Industry 4.0, automotive, and emerging markets highlights at SEMICON Europa

Today, SEMI announced that SEMICON Europa 2015, the region’s largest microelectronics manufacturing event, will offer new themes to support the semiconductor industry’’s development in Europe. The exposition and conferences will take place in Dresden on October 6-8. SEMICON Europa will feature over 100 hours of technical sessions and presentations addressing the critical issues and challenges facing the microelectronics industries. Registration for visitors and conference participants opens today.

For the first time, SEMICON Europa will offer specific sessions on microelectronics in the automotive and medical technology segments as well as events focusing on microelectronics for the smart factory of the future. “SEMICON Europa will be the forum bringing semiconductor technology in direct contact with the industries that are driving chip usage the most right now,” explains Stephan Raithel, managing director in Berlin at SEMI. “The largest growth rates over the next few years will be in the automotive industry, medical technology, and communication technology – exactly the application areas that we are focusing on at SEMICON Europa this year.”

Materials and equipment for the semiconductor industry will remain the core of SEMICON Europa 2015. However, programs will also include new areas including imaging, low power, and power electronics. In addition, Plastic Electronics 2015, the world’s largest conference with exhibitions in the field of flexible, large-scale and organic electronics, will complement SEMICON Europa. In all, the SEMICON Europa 2015 conference program includes over 40 trade conferences and high-quality discussion forums.

At the Fab Managers Forum, Reinhard Ploss, CEO of Infineon Technologies AG, and Hans Vloeberghs, European Business director of Fujifilm, will be the keynote speakers, focusing on how the European semiconductor industry can improve its competitiveness. The Semiconductor Technology Conference, focusing on productivity enhancements for future advanced technology nodes in semiconductor technology, features keynote speakers Peter Jenkins, VP of Marketing at ASML; Niall MacGearailt, Advanced Manufacturing Research program manager at Intel; and Paul Farrar, GM for the consortium G450C at SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, which works on creating the conditions necessary for producing chips on 450mm wafers.

New at SEMICON Europa 2015: SEMI and its German partner HighTech Startbahn are expanding the Innovation Village. Innovation Village is the ideal forum for European startups and high-growth businesses in search of investors. Sixty start-up/young businesses will have the opportunity to present their ideas and their business model to potential investors and industry partners. The application deadline is June 15.

Over 400 exhibitors at SEMICON Europa represent the suppliers of Europe’s leading microelectronics companies. From wafers to the finished product and every element in between, SEMICON Europa displays the best of the microelectronics manufacturing. The exhibitor markets include semiconductors, MEMS, consumables, device fabrication, wafer processing, materials, assembly and packaging, process, test, and components.

To learn more (exhibition or registration), please visit: www.semiconeuropa.org/en.

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