This week, SEMI announced an exceptional lineup of speakers for SEMICON Japan’s keynote stage “SuperTHEATER”, which focuses on key market and technology challenges and developments, and their impact on the semiconductor supply chain. SEMICON Japan 2015, the largest exhibition in Japan for semiconductor manufacturing and related processing technology, will take place at Tokyo Big Sight in Tokyo on December 16-18.
Japan’s semiconductor industry capital expenditure rebounded in 2014 and this year 13 percent growth is forecast for equipment spending. For front-end equipment, a 33 percent increase is expected in Japan this year according to the recent SEMI World Fab Forecast report. Drivers for the increased investment are: NAND Flash, CMOS sensors, power semiconductors, and automotive semiconductors.
Attendees at SEMICON Japan will explore the key technologies and business models necessary to grow in the coming years. The SuperTHEATER will offer nine keynote forums, all with simultaneous English-Japanese translation, with global top executives. Opening Keynote presenters are:
- Fujitsu: Masami Yamamoto, chairman and representative director
- Tata Consultancy Services Japan: Amur S. Lakshminarayanan, president and CEO
- Rakuten Institute of Technology: Masaya Mori, executive officer and representative
The Semiconductor Executive Forum features executives from Micron Technologies, Renesas Electronics, and Sony. The SEMI Market Forum offers presentations from IHS Global, VLSI Research, and SEMI. An IT Forum features presenters from Cisco Japan, Google Japan, Microsoft Japan, and Qualcomm. The Lithography Business Forum and Manufacturing Innovation Forum showcase speakers from Dai Nippon, KLA-Tencor, Intel, Nomura, Toshiba, and TSMC. The Digital Society Forum features speakers from Cisco Japan, Hitachi and Frost & Sullivan Japan, while the Smart Life & Smart Car Forum with have presenters from IBM Japan, Nissan Motor and Renesas Electronics. The Grand Finale Panel program features top Japanese semiconductor supply chain executives — from Toshiba, Infineon Japan, JSR, Tokyo Electron, Micron Memory Japan, and Megachips.