Japan Electronic and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA)
||On the Announcement of the Electronic Design and Solution Fair 2006
Semiconductors are an indispensable part of modern society. Without progress in semiconductor technology, we
would not have such conveniences as digital communications, the Internet or digital home electronic equipment.
Technological advances in these areas are having a major impact on our society, culture and lifestyles. And the
ubiquitous society_in which people can communicate anywhere, at any time_is now becoming a reality.
In their constant pursuit of new technologies, semiconductor device manufacturers continue to deliver new products
to underpin the digitally networked society. In this context, the semiconductor industry will become more and more
important to Japan.
Meanwhile, the environment surrounding the semiconductor industry is changing dramatically, and the industry
must overcome various challenges in order to make further progress. An increasing number of these challenges are
best tackled via cooperation between Japan, the United States and countries in Europe and Asia, rather than being
embraced by Japan alone.
In its sixth year, the Electronic Design and Solution Fair 2006 (EDSFair 2006) will be held on January 26 and 27,
2006, at Pacifico Yokohama. The aim of the fair is to promote the dissemination of information about the latest
design solutions, design and EDA technologies. These are crucial to advances in the functions, performance and
design simplicity of electronic systems and semiconductor devices for equipment that will form the core of the
information-intensive ubiquitous society.
Since 2001, when a cooperative partnership was launched with the Electronic Design Automation Consortium
(EDAC) of the United States, EDSFair has risen to prominence as an international convention on a par with the
Design Automation Conference (DAC) in America and Design, Automation and Test in Europe (DATE). EDSFair has
also won strong acclaim as an Asian exhibition providing a forum for useful information exchange, and we expect
the event to help further rejuvenate the electronics market.