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| EIAJ Sets Up Microchip Tech Roadmap Committee of Japan
December 23, 1998 (TOKYO) -- The Electronic Industries Association of Japan (EIAJ) established the Semiconductor Technology Roadmap Committee of Japan to propose new perspectives on semiconductor technology.
|An initial meeting of the committee was held Dec. 15.
The EIAJ examines technologies according to sector in the electronics industry,
and it decided to establish the roadmap committee for an across-the-board
analysis of trends and technology in the semiconductor arena.
The committee will address various issues on technologies ranging from the 0.18
micron design rule through know-how to be used around 2010. It aims to draw up
a blueprint for a comprehensive semiconductor technology roadmap by the end of
The committee consists of ten specialized working groups.
The members of the working groups total 135 experts from ten semiconductor
makers -- Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd., Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd., Sharp
Corp., Sony Corp., Toshiba Corp., NEC Corp., Hitachi Ltd., Fujitsu Ltd.,
Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. and Mitsubishi Electric Corp. -- and
from two government agencies, three universities and nine industry groups. The
experts from the corporate sector will serve as the central force in the
The committee plans to participate in writing an international semiconductor
technology roadmap in cooperation with the Semiconductor Industry Association
(SIA) of the United States.
"Japan's lithography technology and other forms of IC know-how are being sought
by microchip makers throughout the world," an EIAJ spokesman noted.
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