SEMICON Japan set for December 7-9


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SEMICON JAPAN SET FOR DECEMBER 7-9; ONLINE REGISTRATION OPENS OCTOBER 3

TOKYO, Japan, October 3, 2005 – SEMICON Japan, the world’s largest exposition for semiconductor manufacturing, returns to the Makuhari Messe, Chiba, Japan, December 7-9. The annual exposition, now in its 29th year, is organized by SEMI. About 1600 exhibiting companies will occupy about 4300 booths. Online visitor registration begins October 3.

"SEMICON Japan 2005 continues to grow, and we expect to attract more exhibitors than last year, which is evidence of Japan’s strong leadership in the semiconductor equipment and materials market,” said Takashi Kumagai, president of SEMI Japan. “SEMICON Japan gives exhibitors the opportunity to showcase the latest emerging technologies and reinforce their commitment to the semiconductor industry as a whole.”

Building on the theme, “Sharing Expertise, Make Innovation,” SEMICON Japan will highlight the latest technologies, materials and services for semiconductor wafer processing, testing and assembly. The expo will feature six pavilions called “Innovation Hall” located in the Makuhari Messe Event Hall, focusing on emerging technologies such as MEMS/NEMS, Nanotechnology, Photovoltaics, Manufacturing engineering and Venture capital companies/Academia. The New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) will also be exhibiting its industrial technology projects at the show.

In addition to the six exhibition pavilions, two areas will be set aside for exhibitors to present product materials and technical information. The presentation areas will also house introductory seminars on nanotechnology, MEMS and other special lectures focused on emerging Technologies, as well as a SEMI Photovoltaic technology symposium. All seminars held in the presentation areas are free of charge, and seating will be on a first come, first served basis.

The SEMI Presidents Reception, to be held December 7 at the Imperial Hotel, Tokyo, will provide a networking opportunity for executives and leaders in the global semiconductor industry. The evening reception will feature the presentation of the Akira Inoue Award for outstanding achievement in environment, health and safety.

Leading scientists and engineers will address the latest advances in semiconductor device process technology during the SEMI Technology Symposium (STS) from December 7-9. This year’s symposium will feature more than 85 technical presentations, nine technical sessions and a keynote address. The STS keynote address entitled “Innovation and Productivity: Accelerating the Next Technology Revolution,” will be given by Michael R. Polcari, president and CEO of SEMATECH, and is available to all expo attendees free of charge.

The latest trends and market outlook for the worldwide electronics, semiconductor and equipment and materials industries will be addressed at the SEMI Market Seminar on December 7 in the International Convention Hall.

In addition to the programs and discussions on prevailing technology and business trends, SEMICON Japan 2005 will be the venue for discussion and development of global standards for semiconductor manufacturing, and there are a number of standards and committee meetings scheduled. There will be more than 70 standards meetings, including 13 committee meetings and 11 standards-related seminars and workshops scheduled during the show. The Standards Friendship Reception on December 8 honors industry volunteers and will feature the 2005 Standards Recognition Awards.

The sixth SEMI Global Environment Symposium on December 6 in the International Convention Hall, will focus on trends in energy conservation in semiconductor manufacturing.

Additional information about SEMICON Japan 2005 is available via www.semi.org/sj05. For general inquiries contact the SEMI Japan office at 81.3.3222.6022, or by e-mail at jshowsinfo@semi.org. In North America, contact SEMI Customer Service at 1.408.943.6901, or by e-mail at customerservice@semi.org.

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 (Calif.), Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.semi.org.

ASSOCIATION CONTACTS:

Shigeko Tatsuma/SEMI Japan
Tel: 81.3.3222.6020
Fax: 81.3.3222.5757
E-mail: jpress@semi.org

Scott Smith/SEMI
Tel: 408.943.7957
Fax: 408.943.7970
E-mail: ssmith@semi.org