It’s the time of year that professionals in the semiconductor industry look forward to – SEMICON West. The event will be collocated with the FLEX conference and taking place at the same time and location as the Design Automation Conference (DAC), gathering the leading companies throughout the microelectronics and design supply chain in one place.

This year, the event returns to the Moscone Center in San Francisco July 11-13, marking its final appearance in the summer before shifting to October in 2024. In 2025, SEMICON West will make its debut in Phoenix, known as the “Silicon Desert,” which is particularly exciting for us at Kiterocket as it will be close to our headquarters in downtown Phoenix.

Over the years, SEMICON West has evolved thanks to the dedicated SEMI team who consistently create new opportunities to enhance the event’s value. This year, the focus of SEMICON West is “Building a Path Forward” for the semiconductor industry. The event’s programs will cover various topics, including sustainability, talent development, supply chain management, and U.S. CHIPS Act investments. Keynotes and panel sessions will also address the semiconductor industry’s growth toward achieving $1 trillion in annual revenue and the journey to Net Zero.

Personally, what I’m most excited about at this year’s show is the opportunity to meet face-to-face with my connections in the semiconductor community. Despite the changes the event has undergone, SEMICON West remains an excellent platform for networking with industry professionals and friends, especially at the Kiterocket Lounge.



We are excited to have 13 hosts at this year’s Lounge, taking place on the roof of Moscone’s North exhibit hall on July 11 and 12. Lounge hosts will showcase a diverse range of solutions supporting the semiconductor and other high-tech industries. You can connect with experts in manufacturing equipment, facility design and engineering, staffing solutions, and more at the Kiterocket Lounge.

When we say this is where the experts gather, we mean it. This year, the Kiterocket Lounge will host an exclusive media event featuring a panel titled “How AI is Reinventing the Semiconductor Industry Inside & Out.” Led by Gaurav Gupta, a VP Analyst with Gartner, the discussion will explore the impact of AI on chipmaking with executives from Renesas, Synopsys, tinyML Foundation, and Advantest.

In addition to all the exciting technology, new services, and M&A-related announcements that typically take place during SEMICON West, the Kiterocket team also will be meeting with industry leaders to share how we too are expanding our industry expertise and strengthening our strategic partnerships with our clients. You’ll have to swing by the Kiterocket Lounge to find out more details!

We are also looking forward to the 17th annual SEMICON West After-Party, the semiconductor industry’s premier networking event, at the Kiterocket Lounge on Tuesday night. If you are an executive in the industry and attending SEMICON West, please reach out to request an invitation to this invite-only event so you don’t miss out. Advance registration is required.

Be sure to mark your calendars for July 11 and 12, as the Kiterocket Lounge 2023 is set to be an unmissable event for anyone interested in being part of the next phase of semiconductor technology advancements. See you there!