Dreams Start Here: SEMICON Japan 2017 Keynotes Announced

Making connections that inspire innovation and drive the future of electronics

TOKYO — October 3, 2017 — Today, SEMI announced an exceptional lineup of keynotes coming to SEMICON Japan’s “SuperTHEATER” ─ focusing on the future of the electronics manufacturing supply chain. SEMICON Japan 2017, the largest exhibition in Japan for electronics manufacturing, will take place at Tokyo Big Sight in Tokyo on December 13-15. Registration is now open for the exhibition and programs.

With the theme “Dreams Start Here,” SEMICON Japan 2017 will bring together the connections between people, technologies and businesses across the electronics manufacturing supply chain ─ extending to the internet of things (IoT) applications that inspire the dreams that shape the future.

Japan has the world’s third-largest 300mm wafer installed fab capacity and the world’s largest 200mm and smaller wafer fab capacity (including discrete devices production). Japan also supplies one third of the semiconductor equipment and more than half of the semiconductor materials that are purchased in the global market.

The SuperTHEATER offers nine keynote forums, all with simultaneous English-Japanese translation. On December 13, keynotes at SEMICON Japan’s SuperTHEATER include:

  • Opening Keynotes ─ Visions of the Game Changing Era
    • Soft Bank:  Ken Miyauchi, president and CEO, “The Information Revolution beyond the Singularity”
    • Qualcomm Technologies: Raj Talluri, senior VP of product management, “Qualcomm Viewpoint: Accelerating the Internet of Things”
  • Semiconductor Executive Forum ─ Growth Strategy in New Business Environment
    • TowerJazz Semiconductor: Russell Ellwanger, CEO, “Value Creation”
    • SMIC: Haijun Zhao, CEO, Considerations in Developing Manufacturable IC Technologies”
    • Micron Technology: Wayne Allan, senior VP of global manufacturing, “Enabling Smart Manufacturing in Today’s Industry 4.0”

The SEMI Market Forum, also on December 13, will offer presentations from IHS Markit and SEMI, with the theme “In the Light and Shadow of Awaking China”

Additional SEMICON Japan 2017 highlights include:

  • IT/AI Forum on U.S. companies’ artificial intelligence strategies
  • IoT Global Trends Forum on semiconductors for IoT
  • IoT Key Technology Forum on Smart Transportation
  • Manufacturing Innovation Forum n “Manufacturing Technology for the Diversified Future”
  • Electronics Trends
  • Mirai (the Future) Vision

Platinum sponsors of SEMICON Japan include Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation, Screen Semiconductor Solutions Co., Ltd., and Tokyo Electron Limited. Gold sponsors include: Advantest, Applied Materials, Daihen, Ebara, Fasford Technology, Hitachi Chemical, JSR, Lam Research, Nikon, Tokyo Seimitsu, and VAT. The co-located WORLD OF IOT is sponsored by ASE Group, Disco, and SoftBank.

For more information and to register for SEMICON Japan, visit www.semiconjapan.org/en/

About SEMI

SEMI® connects over 2,000 member companies and 1.3 million professionals worldwide to advance the technology and business of electronics manufacturing. SEMI members are responsible for the innovations in materials, design, equipment, software, devices, and services that enable smarter, faster, more powerful, and more affordable electronic products. FlexTech and the MEMS & Sensors Industry Group (MSIG) are SEMI Strategic Association Partners, defined communities within SEMI focused on specific technologies. Since 1970, SEMI has built connections that have helped its members prosper, create new markets, and address common industry challenges together. SEMI maintains offices in Bangalore, Berlin, Brussels, Grenoble, Hsinchu, Seoul, Shanghai, Silicon Valley (Milpitas, Calif.), Singapore, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C.  For more information, visit www.semi.org and follow SEMI on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Association Contact

Yoichiro Ando
SEMI Japan
Phone: 81.3.3222.5854
Email: yando@semi.org