SEMI Opens Visitor Registration for SEMICON Japan 2007

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SEMI Opens Visitor Registration for SEMICON Japan 2007

Exhibition to be Held December 5-7, 2007, at Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan

TOKYO, Japan – October 1, 2007 – SEMI today announced that visitor registration for SEMICON Japan 2007, an international exhibition of semiconductor equipment and materials, is now open at The exhibition will be held at Makuhari Messe in Chiba on December 5-7.

SEMICON Japan will mark its 31st anniversary, and it is expected to have more exhibition boots than the last year's record of 4,538 booths, to become the biggest in its history.

"I'm honored to say that SEMICON Japan will be held on a scale unprecedented in its history this year. I would like to express my sincere gratitude for the relevant parties' continuing help,” said Dennosuke Uchida, general manager of SEMI Japan. “At this year’s upcoming SEMICON Japan, visitors will be able to see many new products and technologies aimed at outstanding growth in the semiconductor industry, and also meet many people from around the world."

This year's SEMICON Japan will largely consist of four parts; equipment and components in the front-end processes, related facilities and materials in the same processes, end-to-end composites across the front-end and post-processes, and equipment, facilities, components, and materials in the post-end processes.

The Innovation Hall will focus on emerging technologies, and will be specially set up in the Event Hall of Makuhari Messe again this year. The hall will consist of five pavilions including MEMS, Nanotechnologies, Process Technologies, Organic semiconductors, and Ventures. In addition, two stages will be set up for the Special Seminars associated with each pavilion, and for exhibits and technical presentations from exhibitors.

SEMI Feature Zone will also be provided in the Innovation Hall. This corner with the slogan "Toward an EcoTech Future,” will demonstrate how the semiconductor device users, semiconductor device manufacturers, and semiconductor equipment and materials suppliers have addressed environment protection activities.

SEMICON Japan 2007 will offer numerous events in addition to the main exhibition:

In addition to the popular Exhibitor Seminars, SEMICON Japan 2007 will feature a new presentation corner called SEMICON Japan Release Presentation. This will be located at the central entrance on the 2nd floor of the 5 Hall. The presentation contents shall be limited to the new products or technologies released after SEMICON West 2007. "Exhibitor Seminars" and "SEMICON Japan Release Presentations" are free for attendees, and require no additional advance registration. The presentation agenda will be available next month at the SEMICON Japan's Web site.

Moreover, two new programs are planned including "Process Booth Tour," targeting young employees of the device manufacturers, and”Let’s Go to SEMICON!” targeted at students. The former is a expert-guided booth tour, which will be carried out in collaboration with the Society of Semiconductor Industry Seniors. The latter is intended to encourage students to join the semiconductor equipment and materials industries by showing them the current state and attractiveness of the both industries through experts' seminars, booth tours, or others.

The SEMI Presidents Reception, which brings together about 400 senior executives every year, will be held in Imperial Hotel Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo on December 5, 18:30 - 20:00. An annual award ceremony of the Akira Inoue EHS Award will also be scheduled on this occasion. The award is granted annually in SEMICON Japan, and was established in honor of the great deeds by the late Mr. Akira Inoue, an ex-president of Tokyo Electron and a member of SEMI Board of Directors. The award will be presented to a person in the semiconductor or academic circles in recognitions of their outstanding contributions to the EHS Environmental, Health, and Safety areas of the industry and society. This year's winner will be announced on December 4, 2007.

The SEMI Technology Symposium (STS) 2007 will be held at the International Conference Hall in Makuhari Messe from December 5 to 7. STS is the biggest symposium from SEMI, and provides a forum for both the device manufacturers and equipment and materials suppliers from around the world to exchange their outlook on technology trends, and for presentation of current technical trends, technical issues, and practical technologies around the semiconductor process/device technologies by first-line engineers. It will mark its 26th anniversary this year.

This year STS will be comprised of nine technical sessions, a keynote speech entitled "Welcome to the Era of Equivalent Scaling," by Paolo A. Gargini of Intel, and a special session of the ITRS Public Conference by ESIA (European Semiconductor Industry Association), JEITA (Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association), KSIA (Korea Semiconductor Industry Association), SIA (Semiconductor Industry Association), and TSIA (Taiwan Semiconductor Industry Association).

In addition, various events are planned concurrently, including technical and market seminars:

SEMI Standards – International Standards, one of the most important activities at SEMI, will house more than 70 Standards meetings, as well as several programs providing explanations of the current 11 standards and related technical information. An award ceremony will be held to individuals in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the International Standards activities. The SEMI Standards Friendship Party will be held at Hotel New Otani in Makuhari, Chiba, on December 6, 18:00-20:00.

Attendee registration for co-sponsored events at SEMICON Japan is also available at the SEMICON Japan 2007 Web site:

Additional information about SEMICON Japan 2007 exhibition and programs is available on the SEMI Website 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


SEMICON Japan 2007 at a glance

- Date: December 5 (Wed.) - 7 (Fri.), 2007

- Venue: Makuhari Messe (in Chiba, Japan),

- Produced & Sponsored by: SEMI (Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International)

- Web site:

Registration for entry to SEMICON Japan 2007

Visit the SEMICON Japan Web site >>

- Registration period for entry to the exhibition: October 1 (Mon.) - December 7 (Fri.), 2007.

- Acceptance period for participation in the co-sponsored events: October 1 (Mon.) - December 7 (Fri.), 2007

*On reaching the fixed number, the acceptance will be closed.

Association Contacts:

Media Inquiries:
Expositions Division, SEMI Japan
Tel: 81.3.3222.6022

Scott Smith/SEMI US
Tel: +1.408.943.7957