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Postponement of SEMICON Japan 2020

I hope this finds you all well and healthy. With the developments of COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak and the resulting reschedule of Tokyo 2020 Olympic games, I have to inform you the postponement of this year’s SEMICON Japan to next year at Tokyo Big Sight.

On April 20, 2020, Tokyo Big Sight announced that due to the reschedule of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, East Exhibition Hall of Tokyo Big Sight would be closed until the completion of move-out after the Games in 2021.

Receiving this announcement, SEMI has investigated the possibility to hold SEMICON Japan 2020 at a different venue or date but we concluded to postpone the event to 2021 because of the difficulty in securing a venue that can accommodate SEMICON Japan even at the minimum necessary scale and an unacceptably high risk of coronavirus infections among the exhibitors and visitors.

Thus, SEMICON Japan 2020 is postponed to the next year and will be held as SEMICON Japan 2021 at Tokyo Big Sight. SEMI is currently negotiating the schedule with the venue, and I will inform you as soon as the new date is fixed.

Please also be advised that SEMI concerns the lack of information sharing/exchange opportunities without SEMICON Japan and is planning a virtual conference to substitute SEMICON Japan programs in early December this year. I will be happy to announce the details of this new event when its schedule and speaker information become available to you.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. I hope seeing you in December 2021 in Tokyo when the industry observes a record year to close as SEMI estimates.

Sincerely,

Jim Hamajima
President of SEMI Japan

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