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S2K 2010 Event Low Carbon Technology Announced.

1st & 2nd June 2010, City Hall, Cardiff

 Prof. S. Ravi P. Silva, will be the Chairman of this year’s S2K event in Cardiff. Ravi Silva, Professor of Solid State Electronics, is the Director of the Advanced Technology Institute (ATI) at the University of Surrey and heads the Nano-Electronics Centre (NEC), which is an interdisciplinary research activity. The NEC has over 50 research staff.  Speaking about the event Ravi stated “We are all keen to manage carbon emissions and electronics has a particularly important role to play. The development of new materials on the nanoscale is giving us the potential to develop new and more efficient ways of collecting energy and converting it into useable forms. These materials are also transforming the energy consumption of devices as mundane, but important as lighting applications. We are looking forward to showcasing these new technologies during 2010’s event" One of the keynote speakers during the event will be Bedwyr Humphreys, General Manager of NanoGaN Ltd., a subsidiary of IQE plc, which is developing and manufacturing free standing gallium nitride substrates that are used in the manufacture of blue laser diodes for optical storage and UHB-LEDs for solid-state lighting (SSL). A key driver for rapid adoption of high power UHB-LEDs in SSL is the need for much higher efficacy devices, which realistically, can only be manufactured using low defect density free-standing GaN substrates. Commenting on the opportunity to talk at this year’s S2K conference, Dr Humphreys added “We are keen to create awareness of new materials which will revolutionise the lighting industry once they enter mainstream production. The use of these materials offers the potential to significantly reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions". Other confirmed speakers include: Malcolm Penn – Future Horizons, Ed Ostan – Plasma-Therm, Martin Behringer – OSRAM, PK Nathan – Brunel University, Raghu Das – ID Tech X and Michael LeGoff - Plessey First launched in the year 2000, Semiconductor 2000 as it was then known was designed to create a platform for dialogue and business development for the semiconductor industry. The event now supports many of the niche sectors which have developed over the past decade as well as supporting the traditional spirit of the event which was to give European based companies and in particular UK companies a global overview of market development and upcoming trends. This year’s S2K event which will be held in Cardiff on the 1st and 2nd June will build on the new format of 2009 where several new features were incorporated and resulted in a very successful and well attended event with a great level of engagement. The event will again be held at the Cardiff City Hall and the organisers, JEMI UK Ltd expect more that 120 top level micro, nano and semiconductor professionals to attend the event.  For more information on how to register for S2K or exhibit at the event, visit www.semiconductor2k.com or contact the JEMI office on +44 131 650 7815 or jemi-enquiries@see.ed.ac.uk  JEMI UKJEMI UK is the Joint Equipment and Materials Initiative;anon- profit organisation, representing more than 55 companies and form part of a network of organisations throughout Europe. JEMI UK was founded to promote the development of a strong infrastructure to support the growth of companies in the Semiconductor supplier industry, while ensuring that the interests of manufacturers and suppliers within the industry are properly represented. As part of the value added services offered to its members, JEMI organises technical visits to major semiconductor facilities across the UK and Europe to encourage member to member networking. 

Further details about JEMI UK and how to become a member can be obtained from their website at www.jemiuk.com or by telephoning Claire Watson on +44 131 650 7815

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