Industry Acronyms and Links


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Industry Acronyms— Definitions and Links

APEX

Assembly Process Conference and Exhibition

An IPC sponsored trade show for the electronics assembly industry held in Southern California at the beginning of each year.

DISKCON

 

The industry trade show for the data storage industry presented by IDEMA.

IDEMA

International Disk Drive Equipment and Materials Association

IDEMA is the hard disk drive industry's forum for collaboration and leadership.

IPC

Association Connecting Electronics Industries

Global trade association dedicated to furthering the competitive excellence and financial success of its members, who are participants in the electronics industry.

ISMI

International SEMATECH Manufacturing Initiative

A wholly owned subsidiary of SEMATECH, dedicated to helping improve the productivity and cost performance of equipment and manufacturing operations.

JEITA

Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association

Promotes the manufacturing and international trade of electronics products to improve Japan's economic development and cultural prosperity.

NEPCON

 

Trade shows produced by Reed Exhibitions for the Electronics Manufacturing industry.

SEAJ

Semiconductor Equipment Association Japan

The association of Japanese semiconductor equipment manufacturers.

SEC/N

Surplus Equipment Consortium Network

Established to set standards and provide a network for the semiconductor and electronics manufacturing surplus equipment industry. SEMI acquired SEC/N in 2008.

SEMATECH

SEmiconductor MAnufacturing TECHnology

An international consortium focused on accelerating the advancement of semiconductor technologies. Also known as International Sematech.

SEMI

Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International

SEMI is the global industry association serving the manufacturing supply chains for the microelectronic, display and photovoltaic industries.

SEMICON

 

Held in all the top manufacturing regions of the world, SEMICON expositions are the premier venues for business, networking, collaboration, and learning. SEMI produces these events with the needs of our members, their customers and the industry as key objectives. SEMICONs are held in China, Europe, Japan, Korea, Russia, Singapore, Taiwan, and the U.S.

SESHA

Semiconductor Environmental Safety & Health Association

EHS Association serving the global semiconductor and associated technology industries— provides value to members through education and professional development.

SESTG

Secondary Equipment, Services and Technology Group

In 2008, SEMI acquired SEC/N® to support members and the global secondary market for semiconductor and electronics manufacturing equipment. Under the direction of a new SEMI Special Interest Group, Secondary Equipment, Services and Technology Group (SESTG), secondary market activities will be integrated with other SEMI programs, events, products, and initiatives. 

SIA

Semiconductor Industry Association

Trade association representing the U.S. semiconductor industry.  Founded in 1977 by five microelectronics pioneers, SIA unites over 70 companies that account for nearly 90 percent of the semiconductor production in the U.S.

SSEC

SEMATECH Surplus Equipment Council

A group of International Sematech member companies with responsibilities for disposition of surplus equipment and materials.

SPIE

The International Society for Optical Engineering

SPIE is an international society advancing light-based research. Organizers of major conferences and education programs.

To add an organization to this list, please email dgeiger@semi.org.

3-19-09