conferences, exhibitions, meetings
  Jan. 26 - 28, 2011 SEMICON Korea 2011 COEX, Seoul, Korea

  Mar. 15 - 17, 2011 SEMICON China 2011 Shanghai, China

  Apr. 13 - 15, 2011 VacuumTechExpo Moscow, Russia

  Apr. 16 - 21, 2011 2011 SVC TechCon Exhibit Chicago, USA

  June 1 - 2, 2011 SEMICON Russia 2011 Moscow, Russia

  July 4 - 8, 2011 CIP 2011 - 18th International Colloquium on Plasma Processes Nantes, France

AVS Short course Aug. 1 - 4, 2011 AVS Short course Santa Ana, CA - USA

HTIF 2011 Aug. 10 - 12, 2011 HTIF 2011 - Heat Treatment & Industrial Furnace Expo Beijing, China

VACUUM2011 Aug. 31 - Sept. 2, 2011 Japan Vacuum Show 2011(VACUUM2011) Tokyo, Japan

European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition Sept. 5 - 9, 2011 European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition Hamburg, Germany

2nd Vacuum Symposium UK Oct. 18 - 19, 2011 2nd Vacuum Symposium UK Coventry, UK

HTE-HI.TECH.EXPO 2011 Nov. 16 - 19, 2011 HTE-HI.TECH.EXPO 2011 Milan, Italy

SEMICON Korea 2011 SEMICON Korea 2011

Jan. 26-28, 2011 - COEX, Seoul, Korea

South Korea is positioned to be one of the first regions to invest in capacity and technology buys in the coming industry upturn. Decision-makers in the microelectronics and FPD manufacturing industries seeking new ideas and business opportunities recognize the strategic importance of SEMICON Korea in accessing the leading companies throughout the Korean semiconductor and display supply chains.

Attracting nearly 30,000 visitors and more than 500 exhibiting companies, SEMICON Korea brings together the leaders and innovators in the region where they will identify new opportunities and explore the future.

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SEMICON China 2011 SEMICON China 2011

March 15-17, 2011 - Shanghai, New International Expo Center

Semiconductor industry has been identified by the Chinese government as a strategic investment area. With strong market recovery in first and second quarter, Chinese companies have started building new fabs to fuel the solid growth of chipmaking in China. As Hua Li, and SMIC are demonstrating, chip companies from other regions will follow.

It is forecasted that China chip equipment industry will grow by 138%, $2.24 billion in 2010 and 18%, $2.64 billion in 2011 while the materials grow by 18%, $3.86 billion in 2010 and 10%, $4.25 billion in 2011.

Take the advantage of China's abundant industry growth, SEMICON China is the great venue for you to connect the market opportunities in China. 40,000+ trade visitors are expected in 2011.
New Chip making Fabs in China: New Chip making Fabs in China

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VTE 2011 VACUUMTECHEXPO VacuumTechExpo 2011

Apr. 13 - 15

Pav. 2, Ecocentre Sokolniki, Moscow, Russia

International Specialized Exhibition of Vacuum Equipment and Technologies

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2011 SVC TechCon Exhibit 54th Annual SVC TechCon Exhibit

Apr. 16 - 18,

Technical Conference Dates: April 16 - 21, 2011

Education Program Dates: April 16 - 21, 2011

Exhibit Dates: April 19 - 20, 2011

Hyatt Regency Chicago on the Riverwalk, Chicago, Illinois
151 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601

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SEMICON Korea 2011 SEMICON Russia 2011

May 31 - June 2, 2011 - Moscow, Russia

SEMICON Russia is the prime exhibition and conference in Russia bringing together the leading suppliers and customers of the Semiconductor and Photovoltaic industry. Don't miss this opportunity to connect to the fast moving Russian market.

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CIP 2011 - 18th International Colloquium on Plasma Processes
CIP 2011 - 18th International Colloquium on Plasma Processes

4 au 8 juillet 2011, Nantes - France

CIP is a biennial International Conference focusing on the latest developments in plasma processing science and technology.
3 half-days (July 4-5) will be dedicated to intensive short courses and 3 days (June 5-8) devoted to conferences.

