Emerging Market Opportunities Fuel Interest in SEMICON Taiwan 2010

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Emerging Market Opportunities Fuel Interest in SEMICON Taiwan 2010

Taiwan Remains the Largest Semiconductor Equipment Market

August 2, Taipei, Taiwan – Driven by strong IC market expansion and growth in emerging markets, SEMICON Taiwan 2010 returns to the Taipei World Trade Center (TWTC) on September 8-10, with 8 technology theme pavilions focusing on LEDs, MEMS, 3D ICs and Advanced Packaging/Testing, Green Management, Compound Semiconductors, CMP, AOI and the Secondary Market for capital equipment. Free visitor registration is now open at www.semicontaiwan.org.

According to the 2010 mid-year edition of the SEMI Capital Equipment Forecast, the global semiconductor equipment is growing quickly in all regions in 2010. Taiwan is again the largest market at $9.18 billion, while total semiconductor equipment sales worldwide are expected to reach $32.50 billion. Analysts indicate that Taiwan is expected to continue its investment momentum in capital equipment into 2011, growing to $9.3 billion, which would again put Taiwan as the single largest semiconductor equipment market in the world.

“We see particularly strong investment from foundry players and DRAM makers as they are building for more production capacity and aggressively migrating to more advanced nodes. We also see a similar trend from the outsourced semiconductor assembly and test (OSAT) and LED sectors, where equipment investments are heading to an all-time high this year,” said Clark Tseng, Senior Manager of SEMI Industry Research. For the material market, driven by continuous capacity buildup, Taiwan is expected to show healthy growth as it reaches $8.8 billion in 2011, staying the second largest market in the world.

Last year, over 18,000 visitors attended SEMICON Taiwan – including buyers and engineers from major foundries and packaging houses in Taiwan, such as TSMC, UMC, MXIC, ASE and SPIL. Highlights of this year’s SEMICON Taiwan include:

Theme Pavilions: The theme pavilions feature product display and programs on the latest developments in emerging market such as MEMS and LEDs, advanced semiconductor manufacturing, and packaging and testing technologies such as 3D IC, green manufacturing, and the secondary equipment market.

Executive Forum: Speakers from TSMC, MXIC, TEL, IMEC, Ebara and Dow Electronics Materials will address topics focusing on technology advancement through innovative collaboration.

Market Trends and Technology Forum: Presentations from Applied Materials, ASE, Gartner, IMEC, STMicroelectronics, Morgan Stanley, Nokia, Qualcomm, SPIL, UBS, UMC, SEMATECH, Verigy and Yole Développement will focus on the semiconductor market outlook, development of 3D packaging and testing technology, MEMS technology, and design for green manufacturing.

Supplier Research Program: SEMI will conduct a supplier research program for one of the world’s leading suppliers of microcontrollers to seek out local strategic partners in equipment and materials.

Special Event for SEMICON Taiwan 15th Anniversary – Awards and Leadership Gala Dinner: The “Innovative Technology Award” and “Best Contribution Award” will be given to business leaders for their valuable contributions to the industry. The invitation-only dinner is expected to draw over 300 industry leaders.

There are already 510 exhibiting companies in over 1,100 booths committed to be at SEMICON Taiwan 2010. To register for SEMICON Taiwan 2010, please visit www.semicontaiwan.org. Register before August 31 and be at SEMICON Taiwan to have the opportunity to win an Apple iPad.

About SEMI

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, Bengaluru, Berlin, Brussels, Grenoble, Hsinchu, Moscow, San Jose, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.semi.org.

Association Contacts:

Karen Lo / SEMI Taiwan
Tel: 886.3.573.3399 ext.218
E-mail: klo@semi.org

Steve Buehler/SEMI
Tel: 1.408.943.7049
E-mail: sbuehler@semi.org