Based on the intention to significantly increase the global semiconductor manufacturing share by public/private investment plans throughout Europe, SEMI has decided to rotate SEMICON Europa between the two largest semiconductor R&D and manufacturing clusters in Europe, namely Dresden and Grenoble. Consequently, SEMICON Europa 2014 will be held on October, 7-9 in Grenoble and return to Dresden in 2015. This rotation concept is intended to provide increased business opportunities for SEMI exhibitors and visitors. Additionally, this strategy strongly supports the recently announced European Union’s EU10/100/20 initiative.
SEMICON Europa 2014 in Grenoble will aim at enriching the program and extending the semiconductor scope to vertical markets, going beyond « Equipment and Materials » in line with the Grenoble cluster’s strengths.
- Grenoble provides a strong R&D and “innovation” platform. Increased visibility for SMEs and start-ups. Additional opportunity to attract VCs and investment community
- May open doors to potential new customers – as well as access to new vertical markets such as healthcare, life sciences, bio, IT, aerospace, and automotive industries
- In addition to current industry program content, Grenoble will allow for new programs and content focusing on applications for selected vertical markets and end users
The SEMICON Europa technology and business program agenda addresses the critical issues and challenges facing the microelectronics industries and provides the information, education, and guidance needed to move innovations and products to market. Among the many programs planned, there will be a 3D TSV Session as well as a new Silicon Innovation forum.All major European fabs will be speaking: Altis, Analog Devices, Bosch, Colibrys, CSR, Freescale, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Infineon, Intel, IBM, Lfoundry, Micron, Nanium, Nokia, Numonyx, NXP, Osram, STMicroelectronics, Texas Instruments, Thales, X-Fab and many more. Details are available at the SEMICON Europa website.