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This is an archived version of the website for Taiwan + China Semiconductor Industry Outlook 2007. If released by the speakers, conference papers, speeches, and presentations are 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 2007, hosted by the US-Taiwan Business Council, was the fourth 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 featured keynote addresses by senior officials from Powerchip Semiconductor, ASE, Ugobe, and the U.S. Department of Defense. Keynote addresses at Outlook 2007 were followed by moderated Question & Answer sessions with audience members.

Bob Christopher of Ugobe Ms. McCormick of DoD Dr. Brian Shieh of Powerchip Dr. Tian Wu of ASE
Bob Christopher
CEO, Chairman & Co-Founder
Ugobe, Inc.
Beth McCormick
Deputy Under Secretary, TSP & NDP
U.S. Department of Defense
Dr. Brian Shieh
President
Powerchip Semiconductor Corporation
Dr. Tien Wu
Chief Operating Officer
ASE Group

Presenters
The conference will also feature summary presentations and commentary by:

Rupert Hammond-Chambers of the Council George Koo of Deloitte
Rupert Hammond-Chambers
President
US-Taiwan Business Council
George Koo
Director of Chinese Services Group
Deloitte & Touche LLP

Who Should Attend
The Outlook conference is suited for all industry professionals with an interest in strategic business and policy issues related to the integration of the U.S., Taiwan, and China semiconductor markets. Attendees from previous Outlook conferences have represented the following industry and organizational affiliations: semiconductor (fabless, foundry, IDM, equipment & services), IT (hardware, software & services), banking & finance, consulting, legal services, research/think tank, and government. Attendees are predominantly involved with sales, marketing, business development, procurement, operations, government relations, public policy, foreign trade, and legal affairs.

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 the semiconductor industry's 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 export controls, technology security, intellectual property rights protection, supply chain integration, and industry competitiveness.

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.

The third conference, Taiwan + China Semiconductor Industry Outlook 2006, was held on January 1, 2006 in Santa Clara, California. Outlook 2006 featured keynote addresses by Dr. Rick Tsai, President & CEO of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd. (TSMC), and David McCormick, Under Secretary for Industry and Security at the U.S. Department of Commerce.