SEMICON Taiwan Returns to Taipei September 12-14


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SEMICON TAIWAN RETURNS TO TAIPEI; EXPO RUNS SEPTEMBER 12-14, 2005

TSMC CEO Rick Tsai to Keynote Special 10th Anniversary Expo Opening

TAIPEI, Taiwan, August 1, 2005 -- SEMICON Taiwan 2005, the largest exposition in the region dedicated to microelectronics manufacturing, returns to the Taipei World Trade Center from September 12-14, 2005.

SEMICON Taiwan 2005 will feature exhibits from more than 550 companies and a wide range of business and technical programs, including a CEO Forum, IC Packaging and Test Summit, Market Briefing, and MEMS Forum. The event is organized by SEMI, co-sponsored by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), and endorsed by the Taiwan Semiconductor Industry Association (TSIA).

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the expo. To celebrate, SEMI will stage a special opening ceremony featuring a keynote address by Rick Tsai, CEO of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. Other guests at the ceremony will include Stan Myers, president and CEO of SEMI, C.J. Hsu, chairman of TAITRA, and Frank Huang, chairman of the TSIA.

"Taiwan chipmakers continue to be among the world’s leaders in terms of investment in new 300 mm wafer fab capacity," said George Lin, president of SEMI Southeast Asia. "Consequently, Taiwan has become the world’s second largest market for semiconductor capital equipment."

The market in Taiwan for new semiconductor equipment is expected to exceed US$6 billion this year and approach $9 billion by 2008. Furthermore, Taiwan chip makers will purchase more than $5.2 billion in semiconductor manufacturing materials in 2005, rising to more than $6 billion in 2007.

Special programs at SEMICON Taiwan 2005 include a CEO Forum featuring Tsai from TSMC, Steve Newberry, CEO of Lam Research, Jerry Cutini, CEO of Aviza Technology, and Frank Huang, chairman of Powerchip Semiconductor Corp. An IC Packaging and Test Summit on September 13 will feature a keynote by Tien Wu, president of Europe and Americas for ASE.

On September 14, a half-day MEMS Forum features a keynote presentation: The Integration of MEMS and CMOS, from Ivan Hua-Shu Wu, Ph.D of TSMC, along with presentations from leading MEMS companies and organizations including STMicroelectronics, Olympus Corporation, ITRI/ERSO, and Yole Development. Christian Schaefer, Ph.D of the EV Group will moderate a lunch panel: Future MEMS Manufacturing Business Models, comprised of leading Taiwanese MEMS foundries.

For more information regarding SEMICON Taiwan 2005, visit www.semi.org/semicontaiwan.

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 www.semi.org.

ASSOCIATION CONTACTS:

Jonathan Davis/SEMI
Tel: 1.408.943.6937
E-mail: jdavis@semi.org

Irene Yu/SEMI Taiwan
Tel: 866.3.573.3399
E-mail: iyu@semi.org