Q1 2024 Events and Conferences that Have Helped the Semiconductor and Electronics Sector Flourish

With the advent of digital electronic devices and “smart” technologies, the role of semiconductor chips has increased. Today, almost all modern consumer electronic circuits have some semiconductor and transistor technology connected to them. As these electronic circuits’ sizes have become smaller, semiconductors have become even more sophisticated. The primary reason behind the growth and expansion of the semiconductor and electronics sector is the huge investment in research and development activities by the companies in this domain. Furthermore, reputed organizations and institutions conducted certain seminars, trade expos, conferences, and events in the first quarter of 2024 which have also helped the sector to grow. Allied Market Research, to understand its role in detail, has studied all the major events, seminars, and conferences thoroughly.

CES 2024

Considered the largest tech event in the world, CES 2024 was held between 9th-12th January 2024, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event was attended by over 4000 exhibitors and more than a lakh visitors. The major theme of this event was Artificial Intelligence, and several panel discussions, seminars, educational sessions, and workshops took place as part of this event. The attending companies discussed the latest developments in the semiconductor and electronics industry including AI chips, IoT technology, sensors, robotics, and automation.

Semiconductor & Electronics Summit 2024

Convened as part of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2024, the Semiconductor & Electronics Summit was conducted on 11th January 2024 at Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar, Gujarat. The summit was attended by India’s Union Minister for Railway, Communication & Electronics, and IT, Hon. Ashwini Vaishnav, along with other dignitaries. The summit featured several panel discussions and educational sessions which helped industry participants to enrich their knowledge regarding the latest developments in the industry.

IESA Vision Summit 2024

The 18th edition of the India Electronics and Semiconductor Association Vision Summit was held on January 24-25, 2024, in Bengaluru, India. The theme of this summit was ‘Design Led Manufacturing - Leveraging the Semiconductor Ecosystem’ and was attended by almost all major stakeholders of the sector including startups, MSMEs, multinational companies, etc. These 800+ companies presented their products and latest innovations, thereby expanding their network across the industry.

SEMICON Korea 2024

The latest edition of SEMICON Korea was held between January 31-February 2, 2024, at the COEX in Seoul, South Korea. The exhibition featured several events which brought together the different stakeholders of the semiconductor industry. The exhibition helped the 500+ exhibitors attending the show to connect with genuine buyers and clients, thus helping the companies expand their footprint in the industry.

IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference 2024

Called on February 18-22, 2024, at Marriott Marquis, San Francisco, California, the IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference 2024 featured plenary sessions on various topics of importance such as semiconductor innovation, entrepreneurship in the semiconductor industry, generative AI, etc. The conference helped industry leaders to present their ideas and share their experiences of working in the industry, along with discussing the latest trends and advancements in the industry.

Annual Global Chamber® Semiconductor Summit 2024

The 3rd annual Global Chamber® Semiconductor Summit was conducted on February 23-24, 2024, in Phoenix, Arizona. Prominent industry leaders of the semiconductor industry such as Toshiba and Intel graced the event which witnessed several keynote presentations and other educational sessions on various topics related to the semiconductor industry. The event was hosted by Global Chamber® in Thunderbird School of Global Management which brought together companies from various countries including Taiwan, India, Vietnam, Mexico, the Philippines, and more.

GRC Batteries Conference 2024

The 2024 edition of the GRC Batteries Conference was held between February 25 - March 1, 2024, in California, US. The conference was attended by key companies in the battery manufacturing sector who participated in various keynote presentations, speeches, and other workshops. The conference played an important role in helping these companies connect with peers, thus enabling them to gain insights into the latest developments in the sector.

International Semiconductor Executive Summit (ISES) Japan 2024

The latest edition of the ISES Japan was held on 5th - 6th March 2024, in Tokyo, Japan. The theme of the event was ‘Bridging Japan’s Semiconductor Ecosystem to the Needs of Global Demand’ and was attended by leading semiconductor manufacturing companies. The event featured 1-on-1 meetings, seminars, presentations, and webinars, which helped the industry participants stay updated regarding the latest developments in the industry.

