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meet the exhibitors one at a time.
Thus, the threat of withdrawal was
ignored and the battle ensued,”
A second meeting was scheduled
for June 25, 1970 in Palo Alto, CA,
but then rescheduled to July (an
announcement in the July 1970 issue
of Solid State Technology notes
“Formation of a new semiconductor
trade association, and sponsorship
of a new trade show, are proceeding
on schedule. Tentatively named
SEMI (Semiconductor Equipment
Manufacturers Institute) with plans
for a show called SEMICON (SEMI
Convention) the organization is
being spearheaded by D. William
B. Hugle, president of Hugle Industries, Sunnyvale, and Fred Kulicke,
president of Kulicke and Soffa, Fort
Washington, Pa.” June 25th was given
as the scheduled date, but press time
was likely mid-May.
According to Hugle’s memoir, fifty-five companies attended the July
1970 meeting (exact date unknown),
One of the first published announcements of SEMI’s formation in the
July 1970 issue of Solid State Technology.
The SEMICON program and
exhibitor list from the 1st
SEMICON West, published in the
May 1971 issue of Solid State
Advertising from Solid State
Technology April 1972 issue
promoting the SEMICON II show.
The Hall of Flowers and the
Royal Coach Inn (which later
became Dunfey’s) are featured.
A news item from the April 1972
issue of Solid State Technology
shows Phil Gregory, a director of
SEMI, and Ms. Lynne Ann Beitz
of SEMICON’s management firm,
Gold Gate Enterprises.
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