SEMICON West will be a virtual event for the first time in its 50-year history when it runs from July 20-23.

The microelectronics annual conference, and the flagship event for the semiconductor industry, was due to be held at the Moscone Center, San Francisco, California, but due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic it has now moved to a virtual format.

Visitors will hear from, and interact with, visionaries and executives from across the microelectronics supply chain and its markets.

Presentations will feature emerging applications that demand the industry’s design and manufacturing expertise. Virtual exhibit booths throughout the detailed, interactive exhibit hall provide the opportunity to network and gather insights just like on a physical show floor.

Attendees can stop by SMART technology pavilions and exhibitors’ booths to view video content, download informative product information, and converse with supplier representatives.

“This will be the deepest, most extensive online global industry event this year,” said David Anderson, President of SEMI Americas and host for the gathering.

“As a virtual conference, SEMICON West 2020 allows us to offer our customers – large and small – A-list speakers and a full exhibition experience, with all the content, interactions and networking opportunities of a physical show – without the associated costs and time of travel.”

Attendees can also join technical sessions, participate in one-on-one or group meetings, and interact with colleagues and industry representatives in networking areas.

Registration opens May 18, 2020; a notification form and detailed information on the event are available at www.semiconwest.org.