SEMICON West 2005 Highlights Innovations in New Emerging Technologies Hall

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Exhibits and Technical Presentations Showcase Nanotechnology, MEMS/Microsystems, EDA, E-Manufacturing and Technology Innovation

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 3, 2005 -- Innovation will be on display July 12-14 at SEMICON West 2005 when the Moscone Esplanade is transformed into The Emerging Technologies Hall (ETH), an exciting new expo destination that integrates leading-edge technology exhibits and compelling jury-selected technical presentations.

The ETH showcases advances in semiconductor, nanotechnology, MEMS/Microsystems, Electronic Design Automation (EDA) and e-manufacturing technology. It is also the venue for the Technical Innovation Showcase, a platform for 23-jury selected companies to present unique emerging solutions with the potential to address critical challenges in semiconductor manufacturing.

The ETH reception, sponsored by Microsoft, on Tuesday July 12 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. will bring together technologists from across the industry to network and discuss the exciting innovations.

"SEMI is redesigning the traditional exposition environment to meet today's needs," said Victoria Hadfield, president of SEMI North America. "The Emerging Technology Hall exemplifies a new approach to presenting needed solutions. It is a dedicated forum for visitors from the electronics industry to preview innovations, validate requirements with technology providers, identify partners and assess new and potentially disruptive technologies."

ETH exhibitors range from start up companies trying to break into the semiconductor manufacturing industry leveraging nanotechnology to well-established leading companies that are extending their reach into new markets. For example Lam Research will present products for MEMS/Microsystems manufacturing and Microsoft, a first-time SEMICON West exhibitor, and its partners will debut e-manufacturing technologies, including advanced equipment process control, remote diagnostics, and in-factory diagnostics to increase fab productivity and reduce fab costs.

MEMS exhibitors will show silicon based MEMS manufacturing technologies and companies in the nanotechnology area will spotlight nano materials, metrology and nano imprint lithography innovations.

SEMI has teamed with Silicon integration Initiative (SI2) to highlight electronic design automation (EDA) and design for manufacturing (DFM) technologies. These technologies are critical in bridging the device design and device production communities for both IDM and foundry markets.

The Emerging Technologies Stage will serve as an educational forum, providing free technical presentations by device manufacturers, equipment and sub-systems, materials and services suppliers, industry experts and the Technology Innovation Showcase winners.

Information about SEMICON West, online registration and a complete schedule of Emerging Technologies Hall stage presentations are available at

The ETH is also designed to be fun. Visitors will enjoy novel display elements, special graphics, free access to a Wi-Fi hotspot a café and lounge area. Microsoft will demonstrate remote communications capabilities in a specially outfitted Hummer H2. Another automotive-related display features the integration of MEMS and other silicon technologies in a Nissan 350Z. Traffic-building promotions will be occurring throughout the show including a daily Microsoft X-box drawing and NanoDynamics NDMX golf ball giveaways to ETH visitors.

About SEMICON West
SEMICON West is the largest exposition in North America dedicated to showcasing the technologies that enable the design and manufacture of micro and nano-scale electronics, including semiconductors, micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), flat panel displays (FPDs) and related devices. SEMICON West 2005 will take place July 11-15 (exhibits July 12-14) at Moscone Center in San Francisco, Calif.

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


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