Industry Leaders Line Up To Support PVJAPAN 2008


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INDUSTRY LEADERS LINE UP TO SUPPORT PVJAPAN 2008

Top Exhibitors and Industry Groups Participate in First Annual Event

TOKYO, Japan – January 21, 2008 – Momentum builds for PVJapan 2008 as industry leaders in photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing and solar energy products, systems and services have signed on with exhibits, sponsorships and technical programs. PV Japan 2008, to be held from July 30 - August 1, 2008 in Tokyo, Japan, is Japan’s leading exposition serving the entire solar energy supply chain, including PV cell and module manufacturers; equipment, materials and components suppliers, and solar energy and related products for deployment in residential, commercial and utility installations.

PV cell and module manufacturers exhibiting at PVJapan include Kaneka Corporation, Kyocera Corporation, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., Q-Cells AG, SANYO Electric Co., Ltd., and Sharp Corporation. Joining the top cell/module manufacturers will be top equipment and materials suppliers such as Air Liquide Japan, Applied Materials, DuPont Group., S.E.S. CO., Ltd., ULVAC, Inc., and many more. Leading system suppliers, construction experts and related deployment specialists will also be displaying the latest in solar energy products and services. PVJapan is co-organized by SEMI and the Japan Photovoltaic Energy Association (JPEA), among the leading industry associations in the PV industry.

“Solar energy has become one of the fastest growing technology markets in the world with projected long term annual growth rates of 25% and more” said Tom Morrow, vice president of Global Expositions and Marketing at SEMI. “Like the SEMICON exhibitions in the semiconductor industry, PVJapan will play a critical role in the technology advancements, cost reductions and industry collaborations necessary for rapid market expansion in solar energy. As this impressive list of international exhibitors demonstrates, PVJapan will be a historical event with global participation and global impact.”

PV Japan will be held in conjunction with the 25th annual JPEA Symposium on Photovoltaic Generating Systems, Japan’s leading technical conference on PV technology and applications. PVJapan will also be held concurrently with the Renewable Energy 2008 International Exhibition & Conference, organized by the Japan Council for Renewable Energy. PVJapan 2008 and Renewable Energy 2008 will be held in the same venue under the name Renewable Energy World Fair the 2008 Renewable Energy International Exhibition & Conference.

For more information regarding PVJapan 2008, please visit www.pvjapan2008.org

About JPEA:


Japan Photovoltaic Energy Association was established in 1987 to promote the adoption of photovoltaic technology. JPEA celebrated its 20th anniversary in April 2007. JPEA members include solar cell and module makers, general contractors and residential-related companies.

Web site: www.jpea.gr.jp.

Address:
8F Terada Bldg.
4-29-6 Minato-ku,
Shinbashi, Tokyo 105-0004
Tel: 81.3.3459.6351 Fax: 81.3.3459-6595

About SEMI


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, 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: 1.408.943.7957
Email: ssmith@semi.org