SEMICON Taiwan to feature historic number of exhibitors: organizers

A record number of exhibitors will participate this year in SEMICON Taiwan, an annual international trade fair in the semiconductor technology sector, when it opens Dec. 28 in Taipei, the organizers said Sunday.

The annual event, which was postponed from September due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will feature 2,150 booths by 650 exhibitors, the highest number since it was first held in 1996, according to SEMI, an organization that connects some 2,400 member companies and 1.3 million professionals worldwide to advance the technology and business of electronics design and manufacturing.

In a press release, Terry Tsao (???), chief marketing officer at SEMI and president of SEMI Taiwan, said the record high number of exhibitors this year is evidence of Taiwan's central position in the global semiconductor industry.

Tsao said participation in the show will not be affected significantly by COVID-19 travel restrictions, as most of the buyers are based in Taiwan, and the international clients also have representatives in the country, which is a semiconductor manufacturing powerhouse.

One of the highlights of 2021 SEMICON Taiwan will be a special Compound Semiconductor Innovation Zone, Tsao said, adding that compound semiconductors seem to be the future of the industry, as silicon chips are reaching their limits.

Under the theme "Forward as One," the SEMICON Taiwan 2021 will also showcase cutting-edge advances and solutions in critical semiconductor areas such as heterogeneous integration, green manufacturing, smart and advanced manufacturing, advanced testing, and strategic materials, SEMI said in the press release.

The fair, which will run from Dec. 28 to 30 at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, will be SEMI's last international show of the year, according to the press release.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel