SEMICON China 2018 Keynotes Announced As Attendance Soars

SHANGHAI ─ February 19, 2018 SEMICON China 2018 today announced keynote speakers from semiconductor industry powerhouses and an event record of more than 74,000 square meters of exhibition space – the size of nearly 10 professional soccer fields. March 14-16 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre, SEMICON China 2018 is also registering record attendance with more than 1,000 exhibitors, 3,600 booths and an expected 70,000 visitors. The event is concurrent with FPD China 2018.

SEMICON China 30 Years LogoThe new highs mirror China’s sharp ascent as a major force in the global semiconductor industry. In 2018, China is expected to significantly expand spending on wafer fabrication equipment, overtaking Taiwan as the second largest in equipment investments among all regions with Korea at the top.

China is set to build 19 new semiconductor fabs from 2017 onwards, according to SEMI’s World Fab Forecast. China’s fab construction spending is forecast to grow from a record high $6.2 billion in 2017 to $6.8 billion in 2018, accounting for over 50 percent of worldwide construction spending. The rise of China’s semiconductor industry comes as global semiconductor revenue, silicon shipments, capital expenditures, and fab equipment investment all set records in 2017.

Opening day at SEMICON China 2018 will feature keynote speakers from world-class companies. The presenters will offer insights into global business and technology trends and market opportunities in light of China's semiconductor industry growth. Keynotes will include:

  • Zhou Zixue, chairman of the board, SMIC
  • Rick Wallace, CEO and President, KLA-Tencor
  • Walden Rhines, president and CEO, Mentor, a Siemens Business
  • Steve Kelley, president and CEO, Amkor
  • Jackie Sturm, VP and GM of the Global Supply Management Organization, Intel
  • Rick Gottscho, executive VP and CTO, Lam Research
  • Chu Qing, VP & CSO, Huawei

SEMICON China, the largest and most influential gathering of the electronics supply chain in China, features forums and conferences on hot topics including:

  • Smart Automotive Forum - AI Inside
  • Smart Manufacturing Forum
  • Power & Compound Semiconductor International Forum 2018
  • MSIG International IOT Conference
  • China Display Conference

CSTIC 2018, China’s most influential international microelectronics forum, will be held in conjunction with SEMICON China 2018. The March 11-12 event brings together experts from industry, academia, and research institutions to offer the latest updates on market dynamics, industry trends and technology innovation.

The SEMI Industry Gala dinner banquet and awards ceremony on closing day of SEMICON China will recognize individuals and companies that have made outstanding industry contributions to the semiconductor industry. More than 500 global semiconductor industry leaders, technical elites and government policymakers are expected to attend the ceremony.

SEMICON China remains open for visitor registration. For more event information, visit

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Association Contacts
Cherry Sun
SEMI China
Phone: +86.21.6027.8548

Michael Hall
SEMI Headquarters
Phone: 1.408.943.7988

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