SEMI Launches Website Dedicated to the Growth and Profitability of FPD


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SEMI Launches Website Dedicated to the Growth and Profitability of Flat Panel Display Industry

FPD Today to Offer FPD Manufacturing-related Articles, Market Insights and Standards Information

SAN JOSE, Calif. – August 7, 2007 – To highlight challenges and opportunities in the flat panel display (FPD) manufacturing industry, SEMI launched FPD Today (www.fpdtoday.com), a website dedicated to fostering growth, sustainability and profitability across the entire FPD supply chain. While there are many sites dedicated to advancements in graphic chips, new FPD products or market data on panel shipments, FPD Today is the first site dedicated to the FPD manufacturing supply chain.

SEMI has a longstanding history in the FPD industry, and many members of the global association support FPD panel makers due to the common processes between manufacturing semiconductors and manufacturing FPDs. In addition, the wide range of SEMI activities -- including events, market statistics, international standards, environmental, health and safety (EHS) support, and more -- have led the association to provide an increasing level of support to the FPD community.

“SEMI organizes numerous FPD-focused events -- such as FPD Expo Taiwan and FPD Expo China -- so we created this site for the benefit of our members as well as the entire industry,” said George Lin, vice president of Global FPD at SEMI. “We are actively encouraging key executives and industry thought leaders to participate in this forum by providing topical opinions, insights and perspectives on how to build a better FPD industry.”

FPD Today serves multiple purposes as an industry news aggregator and news generator. The site features the most comprehensive industry-wide FPD event calendar, a database of suppliers, and a rich set of online resources, including links to FPD sites and organizations from around the world.

As a global member-supported association, SEMI welcomes member and industry participation in the site. To find out more on how to get involved with FPD Today, or to submit content, visit www.fpdtoday.com, or email info@fpdtoday.com.

About FPD Today

FPD Today is produced by SEMI, the global industry association dedicated to the advanced manufacturing supply chain. SEMI members are the engine of the future, providing the equipment, materials and services that enable smarter, faster and more economical products that improve our lives. SEMI began serving the semiconductor industry over 37 years ago and since the 1980’s, has been serving the FPD community by organizing industry events, providing market information, facilitating the development of industry standards, and helping the industry manage a complex range of issues including environmental, health and safety (EHS) and international trade.

About SEMI

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

Association Contact:

Scott Smith/SEMI
Tel: 408.943.7957
Email: ssmith@semi.org