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This is an archived version of the website for Taiwan + China Semiconductor Industry Outlook 2006. If released by the speakers, conference papers, speeches, and presentations will be available on the agenda page of this website.

Many thanks to our sponsors, speakers, and attendees who made this conference tremendously successful. For more Council technology events, see www.us-taiwan.org/tech/.


Taiwan + China Semiconductor Outlook 2006, hosted by the US-Taiwan Business Council, is the third in a series of events focusing on the challenges and opportunities presented by the increasing integration of the U.S., Taiwan, and China semiconductor markets.

Keynote Addresses
This year, the conference will feature keynote addresses by Dr. Rick Tsai, President & CEO, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd. (TSMC), and David McCormick, Under Secretary, Bureau of Industry & Security, U.S. Department of Commerce. Keynote addresses at Outlook 2006 will be followed by Question & Answer sessions with audience members.

Conference Background
Taiwan + China Outlook is focused on strategic issues impacting companies involved in semiconductor manufacturing and design, with a particular focus on how cooperation between the U.S., Taiwan, and China can be beneficial to semiconductor industry development. It is the only conference of its kind with a specific focus on this important triangular relationship. The government and private sector audience will attend presentations and participate in discussions on issues such as technology export controls, intellectual property rights protection, industry competitiveness, and supply-chain integration.

The first conference in this series, Taiwan + China Semiconductor Industry Outlook 2003, was held in September 2003 in San Jose, California. Outlook 2003 featured keynote addresses by 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.

The second conference, Taiwan + China Semiconductor Industry Outlook 2004, was held in December 2004 in San Jose, California. Outlook 2004 featured keynote addresses by Dr. Richard Chang, 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.

Conference Format
The Panel Discussion on "US-Taiwan-China Semiconductor Integration" will feature one moderator and several speakers from the semiconductor and policy-making communities. Each speaker will be asked to give brief opening remarks on the discussion topic, each bringing a unique view to the panel through their background and current affiliation.

The brief presentations are followed by a moderator-driven discussion between the panelists on the issues at hand. The panel then concludes with Question & Answer session with audience members. This format provides the maximum amount of time for substantive exchanges between the panelists and the audience, offering a forum for valuable interaction and discussion.

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