SAN JOSE, Calif. — April 20, 2011 — SEMI and JPEA announced today that PVJapan 2011, originally slated for July, is now rescheduled for December 5-7, 2011. The event was postponed due to the ongoing recovery efforts in the wake of the Great East Japan Earthquake and at the request of Japanese government agencies to help conserve energy resources during the summer months. PVJapan will be held at Makuhari Messe, Japan.
“The tragic events of March 11, 2011, and the continued recovery efforts have heightened the importance of renewable energy and distributed power generation in Japan,” said Hank Nakagawa, president of SEMI Japan. “Solar power promises to aid in the recovery of the disaster-affected areas and the Japanese economy. We believe that PVJapan 2011 will be an instrumental part of these recovery efforts, raising awareness and visibility of the solar industry and advancing renewed investment and reconstruction.”
SEMICON Japan 2011 is now scheduled for December 7-9 in the same venue as PVJapan. These two significant events in the same week — with one day of overlap — will present an excellent opportunity to leverage the similarities of semiconductor and PV technologies and maximize networking opportunities for both exhibitors and visitors alike.
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 Beijing, Bengaluru, Berlin, Brussels, Grenoble, Hsinchu, Moscow, San Jose, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.semi.org.
Japan Photovoltaic Energy Association was established in 1987 to promote the adoption of photovoltaic technology. JPEA has 120 member companies/associations related to solar power generation. JPEA members include solar cell and module makers, general contractors and residential-related companies, distributors, electric power companies, public entities, and so forth. www.jpea.gr.jp.
SEMI Association Contacts
Deborah Geiger/SEMI Headquarters
San Jose, California
SEMI Japan/PV Group Business Unit
SEMI Japan/Market Division
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