|Startups Find Strategic Investors at SEMICON West 2015 |
Silicon Innovation Forum Focuses on Connecting Early-Stage Companies with Strategic Investors and VCs
|SIF held in conjunction with #SEMICONWest 2015|
SEMI today announced that SEMICON West 2015 will feature the Silicon Innovation Forum (SIF), a unique forum for strategic investors and key decision makers to meet new and emerging early-stage companies developing the future of microelectronics. SIF is organized by SEMI (www.semi.org) in partnership with top research institutes and strategic investment groups such as Applied Ventures, Intel Capital, Samsung Ventures, and more. The event is strategically co-located with SEMICON West (www.semiconwest.org) – the premier U.S. electronics manufacturing event.
“Investment in semiconductor equipment and materials is increasingly crowded out by VC’s interest in software, media and entertainment and biotechnology segments. Traditional venture capital and private attention to advanced semiconductor technology development has declined in recent years, putting the future of microelectronics innovation at risk. SIF helps accelerate R&D in our industry and encourages continued innovation from new sources,” said Karen Savala, president of SEMI Americas.
SIF brings together research institutes and emerging companies in the electronics manufacturing sector with the industry’s strategic investors and leading technology partners ─ for a two-day forum of investor panels, startup pitches, round tables, keynotes, research forum and an innovator showcase.
The Silicon Innovation Forum will be held July 14 and 15 at Moscone Center in San Francisco, Calif. SIF includes:
“Startup/Investor Forum” agenda (July 14):
“Research and Innovation” agenda (July 15):
Attendees at the Silicon Innovation Forum will include entrepreneurs engaged in silicon innovation, investment professionals from angel, venture, corporate and institutional communities, and senior executives from the microelectronics industries.
Premier sponsors for SEMICON West 2015 include: Applied Materials, KLA-Tencor, and Lam Research.