SEMI SMC 2009 EXECUTIVE SPEAKERS DISCUSS POSITIONING COMPANIES FOR RECOVERY


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SEMI SMC 2009 EXECUTIVE SPEAKERS DISCUSS POSITIONING COMPANIES FOR RECOVERY

Conference Sessions to Focus on the “Critical Molecules”
January 14-16, 2009

SAN JOSE, Calif. – December 18, 2008 – Executive speakers at the SEMI Strategic Materials Conference (SMC) 2009 will focus on how to best position companies for recovery in the current global economic crisis. SMC 2009 returns to the Ritz-Carlton at Half Moon Bay, January 14-16, 2009. Semiconductor materials are the critical molecules that provide the foundation of today’s complex semiconductor devices. In spite of a macroeconomic landscape that challenges both materials supplies and their IDM customers, these materials are key to the future of all advanced technology.

SMC is the only materials-focused conference where semiconductor industry professionals meet to discuss common strategic issues, market data and forecasts, and emerging business opportunities. This year’s SMC conference builds on the theme “Critical Molecules.” The sessions feature industry leaders who will explore sustainable growth plans for materials suppliers to meet the demand for new markets and applications during the severe economic downturn. In addition, the conference will cover changing dynamics in the supply chain, as well as growing market opportunities in photovoltaics and flexible electronics.

On day one of the conference, top executives from Hynix R&D, Applied Materials and Praxair will deliver keynotes, which will be followed by sessions on critical materials strategies and closing the profitability gap in semiconductor R&D. A market analyst session will close out day one of the conference, and will feature leading analysts discussing a range of topics including emerging materials for advanced devices.

Continuing the momentum on day two, sessions will take a detailed look at the industry with a business environment/supply chain analysis session. The two sessions will feature executives from Eastman Chemical, DuPont Electronic and Communications Technologies, IBM Procurement, Air Liquide Electronics U.S. LP, and Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.

To register or for more information, including an updated conference schedule, visit www.semi.org/smc or call SEMI Customer Service at 1.408.943.6901. Discount registration fees are available for attending both SMC and the SEMI Industry Strategy Symposium (ISS), also held at The Ritz-Carlton, January 11-14.

SEMI is the global industry association serving the manufacturing supply chains for the microelectronic, display and photovoltaic industries. SEMI member companies are the engine of the future, enabling smarter, faster and more economical products that improve our lives. Since 1970, SEMI has been committed to helping members grow more profitably, create new markets and meet common industry challenges. SEMI maintains offices in Austin, Bangalore, Beijing, Brussels, Hsinchu, Moscow, San Jose, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.semi.org.

ASSOCIATION CONTACT:

Scott Smith/SEMI

Tel.: 408.943.7957

E-mail: ssmith@semi.org

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