SEMICON West, North America’s premier microelectronics exhibition and conference, opens tomorrow with more than 150 industry visionaries and leaders from the semiconductor ecosystem, academia and government gathering for on-site keynotes, fireside chats, and executive panels on the latest microelectronics developments, trends and innovations. Registration for both the three-day on-site event and virtual programs is open.
Dec. 7-9 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, SEMICON West 2021 Hybrid features a virtual platform with keynotes and TechTalks livestreamed and available on-demand from the day after they are delivered through January 7, 2022. The virtual event showcases nearly 40 online exhibitors and includes video chats with exhibitors, automated matchmaking between attendees and exhibitors, and access to SEMI Smart Pavilions.
U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves will join SEMI President and CEO Ajit Manocha to open SEMICON West 2021 Hybrid with a discussion on opportunities for the U.S. semiconductor industry enabled by the CHIPS for America Act and its potential impact.
“We have seen tremendous enthusiasm from attendees as we return to onsite events, and there has been tangible anticipation leading up to SEMICON West 2021,” said Dave Anderson, president of SEMI Americas and host for the gathering. “We have an outstanding lineup of keynotes and panels, so I encourage those who cannot join us in person to participate in the virtual program to gather insights from our speakers on emerging opportunities for the microelectronics industry and the most pressing challenges we are facing.”
Speakers at SEMICON West 2021 Hybrid will highlight sustainability, emerging semiconductor industry growth drivers, innovation opportunities, and lessons learned during the past two years of global challenges. With healthcare and MedTech as key semiconductor industry segments, thought leaders will also highlight innovation opportunities for the rapidly expanding biodesign and medical services device market.
The exhibition and conferences will also focus on opportunities and technology innovations for overcoming disruptive worldwide challenges such as threats to supply chain security, unmet demand for automotive and MedTech chips and related manufacturing equipment, and the semiconductor workforce shortage.
SEMICON West 2021 Hybrid Smart Pavilions
- Smart Manufacturing Pavilion – The pavilion will feature data-sharing breakthroughs that are leading to smarter manufacturing processes, higher yields, and new semiconductor innovations. Thought leaders will engage attendees at the Meet the Experts Theater on topics including advances in sensors, processors, memory, 5G, and silicon photonics for improving data-sharing across the microelectronics supply chain. Emerging IC technologies for connected intelligence in electronics manufacturing will also be in focus.
- Smart Mobility Pavilion – Leading all new application spaces in chip growth, the transportation and mobility markets promise to fuel the expansion of segments such as flexible hybrid electronics (FHE), MEMS and sensors. The pavilion will also showcase semiconductor industry growth opportunities through advances in areas such as autonomous vehicles, Internet of Things (IoT) applications, 5G and artificial intelligence (AI).
- Smart MedTech Pavilion – The pavilion will focus on future MedTech markets and applications and include technology demonstrations. Industry experts will discuss medical wearables and point-of-care instrument innovations driven by development of MEMS-based sensors and actuators. Sales of the devices are expected to increase by a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.8% between 2020 and 2025, according to IC Insights.
- Workforce Development Pavilion – Building the microelectronics industry’s talent pipeline to sustain the current pace of innovation and growth is a top priority. Targeting both new strategies for recruiters and tactics for job seekers, the pavilion will highlight entry-level opportunities, searching for a job during uncertain times, and why microelectronics is a smart career choice.
COVID-19 Safety Protocols at SEMICON West 2021 Hybrid
To ensure the well-being of all its exhibitors and visitors, SEMI monitors developing federal, state, and local health and safety recommendations and requirements to determine the most appropriate safety protocols for in-person events. Health and safety are the association’s top priority, and SEMICON West 2021 Hybrid is adhering to the current city of San Francisco guidance requirement for proof of COVID-19 vaccination and masking at all times other than when eating or drinking. The protocols apply to all visitors to the Moscone Center and SEMICON West off-site events to provide a safe experience for all attendees.
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