SEMICON West Features Emphasis on Manufacturing Productivity and Effectiveness

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Special Exhibit Area Focuses on Market Opportunities and Technology Innovations at SEMICON West 2006 July 11-13

SAN JOSE, Calif. – May 18, 2006 – SEMI today released details for the Manufacturing Productivity and Effectiveness TechXPOT at SEMICON West, to be held July 11-13 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. The Manufacturing Productivity and Effectiveness TechXPOT offers targeted content and sessions highlighting significant issues and innovations in electronic design collaboration and manufacturing productivity.

“The themes covered in our Manufacturing Productivity and Effectiveness TechXPOT are critical to the continued success of device manufacturers,” said John Ellis, senior director of technology and standards at SEMI. “As manufacturers strive for first pass success on product designs, they are looking for every avenue to improve yield and shorten cycle time. Solutions found through Design for Manufacturing, Advanced Process and Equipment Control, and e-Manufacturing are fundamental to improving the performance of our fabs.”

Located in the Esplanade Hall at the Moscone Center, the Manufacturing Productivity and Effectiveness TechXPOT will feature technical sessions from industry partners such as Silicon Integration Initiative (Si2), the Advanced Equipment Control/Advanced Process Control (AEC/APC) Symposium, SEMATECH, and the International SEMATECH Manufacturing Initiative (ISMI). Exhibitors will also be providing focused technical presentations on the stage.

Highlights for the hall also include the TechXPOT stage featuring winners of the Technology Innovation Showcase competition (TIS); a hands-on video arcade sponsored by Microsoft featuring the semiconductor innovations used in the XBox360; a wireless hot-spot for attendees; and a special area set aside as meeting rooms for device manufacturers.

Si2 will present sessions on Design for Manufacturing and Collaboration on Designs below 90 nm. The AEC/APC Symposium session will feature preview presentations from its upcoming Symposium, taking place September 30-October 5 in Westminster, Colorado. Additionally, SEMATECH/ISMI’s session on Manufacturability will feature chipmaker visions for the future of manufacturing technologies, emphasizing topics of importance for manufacturing success. Finally, the TIS 2006 winners in e-Manufacturing will present on the TechXPOT stage and include Luminescent Technologies, Inc., Petersen Advanced Lithography, Inc., Seaware Technologies and Straatum.

For more information about the Manufacturing Productivity & Effectiveness TechXPOT, as well as SEMICON West 2006, please visit

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 (California), Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit


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