SEMICON Korea Set to Open January 30, 2008

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SEOUL, Korea – January 15, 2008 – SEMICON Korea 2008, the largest exposition dedicated to semiconductor and flat panel display manufacturing in Korea, returns to the Convention and Exhibition Center (COEX) in Seoul, January 30- February 1. Featuring more than 540 exhibiting companies occupying more than 1,550 booths, the exposition showcases the latest equipment, materials and services for the production of 300 mm silicon wafers, nanotechnology devices, FPD, and photovoltaic products.

Interest and attendance at SEMICON Korea are being bolstered by strong capital equipment and materials spending into the region, and preliminary figures show spending of about $13.5 billion in 2007. Currently, Korea has eight 300mm fabs in production, mainly for the manufacture of Flash and DRAM, with nine more scheduled to go into production over the next six years.

SEMICON Korea features four halls of product and technology exhibits, as well as a full range of technical and business sessions including a new program focused on photovoltaic technologies. The conference keynote will be delivered by Stefan Lai, vice president of Business Development at Ovonyx, and he will discuss the wide range of applications for PCM memory technology.

The SEMICON Korea STS (SEMI Technical Symposium,) January 30-31, features technical sessions including Advanced Lithography, Dielectrics Metals New Materials and their processes, Device, Etching, Contamination-free Manufacturing and CMP, Electropackage System and Interconnect Products, and will offer a comprehensive view of technological innovations for next generation semiconductor manufacturing.

Other programs include an IP seminar, which will focus on the importance of IP, and why mutual IP protection should be emphasized; a greenhouse gas reduction and energy saving seminar; and photovoltaic technology seminar, as well as multiple standards and market sessions.

For registration and detailed program information, please visit, or contact SEMI for more information. In the US, call 408.943.6905; in Korea, dial 82.2.551.3401.

Qualified journalists wishing to attend SEMICON Korea 2007 should contact (in the US) Scott Smith, SEMI public relations, at +1.408.943.7957 In Korea, contact Jin-Woo Park, at +82.2.551.3404, or

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


Jin Woo Park/SEMI Korea
Tel: 82.2.551.3404


Scott Smith/SEMI US
Tel: 1.408.943.7957