China semiconductor acquisitions surge; SEMICON China brings the new market into focus

During SEMICON China 2016 on March 15-17 in Shanghai, key government decision makers, IC fund managers, and global industry analysts will share their insights on China’s IC manufacturing policy. SEMI expects record numbers of global industry executives will attend the world’s largest electronics manufacturing exposition to learn about the opportunities, challenges, and risks in China’s quickly changing market.

In 2016, semiconductor equipment spending is expected to be $5.3 billion, 9 percent above 2015 spending. In 2016, total spending on semiconductor materials in China will be $6.2 billion, with China representing the highest growth rate of all the regions tracked by SEMI.  SEMI is tracking ten 300mm facilities in China that are currently in production, with eight of these facilities either upgrading or ramping. Another three are either in construction or changing product type.  In addition, SEMI is tracking another six 300mm projects in various stages of planning.

The global industry is watching and taking cues from the bold industry investment policy and its implementation with its massive potential impact on the global semiconductor manufacturing supply chain.  The policies represent major opportunities for China and global semiconductor companies who understand and have the ambition to play in the new ecosystem.

Dr. C.C. Wei, general manager and co-CEO of TSMC will present the grand opening keynote at SEMICON China. Keynote speakers from SMIC, National IC Investment Fund, BOE, Applied Materials, LAM Research, TEL and STATS ChipPAC will also present. The entire semiconductor industry ecosystem - including device manufacturing, equipment, materials, assembly and test services, design, and more - will participate.

2016 is the first year that SEMICON China will present forums on the entire ecosystem “Build China’s IC Manufacturing Ecosystem.” In addition, forums will include: Mobile and IOT Technology Forum (co-organized with JEDEC), China Memory Strategic Forum, Sensor Hub Solution for Wearable and IOT, LED China, and Power Semiconductors.

“Tech Investment Forum-China 2016″ will be held on March 16. The Tech Investment Forum has already become an important platform between the investment and semiconductor industry in China. This year, Mr. Lu Jun, the president of SINO IC Capital will give a keynote speech. There will also be a session where startup companies can pitch to venture investors for project funding.

China Semiconductor Technology International Conference (CSTIC) precede at SEMICON China. Organized by SEMI and IEEE-EDS, CSTIC 2016 covers all aspects of semiconductor technology and manufacturing (more than than 400  papers), including devices, design, lithography, integration, materials, processes, and manufacturing, as well as emerging semiconductor technologies and silicon material applications.

FPD China and the LED China Conference are co-located with SEMICON China, leveraging synergies in these emerging and adjacent markets. Featuring more than 900 exhibitors occupying more than 2,600 booths, SEMICON China is the largest exposition of its kind in China with over 50,000 people expected to attend.

SEMICON China 2016 is approved by the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China, co-organized by SEMI and the China Electronic Chamber of Commerce (CECC). Sponsors include: JCET, SMIC, TEL, Applied Materials, LAM Research, ASE, GCL, and ANJI.

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