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‘Increased Interest’ in Local Semiconductor Industry at SEMICON Japan

Jan 11, 2024 2 min read

As the Japanese government and chip makers work to grow the local semiconductor industry, the final SEMICON event of 2023 in Tokyo presented an opportunity for global technology companies to meet in person and search for solutions.

“More than a trade show, SEMICON Japan is gaining importance as a venue for real face-to-face engagement among manufacturers and suppliers. Through these interactions, we found increased interest in Japan’s semiconductor industry.”

Shin Yamamura, general manager, KLA’s ECI Technology business unit in Japan.
KLA's presence was on display at multiple locations during SEMICON Japan.
Visitors to SEMICON Japan 2023 were greeted by KLA’s inviting messaging at multiple locations.

More than 960 companies and organizations from 19 countries showcased emerging technologies, human resources solutions and other issues critical to the semiconductor industry at SEMICON Japan. Exhibitors noted more Chinese, Korean and European visitors to their booths than in past years.  

KLA and ECI Technology employees ready to greet visitors to SEMICON Japan.

KLA’s ECI division was on site to showcase their solutions for chemical process control that support a wide range of semiconductor and electronics manufacturing segments, from advanced wafer-level packaging, to circuit board and LED industries, to research and development labs.

KLA Japan has supported manufacturers in the region for decades, delivering tools and solutions for analyzing and detecting defects as well as improving and managing production yield.

“With confidence growing among semiconductor companies in Japan, there is great potential for KLA to help the local manufacturing business grow,” Shin Yamamura says. “Many visitors to our booth at SEMICON Japan asked about KLA’s technologies and solutions.”

KLA hosted customers for happy hour at SEMICON Japan.
KLA offered beverages and cookies at a relationship-building happy hour. Customers talked about their business and met members of the KLA team in a casual setting.

Check out our coverage of SEMICON Europa 2023 and SemiconIndia 2023.

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