May 9, 2003 – Singapore – Due to ongoing concerns and company travel restrictions related to the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI) has cancelled the 2003 edition of SEMICON Singapore, which was to have occurred August 12-14.
The exposition, which has been held annually since 1993, was originally scheduled for May 6 ? 8, 2003 at the Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exposition Centre and was later rescheduled to August due to the initial concerns about SARS.
“SEMICON Singapore is a global exposition that draws exhibitors and attendees from more than 30 countries. While the situation in Singapore may be stabilizing, we believe that company travel restrictions, health concerns, and other business considerations will likely prevent a significant number of people from attending the show,” said Stanley Myers, president and CEO of SEMI. “Since we cannot assure our members, exhibitors and their customers the quality event that they expect from a SEMICON exposition, we have decided to cancel SEMICON Singapore this year. We believe that the majority of exhibitors concur with this action.”
“We have been working closely with our exhibitors during the current situation and are already making arrangements for the successful return of the show next year,” said George C.T. Lin, president of SEMI Southeast Asia.
SEMICON Singapore 2004 will be held May 4 ? 6, 2004 at the Suntec Centre.