SEMICON Japan 2005 SEMI Technology Symposium Runs December 7-9

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Topics Include Immersion Lithography, Advanced Interconnects, DFM

TOKYO, Japan, October 12, 2005 -- Online registration opens October 3 for the SEMI Technology Symposium (STS) 2005, to be held December 7-9 at the International Conference Hall, Makuhari Messe, Tokyo, in conjunction with SEMICON Japan 2005.

STS Japan, now in its 24th year, provides a comprehensive platform for technical information exchange between semiconductor device makers and equipment and materials suppliers. The program comprises nine sessions and opens with a keynote address by Michael Polcari, president and CEO of SEMATECH, on the topic of “Innovation and Productivity: Accelerating the Next Technology Revolution”. Attendance at the keynote is free of charge and no advanced registration is required.

“The STS program brings together the best minds in the industry to address key challenges at the leading edge of semiconductor process and device technology,” said Takashi Kumagai, president of SEMI Japan. “Last year the program attracted 1,245 registered attendees, a reflection of quality of the technical papers and the expertise of the authors.”

The STS 2005 technical sessions will cover topics such as advanced devices at the 45-nm node, copper/low-k dielectric solutions, etching techniques, nanotechnology, IC testing, and advanced IC packaging. Two sessions will focus on lithography; specifically, IC mask design in the manufacturing process, and future options beyond immersion lithography. A session on manufacturing science will address productivity issues in the era of LSI devices for low cost, high functionality consumer electronics.

In conjunction with STS 2005 will be the International Packaging Strategy Symposium (IPSS) 2005 on December 8 from 10:00 to 16:35. The theme for this year’s IPSS will be “The New Packaging Business; Approaches for the Winners”

The STS 2005 Japan program includes the 12th annual STS Awards Commemorative Speech, set for December 7. Presentations will be given by six award winners who were selected from last year’s STS program.

The program chair for STS 2005 is Shinji Okazaki from the Association of Super-Advanced Electronics Technologies (ASET).

For additional information about STS 2005 and online registration, visit

For general inquires contact the SEMI Japan office at 81.3.3222.5993; e-mail: In North America, contact SEMI Customer Service at 1.408.943.6901; e-mail:

SEMI is a global industry association serving companies that develop and provide manufacturing technology, materials and services to make semiconductors, flat panel displays (FPDs), micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) and related microelectronics. SEMI maintains offices in Austin, Beijing, Brussels, Hsinchu, Moscow, San Jose (Calif.), Seoul, Singapore, Tokyo, Shanghai and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit SEMI at


Shigeko Tatsuma/SEMI Japan
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