Printed Electronics, MEMS, High Brightness LEDs, and Other Emerging Market Opportunities Featured in Extreme Electronics at SEMICON West 2009

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Printed Electronics, MEMS, High Brightness LEDs, and Other Emerging Market Opportunities Featured in Extreme Electronics at SEMICON West 2009

SAN JOSE, Calif. – April 6, 2009 – SEMICON West 2009 returns in July to the Moscone Center in San Francisco with major program additions, including the new Extreme Electronics. This “show-within-the-show" features exhibits, online and onsite networking events, and a series of mini conferences focusing on emerging market opportunities in printed and flexible electronics, MEMS, high brightness LEDS, nanoelectronics, and other areas.

Industry leaders, market analysts and technologists from companies driving commercialization of new and emerging technologies will discuss market trends, innovations, and the new material and process technology requirements needed to successfully increase volume production of many wafer and thin film based technologies. Extreme Electronics will leverage the expected attendance of over 4000 R&D engineers, 4500 manufacturing and production managers, and over 6000 senior executives from the world’s leading technology companies to connect the technologies, solutions and buying power in near-term growth markets .

“Coming out of the downturn, these will be the markets that scale up faster and ramp up longer than traditional semiconductor markets,” said Tom Morrow vice president of Global Expositions and Marketing at SEMI. “Customers in high brightness LEDs, MEMS, and printed electronics are looking for innovation and scale. They are looking for new solutions and new partners who can bridge theory and practice, and connect the lab to the production line.”

The Extreme Electronics conference is broken into five sessions with topics including:

  • Opportunities in MEMS, featuring exciting new applications in automotive, bio-medical and handheld electronics, and YOLE Developpement’s latest projections for the MEMS market and its equipment and materials suppliers;
  • Reducing Manufacturing Costs of HB-LEDs, focusing on improving performance in the HB-LED market and innovative new technologies such as OLED sheets of lighting;
  • Strategies to Improve Profits in MEMS, featuring discussion by industry leaders on issues ranging from MEMS production by CMOS foundries and IDMS, to the potential of standard process modules and simulations software, to options for improving efficiency of etch and mechanical test;
  • Emerging Commercial Applications of Nanoelectronics, providing an update on the latest progress on commercializing new products that take advantage of disruptive nano-materials and process;
  • Manufacturing Technology for Commercial Printed and Flexible Electronics, focusing on innovative new ways to optimize manufacturing processes for these technologies.

“SEMI is dedicating conference programs, exhibit space, audience recruitment marketing, and online community support to reach customers in these markets,” Morrow continued. “Media and association sponsors from each of the hot new segments have become sponsors, ensuring widespread visibility and impact.

In addition to the events onsite in July, SEMI has already launched online discussion groups for each of the four main topic areas of MEMS, solid state lighting, printed electronics, and nanoelectronics, utilizing the SemiNeedle social networking site. Interested individuals may join the groups and engage in real-time discussions about technology and business issues related to these emerging markets. The discussion groups may be accessed via the SEMICON West website at Major funding for Extreme Electronics is supplied by Applied Materials.

Extreme Electronics will be located on the SEMICON West show floor in North Hall at Moscone Center. All SEMICON West 2009 registered attendees may attend Extreme Electronics sessions and participate in the online Extreme Electronics communities for free. For more information about Extreme Electronics at SEMICON West 2009, please visit

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Scott Smith
SEMI Public Relations
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