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Seminar on " Semiconductor business today and tomorrow " by Prof. Hajime Tomokage

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“Not-To-Be-Missed” Event  

" Semiconductor Business Today & Tommorow " 

Get an insight into Semiconductor Business status, Recovery and Future of the Industry. 


Professor Hajime Tomokage

Professor of Fukuoka University

President, Asia Semiconductor Trading Support Association (ASTSA)

14th August 2009, 5.30-8.30 PM

@ Jenny’s Club, Avinasi Road , Coimbatore  


Admission is free

All are Welcome to attend and Benefit,

Please reserve / RSVP to: Mr  Karthick at karthick@ampvl.com or Mobile 9952514287

Schedule:         14th August 2009, 5.30 PM - 8.30 PM

@ Jenny’s Club, Avinasi Road , Coimbatore


05:00 – 05:30 pm    Registration / Networking

05:30 – 05:40 pm    Introduction Kyushu Region of Japan, Economy & Delegation by

                                P Bala,
Chairman & CEO
Auxineon Pte Ltd, Singapore

05:40 – 05:50 pm    State of Art Semicoductors @ Coimbatore 

                                by PROF V Lakshmi Prabha,

05.50 – 06:30 pm    Key note Speech by

Professor Hajime Tomokage
(Dept. of Electronics Engr. &  Computer Sci. Fukuoka University

06:30 – 07:00 pm    Business Opportunity in Kyushu Island
(The Semiconductor Island of Japan)
Fukuoka City Government &

Kyushu Economic Research Centre

Delegate Representative

07:00 – 07:20 pm    India & Japan

Business collaboration /Opportunity

                                Mr. Osamu Hisaki

                                JETRO Bangalore

07:20 – 07:30 pm    Vote of thanks

                                Ms. Hemalatha Annamalai

                                Managing Director

                                Ampere Vehicles

07:30 – 08:30 pm    Dinner / Networking

Attendance is Free but please remember to Reserve.

RSVP to: Mr  Karthick at “karthick@ampvl.com”  or Mobile 9952514287


JETRO, or the Japan External Trade Organization, is a government-related organization that works to promote mutual trade and investment between Japan and the rest of the world. Originally established in 1958 to promote Japanese exports abroad, JETRO's core focus in the 21st century has shifted toward promoting foreign direct investment into Japan and helping small to medium size Japanese firms maximize their global export potential.

Regional Industry Tie-up program, or RIT

This industrial exchange between India and Japan-Kyushu is supported by JETRO’s RIT program. The Regional Industry Tie-up program, or RIT, promotes two-way industrial exchange and collaboration between regions in Japan and other countries. The aim is to facilitate region-to-region partnerships that lead to the creation of new industries and stimulate business in participating regions. The program offers a perfect opportunity for foreign regions interested in partnering with Japan but lack the resources or network to make such connections. JETRO utilizes its wide network in Japan and overseas to help create and maximize the success of such partnerships.


Kyushu Island of Japan

 Brief Intro


Kyushu’s  Economic Position


Kyushu Within Japan:  One Tenth of Japanese  Economy


Kyushu has an area of 44,453 km2 and a population of 14,650,000 (October, 2007), equivalent to approximately 11.5% of Japan, located in Southwestern Edge of Japan. Kyushu is comprised of the eight prefectures of Fukuoka, Saga, Nagasaki, Kumamoto, Oita, Miyazaki, Kagoshima and Okinawa. In fiscal 2005, Kyushu’s gross domestic product (GDP) was \48.1 trillion accounting for 9.3% of  total Japan GDP. In addition, leading economic indicators for the region, such as electric power consumption, annual retail sales value and local government spending, all account for about a tenth of the national total. For this reason, it is possible to summarize Kyushu as having an economy equivalent to 10% of the nation.


 Kyushu gross domestic product in fiscal 2005 was US$436.5 billion, which in terms of economic scale exceeds Belgium (US$392.7 billion in 2006) and Switzerland (US$374.6 billion in 2006).


Kyushu Within Asia: A Gateway to East Asia

City of Fukuoka is approximately 1,000 km from the Japanese capital of Tokyo, it is located about 200 km from Busan, Korea, 600 km from Seoul, Korea and 1,000 km from Shanghai, China, positioning its geography close to major cities in East Asia. In addition, the Kyushu region is equipped with a rich environment for trade and interchange with 29 commissioned airline routes linking its airports to major cities in Asia, and 105 international cargo routes that operate regularly destined primarily for Asia.

Due to its location advantage, Kyushu has strong economic ties with Asia. For example, of the 1,453 inroads made overseas by local businesses in Kyushu and Yamaguchi Prefecture between 1986 and 2007, East and Southeast Asia held 74.4% share. Of Kyushu’s total export output in 2007, the ratio of exports to Korea stood at 15.1%, 7.5 points higher than total Japan figure. Additionally, the Asian region in 2007 held an overwhelming share with regard to the number of foreigners entering Kyushu (92.9%). Furthermore, we are seeing successive instances where major Japanese enterprises, such as Toyota Motors, are using the Port of Hakata and the Port of Kitakyushu as new knots of distribution between Japan and China. For these reasons, it can be said that Kyushu, active in the area of interchange with East Asia, carries the function of serving as Japan’s gateway to the region.



Asia Semiconductor Trading Support Association


Objectives of Establishment

The objectives of the establishment of ASTSA are for it to function as a mediator for semiconductor-related industries, connecting Kyushu with overseas, mainly with Asia, where there has been remarkable growth in these industries, to accelerate international business for semiconductor-related industries in Kyushu, and to contribute to the development of semiconductor-related industries in Asia


Major business aspects

Business concerning holding of international workshops on Microelectronics Assembling and Packaging (MAP)

Holding of MAP and its accompanying exhibitions & business discussion meetings

Business of providing information concerning semiconductor industries in Asia

Providing of foreign trade data

Providing of Enterprise database

Transmission by portal site (home page) of information relating to semiconductors


Other business activities needed to achieve the objectives of this association


The ASTSA organization aims to achieve the expansion of mutual exchanges and trading between the semiconductor-related enterprises of Kyushu's "Silicon Island" and semiconductor-related enterprises in Asia. ASTSA has been functioning as the semiconductor information center for Asia, supporting the acceleration of international business for small, medium and leading medium-sized enterprises through the dispatching and receiving of business missions, transmission of web news, and the holding of seminars, exhibitions, and business discussion conferences, including the international workshops on Microelectronics Assembling and Packaging (MAP: the 8th workshop was held in Fukuoka starting on November 26th, 2008) on which ASTSA has been working since 2001.


Future direction

ASTSA concluded MOU (memoranda regarding strategic alliances) with the Beijing Semiconductor Industry Association (China) and IMAPS-KOREA (Korea) in October 2006, and with Malaysia Industry Development Authority  (Malaysia) in December 2006, and with Hong Kong Science and Technology Park in October 2007, and with India Semiconductor Association in November 2008.  ASTSA will strengthen this network to promote Kyushu’s semiconductor business.


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