SEMICON Japan, the world's largest exposition for semiconductor manufacturing, has returned to the Makuhari Messe, Chiba, Japan.

The 29th three-day exposition, organised by SEMI, is estimated to gather over 1600 exhibiting companies occupying about 4300 booths.

Takashi Kumagai, president of SEMI Japan, said: \\$quot;SEMICON Japan 2005 continues to grow, and we expect to attract more exhibitors than last year, which is evidence of Japan’s strong leadership in the semiconductor equipment and materials market.

Building on the theme, “Sharing Expertise, Make Innovation,” SEMICON Japan will highlight the latest technologies, materials and services for semiconductor wafer processing, testing and assembly.

The expo features six pavilions called “Innovation Hall” located in the Makuhari Messe Event Hall, focusing on emerging technologies such as MEMS/NEMS, Nanotechnology, Photovoltaics, Manufacturing engineering and Venture capital companies/Academia. The New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organisation (NEDO) will also be exhibiting its industrial technology projects at the show.

In addition to the six exhibition pavilions, two areas are set aside for exhibitors to present product materials and technical information. The presentation areas will also house introductory seminars on nanotechnology, MEMS and other special lectures focused on emerging technologies, as well as a SEMI Photovoltaic technology symposium. All seminars held in the presentation areas are free of charge, and seating will be on a first come, first served basis.

Exposition dates: 7- 9 December, 10:00am - 5:00pm

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Semi Japan