Asia Photonics Expo 2024

Considered one of the biggest tradeshows, the Asia Photonics Expo 2024 was held between 6-8th March 2024 at Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Singapore. The trade expo was organized by Informa Markets and saw the attendance of major companies operating in the quantum photonics industry. The tradeshow provided an opportunity for these companies to showcase their products and technologies to more than 5000 visitors who attended the show.

SEMICON China 2024

Held between March 20-22, 2024, at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre, Shanghai, China, the SEMICON China 2024 brought together the world’s biggest and fastest-growing microelectronics companies. The conference turned out to be a grand affair with several keynote presentations, the release of various publications and reports, and announcements of huge investments in the semiconductor industry. Moreover, the pressing issues and challenges faced by the semiconductor and electronics domain like supply chain disruptions and environmental degradation were also discussed at length.

Asia Charging Expo 2024

Conducted between 20-22 March 2024, in Shenzen, China, the exhibition was attended by leading power electronics companies and businesses specializing in energy electronic technology. The latest developments in the wireless charging industry, challenges in the power semiconductor industry, and futuristic trends in the sector were addressed in detail in this exhibition. The exhibition helped companies to showcase their products and connect with genuine buyers and clients.

SEMI Innovation and Investment Forum 2024

The annual SEMI Innovation and Investment Forum (SIIP China) was conducted on 21st March 2024, in Shanghai, China. The conference saw the attendance of major enterprise leaders, equipment & material manufacturers, and supply-chain experts to discuss different subject matters and themes. Furthermore, the role of advanced technologies like IoT in the semiconductor and electronics sector was also studied and analyzed by the IoT semiconductors industry participants.

Semiconductor Career Insights Seminar 2024

Jointly organized by the Southeast Asia Influence Alliance (SIA) and the Vietnamese Expert Association in Taiwan (VNEAT), the Semiconductor Career Insights Seminar 2024 was conducted on 23rd March 2024. Attended by more than 200 participants, both through online and offline channels, the seminar featured discussions on various topics of relevance in the semiconductor industry.

Optical Fiber Communications Conference and Exhibition (OFC) 2024

The Optical Fiber Communications Conference and Exhibition (OFC) 2024 was held at the San Diego Convention Center, California between 24th – 28th March 2024. The event was graced by the attendance of leading industry participants, academicians, experts, students, media personnel, etc. The focus area of the conference was optical technology and all the major advancements in this domain were discussed and debated upon. Furthermore, the educational and technical sessions helped the participants to get hands-on experience and enhance their knowledge.

Semiconductor Thermal Measurement, Modeling, and Management Symposium 2024

The 40th Semiconductor Thermal Measurement, Modeling, and Management Symposium was held in San Jose, California, on 25th -28th March 2024. Popularly known as SEMI-THERM, the symposium was attended by different industry stakeholders including thermal engineers, professionals, researchers, and academicians from the semiconductor domain. The event featured speeches and panel discussions on various topics of significance related to advancements in the general electronic components domain.

A Positive Impact: Summarizing the Role of Events and Conference on the Sector’s Rise

In the recent past, global semiconductor supply chains faced massive disruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Russia-Ukraine war, the US-China trade wars, and China’s aggressive stand regarding Taiwan. All these factors negatively impacted the semiconductor and electronics sector. However, despite these challenges, the industry managed to grow in the past few years owing to events like SEMI-THERM 2024 and IESA Vision Summit 2024. These events have played a key role in helping companies stay up to date with the latest developments in the sector and formulate their strategies accordingly. Furthermore, exhibitions such as Asia Photonics Expo 2024 and SEMICON Korea 204 have enabled companies to improve their networks in the industry and connect with genuine clients, researchers, and academicians. Allied Market Research, hence, considers these events and conferences as one of the most influential growth drivers of the semiconductor and electronics sector.

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