Trends in the Semiconductor Industry Application Products Integrated Circuits Discrete SemiconductorDevice etc Process Technology Packaging

About US

Summary

Semiconductor History Museum of Japan is a web-based virtual museum of semiconductor history of Japan which is administered by Society of Semiconductor Industry Specialists (SSIS).

Japan together with US has played an important role and contributed to the development of the global semiconductor industry ever since it was initiated by the invention of the transistor at the Bell Laboratories in US.

The Japanese semiconductor industry has also played an important role to form a fundamental basis for the development of “electronic society” and “IT society” in Japan.

It is now expected to play the same important role of “the age of environment” of today and the future.

Semiconductor History Museum of Japan aims at playing the role of an information source to serve general public as well as semiconductor industry people.

 

History

Semiconductor History Museum of Japan was developed through the project activity by the volunteers at Society of Semiconductor Industry Specialists, and was opened in October 2010, and the contents have been continuously renewed since then.

Public opinions and advises on the exhibition are always accepted by Society of Semiconductor Industry Specialist.

 

Contents of Exhibition

About 400 contents are exhibited as of today in this Semiconductor History Museum of Japan, which are carefully selected from the exhaustive records of important products, technologies and events in the semiconductor industry from the 1950’s when the industry started, through the 2010’s. 

They are edited in the yearly order, in the groups of “Industry Trend”,”Application Products”,“Integrated Circuits”,”Discrete Devices”,”Semiconductor Process Technology” and “Packaging Technology”.
Photographs and drawings are attached whenever possible.

Special exhibitions of “Japanese Pioneers – Introduction of pioneers in the Japanese semiconductor industry –” and “Shimura’s Exhibition Room (*) – Japanese semiconductor history observed by a technology journalist –” are also provided.

 

External Links

Society of Semiconductor Industry Specialists

Japanese Pioneers – Introduction of pioneers in the Japanese semiconductor industry –

Shimura’s Exhibition Room (*) – Japanese semiconductor history observed by a technology journalist –

(*) Available only in Japanese version as of April 2012.

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