SEMI and SIA Announce Nanoelectronics Market Study

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SAN JOSE, Calif., January 10, 2005 – SEMI and the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today announce their agreement to jointly conduct a comprehensive study on nanotechnology applications in the electronics industry. The study will provide definition of the rapidly-emerging global nanoelectronic markets and offer a global perspective of requirements and opportunities for equipment and materials suppliers.

Global Nanoelectronics Markets and Opportunities will be available in the third quarter of 2005. The report will be based on interviews with industry executives in China, Europe, Japan, Korea, North America, Taiwan and Rest-of-World regions.

"Nanosciences are a new frontier of technologic pursuit. They have numerous potential market applications in the electronics industries and represent great opportunities for those that provide the enabling materials, processes and systems to exploit them," said SEMI President and CEO Stanley Myers. "We are pleased to partner with the SIA and to leverage our combined research capabilities and industry relationships in order to provide an authoritative resource on this quickly developing field."

"The nanoelectronics era will revolutionize the semiconductor industry as we utilize new materials, new device structures and new assembly methods to extend Moore’s Law," said SIA President George Scalise. "This study will provide quantified insight and in-depth analysis to help companies understand the new landscape and to focus their business and investment strategies on applications with the greatest opportunities for commercialization."

The report will identify the current and planned nanotechnology activities of semiconductor, display, storage, optoelectronic, sensor and MEMS companies. Additionally, equipment and materials process technologies, applications, requirements and opportunities will be defined.

Nanotechnology equipment and materials market size will be provided by business segment and 5,10 and15-year market forecasts will be presented based on various scenarios of new technology penetration.

The single-user cost of the study ordered prior to August 31, 2005 will be $4,000 for SEMI and SIA members and $5,000 for non-members. After August 31, the cost will be $5,000 for SEMI and SIA members and $6,500 for non-members. Multi-user license may be purchased for $12,500 for SEMI and SIA members and $15,000 for non-members.

For additional information, or to place an order for Global Nanoelectronics Markets and Opportunities, go to or call SEMI customer service at +1.408.943.6900.

About SEMI
SEMI is a global industry association serving companies that develop and provide manufacturing technology, materials and services to make semiconductors, flat panel displays (FPDs), micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) and related microelectronics. SEMI maintains offices in Austin, Beijing, Brussels, Hsinchu, Moscow, San Jose (Calif.), Seoul, Singapore, Tokyo, Shanghai and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit SEMI at

About the SIA
The SIA is the leading voice for the semiconductor industry and has represented U.S. semiconductor companies since 1977 and SIA member companies comprise more than 85% of the U.S. semiconductor industry. Collectively, the chip industry employs a domestic workforce of 255,000 people. More information about the SIA can be found at


Jonathan Davis/SEMI
Tel: 408.943.6937

John Greenagle/SIA
Tel: 408.436.6600