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Microelectronics World Talks Shop at SEMICON West

Jul 5, 2023 2 min read

SEMICON West 2023 is only days away, which is a good time to reflect on not only the event, but also the larger mission that SEMI advances through events like these. All of the SEMICON events globally are much more than trade shows. They’re really about people sharing the kinds of ideas that have propelled KLA and its customers to industry leadership with impactful solutions that shape the evolving global semiconductor business and advance humanity.

  • Growing global semiconductor revenue to a $1 trillion industry within the decade
  • Sustainability and a path to net zero
  • Workforce development to sustain growth

“As a platinum sponsor of SEMICON West, KLA values the opportunity to connect, share information, discuss current issues – and to help everyone understand our industry’s impact and potential.”

Bobby Bell, executive vice president and chief strategy officer

From the 1970s through the 21st Century

Soon after the first SEMICON West in 1971, the annual gathering quickly became the world’s premier event for the microelectronics industry and remains so today.

Through five decades, KLA’s presence at SEMICON West has evolved with the times. The company’s booth at the July 2023 event, depicted in conceptual drawings (at right and top of page), is designed to reinforce the event’s focus on engagement.

As an association, SEMI has spearheaded collaboration among its members and has had widespread impact – such as standardization among manufacturers, beginning with commonization of wafer dimensions in the mid-1970s. More recent events have grown in scope and sophistication by helping industry professionals build a path forward by learning and engaging.

Collaboration Drives Long History of Innovation

At the 2023 SEMICON West event, KLA will showcase the latest technologies from KLA Instruments and SPTS in booths 835 and 829, as well as host visiting industry professionals, customers and partners from across the globe.  

Visitors are encouraged at the KLA booth to meet our staff and post photos of themselves with our fab engineer cutout using #KLAatSEMICON. By convening ideas and keeping the industry informed, the global SEMI events provide a forum for new technologies and help move the world forward.

Collaboration within the industry has been critical to the evolution of the electronics business from the first personal computers in the early 1980s to today’s data era – powering sharp leaps in semiconductor technologies and sales. Sources: Industry data and company estimates.

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