SEMICON West 2012 Highlights

SEMICON West 2012 is the flagship event for the global microelectronics industry, featuring exhibits, products, technical sessions, and solutions focused on the design and manufacture of semiconductors, MEMS, LEDs, photovoltaics, printed and flexible electronics and related technologies. The 42nd annual SEMICON West is again co-located with Intersolar North America.

In The Numbers:

  • SEMICON West – 1307 booths (2011: 1273), net exhibit area 131,746 sq. ft.
  • 690 exhibiting companies from 21 countries, 51 new exhibitors
  • Exhibitors with New Products: 361, with Live Demo: 268, with Equipment: 389
  • 31,000 projected attendees, with 14% international visitors
  • Premier sponsors: Advantest, Applied Materials, KLA-Tencor

SEMICON West: Full Event Calendar

What’s New?

Executive Events (Keynote Stage, Esplanade Hall)

  • Opening Keynote: Shekhar Borkar, Intel, Tuesday, July 10, 9:00-9:45am, “Ubiquitous Computing in the Coming Years – Technology Challenges and Opportunities"
  • Keynote: Mark Pinto, Applied Materials, Tuesday, July 10, 1:00-1:45pm, “Advancing Today’s PV Market Through c-Si Manufacturing Innovation"
  • Keynote: Ivo Bolsens, Xilinx, Wednesday, July 11, 10:00-10:45am, “All Programmable – from Silicon to System"
  • Keynote: James G. Brown, First Solar, Wednesday, July 11, 1:00-1:30pm, “Solar Power’s Transition from Subsidy Dependence to Mainstream Energy Solution”

Networking Event

There are more than 100 hours of technical and business sessions:

  • Over 205 speakers presenting at SEMICON West 2012 programs
  • More than 50 hours of free technical sessions at the four TechXPOT stages on the show floor (two in North Hall, including the PV Production Stage, and two in South Hall, including the Extreme Electronics TechXPOT stage). Sessions at the TechXPOTs cover a spectrum of topics and issues focused on critical microelectronics manufacturing technologies, from design to final manufacturing and test.
  • The Extreme Electronics TechXPOT features sessions on emerging and adjacent technology markets including MEMS, high-brightness LEDs, flexible and printed electronics.
  • The PV Production Stage features sessions on new processes and technologies driving to a sustainable business model for solar in the US.

TechXPOT North (North Hall)


Extreme Electronics (South Hall)

TechXPOT South (South Hall) 

PV and Technology Stage (North Hall)