Registration Now Open for Industry Strategy and Technology Forum 2008

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Registration Now Open for Industry Strategy and Technology Forum 2008

Executives from Komatsu and Toshiba to Deliver Keynotes

TOKYO, Japan – June 30, 2008 – SEMI and the Semiconductor Equipment Association of Japan (SEAJ), today announced open registration for the co-sponsored event Industry Strategy and Technology Forum 2008 (ISTF), which will be held September 16–17, 2008 at Pacifico Yokohama in Yokohama, Japan. Event keynotes will be delivered by executives from Komatsu and Toshiba.

ISTF provides semiconductor and FPD industry professionals with the most up-to-date information on global industry-focused technologies, as well as numerous networking opportunities. The event will encompass all elements of the industry including device; equipment, parts and materials manufacturers; R&D consortia; colleges; and municipal corporations. ISTF is the largest event of its kind in the world, and is dedicated to offering a forum for valuable and constructive discussion among companies in the industry.

Nearly 2,000 visitors from the semiconductor and FPD industries are expected to attend this year’s ISTF. On the first day of the event, a wide range of keynote speeches and business strategy sessions are planned, as well as a networking reception. The second day of the conference will feature 10 sessions focusing on industry-specific manufacturing technologies, engineering roadmaps, equipment strategies, and FPD and market trends.

Event registration for ISTF 2008 is currently available at the ISTF Web site at For additional information, contact the Event Desk in SEMI Japan(Phone: +81-3-3222-5993, Email:

Outline of Industry Strategy and Technology Forum (ISTF) 2008

  • - Date: September 16th – 17th, 2008
  • - Venue: Pacifico Yokohama, Convention Center 3F
  • - Organized by: SEAJ/SEMI
  • - Supported by : Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry(METI)
  • - Sponsored by : Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA), Association of Super-Advanced Electronics Technology (ASET), Japan Vacuum Industry Association (JVIA), Semiconductor Leading Edge Technologies, Inc. (Selete), Consortium for Advanced Semiconductor Materials and Related Technologies (CASMAT), Semiconductor Industry Research Institute Japan (SIRIJ), Semiconductor Technology Academic Research Center (STARC), Japan Semiconductor Ventures Association (JASVA)
  • - Web site :

Those interested in attending the event may register at Visitors will learn valuable information on current and future semiconductor equipment and materials.

About SEAJ (Semiconductor Equipment Association of Japan)

Semiconductor Equipment Association of Japan (SEAJ, Chairman: Tetsuro Higashi), founded in March 1985, promoted by the major semiconductor equipment manufacturers, is a nationwide organization of semiconductor manufacturing and FPD panel manufacturing equipment manufacturers and related equipment manufacturers. Web site:

About SEMI

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

SEMI Japan
Tel: +81.3.3222.5993


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