Solid State Technology, SEMI, plan awards for best products of SEMICON West

May 12, 2011Solid State Technology and SEMI are pleased to present the 2011 Best of West product awards program. It is the first time that the two groups are co-hosting the awards program. The Best of West Award is given to recognize important product and technology developments in the microelectronics industries.

The Best of West Award will spotlight exciting new products and technologies at SEMICON West, which attracts 25,000 attendees in July in San Francisco. SEMICON West exhibitors are encouraged to enter their new (introduced after SEMICON West 2010) products for the semiconductor, photovoltaics/solar, micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), LEDs/solid state lighting, and printed/flexible electronics markets. All exhibitors are encouraged to participate.

Winners will be selected by an independent panel of highly qualified judges. Best of West finalists and award recipients will be selected based on the submission’s financial impact on the industry, engineering or scientific achievement, or societal impact and benefits.

The fine print:
Consideration for the Best of West awards will be limited to all products, services and technologies publicly introduced from August 1, 2010 to SEMICON West 2011. Submitting companies must be developers of the product or technology (no rep firms or third parties) and must be exhibitors at SEMICON West. SEMI reserves the right to make all final decisions on eligibility. Entries are limited to two per exhibitor.

Finalists will be selected by vote from a distinguished panel of judges from academia, industry and SEMI. Finalists will receive recognition for their achievement through press releases, on the SEMICON West website, through online exhibitor directories, and special booth displays.

Winners will be announced during SEMICON West and will be selected from the pool of finalists. Judges may visit exhibitors during SEMICON West to obtain further information on the submission.
Submit an entry:
To submit entries for consideration, complete the online form at

In addition to company name and contact information, a maximum 750-word description of the new product/technology is required, along with a max. 300-word summary of why it’s important, submitted in Microsoft Word. Supporting charts, graphs and illustrations must be submitted as part of the Microsoft Word document. Entries that are not submitted in Microsoft Word or otherwise do not follow the above instructions, will be rejected for consideration.

Award submissions are due June 17, 2011.

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