SEMICON Japan 2016 Opens at Tokyo Big Sight

TOKYO — December 13, 2016  —  SEMICON Japan 2016, the largest and most influential event for the electronics manufacturing supply chain in Japan, opens tomorrow at Tokyo Big Sight. The exposition and conference offers the latest in technology and innovations for the electronics industry, including emerging opportunities in the Internet of Things (IoT). This year is the 40th anniversary of  SEMICON Japan (December 14-16) and registration is now open for both the exhibition and conference programs.

SEMICON Japan 2016 connects the players and companies across the electronics supply chain, and in a newly expanded “show-within-a-show”, to the World of IoT. Japan is uniquely positioned for the IoT revolution with its large 200mm fab capacity, diverse IC product mix and leadership in markets such as MCUs, automotive, power devices, MEMS, sensors and LEDs.

The SuperTHEATER at SEMICON Japan offers nine forums in three days:

  • Opening “Into the Future”  Keynotes, with Dario Gil, IBM Research, “The Cognitive Era and the New Frontiers of Information Technology” and Yoichi Ochiai, University of Tsukuba, “The Age of Enchantment”
  • Semiconductor Executive Forum, “The Creation of New Business Opportunities,” with executives from Murata Manufacturing, Toshiba, and TSMC
  • SEMI Market Forum, “The Electronics Manufacturing Supply Chain,” with  presenters from Edwards Japan, IHS Markit, VLSI Research, and SEMI
  • Autonomous and Connected Car Forum, “Automated Driving and Safety Control,” with Advantest, Honda, NVIDIA, and Renesas Electronics
  • Industrial IoT Forum, “Competition in Manufacturing Industry Digitizes,” with speakers from FANUC, GE International, and Siemens Japan
  • IoT Innovation Forum, “Semiconductor Devices for IoT,” with Analog Devices, Infineon Technologies, and ASE Group Kaohsiung
  • Manufacturing Innovation Forum, “Breakthrough Technologies for the Future,” with Canon, Lam Research, Tokyo Electron, and VAT Group
  • Technology Trends Forum, “The Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Innovation for All,” with representatives from the Japanese Cabinet, Japan National Institute of Public Health, and Panasonic
  • U.S. Commercial Service IT Forum, “Cyber Security for the Manufacturing Industry,” with Cisco Systems, Darktrace Japan, Hitachi America, McAfee (Intel Security Group), and Palo Alto Networks

In addition, theme pavilions - ncluding Sustainable Manufacturing Pavilion, providing solutions focused on sustainability for 200mm technologies, and the Manufacturing Innovation Pavilion, with exhibits on innovations for developing higher performing, faster and lower-cost semiconductor devices - are in East  Hall 1.

Showcasing start-up pitch presentations, exhibition booths, and meet-ups, 33 early-stage companies will convene at INNOVATION VILLAGE to connect with investors and prospective technology partners.

Register now for  SEMICON Japan. For a detailed agenda, please see the “ SEMICON Japan Schedule-at-a-Glance."

About SEMI

SEMI® connects more than 2,000 member companies and more than a quarter-million professionals worldwide to advance the science and business of electronics manufacturing. SEMI members are responsible for the innovations in materials, design, equipment, software, and services that enable smarter, faster, more powerful, and more affordable electronic products. Since 1970, SEMI has built connections that have helped its members grow, create new markets, and address common industry challenges together. SEMI maintains offices in Bangalore, Beijing, Berlin, Brussels, Grenoble, Hsinchu, Moscow, San Jose, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C.  For more information about SEMI, visit


Yoichiro Ando
SEMI Japan
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