SEMICON West 2012 to Showcase Advances in LEDs, MEMS, and Plastic Electronics Manufacturing

“Extreme Electronics” Exhibits and Presentations Focus on Manufacturing Technologies for Growing Microelectronics Technology Markets

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — May 1, 2012 — As companies in the high-brightness LED (HB-LED), MEMS, and plastic electronics markets continue to pursue Moore's Law-like progress in their respective fields, new developments in manufacturing materials and process technologies are enabling advances in product performance, efficiency, and cost reduction that are bringing more products to market and expandaing the commercial adoption. Speakers from Cree, Seoul Semiconductor, Micralyne, InvenSense, Hanking, Panasonic and more will discuss the latest manufacturing and technology trends at SEMICON West 2012, in the Extreme Electronics "show-within-the-show" exhibit area. SEMICON West will be held July 10-12 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California.

While LEDs, MEMS, and plastic electronics are becoming increasingly pervasive in consumer and commercial electronics, each of these technologies contend with manufacturing challenges that threaten to hinder their commercial progress and the development of innovative new electronic products. Lower-cost solid state lighting solutions, sensors, and organic displays and lighting are just some of the products whose futures depend on continued advances in microelectronics manufacturing. The exhibits and presentations at Extreme Electronics highlight manufacturing issues and solutions unique to these emerging technologies. The co-location of LED, MEMS, and plastic electronics-focused exhibitors within the framework of SEMICON West is aimed at maximizing the synergies between semiconductors and related adjacent markets, as each share many of the same manufacturing materials, equipment, and processes.

Extreme Electronics Sessions at SEMICON West 2012

In addition to scores of exhibitors featuring products and technologies dedicated to emerging market technologies, Extreme Electronics will feature more than 25 free technical presentations on the Extreme Electronics technology stage, located on the show floor. Scheduled technical sessions include:


LEDs/Solid State Lighting

  • Enabling the Next-Generation of HB-LEDs; Wednesday, July 11, 10:30am–3:30pm.  Speakers discussing the current state of some disruptive technologies and solutions for improving manufacturing yields include: Cree, Soraa, Everlight Electronics, EV Group, Canaccord Genuity, LayTec AG, Seoul Semiconductor, Lattice Power, Yole Développement, GT Advanced Technologies and more.

Plastic/Printed Electronics

For more information about SEMICON West programs, visit the website at  Opportunities to exhibit are still available – learn more about exhibiting at SEMICON West and Extreme Electronics.

Premier sponsors for SEMICON West 2012 are Advantest, Applied Materials, and KLA-Tencor.

Visitor registration is $50 through June 2; onsite registration will be $150. For more information and to register, please visit

About SEMI

SEMI is the global industry association serving the manufacturing supply chains for nano- and microelectronics.  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 Contact

Deborah Geiger/SEMI
Phone: 408.943.7988

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