SAN JOSE, Calif., May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- SEMICON West, the world's most
comprehensive event devoted to the global supply chain for semiconductor and
related microelectronics manufacturing, will feature programs and events the
week of July 11-15 and a 3,500-booth product exhibition July 12-14 at Moscone
Center in San Francisco. Early program registration for the event is
available until July 1.
SEMICON West 2005 will present more than 1,400 exhibiting companies from
25 countries showcasing the latest developments in semiconductor and related
microelectronic manufacturing equipment, materials and services.
Additionally, the exposition offers an extensive schedule of programs and
events to facilitate increased contact and information exchange within the
semiconductor community. Last year, more than 50,000 people registered for
the week-long show, making it the largest microelectronics technology
exposition in North America.
"Industry professionals come to SEMICON West from around the world to see
the latest manufacturing technology, interact with each other and gain
insights about the future of microelectronics manufacturing," said Vicki
Hadfield, president of SEMI North America. "The expo integrates opportunities
for education, information exchange and personal contact in an extensive array
of compelling events and technology exhibits."
The new Emerging Technologies Hall will transform the Moscone Esplanade
Hall into a special platform to highlight cutting-edge applications that are
advancing semiconductor, nanotechnology, MEMS, Electronic Design Automation,
and e-Manufacturing technology. The venue will feature the Technology
Innovation Showcase (TIS) -- a presentation of 24 jury-selected, elite and
potentially disruptive technologies. Visitors to the Emerging Technologies
Hall will also enjoy access to a WiFi hotspot lounge.
In addition to exhibits of new equipment, technology and services, SEMICON
West 2005 will serve as a platform for discussion of the industry's most
pressing topical issues at a number of key events, including: the
International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS) 2005 update, the
SEMI Market Symposium, the IEMT Final Manufacturing Forum, the SEC/N Used
Equipment Seminar, the Fab Managers Forum, the Technology Innovation Showcase
(TIS), the Bulls and Bears Investor Conference and a number of stimulating
executive keynote presentations and panel discussions.
Prominent industry executives delivering thought-provoking talks in
conjunction with the SEMICON West "Voices of the Industry" keynote sessions
-- Tim Eckersley, senior vice president, Customer and Market Operations,
Nokia Americas (on Tuesday, July 12, 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.)
-- Tien Wu, Ph.D., president, Americas & Europe; Worldwide Marketing &
Sales, ASE (U.S.) Inc. (on Tuesday, July 12, 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.)
-- Bernard S. Meyerson, Ph.D., IBM Fellow, vice president and chief
technologist, IBM Systems and Technology Group (on Wednesday, July 13,
1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.)
-- Robert R. Doering, Ph.D., co-chair, International Roadmap Committee
(U.S.) and senior fellow, Silicon Technology Development, Texas Instruments
(on Thursday, July 14, 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.)
Additional perspective on current business, technology and investment
issues will be explored during executive panel discussions including:
-- Changing Business Paradigms in Semiconductor Manufacturing, to be
moderated by Steve Buehler, editor-in-chief of Semiconductor Manufacturing
Magazine on Wednesday, July 13, 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m., will include executive
panelists from AMD, Amkor, Cadence, Chartered Semiconductor and fabless
-- ITRS Challenges and Opportunities, to be moderated by Peter Singer,
editor-in-chief of Semiconductor International on Thursday, July 14,
10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m., will include executive panelists from Air Products, Lam
Research, Nikon Precision, and VLSI Research.
-- SEMInvest 2005: Bulls and Bears, to be moderated by Richard S. Hill,
chairman and CEO, Novellus Systems, Inc. on Thursday, July 14, 11:30 a.m.-
1:00 p.m. will include an lively discussion with seven leading industry
The "Voices of the Industry" Keynote Presentations and the Executive
Panels will be held at the SEMICON West "Center Stage" located on the third
level of the new Moscone West and are offered at no charge on a
first-come-first-serve basis to registered attendees.
Kevin Kettler, chief technology officer, Dell Inc., will be the featured
opening speaker at the SEMI Market Symposium on Monday, July 11 at the San
Francisco Marriott Hotel. Additionally, analysts from SEMI and Gartner
Dataquest will provide a midyear update and forecast for the semiconductor,
capital equipment and semiconductor materials industries as well as highlight
opportunities in nanotechnology.
SEMI and IEEE Components, Packaging, and Manufacturing Technology (CPMT)
Society will host the 30th IEEE International Electronics Manufacturing
Technology Symposium (IEMT) 2005 in conjunction with SEMICON West 2005. This
year's IEMT combines a full day of professional development courses on Monday,
July 9 with a one-day plenary track of invited papers on "Manufacturing at the
Wafer Level" on Tuesday, July 12 at the San Francisco Marriott Hotel.
The Fab Managers Forum will be held for the third time at SEMICON West at
the San Francisco Marriott Hotel on Wednesday, July 13. The forum focuses on
Design for Manufacturing (DFM), an imperative for 90 nm device manufacturing
to achieve sustainable yields. DFM must incorporate customer requirements,
mask complexities, fab process tolerances, and equipment capabilities.
Speakers from each of these areas will discuss requirements and challenges for
the DFM process.
Standards development will be a key activity during SEMICON West 2005.
More than 100 standards meetings will be held at the San Francisco Marriott
Hotel to discuss draft documents in areas such as factory automation software,
MEMS, EH&S, and material/carrier identification. In addition, seven Standards
Technical Education Programs (STEPs) will be conducted as part of the
exposition package. For further information on SEMI standards activities
during SEMICON West visit www.semi.org/standards.
For more information about SEMICON West 2005, including exhibits-only and
paid program registration, visit the SEMICON West 2005 website at
www.semi.org/semiconwest, or call SEMI Customer Service at 408-943-6901.
SEMI is a global industry association serving companies that develop and
provide manufacturing technology, materials and services to make
semiconductors, flat panel displays (FPDs), micro-electromechanical systems
(MEMS) and related microelectronics. 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