SAN MATEO, Calif.—Aug. 21, 2000—In just 11 months Semicon West will return to the Bay Area, and once again attendees will be fighting to land pricey hotel rooms, and potential exhibitors will be turned away from Moscone Center. Despite these travails, the conference will remain where it is—at least for a few more years. But in the shadows lurks Las Vegas, with its cavernous convention halls and surplus of reasonably priced hotel rooms.
By Lisa Nadile