SEMICON Korea 2005 set for Seoul in February

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Programs Include Seminars Focusing on Nanotech, CMP Technologies

SEOUL, Korea, January 4, 2005 -- SEMICON Korea, the largest exposition dedicated to semiconductor and flat panel display manufacturing in Korea, will return to the Convention and Exhibition Center (COEX) in Seoul, February 2-4, 2005. The exposition is presented by SEMI.

SEMICON Korea 2005 will feature 500 exhibiting companies occupying approximately 1,000 booths, showcasing the latest equipment, materials and services for the production of 300 mm silicon wafers, nanotechnology devices and FPD products.

Capital spending by Korean chipmakers grew by more than 50 percent last year to US$4.8 billion, accounting for about 14 percent of the world total, according to the recently released SEMI year-end consensus forecast. Additionally, Korean device makers spent about US$2.9 billion on semiconductor materials in 2004.

“The interest and excitement being shown in SEMICON Korea 2005 is a reflection of the leadership position taken by Korean semiconductor and FPD companies both in terms of capital investment and production output,” said Joo Hoon Lee, president of SEMI Korea.

In addition to the show floor exhibits, the exposition features two days of technical and business programs. The SEMICON Korea STS (SEMI Technical Symposium), February 2-3, will include technical sessions on advanced lithography, dielectrics, metals, new materials and their processes, device technology, etching technology, contamination-free manufacturing and IC packaging. A SEMI market briefing will be held February 2 followed by a SEMI international standards seminar February 3.

Other programs include a nanotechnology seminar held in cooperation with KANC (Korea Advanced Nano Fab Center) and a CMP technology workshop jointly organized by SEMI and Korea CMP UGM.

The SEMICON Korea plenary talk will be presented by C. Michael Garner of Intel Corporation, addressing the topic of Materials Challenges in Future IC Technologies.

For registration and detailed program information, please visit the SEMI Korea website at Or contact SEMI for more information. In the U.S., call 408.943.6905; in Korea, dial 82.2.551.3401.

Qualified journalists wishing to attend SEMICON Korea 2005 should contact (in the U.S.) Jennifer Blatt, SEMI public relations, at +1.408.943.7988 or In Korea, contact Jin Woo Park, at +82 2 551 3404 or

Based in Seoul, SEMI Korea is the regional office of SEMI, a global industry association serving companies participating in the semiconductor and FPD equipment and materials markets. SEMI also maintains offices in Austin, Beijing, Brussels, Hsinchu, Moscow, San Jose (Calif.), Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit SEMI at