May 28, 2004 — Due to expanded facilities at San Francisco’s Moscone Center, the front-end and final manufacturing segments of Semicon West will be reunited in San Francisco next year, according to Semi, the organization that runs the event.
In recent years, the annual semiconductor manufacturing technology show has spanned two cities (San Francisco and San Jose, CA) in order to accommodate the demand for exhibit space, meeting rooms and technical programs.
Moscone West added 300,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space to the existing 600,000 sq. ft. in Moscone North and South Halls last year. With the additional facility, available space exceeds historic exposition requirements and provides room for growth.
Vicki Hadfield, president of SEMI North America, said: “The San Jose venue provided an efficient and hospitable interim solution. However, it was never desirable to host a split event. Reuniting Semicon West allows attendees to visit a single integrated venue and use their time more productively. It also provides exhibitors with access to a concentrated community of attendees.”
Semicon West 2005 will maintain exhibit segmentation. Final Manufacturing will be located in the new Moscone West facility, which will also house exposition keynotes and technical programs on the third floor. Wafer Processing will remain in the North, South, and Gateway Halls.
Semicon West 2005 events will span the week of July 11-15, 2005, with the product exhibition occurring from July 12-14.