ISS 2011 to Focus on Economic Trends and New Cyclical Forces in the Semiconductor Industry

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ISS 2011 to Focus on Economic Trends and New Cyclical Forces in the Semiconductor Industry

Conference Gets Industry Leaders Debating the Tough Issues

SAN JOSE, Calif. — November 17, 2010 — The SEMI Industry Strategy Symposium (ISS) 2011, the executive platform for discussing the trends and challenges converging on the semiconductor manufacturing industry, will focus on new forces and dynamics that are driving the semiconductor business cycle. Held in Half Moon Bay, Calif. on January 9-12, 2011, this year’s program features presentations from industry leaders and top market economists who will lead insightful debates among CEOs of leading technology providers. Mark Durcan, president and chief operating officer of Micron, will provide the keynote address.

Building on the theme “The Role of Capital Efficiency through Cycles,” the conference focuses on key industry trends including managing capital efficiency, maximizing R&D investment choices, investing in future growth, establishing sound collaboration and risk mitigation strategies, and recognizing adjacent market opportunities. Understanding financial and economic industry issues as they relate to the semiconductor industry is critical for industry decision makers in this challenging, dynamic planning environment.

The three-day conference features economic trends and forecasts from VLSI Research, Semico Research, Gartner, JP Morgan, and IC Insights; discussions on the key drivers in the semiconductor technology and capex cycle from Intel, Micron, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Mentor Graphics, Synopsys, and DuPont; and insights on breakthrough adjacent market opportunities from the Consumer Electronics Association, U.S. Department of Energy, Think Equity and many others.

This year’s highly-anticipated “Blue Chip Panel” will feature top executives from ATMI, Cymer, Cabot Microelectronics, JSR Corporation, and Synopsys offering strategic perspectives and executive insights.

New this year is a special joint session for both ISS and Strategic Materials Conference 2011attendees. The session begins with a focus on critical customer inputs and technology roadmap perspectives from leading global device companies including Intel, Micron and GLOBALFOUNDRIES. Then Novellus chairman Rick Hill explores the current outlook and judgment of leading investment and financial analysts covering the sector in the lively “Streetviews Panel.” The joint session concludes with the “Blue Chip Panel” moderated by Michael Wright, president and CEO of Advanced Inquiry Systems.

To register or for more information about the Industry Strategy Symposium 2011, please visit or contact Marite Pantangco at For information about the Strategic Materials Conference, please visit or contact Agnes Cobar at Discount registration fees are available for attending both ISS and SMC (also held in Half Moon Bay, January 12-14).

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, Bangalore, Beijing, Brussels, Hsinchu, Moscow, San Jose, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit

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Phone: 1.408.943.7988

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