SEMICON West 2005 Set for July 11-15 in San Francisco

Global Expo for Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology, Business and


Early Program Registration Available Until July 1

May 12, 2005, 01:00 ET from SEMI

    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
 will include:
     -- 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
 financial analysts.
     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
     For more information about SEMICON West 2005, including exhibits-only and
 paid program registration, visit the SEMICON West 2005 website at, 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