Converging Technology Revolutions Take Center Stage at SEMICON West 2011

New Transistor Designs, 3D-IC, and 450 mm Wafers— and the Growing Importance of LED, MEMS, Power IC and other Technologies— Transform Premier Industry Event

SAN JOSE, Calif. — March 8, 2011 — Disruptive advances in semiconductor manufacturing technology— including new device architectures, 3D integration, and hyper-growth “more than Moore” markets— will be the focus of over 100 hours of business and technical information at SEMICON West 2011, to be held July 12-14 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. SEMICON West, the industry’s flagship event for microelectronics manufacturing, will host more than 500 international exhibiting companies and over 20,000 expected visitors interested in solutions and options for the greatest micro-and nano manufacturing challenges in the coming decade. Detailed content and expert perspective will address semiconductor, LED, MEMS, power IC, printed electronics, and other enabling technologies powering our digital world.

The industry is experiencing a convergence of forces as Moore’s Law confronts new developments in semiconductor architecture, 3D packaging, and emerging technologies. These converging forces further push the interdependencies of all sectors of the value chain— from design to production and test to system developers and OEMS. The limits of traditional device scaling are addressed by research and development in a host of technologies and solutions, from vertical transistors (FinFETs), to extremely thin SOI substrates (FD-ETSOI), to III-V materials, as well as 3D-IC and EUV lithography. In addition, MEMS, LEDs, and power ICs are all becoming the double-digit growth markets that offer new technical challenges and business opportunities for the industry. 

“The last decade in semiconductor manufacturing was characterized by traditional scaling advancements with related developments in equipment and materials,” said Karen Savala, president, SEMI Americas. “The coming decade will be marked by new device architectures and platforms for coming nodes and extends advanced process technologies to exciting new markets and applications.  This year’s SEMICON West will assemble the world’s leading companies and experts to inform, educate and debate these exciting changes.”

The SEMICON West exhibition will feature four on-floor stages where presentations on the solutions and challenges in micro- and nano-manufacturing will be conducted throughout the three-day event.  Attendance at these “TechXPOTs” is free for those who advance register by April 25.  Extreme Electronics, the "show-within-the-show" at SEMICON West, will focus on new and adjacent technologies— with technical sessions, presentations, and exhibits focused on MEMS, high-brightness LEDs, flexible electronics, power ICs, and other new and disruptive technology markets.

Confirmed keynote presentations will provided by Tien Wu, Chief Operating Officer, Board of Directors, Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc. (ASE) and Luc Van den hove, president and CEO, IMEC.

 Highlights of the TechXPOT sessions focusing on semiconductor technology include:

  • Emerging Architectures for logic and memory at the 14/15 nm node
  • The latest news on Advanced Lithography
  • Executive Panel: 3D in the Deep Submicron Era
  • 450 mm wafer transition
  • Advanced packaging trends and new packaging materials
  • Test challenges and solutions

Other programs, including free presentations at the Extreme Electronics TechXPOT on critical issues in emerging and adjacent technologies, contain:

  • Front-end manufacturing challenges in High-Brightness LEDs
  • Assembly, test and packaging issues in LEDs
  • CMOS Integration, TSVs and other trends in MEMs
  • Unique demands in Power Management ICs
  • New developments in Printed and Flexible Electronics

SEMICON West will be held at Moscone Center concurrently with Intersolar North America (Moscone Center, West Hall), focusing on technologies and business opportunities in the U.S. solar industry. About 550 U.S.-based and international exhibitors and 20,000 trade visitors are expected across the more than 130,000 net square feet of floor space.

For more information about SEMICON West 2011, including registration and exhibition information, please visit

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 Beijing, Bengaluru, Berlin, Brussels, Grenoble, Hsinchu, Moscow, San Jose, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit

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