SEMICON Japan 2006 Scheduled for December 6-8 in Chiba, Japan

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Exhibitor Applications Open May 8

TOKYO, Japan – May 8, 2006 – SEMICON Japan, the world’s largest exposition for semiconductor manufacturing, will be held at the Makuhari Messe, Chiba, Japan, December 6-8, 2006. The annual exposition, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, is organized by SEMI. About 1,600 exhibiting companies will occupy over 4000 booths. Exhibitor registration opens May 8.

SEMICON Japan 2006 will feature a number of co-organized events in conjunction with the exposition including the SEMI Technology Symposium (STS), Market Seminar, Microsystem/MEMS Seminar, Photovoltaic Symposium, as well as a wide range of International Standards and Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) programs.

"For 30 years, SEMICON Japan has been an industry-leading and highly relevant forum for global equipment and materials providers to showcase the latest and most innovative technologies,” said Takashi Kumagai, president of SEMI Japan. “This longevity is a testament to Japan’s leadership in, and commitment to, the global semiconductor equipment and materials industry as a whole.”

SEMI plans to offer exhibition space in the International Exhibition Halls 1-11, as well as the “Innovation Hall,” which will be located in the Makuhari Event Hall. The Innovation Hall will feature pavilions for MEMS, nanotechnology, photovoltaic, manufacturing engineering and venture capital companies/Academia, etc. SEMI is anticipating strong attendance, with over 4000 booths.

For companies interested in exhibiting in the International Exhibit Halls 1-11, applications must be received by June 8, 2006, while companies interested in exhibiting in the Innovation Hall will need to have their applications in by July 20, 2006. Companies may request a brochure with detailed application specifics by calling SEMI Expositions & Programs at 81.3.3222.6022 or by email at

Companies may also download the application form from

Additional information about SEMICON Japan 2006 is available on the SEMI Website at In North America and Europe, contact Yumi Higa at SEMI Global Headquarters at 1.408.943.6924, or by e-mail at

SEMI is a global industry association serving companies that provide equipment, materials and services used to manufacture semiconductors, displays, nano-scaled structures, micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) and related technologies. SEMI maintains offices in Austin, Beijing, Brussels, Hsinchu, Moscow, San Jose (Calif.), Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit

Expositions & Programs, SEMI Japan
Tel: 81.3.3222.6022

Scott Smith, SEMI US
Tel: 1.408.943.7957

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