SEMI NanoForum(TM) 2006 Scheduled for October 31-November 2 in San Jose, California

Third Annual Conference Offers an Effective Platform for Collaboration and

Commercialization of Nanotechnology

Jun 13, 2006, 01:00 ET from SEMI

    SAN JOSE, Calif., June 13 /PRNewswire/ -- SEMI today announced details
 for the third annual SEMI NanoForum, scheduled for October 31-November 2,
 2006 at the Marriott in San Jose, California. Pre-conference events,
 including SEMI Nano University (Nano U) and the SEMI/IEEE Nano Standards
 Workshop will be held October 31, with the executive conference November
     SEMI NanoForum brings executives across four major industrial markets
 including Bio/Pharma, Energy, Defense/Aerospace and Electronics/Displays
 together with the SEMI membership (semiconductor and nano manufacturing and
 materials community), to build awareness of existing capabilities and near-
 term innovations that can help speed commercialization of nano-enabled
 products across industries. Nanotechnology is forecasted to contribute $2.6
 trillion of manufactured goods globally in 2015, and the production of
 these goods will require nano materials, metrology and manufacturing
 equipment, which will be supplied by SEMI members.
     "Bringing semiconductor equipment and materials experts together with
 leaders in nanotechnology will help to foster partnerships, accelerate
 product development and provide the quickest route to commercialization,"
 said Alan Rae, Ph.D., vice president of market and business development at
 NanoDynamics and SEMI NanoForum committee chair.
     The SEMI NanoForum, agenda is designed to accelerate nanotechnology
 commercialization by facilitating relationships with business, technology
 and manufacturing experts across industries. Conference sessions include:
      *    Nanotechnology and Medicine: The New Frontier!
      *    NanoEnergy: Powering the Future
      *    Nanotechnology: The New Era of Defense
      *    Nanoelectronics: The Era Beyond CMOS.
     Sessions feature presentations by experts who will provide their
 perspectives on the status of nanotech commercialization and applications,
 the most promising near-term market opportunities, nano metrology,
 materials and manufacturing capabilities, innovations and visionary
     Pre-conference activities begin on October 31 and include a full day
 Nano U, designed to educate business executives on the leading nano
 research efforts at universities, and encourage partnerships to minimize
 duplication of efforts and improve time to commercialization. Nano U begins
 with an overview of university nanotech research programs, followed by
 detailed presentations from five leading universities including Rice
 University, Stanford University, UC Berkeley, UCLA (invited) and UCSD. Also
 on October 31, SEMI and IEEE will host a half-day Nano Standards Workshop
 to help guide the development of nano standards that are most critical to
 near-term commercialization, and provide an overview of the Nanoelectronics
 Standards Roadmap.
     "The SEMI NanoForum committee is comprised of executives who run
 businesses developing nanotech products, and they have leveraged their
 networks to secure the highest caliber speakers for this event," said Lubab
 Sheet, senior director of nanotechnology at SEMI. "The committee has
 streamlined the conference agenda to focus on the most promising and
 innovative near-term applications and opportunities in nanotechnology."
     A complete conference agenda can be found at In addition to the conference sessions,
 there will be ample time for networking and exploring partnerships,
 including three nights of receptions, beginning with a Halloween themed
 welcome reception on October 31 and ending with a joint SEMI/IEEE San
 Francisco Bay Area Nanotechnology Council and the MIT/Stanford/UC Berkeley
 Nanotechnology Forum reception on November 2.
     The conference also offers sponsorship and table top exhibit
 opportunities for those companies wanting to gain additional exposure. A
 limited number of table top displays are available. Exhibitors interested
 in registering may contact Sara Wagner at, or by phone at
     Attendee registration for SEMI NanoForum 2006 is now open, and
 additional information is currently available at
     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 (California), Seoul, Shanghai,
 Singapore, Tokyo and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit