SEMICON Korea 2006 set for Seoul in February


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SEMICON KOREA 2006 SET FOR SEOUL IN FEBRUARY

Programs Include Seminars Focusing on Advanced Lithography and CMP Technologies

SEOUL, Korea – January 4, 2006 – SEMICON Korea, the largest exposition dedicated to semiconductor and flat panel display manufacturing in Korea, will return to the Convention and Exhibition Center (COEX) in Seoul, February 8-10, 2006. Korea experienced the highest regional growth for the semiconductor equipment and materials market in 2005, and is expected to continue offering a wide range of opportunities for regional semiconductor and FPD companies. The exposition is presented by SEMI.

SEMICON Korea will feature approximately 500 exhibiting companies occupying 1,184 booths showcasing the latest equipment, materials and services for the production of 300 mm silicon wafers, nanotechnology devices and FPD products.

In 2005, South Korea stood out as the only expanding regional equipment market with growth of almost 28 percent, according to the recently released SEMI year-end consensus forecast. Additionally, Korean device makers spent about US$3.5 billion on semiconductor materials in 2005.

“The continued growth of the Korean semiconductor market over the past year is creating considerable interest in SEMICON Korea 2006, and reflects the leadership position held by Korean semiconductor and FPD companies,” said Joo Hoon Lee, president of SEMI Korea.

In addition to the show floor exhibits, the exposition features two days of technical and business programs. The SEMICON Korea STS (SEMI Technical Symposium,) February 8-9, will include technical sessions on advanced lithography, dielectrics, metals, new materials and their processes, device technology, etching technology, contamination-free manufacturing technology and electropackage system and interconnect products.

Other programs include an LCD technology and standards technical education program and a CMP technology workshop jointly organized by SEMI and Korea CMP UGM.

The SEMICON Korea keynote will be given by Lars Samuelson of Lund University, and will discuss the use of nanowires in future electronic devices.

For registration and detailed program information, please visit the SEMI Korea Website at www.semi.org/semiconkorea, or contact SEMI for more information. In the US, call 408.943.6905; in Korea, dial 82.2.551.3401.

Qualified journalists wishing to attend SEMICON Korea 2006 should contact (in the US) Jennifer Tarabichi, SEMI public relations, at +1.408.943.7988 or jtarabichi@semi.org. In Korea, contact Jin Woo Park, at +82.2.551.3404, or jwpark@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:

Jin Woo Park/SEMI Korea
Tel: 82.2.551.3404
E-mail: jwpark@semi.org

Scott Smith/SEMI US
Tel: 1.408.943.7957
E-mail: ssmith@semi.org