
The TIS has proven to be a very effective platform for highlighting
innovative companies, inventors and entrepreneurs, by exposing their
innovations to a broad audience of semiconductor manufacturers, suppliers and
investors. For 2006, this three-day event will be held Tuesday, July 11,
through Thursday, July 13, at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco.
"Bringing new technologies to the marketplace, no matter how innovative,
can prove a costly challenge for many new companies," said Vicki Hadfield,
president of SEMI North America. "The Technology Innovation Showcase was
designed to address these issues by offering new companies a lower cost of
entry into the marketplace, while providing them a high level of relevant
exposure among semiconductor manufacturers."
SEMI welcomes participation from everyone with a solution to a real
industry problem, including individual inventors, start-ups, academia,
research institutions and large companies. SEMICON West 2006 and the
Technology Innovation Showcase will focus on four major technical themes:
emerging technologies (energy systems, MEMS, nanotechnology); materials and
scaling challenges for 45 and 32 nm process nodes; e-manufacturing (AEC/APC,
DFM, automation); and advanced test, assembly and packaging.
Innovations and applications submitted for consideration in the
competition will be reviewed by judges using a strict set of criteria,
including technical merit, as well as relevance and significance to the
semiconductor and related industries. In addition to the competition, the TIS
includes technical presentations and displays from all participating
For testimonials from previous winners like SemEquip and Cybosoft,
application forms and a complete list of rules and requirements, please visit
www.semi.org/tis, or contact Ralph Kirk, SEMI North America at 1.408.943.6992;
The SEMICON West exposition has been held annually since 1972 and
attracted about 44,000 industry registrants in 2005. The exposition continues
to be the global communication platform for the worldwide semiconductor
equipment and materials industry.
SEMI is a global industry association serving companies that provide
equipment, materials and services used to manufacture semiconductors,
displays, nano-scaled structures, micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) and
related technologies. 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.