SEMI ISS 2008 to Focus on Converging Trends in Semiconductor Manufacturing

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Annual Conference Offers Executive Insights on the Economy, Emerging Technologies and Business Trends Affecting the Semiconductor Industry–Returns to Half Moon Bay January 13-16, 2008

SAN JOSE, Calif. – December 4, 2007 – SEMI Industry Strategy Symposium (ISS) 2008, the premier executive conference platform for discussion of the numerous trends and challenges converging on the semiconductor manufacturing industry, returns to The Ritz- Carlton at Half Moon Bay, January 13-16, 2008. This year’s program features presentations from top-tier analysts and executive speakers including a keynote from noted speaker, author and futurist, James Canton, Ph.D., who will examine 21st century challenges and opportunities facing the industry.

Building on the theme “When Trends Collide: Consolidation and Growth,” the conference will focus on key industry trends including consumer-driven markets, rising manufacturing and design costs, slower industry growth, and ongoing industry consolidation.

The global economy for semiconductor manufacturing will be the focus of sessions on day one of the conference. Leading economists from Global Insights, STMicroelectronics and the Consumer Electronics Association will present important perspectives on critical global economic trends affecting the industry during the morning session. In the afternoon session, analysts from Semico, SEMI, Needham & company, SIA, IC Insights and iSuppli will take a look at some of the existing and new end markets for semiconductors as consumer applications continue to drive the market.

The focus of ISS 2008 day two will be the global semiconductor manufacturing supply chain, as key analysts and executives from companies such as VLSI Research, Synopsis and Asyst Technologies examine current and emerging supply chain market trends and opportunities. Session two of the day will delve deeper into the supply chain and examine the technologies necessary for continued progress in semiconductor manufacturing. The discussions will be led by top executives and academics from companies such as AMD, Intel, Gartner and UC Berkeley, among others.

The final day of ISS focuses on the financial aspect of the semiconductor manufacturing industry with the annual “Streetviews” presentation and panel discussion led by moderator, James Bagley, executive and chairman of the board of Lam Research. Panelists include Jay Deahna of J.P. Morgan, Mark Fitzgerald of Bank of America Securities, Brett Hodess of Merrill Lynch, and Stephen O’Rourke of Deutsche Bank. A closing keynote will be delivered by Steve Newberry of Lam Research.

The SEMI Industry Strategy Symposium costs $1,700 per person for SEMI members ($1,900 for non-members) for registrations received on or before December 4, 2007. After December 4, registration is $1,800 for members and $2,000 for non-members. To register or for more information, including an updated conference schedule, visit, or call SEMI Customer Service at 1.408.943.6901.

SEMI is the global industry association serving the manufacturing supply chains for the microelectronic, display and photovoltaic industries. SEMI member companies are the engine of the future, enabling smarter, faster and more economical products that improve our lives. Since 1970, SEMI has been committed to helping members grow more profitably, create new markets and meet common industry challenges. SEMI maintains offices in Austin, Beijing, Brussels, Hsinchu, Moscow, San Jose, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit


Scott Smith/SEMI
Tel.: 408.943.7957

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