SEMICON Japan Attracts Innovation: IoT and High-Tech Startups

Tokyo, Japaon, November 4, 2015 – SEMI today announces further details on SEMICON Japan, bringing innovation to Tokyo Big Sight on December 16 through 18.  SEMICON Japan, already the largest and most important gathering of the semiconductor manufacturing industry, has increased exhibition and programing in the high-growth Internet of Things (IoT) applications and technologies with its World of IoT pavilion. SEMICON Japan will also, for the first time, feature the Innovation Village, showcasing high-tech startups that bring the potential for new driving forces and new ideas for the future growth of the microelectronics supply chain.  Click here to register for SEMICON Japan show and programs.

Held in conjunction with SEMICON Japan, the World of IoT is a “show-within-a-show” and is the only exhibition showcase and conference in Japan to cover the complete Internet of Things supply chain, from silicon to system. Global key IoT industry players will showcase their applications and technologies including:

  • Alps Electric
  • Amazon Web Services*
  • Dassault Systems
  • Hitachi
  • IBM Research-Tokyo
  • Intel
  • Toshiba Healthcare Company
  • Toyota Motor
  • Tesla Motors*

*Among these leading companies, Amazon Web Services and Tesla Motors will have their booth at a SEMICON show for the first time ever.

The IoT conference programming will also feature speakers from the IoT key players including:

  • Amazon Japan – Kazufumi Watanabe, Vice President of Hardlines
  • Cisco Systems – Kazuhiro Suzuki, Managing Director, Cisco Consulting Services
  • Fujitsu – Chairman and Representative Director, FUJITSU LTD
  • Google – Shinichi Abe, Managing Director, Google for Work, Japan
  • IBM Japan – Toshifumi Yoshizaki, IBM Executive Staff, Watson
  • Microsoft Japan – Madoka Sawa, MTC Lead, Microsoft Technology Center
  • Nissan Motor Company – Haruyoshi Kumura, Fellow
  • Rakuten – Masaya Mori, Executive Officer and Representative, Rakuten Institute of Technology

Innovation Village is a new feature at SEMICON Japan that includes 20 emerging startups in an interactive exposition showcase arena. Attendees to the Innovation Village will gain key insights into new technologies and products, advanced research solutions, investment opportunities, as well as technology transfer and partnerships opportunities. The Innovation Village program will include start-up pitches and a “speed-dating” format for matchmaking between start-ups and venture capitals and corporate venture capitals.

Osamu Nakamura, president of SEMI Japan said “The World of IoT and Innovation Village bring new and fresh ideas, technologies, and partnership to SEMICON Japan visitors and exhibitors that are moving forward together to the IoT era.”

Platinum sponsors of SEMICON Japan 2015 include Applied Materials, Disco, and Tokyo Electron. Gold sponsors include Advantest, ASE Group, Daihen, Ebara, Hitachi Chemical, Hitachi High-Tech, JSR, Lam Research, Screen Semiconductor Solutions, and Tokyo Seimitsu.

For complete information of exhibits and programs, visit

About SEMI

SEMI is the global industry association serving the nano- and microelectronic manufacturing supply chains. Our 1,900 member companies are the engine of the future, enabling smarter, faster and more economical products that improve our lives. Since 1970, SEMI has been committed to helping members grow more profitably, create new markets and meet common industry challenges. SEMI maintains offices in Bangalore, Beijing, Berlin, Brussels, Grenoble, Hsinchu, Moscow, San Jose, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C.  For more information on SEMI, visit

Association Contacts

Yoichiro Ando
SEMI Japan
Phone: 81.3.3222.5854
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