SEMICON Japan 2015 addresses IoT revolution

Dec. 15, 2015

Tokyo, Japan. SEMICON Japan 2015 opens December 16 in Tokyo. The exposition and conference offers the latest in technology and innovations for the microelectronics industry, including emerging opportunities in the new World of IoT show within a show. SEMICON Japan will run through December 18.

Organizers said Japan is uniquely positioned to support the IoT revolution with its large 200-mm fab capacity, diverse product mix, and leadership in markets such as MCUs, automotive devices, power devices, sensors, and LEDs. SEMICON Japan 2015 connects the players and companies enabling the world of IoT by facilitating communications and partnerships across the microelectronics industry.

The SuperTHEATER at Tokyo Big Sight will offer the opening ceremony Wednesday, and nine forums in three days will feature speakers from Amazon, Cisco Systems, Fujitsu, Google, Hitachi, IBM, Intel, KLA-Tencor, Micron Technology, Microsoft, Nissan Motors, Rakuten, Renesas Electronics, Sony, Tata Consultancy Services, Toshiba, TSMC, and more.

Held in conjunction with SEMICON Japan, World of IoT offers a platform where semiconductor manufacturing technology intersects with IoT applications. The 65 exhibitors include Amazon Web Services, Dassault Systems, Fujitsu, Hitachi, IBM Research-Tokyo, Intel, Siemens, Tesla Motors, Toshiba Healthcare, and Toyota Motors.

Two theme pavilions include Sustainable Manufacturing Pavilion, providing solutions focused on sustainability for 200mm technologies, and Manufacturing Innovation Pavilion, showcasing innovations for developing higher performing, faster and lower-cost semiconductor devices.

Showcasing startup-pitch presentations and exhibits from early-stage companies, the Innovation Village connects 13 emerging companies with investors and prospective technology partners.

Osamu Nakamura, president of SEMI Japan, said, “With the building momentum from the IoT revolution, the Japan semiconductor industry is poised to take advantage of growth within the Japan supply chain. I welcome all of you from the global semiconductor industry to learn about the innovations that will support this growth as you visit the exhibition and participate in the conferences at SEMICON Japan.”

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