SEMI ISS 2009 to Focus on Managing Growth in a Global Economy

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Annual Conference Offers Executive Insights on the Economy, Emerging Technologies and Business Trends Affecting the Semiconductor Industry–Returns to Half Moon Bay January 11-14, 2009

SAN JOSE, Calif. – December 16, 2008 – SEMI Industry Strategy Symposium (ISS) 2009, the premier executive conference platform for discussion of the numerous trends and challenges converging on the semiconductor manufacturing industry, returns to The Ritz- Carlton at Half Moon Bay, January 11-14, 2009. This year’s program features presentations from top-tier analysts and executive speakers including keynotes from Mike Hilton of Air Products & Chemicals, and Michael Wright of Octavian Scientific, Inc.

Building on the theme “The Great Game of Growth: Managing Growth in a Global Economy,” the conference will focus on key industry trends including consumer-driven markets, rising manufacturing and design costs, slower industry growth, and ongoing industry consolidation.

The global economic recession for semiconductor manufacturing will be the focus of sessions on day one of the conference. Leading economists from Global Insight, General Motors and Applied Materials are among the speakers for the day, in addition to a range of leading analysts and industry executives.

The focus of ISS 2009 day two will be the using R&D to help facilitate industry growth, as key analysts and executives from companies such as SRC, IMEC and Gartner fill out the first sessions. The second session of the day will focus specifically on growth in the semiconductor space, and features speakers from Intel, Cypress Semiconductor, VLSI Research, and IC Insights. The final session on day two of the conference focuses on industry public policy and growth during supply chain consolidation and will feature executives from ESI, Applied Materials, Advanced Forecasting and Ultratech.

The final day of the conference will open with an executive keynote by Aart de Geus, who will deliver a talk titled “Technonomics in the Times of Turbulence.” Following the keynote, the conference will conclude with a financial segment featuring a keynote by Alain Harrus of Crosslink Capital and the annual “Bulls and Bears” panel moderated by Rick Hill of Novellus Systems. Executive panelists include Tim Acruri of Citigroup Investment Research, Jim Covello of Goldman Sachs, Brett Hodess of Merrill Lynch & Co., and Matthew Petkun of D.A. Davidson & Co.

The SEMI Industry Strategy Symposium costs $1,800 per person for SEMI members ($2,000 for non-members) for registrations received on or before December 21, 2008. After December 21, registration is $1,900 for members and $2,100 for non-members. To register or for more information, including an updated conference schedule, visit, or call SEMI Customer Service at 1.408.943.6901.

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


Scott Smith/SEMI
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