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SEMICON Japan 2020, the largest and most influential gathering of the electronics manufacturing and design supply chain in Japan, opens Friday as a virtual event with sustainable industry growth and the latest industry trends, developments and innovations in focus. Themed Enabling a Smarter World, SEMICON Japan 2020 brings together industry leaders and visionaries from across the electronics supply chain December 11-18 for insights into semiconductor industry growth drivers including artificial intelligence (AI), 5G and 6G, hands-free driving and quantum computing. Registration will remain open throughout the event.

SEMICON Japan 2020 Virtual Set to Open with Sustainable Industry Growth, Smart Technology in the Spotlight

Tokyo, Japan | Posted on December 8th, 2020

The SEMICON Japan 2020 virtual exposition is expected to draw nearly 20,000 attendees and more than 170 exhibiting companies. The event will feature an industry outlook to help set the stage for the coming year as the world continues to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and smart technologies become increasingly important at home and in the workplace.
“SEMICON Japan 2020 marks the first time the event will go virtual,” said Jim Hamajima, president of SEMI Japan. “The online venue will enable attendees worldwide to easily, safely and economically participate in the event from their PC or tablet at any time of the day.”

Keynotes to Highlight Keys to Sustainable Semiconductor Industry Growth

SEMICON Japan 2020 will feature more than 80 presentations and eight keynote programs December 11 to 18. The programs will be offered live during work hours in Japan and will be available to international audiences on-demand starting the next day. Listed below, all keynotes will feature English subtitles.

Opening Panel – Challenges for Building a Prosperous Digital Society
Akira Amari, Former Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy and a Member of the House of Representatives
Makoto Gonokami, President, The University of Tokyo
Terry Higashi, former Chairman, President and CEO, Tokyo Electron
Panel Discussion – The Future and Technological Challenges Opened Up by AI
Yutaka Makoto, Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
Tadahiro Kuroda, Professor, Director, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
SMART Mobility 1
Asako Hoshino, Executive Vice President, Nissan Motor
Izumi Kawanishi, Senior Vice President, AI Robotics Business, Sony
The Era of Quantum
Jay Gambetta, IBM Fellow and Vice President of Quantum Computing, IBM Quantum, IBM Research
Carlos Augusto, Co-Founder and CTO, Quantum Semiconductor
Leaders Talks on the Semiconductor Industry – Part 1: Strategies of Japan’s Leading Companies
Terushi Shimizu, Representative Director, President and CEO, Sony Semiconductor Solutions
Tony Kawai, President and CEO, Tokyo Electron
Leaders Talk on the Semiconductor Industry – Part 2: Recommendations from Global Leading Companies
Randhir Thakur, Chief Supply Chain Officer, Intel
H.-S. Philip Wong, Chief Scientist, TSMC, and Willard R. and Inez Kerr Bell Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
Bulls & Bears – Top Securities Analysts’ Perspective on the 2021 Equipment Market
Moderated by Akira Minamikawa, OMDIA (Informa Intelligence)
Hideyuki Maekawa, Credit Suisse Securities (Japan)
Masahiro Nakanomyo, Jefferies (Japan)
Hisashi Moriyama, JPMorgan Securities Japan
Tetsuya Wadaki, Nomura Securities
Kenji Yasui, UBS Securities Japan
Grand Finale Panel – Challenges for the Sustainable Development of Semiconductor Industry
Hirohide Hirai, Director-General, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
Atsuyoshi Koike, President, Western Digital Japan
Nobu Koshiba, Director, Chairman of the Board, JSR
Tom Tsuneishi, Executive Chairman, Tokyo Electron
For the keynote schedule, outlines and speaker bios, please see the SEMICON Japan keynotes page.

SEMICON Japan 2020 Virtual Resources

The virtual exposition will be available 10:00am to 5:00pm (Japan time) December 14 to 17. Attendees may access exhibitor booths and download materials 24 hours a day from December 11 to 18. Online conversations with exhibitors will be available only during exposition hours. Please see the SEMICON Japan 2020 Virtual website for the latest exhibitor directory.

The SEMICON Japan 2020 Virtual exposition will feature the following for a robust digital experience:

Poster displays
Product image displays
PDF downloads
Links to exhibitors’ web pages
Chat function for live visitor-exhibitor interactions (exposition hours only)
Meeting request and inquiry forms for visitors to connect with exhibitors
SEMICON Japan 2020 Virtual Sponsors

Platinum – Applied Materials, Lam Research, Screen Semiconductor Solutions and Tokyo Electron
Gold – Advantest, Ebara, Hitachi High-Tech, JSR, Kokusai Electric, Nikon and Tokyo Seimitsu
Silver – Entegris, Horiba and Kanken Techno
Bronze – KITZ SCT, Micronics Japan, Nihon Pall and Tokyo Weld
SMART Workforce – Advantest and THK

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About SEMI
SEMI® connects more than 2,400 member companies and 1.3 million professionals worldwide to advance the technology and business of electronics design and manufacturing. SEMI members are responsible for the innovations in materials, design, equipment, software, devices, and services that enable smarter, faster, more powerful, and more affordable electronic products. Electronic System Design Alliance (ESD Alliance), FlexTech, the Fab Owners Alliance (FOA) and the MEMS & Sensors Industry Group (MSIG) are SEMI Strategic Technology Communities, defined communities within SEMI focused on specific technologies. Visit www.semi.org to learn more, contact one of our worldwide offices, and connect with SEMI on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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