SEMI Expo CIS 2005 to be held in Moscow

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Programs Include ISS Moscow and new MEMS Conference

Moscow, Russia, 31 August, 2005 -- SEMI Expo CIS 2005, the largest event dedicated to semiconductor manufacturing in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) will be held 26-28 September in Moscow, Russia.

Three days of business and technical programs will complement a two-day product exhibition. The conferences run 26-28 September at the Royal Meridien National Hotel, Moscow and the product exhibition occurs 27-28 September at the New Manege Exhibition Hall. SEMI Expo CIS is organized by SEMI, a global industry association.

The week opens with the Industry Strategy Symposium (ISS Moscow) on 26 September, covering topics such as innovation, manufacturing, applications and IC design. The ISS keynote speaker will be Serguei Mazurenko, director of the Russian Federal Agency on Science and Innovation. George Scalise, president of the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), will present the semiconductor industry outlook and discuss challenges faced by the industry.

ISS Moscow will also include presentations by representatives from Applied Materials, KLA-Tencor, Metron, Infineon Technologies, Motorola Software Development Center, Russian Electronic Corporation, CEA-LETI, the State University for Informatics and Radioelectronics of Belarus, Russian Bank for External Trade, the Strategic Investments Group, Future Horizons, Cadence Design Systems, and Synopsys.

The Market Conference on 27 September focuses on the theme “How to do Business in Russia and the CIS.” Topics for discussion include legal challenges, consortia opportunities, and intellectual property issues. Presenters will be from Intel, Mikron (Russia), Integral (Belarus), Electrointorg (Russia), and DLA Piper. One session will cover the emerging photovoltaic industry, with presentations from Pillar (Ukraine) and Intersolar Center (Russia).

A new program at this year’s SEMI Expo CIS will be the MEMS/MST Conference on 28 September, highlighting Russia’s potential and achievements in the developing MEMS market. The program will look at MEMS applications in the biomedical, automobile and avionics industries, as well as the role of universities and research centers in the development of the MEMS industry in Russia/CIS.

Other programs include a SEMI International Standards workshop on 27September, the SEMI Technology Symposium, also on 27September, and an FPD technical session on 28 September, held in conjunction with the Russia Chapter of the Society for Information Displays (SID).

Visitors to SEMI Expo CIS are offered an optional St-Petersburg tour from 29 September to 1 October, which will include a visit to the IT and MST Centers at the St-Petersburg Electro Technical University.

For full details of the expo agenda and registration information please visit or contact the SEMI Moscow office at +7.095.931.96.47.

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


Vincent Dubois/SEMI Europe
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