Top Executives to Address “The Power of Asia” at SEMICON Japan 2011

TOKYO, Japan – November 10, 2011 With approximately three-fourths of the world’s semiconductor production capacity now located in Asia, SEMICON Japan 2011— the world's largest exhibition for semiconductor manufacturing and related processing technology— is poised to address key issues, including the importance of Asia’s role in the overall market. SEMI today announced an impressive lineup for the Opening Keynote session, with four executives representing IDMs, foundries, packaging houses and end users delivering speeches focusing on the “Power of Asia.” Over 850 companies from the global semiconductor supply chain will showcase their innovative products and technologies at the event, which is scheduled for December 7-9 at Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan.

After the devastating natural disaster in March, Japan’s semiconductor industry has once again proven that it can overcome challenges and recover quickly. With over 120 volume fabs and the largest share of total installed fab capacity, Japan fabs lead in cutting-edge technology such as 24nm and 19nm NAND Flash.  Japan houses the world’s two largest fabs, Flash Alliance’s Fab 4 and Fab 5 in Yokkaichi, reportedly designed for installed capacity of up to 220,000 and 240,000 wafers per month (300mm equivalents).

SEMICON Japan will feature a "Next Generation Technology Pavilion" to showcase the latest developments and research in emerging technologies. Focused exhibit areas include manufacturing equipment, materials, and technologies for: LEDs, OLEDs, MEMS, TSV and 3D Packaging, and printed electronics.


The opening keynotes with the theme “The Power of Asia” marks the start of SEMICON Japan 2011   on Wednesday, December 7 at 10:00am in the International Conference Hall of Makuhari Messe. Top executives will discuss how they develop their businesses for sustainable growth and promote the collaboration between regions, under the theme of “Power of Asia.”

  • Mr. Yasushi Akao, representative director and president, Renesas Electronics, will discuss   “Renesas Electronics Semiconductor Business toward Smart Society— Recovery from the Earthquake” featuring his company’s effort to establish business continuity based on their experience from the Great East Japan Earthquake.
  •  Ashok Joshi, Head, Vehicle Performance & CAE, Tata Motors, “Role of Product Development in Sustainable Profitable Growth at Tata Motors”
  • Raj Kumar, senior vice president and GM, GLOBALFOUNDRIES Singapore, on “GLOBALFOUNDRIES' Vision for 200mm, 300mm and Beyond
  • Tien Wu, Chief Operating Officer, ASE Group, on “The New Dynamics of the Semiconductor Business”

Japanese-English simultaneous interpretation will be available for these opening keynote speeches.


Before the opening keynotes, the SEMICON Japan Opening Ceremony will be held from 9:30-9:50am   on the same day at the same venue. This ceremony will have addresses from Mr. Tetsuo Tsuneishi, vice chairman of the board, TOKYO ELECTRON and chairman of the SEMICON Japan Initiatives Committee, and other executives, followed by a ribbon-cutting. The opening keynotes and opening ceremony are free of charge to SEMICON Japan 2011 exposition attendees, but pre-registration is required.


SEMICON Japan 2011 is the place for information exchange and networking opportunities for people interested in semiconductor-related businesses in Asia— through the opening keynotes, pavilion and exchange networking events. Please visit for more information.

About SEMI

SEMI is the global industry association serving the nano- and microelectronic manufacturing supply chains. 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 Beijing, Bengaluru, Berlin, Brussels, Grenoble, Hsinchu, Moscow, San Jose, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit

Association Contacts

Deborah Geiger/SEMI
Tel: 408.943.7988

Expositions Division, SEMI Japan
Tel: 81.3.3222.6022