CIP 2011 is organized by the French Vacuum Society (SFV) and will be coupled with SVTM 2011 (International Exhibition on Vacuum and Surface Engineering) and the 38th A3TS Congress devoted to surface treatment.

download the call for paper: CIP 2011 - 18th International Colloquium on Plasma Processes
more info about the conference: CIP 2011

The CIP topics cover the whole area of plasma processes from fundamentals to applications:
- 1 - Advanced plasma sources
- 2 - Microdischarges
- 3 - Plasma modelling
- 4 - Plasma diagnostics and plasma processes
- 5 - Dusty plasmas
- 6 - Plasma deposited (multi)functional coatings
- 7 - Plasma for surface engineering
- 8 - Plasma for the Life sciences
- 9 - Plasma medicine
- 10 - Plasma for microelectronics, micro- and nanotechnology
- 11 - Plasma for nanofabrication and nanosciences
- 12 - Plasma for energy and environmental applications

Société Française du Vide - 19 rue du Renard, 75004 Paris, France
email:, Tel. +33 (0)1 53 01 90 30

AVS Short course AVS Southern California Chapter Short Course Offering

August 1-4, 2011 - Holiday Inn - Orange County Airport, Santa Ana, California - USA

Aug. 1 - An Overview of Applied Vacuum Technology

Course Objectives
- Be introduced to the fundamental concepts of vacuum technology.
- Learn about common vacuum system hardware and instrumentation, including pumps, gauges, flanges, valves, and feedthroughs.
- Understand applications and processes involving vacuum technology.
- Benefit from a just right two day course (when you don't have the time or the need to attend a four or five day introductory course).

Course Description
The course begins with a definition of vacuum and a description of the physical conditions existing in a vacuum environment. Following this introduction will be a discussion of gases at low pressures and the interactions between gases and solids. The phenomena of gas flow though vacuum systems will then be examined. The primary components of vacuum systems, with an emphasis on pumps and gauges, will be described.
Requirements for materials compatible with the vacuum environment will be discussed. Various sealing techniques will be described, including coverage of all demountable flange systems in common use today. Common vacuum system configurations and operational procedures will be outlined. The course will finish with a description of vacuum leak detection methods and the far reaching applications of vacuum technology today.
Ample time for questions and discussion will be scheduled. A comprehensive list of references will be provided for those wishing to learn more detailed information about specific areas. The emphasis of the course will be to provide practical information for individuals with minimal training in vacuum technology.

Aug. 3 - Vacuum Vessel Engineering

Course Objectives
- Identify your vessel performance requirements by analyzing and managing risk.
- Review standard and unconventional structural and mechanical design solutions.
- Understand the affects of vessel design on vacuum pump down and ultimate pressure.
- Learn practical acquisition strategies, including vendor qualification, contract options, and Statements of Work, while containing costs with appropriate specifications.
- Add up-to-date vacuum vessel resources to your toolbox.

Course Description
Vacuum vessels are basic infrastructure workhorses in a tremendous variety of applications and industries, including aerospace, microelectronics, lasers, and physics. A vacuum vessel is often a large capital investment that has a major impact on the cost, schedule, and technical performance of a system. Success in designing or specifying a vessel to meet aggressive requirements relies on a careful assessment of present and future operations and a graded approach to managing risk. Early decisions can have enormous leverage on not only the initial acquisition, but also the long.term operability and efficiency of the facility that it serves.
This course will review practical issues to consider when deploying vacuum vessels from bench scale to 100+ tons. The use and limitations of national standards, such as the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel code will be presented. Sample calculations are presented for spherical, cylindrical, and rectangular shells. Numerous examples of real vessel designs are shown. Additional topics include fabrication, cleaning, and installation; safety margins, weld details, pressure relief, windows and seal designs. The course offers guidance for choosing an appropriate acquisition strategy, including a review of specification options and when to use them. Resources provided include codes and standards references, sample procedures and forms, commercial components, vendor contacts, government agencies, and web links.
Attendees are encouraged to bring case studies from their workplace. Time will be reserved discuss vacuum vessel issues of specific interest to the course participants.

Aug. 4 - UHV Design and Practices

Course Objectives
- Understand the pump factors that limit ultimate pressure.
- Know the degassing methods that minimize the total outgassing rate.
- Learn how to measure total and partial pressures in UHV.
- Learn the operating methods necessary to maintain UHV.

Course Description
Ultrahigh vacuum (UHV) is a required environment for many research areas, such as surface science (which requires the use of electron, ion, and neutral spectroscopies), as well as for many technological areas, such as growth of electronic and optical materials. In this course, the techniques involved in the production, measurement, and operation of such pressure levels are discussed.
In addition to kinetic theory, system design elements..such as methods of pumping, materials selection, materials processing, outgassing considerations, system degassing, instrument degassing, surface effects, pressure.limiting factors, methods to shorten pumpdown time, and sample transfer systems..are reviewed. Special emphasis is given to total and partial pressure measurement within UHV systems. Various applications requiring an operational UHV environment are also discussed.
The course concludes with an open forum to exchange new ideas and techniques.

