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SEMICON Japan 40 Years

SEMICON Japan 40years

SEMICON Japan observes
40th anniversary

The first SEMICON Japan was held in 1977 and over the last four decades,
it has developed along with the global semiconductor supply chain.

 

 

40th Anniversary Special Exhibits


 

■ SEMICON Historical Path

Photographs of SEMICON Japan in the four decades will be shown at East Hall 3.

■ Semiconductor Historical Path

Japan Semiconductor Innovation 50 selected by Semiconductor History Museum of Japan will be shown in East Hall 1

 

写真:1977年 第1回

The First SEMICON Japan in 1977

 

写真:1986年 第10回

The 10th SEMICON Japan in 1986

 

写真:1996年 第1回

The 20th SEMICON Japan in 1996

 

写真:2006年 第30回

The 30th SEMICON Japan in 2006

 

 

 

14 Companies exhibited in 40 consecutive SEMICON Japan shows


 

From 1977 to this year, 14 companies have exhibited at 40 SEMICON Japan shows.
These companies will be praised at SEMI Presidents Reception on December 14.

 

アステック株式会社

アドバンテスト

Swagelok

SCREEN

SPEEDFAM

Swagelok

東京エレクトロン

ハイソル株式会社

伯東 株式会社

日立ハイテック

NAPSON

SEMILAB

日本マイクロニクス

NMS

 

 

 

Looking Back on 1977-2016


 

1977

Intel introduced 16-bits CPU 8086

NTT developed 64K DRAM

1978

Nikon and Canon delivered stepper equipment to  VLSI Technology Research Association

1981

IBM introduced IBM PC

Microsoft introduced MS-DOS

1983

Nintendo introduced Family Computer

1984

Apple Computer introduced Macintosh

1985

Microsoft introduced Windows 1.0

NEC became the world's largest chip company, measured by production amount

Intel withdrew from DRAM business

1986

The U.S. - Japan Semiconductor Trade Agreement concluded

1987

Fabless semiconductor companies emerged

1988

SEMATECH established

1989

Kilby patents established

1991

Toshiba shipped 4M NAND FLASH samples

1993

Intel introduced 32-bits CPU Pentium

1994

Cadabura (later Amazon) established

1997

Toyota introduced Prius

1998

Google established

1999

The term "the Internet of Things" was coined by Kevin Ashton

NTT introduced the world first cell phone IP connection service, i-Mode

2000

Elpida Memory established by NEC and Hitachi

2001

Apple Computer introduced iPod

2003

Renesas Technology established by Hitachi and Mitsubishi Electric

2004

Facebook established

2007

Apple introduced iPhone

2009

Samsung Electronics became the world's largest technology company measured by sales

2011

German government started Industry 4.0 projects

2013

Samsung Electronics started 3D NAND Flash volume production

2014

Three Japanee scientists, Akazawa, Amano and Nakamura received Novel Prize for the invention of white LED

2016

Softbank acquired ARM

 

 

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