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This is an archived version of the website for Taiwan + China Semiconductor Industry Outlook 2004. Many conference papers, speeches, and presentations are now available on the agenda page of this website. Press reports on the conference are available on the US-Taiwan Business Council's Press Page.

Many thanks to our sponsors, speakers, and attendees who made this conference tremendously successful. For current conferences, please see the conference page at www.us-taiwan.org.


Taiwan + China Semiconductor Industry Outlook 2004, hosted by the US-Taiwan Business Council, was the second in a series focusing on the challenges and opportunities inherent in the increasing economic integration of the U.S., Taiwan, and China semiconductor markets.

The government and private sector audience attended presentations and participated in discussions on strategic issues impacting companies involved in semiconductor manufacturing and design, including technology export controls, investment, market access, intellectual property rights, partnerships, and supply-chain. In addition, we focused on the implications for the rapidly growing Chinese semiconductor industry and how the U.S., Taiwan, and China can work more closely to further the industry's development.

The first conference, Taiwan and China Semiconductor Industry Outlook 2003, was held in September 2003 in San Jose, California. That event featured Morris Chang, Chairman of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd. (TSMC), Kenneth Juster, Under Secretary at the U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security, and Lisa Bronson, Deputy Under Secretary for Technology Security Policy and Counterproliferation at the U.S. Department of Defense.

Keynote Addresses
This year, the conference featured several keynote addresses, including speeches by Dr. Richard Chang, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC), Dr. Nicky Lu, Chairman and CEO of Etron Technology, Inc., and Walden (Wally) Rhines, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Mentor Graphics Corporation.

In addition, conference attendees will benefited from presentations by representatives from Agilent Technologies, Amkor Technology, Applied Materials, Intel, and United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC), among others.

Conference Program
Session panels at Outlook 2004 consisted of one moderator and several speakers. Each speaker gave a short presentation on the session topic from his or her own viewpoint, followed by a moderator-driven question and answer period. This format provided the maximum amount of time for exchanges between the panel and the audience, offering a forum for substantial and valuable interaction and discussion.

Downtown San Jose
Downtown San Jose, California