Key semiconductor trade fair in China cancelled as nation contends with surging Covid-19 cases
- SEMICON China in Shanghai, a two-day event that was pushed back to October from June, has once again been called off, the organiser confirmed
- China is rushing to contain a surging number of local Covid-19 infections nationwide ahead of the Communist Party’s 20th congress next month
Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI), a global chip industry association, has cancelled a major trade fair in China, as the country battles a spate of Covid-19 outbreaks.
SEMICON China, a three-day event that was scheduled to begin in Shanghai on October 5 after being pushed back from June 15, was once again called off amid strengthening pandemic controls, a SEMI representative confirmed to the Post on Friday.
The conference was originally set to take place concurrently with FPD China, a trade fair for display and touch screen manufacturers that is also organised by SEMI.
As China rushes to contain a surging number of local Covid-19 infections, which have been detected in 29 out of 31 provinces this month, however, several upcoming tech industry events have been postponed.