SEMICON China 2005 Attracts Local Chip Makers with Programs and Products


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SEMICON CHINA 2005 ATTRACTS LOCAL CHIP MAKERS WITH EXTENSIVE ARRAY OF PROGRAMS AND PRODUCTS

Seminars and Workshops Cover EHS, Finance, IC Design, Standards and Nanotech

SHANGHAI, China, March 7, 2005 -- SEMICON China 2005, the largest and most comprehensive exposition in China dedicated to semiconductor manufacturing technology, will feature the latest technology products from more than 935 exhibitors occupying 1,500 booths including the new IC Manufacturing and Design Automation Pavilion. Additionally, the exposition offers an expanded schedule of more than 25 programs designed to enhance the knowledge of the local Chinese semiconductor manufacturing community.

The product exhibition occurs March 15-17 at the Shanghai New International Expo Center (SNIEC). The technical, business, financial and standards programs will be held March 14-17 at the RiverFront Hotel from. Frequent shuttles will provide transportation between the two facilities.

"The expanded programs at SEMICON China provide an efficient venue for local IC makers and their global suppliers to discuss world best practices in semiconductor manufacturing," said Mark Ding, president of SEMI China. "SEMI is pleased to support the development of the semiconductor industry and has arranged for numerous programs to be offered at no cost to attendees, including sessions on SEMI International Standards; environmental health and safety; IC design for manufacturing and test; packaging and surplus equipment."

A series of technical courses and workshops on March 14 will precede the opening of the expo. They include courses on the impact of lead free technology on high density IC packages and surface mount technology (SMT) assemblies and a session on CMOS nanoelectronics and future non-classical CMOS devices. In addition, separate courses will cover chemical mechanical planarization (CMP) fundamentals and plasma technology.

The SEMI International Standards workshop, also on March 14, provides an overview of three important standards; equipment communications (SEMI E5), defining and measuring equipment reliability, availability and maintainability (SEMI E10), and environmental, health and safety (SEMI S2). These three documents were recently translated into Chinese by the China Electronics Standardization Institute (CESI). Speakers at the standards workshop will include experts from SEMI and Rushbrook Consulting.

The EHS theme continues on March 15 and 16, with a series of sessions on Environmental Stewardship and Safety in China and Emerging Markets, covering the topics of management, the environment and safety.

The FSA will host the FSA International Collaboration Series in conjunction with SEMICON China 2005 on the morning of March 15. This event will focus on IP and provide information on how to evaluate, select, purchase and integrate semiconductor IP from the perspective of leading IP, EDA, foundry and consulting companies. This half-day event will cover a wide range of topics on technical and business viewpoints.

The Semiconductor Market Forum also on March 15, co-presented by the Fabless Semiconductor Association (FSA), The Electrochemical Society (ECS), and Shanghai IC Association (SICA) will provide the latest market trends and data on the fabless industry, electronic design automation (EDA) and the Chinese, regional and global semiconductor equipment and materials markets. Forum attendees can attend a number of seminars provided on March 16 that address IC design for manufacturing and test as well as financial issues related to semiconductor manufacturing.

In conjunction with the ECS, SEMI will host the International Semiconductor Technology Conference (ISTC), which runs March 15-17. Topics covered include CMP, device modeling and reliability, advanced processing, materials and equipment, lithography, and manufacturing science. A special session on March 17, co-hosted by the Surplus Equipment Consortium Network (SEC/N), will provide an overview of surplus and used equipment.

The SEMI Technology Symposium (STS) on March 17 offers technology overview sessions on device testing and IC packaging and a SOC Design Tutorial will be held on March 14. Additionally, a program to be held on March 16 will features expert speakers from government and industry to provide technology companies located in China with information on managing export control requirements.

Additional information regarding SEMICON China 2005 programs is available on the SEMI website at www.semi.org/semiconchina or by calling SEMI (in Shanghai) at +86.21.5049.5688.

About SEMI
SEMI is a global industry association serving companies that develop and provide manufacturing technology and materials to the global semiconductor, flat panel display, MEMS and related microelectronics industries. SEMI maintains offices in Austin, Beijing, Brussels, Hsinchu, Moscow, San Jose (Calif.), Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.semi.org.

About FSA
FSA is the voice of the global fabless business model. Incorporated in 1994, the FSA positively impacts the growth and return on invested capital of this business model to enhance the environment for innovation. It provides a platform for meaningful global collaboration between fabless companies and their partners; provides timely research and resources; and identifies, debates, and discusses business and technical issues. Members include fabless companies and their supply chain and service partners, representing more than 21 countries across the globe. www.fsa.org.

ASSOCIATION CONTACTS:

Jonathan Davis/SEMI
Tel: 1.408.943.6937
E-mail: jdavis@semi.org

Mark Ding/SEMI
Tel: 86.21.5049.568
E-mail: mding@semi.org

Vivian Pangburn
Tel: 1.972.866.7579 ext. 140
E-mail: vpangburn@sheltongroup.com