Industry visionaries to present at SEMICON Japan 2018 SuperTHEATER

Visionary keynote speakers and industry luminaries will share insights on Smart technologies that are shaping the future at SEMICON Japan 2018, the largest and most influential exhibition in Japan for electronics manufacturing. Registration for SEMICON Japan, at Tokyo Big Sight in Tokyo on December 12-14, is now open for the exhibition and programs.

Themed “Dreams Start Here,” SEMICON Japan 2018 reflects the promise of AI (artificial intelligence), Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart technologies.

SEMICON Japan 2018 is the gathering place to connect the people, technologies and business across the electronics manufacturing supply chain, from semiconductor manufacturing to autonomous cars, robotics and other Smart applications.

Representing segments across the supply chain, the industry visionaries will present at SEMICON Japan’s SuperTHEATER in seven keynote forums, all with simultaneous English-Japanese translation.

Opening Keynotes – Alternative Future Envisioned by New Leaders 

Motoi Ishibashi

CTO of Rhizomatiks, a leading media art company in Japan that staged the Rio Olympic Games closing ceremony. It will orchestrate the opening performance at SEMICON Japan 2018.




Toru Nishikawa

President & CEO of Preferred Networks, a deep-learning research startup conducting collaborative research with technology giants including Toyota, Fanuc, NVIDA, Intel and Microsoft.


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Semiconductor Executive Forum – Views by Top Three in the Era of Smart World 


Dr. Yasuo Naruke

President and CEO of Toshiba Memoryrepresenting memory sector



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Thomas Morgenstern

Senior VP and GM of GLOBALFOUNDRIESrepresenting foundry sector



Junko Sunaga

President of Qualcomm Japan representing fabless sector



SMART Transportation Summit – The Future Created by SMART Innovation 

Takashi Imai

President and CEO of Toyota Info Technology Center


Kazuyuki Iwata

Operating officer, Energy & Mobility Management System Executive LPL,

at Honda R&D


Hajime Kumabe

Executive director, Engineering Research

and Development Center, at Denso


Klaus Meder

President and representative director of Bosch



Additional SEMICON Japan 2018 highlights include:

  • SEMI Market Forum on the growing China and global semiconductor ecosystem with speakers from IHS Markit and SEMI.
  • SMART Technology Forum on the front line of AI with speakers from the University of Tokyo, Microsoft Japan, Amazon Web Services and DefinedCrowd.
  • Manufacturing Innovation Forum on EUV lithography with speakers from ASML and Xilinx.
  • Mirai (future) Vision Forum on how advanced science and technology could transform the human body with speakers from Leave a Nest and more.

SEMICON Japan Sponsors

  • Platinum sponsors include Disco Corporation, Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation, Screen Semiconductor Solutions Co., Ltd., and Tokyo Electron Limited.
  • Gold sponsors include Advantest, Applied Materials, Ebara, Fasford Technology, Hitachi Chemical, JSR, Kokusai Electric, Lam Research, Nikon, and Tokyo Seimitsu.

For more information and to register for SEMICON Japan, click here.


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