SEMICON China 2019 puts IoT in the spotlight

SEMIcon China 2019
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Right now, the Chinese semiconductor industry is on fire. With $10 billion dollars in project spending, the Asian superpower is now a top-tier player in the microelectronics field. And the excitement and possibility of the Chinese microelectronics field are reflected in the predicted record-breaking attendance of SEMICON China 2019.

This year’s event will take place from March 20-22 at the Shanghai New International Expo Center. It will focus on the Internet of Things (IoT), smart transportation, smart manufacturing, artificial intelligence, and workforce development. And it’s a must-attend occasion for any and all companies that want to stay competitive within today’s marketplace.

The Biggest SEMICON Yet

SEMICON China 2019 is the world’s largest semiconductor conference and exhibition. Accordingly, the Asian superpower has more fab projects planned by 2020 than any other region.

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The reason being the country is currently building a self-sustaining supply chain of semiconductors. With sales increasing two times more than any region in 2018, China surpassed Taiwan and is now the world’s second-largest capital equipment maker after South Korea.

The excitement around the microelectronics industry has generated considerable interest in SEMICON. The convention is on pace to break attendance records with over 100,000 visitors predicted. The exhibition space sprawls over 80,000 square meters. That’s a bigger area than 15 regulation National Football League playing fields. And that massive space will be filled with more than 1,200 exhibitors and 4,000 booths this year.

2019 Keynote Speakers

SEMICON China 2019 is bringing together industry leaders, technical elites, and government policymakers. As such, foreign attendees looking to do business in the region can expect to meet actual decision-makers.

Opening the conference will be seven keynote speakers representing the biggest companies in the industry. The speakers will be talking about the latest trends, developments, and opportunities in global business and technology:

  • Sarah Cooper, GM, AWS Outcome Driven Engineering, Amazon
  • Gary Dickerson, president, and CEO, Applied Materials
  • Lip-Bu Tan, CEO, Cadence Design Systems
  • Choon Heung Lee, CEO, Jiangsu Changjiang Electronics Technology Co., Ltd
  • Timothy M. Archer, president, and CEO, Lam Research
  • Zhang Suxin, chairman, Shanghai Huahong (Group) Co., Ltd
  • Akihisa Sekiguchi, CTO, Tokyo Electron Limited

Finally, the conference will end with the SEMI Industry Gala. The banquet event will recognize individuals and companies for making significant contributions to the semiconductor industry. Notably, the gala will host more than 500 industry leaders and government policymakers so its great occasion for networking. 

New for SEMICON China 2019

This year’s SEMICON China will also present the SEMI Workforce Pavilion and CXO Talent Forum. The pavilion is designed to help college students begin careers in the tech field. Visiting college students can attend panel discussions, meet with chief experience officers for career guidance and interview for positions at the job fair. Therefore, the Workforce Pavilion represents an unparalleled educational and networking opportunity.

Moreover, the Shanghai New International Expo Center will also be hosting a few related events around SEMICON China 2019. For instance, the China Semiconductor Technology International Conference (CSTIC) should hold a lot of appeal for semiconductor professionals. The event, held from March 18-19, will feature experts from industry, academia, and research institutions discussing the latest news on the market dynamics, tech innovations, and industry trends.

Another notable event held in tandem with SEMICON China 2019 is the 2019 China Display Conference – Emerging Display Forum (EDF). That event, held on March 20-22, will revolve around a host of emerging display technologies including IoT, augmented/virtual reality, and flexible electronic devices. As those markets will be major drivers for the semiconductor industry in 2019, the EDF will be rich in key insights.

And given the companies and players involved, SEMICON China 2019 is an event at which all significant semiconductors firms should have a presence

Registration for the conference is now open.