Do You Remember When...?
The industry was in its childhood? When two or three SEMICON trade shows covered the entire world? When SEMI was a burgeoning organization...started by three industry stalwarts in 1971-Fred Kulicke, Bill Hugle and Phil Gregory? They saw it as essential support to the infant semiconductor equipment industry. By 1978 it had grown tremendously. Still, its representation by company was a gigantic 91% from the North American Industry and only 9% from the rest of the world. But that was changing. SEMI kept growing through its numerous regional trade shows and conferences, though SEMICON West remained a flagship.