For Immediate Release
SHANGHAI, China – March 16, 2009– SEMICON China 2009 kicks off on March 17 as global executives come together to focus on the industry’s next upturn. Now in its 21st year, the exposition will take place at the Shanghai New International Expo Center (SNIEC), located in the high-tech manufacturing center of Pudong, on March 17-19. The three-day exhibition and technical symposium will offer innovative exhibits and a comprehensive set of business, technical and networking programs.
Launched in 1988, SEMICON China connects China’s semiconductor industry with the global SEMI membership. The exposition is the premier semiconductor manufacturing industry trade show in China, showcasing the latest in advanced manufacturing technologies, and offering a wide range of technical and market briefing programs focusing on the latest trends in semiconductor industry. Featuring more than 800 exhibitors occupying more than 2,000 booths, SEMICON China is the largest exposition of its kind in China.
To address deepening global economic concerns, China’s central and local governments recently announced investments of up to US$50 billion in regional semiconductor-related projects, which are expected to help drive significant growth in the region’s semiconductor, FPD and solar industries up through at least 2020. SEMICON China 2009 will welcome all the attending government delegates, and SEMI commends the Chinese government for its proactive investment toward the future of the industry in the region.
“Despite the current industry downturn brought on by the deep global recession, SEMI is confident that with government incentives continues to support China’s semiconductor industry,” said Mark Ding, president of SEMI China. “We encourage international companies who are considering investment in the China market to participate in SEMICON China, which gives them the ability to strengthen existing, and create strong new, relationships on a global scale.”
SEMICON China 2009 will present a comprehensive set of topics through its exhibition, keynote addresses, executive panels, technical and business forums and full-day technology conferences. Major program and event highlights include:
SOLARCON China 2009– Leaders of photovoltaic industry from all over the world will be there to exchange information on the latest technologies and lead discussions on future developments in the field of PV.
ISTC/CSTIC 2009– A world-class semiconductor technical conference with more than 300 high qualified papers, covering all aspects of semiconductor technology and manufacturing.
Spotlight on Photolithography– A series of special programs with themes focusing on the processes of semiconductor manufacturing.
Additional information regarding SEMICON China 2009 programs is available on the SEMI Website at www.semi.org.cn/semiconchina, or by calling SEMI (in Shanghai) at +86.21.5027.0909.
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, Bangalore, Beijing, Brussels, Hsinchu, Moscow, San Jose, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.semi.org.
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