A jazz ensemble welcomed attendees to the Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International Associations annual SEMICON West expo in San Francisco. Booths filled the floor
2SEMICON 2006 – Dont Eat the Fish
3SEMICON 2006 – SEMICON Means Fun!
4SEMICON 2006 – Device Bytes and Pieces
5SEMICON 2006 – The Center of the Chip Universe
6SEMICON 2006 – SEMICON West Sights and Sounds
Unlike a software show or computer expo, SEMICON is aimed at manufacturing, so many booths are filled with parts and assemblies and strange machines with blinking lights. There are many large and small machines that have impressive robotics and pipes. One