Consumer Product Sales and FPD Capacity to be Discussed at FPD China 2008


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Effects of Consumer Product Sales on FPD Industry Capacity and Revenue Discussed at FPD China 2008

Fifth Annual Exposition to Highlight Rapid Growth in China’s FPD Manufacturing Sector

SHANGHAI, China – March 4, 2008 – The fifth annual FPD China 2008, China’s leading flat-panel display industry event, will be held March 11-13 at the Shanghai International Exhibition Center (INTEX Shanghai) in Shanghai, China. Targeted at industry executives and engineers in the FPD and related industries in China, FPD China brings new, innovative product and technology exhibits, business and technical seminars and industry standards meetings.

As of February 26, FPD China boasts 108 companies occupying 254 booths in over 6000 square meters of exhibit area, and it will house numerous exhibitors from regional FPD hotspots including Japan, Korea, China Taiwan and Korea.

“We continue to see strong industry growth in the region, and are excited to welcome visitors back to FPD China, as the conference continues to grow with new, more comprehensive and cutting-edge program offerings,” said Mark Ding, president of SEMI China. “FPD China is the leading FPD industry conference in the region, with a successful track record of uniting executives and engineers from the top global companies to discuss challenges and opportunities in our industry.”

Leading global FPD-related companies at FPD China 2008, will display manufacturing equipment and services for TFT LCDs, OLEDs, plasma display panels (PDPs) and other types of flat panel displays. The show will also include exhibits by panel makers and suppliers of LCD consumer products such as LCD TV.

In addition to the main show, SEMI will be organizing or co-organizing the following complementary events:

    China FPD ConferenceKeynote Speeches, 9:00-17:30, Rainbow Hotel

    Press Conference, March 11, 12:30-14:30, Rainbow Hotel

    FPD Asia Night, March 11, 18:00-19:30, Galaxy Hotel

    China FPD ConferenceExecutive Forum. 19:30-21:00, Galaxy Hotel

    China FPD Conference–Technology Forums in four sessions, March 12, 9:00-15:30, Rainbow Hotel

    China TV Executive Roundtable, March 12, 9:00-11:00, Renaissance Yangtze Hotel

    Golf Gathering, March 12, 13:00-18:00, Tomson Golf Club

Individuals interested in attending, can register online at www.semi.org/fpdchina.

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 CONTACTS:

Wenhua Gui/SEMI China
Ph: 86.21.6448.5666
E-mail: wgui@semi.org

Scott Smith/SEMI US
Ph: 408.943.7957
E-mail: ssmith@semi.org

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