Following a successful Semicon Japan 2007 in early December last year, the focus now moves across the North Pacific Rim to China, where Semicon China 2008 officially opens with a keynote session focusing on the outlook and trends for IC and microelectronics manufacturing in China.

Invited speakers will offer their views and projections for the future of the IC industry in China and globally, while visitors will have the opportunity to see the companies, people, products, information, and technologies shaping the future of semiconductor design and manufacturing, all under one arena.

Taking place from the 18th - 20th March 2008, Semicon China is a major industry event providing multiple opportunities for visitors to exchange information and network with exhibitors representing hundreds of semiconductor and microelectronic companies. The technical and business programs cover a broad range of topics from manufacturing to forecasting and serve as a platform for visitors to discuss and interact with industry experts.

Held at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC), the event will welcome more than 1, 000 exhibitors and 30,000 visitors from around the world with special campaigns and promotions during the year leading up to the event and this year’s exhibition celebrating the growth in the industry of late.

The Semicon China gala reception will include recognition of industry-leading companies, with special appreciation awards for their contributions over the past 20 years to the growth and development of China's semiconductor industry. The Semiconductor Museum will recognise the past 2 decades of contributions by SEMI members and SEMICON exhibitors to the growth of the China IC industry, by presenting each step of the semiconductor manufacturing process and the milestones in the history of China’s flourishing market.