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Contact: Heather Korff, email:, Tel. 1-530-896-0477,

HTIF 2011 - Heat Treatment & Industrial Furnace Expo HTIF 2011 - Heat Treatment & Industrial Furnace Expo

Aug. 10-12, 2011 - Beijing, China

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VACUUM2011 Japan Vacuum Show 2011(VACUUM2011)

August 31(Wed) - September 2(Fri), 2011 10:00-17:00
TOKYO BIG SIGHT (Tokyo International Exhibition Center), West Hall No.1

Japan Vacuum Industry Association
The Vacuum Society of Japan

Exhibits Profile: Tradeshow showcasing latest Vacuum technology and equipment:

Vacuum Pumps: Turbo molecular pumps, Dry pumps, Ion pumps, etc
Measuring Equipment: Vacuum gauges, Leak detectors, Monitors
Vacuum equipment: for Sputtering, Etching, CVD, Ion plating, Ion injection, etc, Metallurgical, Chemical, Analytical and Testing devices, Accelerators, Nuclear fusion testing devices
Vacuum thin- film forming and processing equipment, Gas analysis equipment
Parts and Materials: Valves, Joints, Gaskets, Evaporation and Target materials, etc
Exhaust equipment, Surface analysis, Test apparatuses, Surface observation equipment, Engineering Service
Vacuum related technology: Power source, Actuator, Sequence control device, etc

For more information:
Show Management Office CNT Inc. - VACUUM 2011
- Omori Bldg., 2-2-2, Kanda, Tsukasa-machi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0048 Japan
email:, Tel. +81-3-5297-8855

European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition

The 26th EU PVSEC will be held at the CCH Congress Centre and International Fair Hamburg, in Germany

Conference: 5-9 September,2011
Exhibition: 5-8 September, 2011

The four-day trade show of the global photovoltaic industry will attract over 900 companies and solar organisations from around the world. The Exhibition, running in parallel with the Conference, provides a showcase for the technology and service providers involved in the PV Solar field.

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2nd Vacuum Symposium UK 2nd Vacuum Symposium UK

Oct. 18 - 19, 2011 - Coventry, UK

For some time the UK vacuum community has called for an annual national meeting incorporating both technical and commercial elements. Following the successful VS-1 meeting held at Daresbury in February 2010, we wanted to build upon this foundation to provide something for everyone in our unique community: including FREE training seminars for new vacuum users, technical talks for the more experienced vacuum user and a vacuum equipment exhibition for everyone.

We are pleased to announce that the VS-2 meeting will be held at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry on 18/19 October 2011. The format of the meeting will be different to that originally scheduled to take place at Diamond / RAL in March. However, plans are well advanced and a full programme will be published by 30th June. The two days are distinct vacuum related meetings:-

Tuesday 18th October 2011. RGA10 - the 10th meeting of the successful Residual Gas Analysers User Group.

Wednesday 19th October 2011. Advances in Vacuum Pump Technology.

In addition, Training Modules will be held both days as originally scheduled.

The meeting dates and venue have been chosen to coincide with Vacuum Expo 2011 - a vacuum manufacturers exhibition that is held in conjunction with Photonex 2011 (Light & Imaging Technology) with cross over to Thin Film technology.

The meeting is being organised by the Vacuum Symposium UK + RGA User Group committee with support from the IOP Vacuum Group and British Vacuum Council. Separate meeting rooms are being provided by Xmark Media, the exhibition organisers.

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HTE-HI.TECH.EXPO 2011 HTE-HI.TECH.EXPO 2011, 4th Edition

Nov. 16 - 19, 2011 - Milan Fair Centre - Rho, Milan, Italy

Great success for the third edition of the event of innovative technologies, which took place last November in Milan and in addition to the sectors of vacuum, ultra-high vacuum and coating, photonics and nanotechnologies, displayed those of coil winding, insulation and electric motors (WEM EXPO), electric and intelligent vehicles and transportation (EIV), humanoid and service robots (ROBOTICA): more than 10,000 square meters of exhibition area, with over 140 exhibitors coming from 18 countries, 45 conference sessions, and a good 242 speakers, among the top international experts in the involved sectors.

The event, which took place simulataneously with the great event dedicated to renewable energies (ENERSOLAR), was visited by 29,300 qualified operators coming from 74 countries and understood how to meet the expectations of its exhibitors, comparing the world of advanced research with that of interprise, industrial research and education. offered a thorough split of the world of the most innovative technologies: of photonics, with the very latest applications of laser and vision technologies to nanotechnologies. From plasma technologies to the diversified universe of vacuum, ultra-high vacuum and coating, to the layer of the art of research relative to controlled thermonuclear fusion. The area dedicated to the manufacturing industry of coil winding, insulation, and electric motors (WEM EXPO), furthermore, in its first edition has already established itself as the point of reference for the sector. Great interest was shown in the area of conferences dedicated to electric and intelligent vehicles (EIV).

The fourth edition of will take place from 16 to 19 November 2011, again at Milan Fair Centre (Rho), and again together with ENERSOLAR.

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