Investigative Research on Production and Distribution

SEAJ performs analysis based on statistical researches related to orders and sales of domestically-produced semiconductor manufacturing equipment and related equipment, and the orders and sales in the Japanese market, as well as orders and sales of semiconductor manufacturing equipment in the worldwide market, then publishes then results of analysis. SEAJ also surveys and estimates future demand for semiconductor manufacturing equipment and related equipment, and publishes the results at home and abroad.

Investigative Research on Technological Development

SEAJ aggressively promotes to make out the semiconductor technology roadmap by cooperation with the other associations so that technical development objects of the equipment become clear.

Coping with Environment Affairs

SEAJ deal with reduction of energy consumption of the manufacturing equipment in relation to decrease of energy consunption as a part of global warming problem. The subjects of waste and recycle are also dealt with in terms of resource-saving and zero emission as well as a research to cope with a shift of the industrial structure based on a concept of inverse manufacturing.
SEAJ carries out an investigation of present circumstance of the related regulations to environmental laws of the other countries.

Promotion of Standardization

SEAJ promotes standardization of semiconductor equipment and related equipment by maintaining close contacts with other related organizations.
SEAJ also promotes a study of standardization guidelines for LCD manufacturing equipment.
SEAJ edits and publishes "Terminological Dictionary of Semiconductor Equipment" and "Technological Dictionary of Liquid Crystal Display Equipment".

Public Relations and Education

SEAJ holds various educational seminars and lectures and other events for the purpose of improving business operation and technologies concerning the semiconductor manufacturing equipment industry and related industries.
SEAJ provides SEAJ Forum for the purpose of finding solutions to the various problems facing semiconductor manufacturing equipment and related equipment.
SEAJ exhibits at trade shows for promoting the Association's activities, and a wide propagation of the knowledge of semiconductor manufacturing equipment.
SEAJ holds the research meeting for environmental problems to promote acquisition of ISO14001 certification.
SEAJ publishes the "SEAJ Journal" which describes the Association's activities and other related information, and "SEAJ News" which provides information to members.
SEAJ also periodically publishes "Guide to SEAJ" and "Member's Directory" as part of public relations.
In the second half of this year, SEAJ will open a homepage on the Internet, which will provide members and non-members with various information as part of public relations.

International Exchange and Cooperation

SEAJ sends a research team to exhibitions that are held worldwide to study market and technological trends, and to promote international exchange and cooperation with other related organizations.
SEAJ exchanges opinions with universities on building cooperative relationships between industry and universities, and promotes mutual understanding.
SEAJ holds cooperative exchanges with related organizations at home and abroad in order to assist semiconductor manufacturing equipment and related equipment companies in improving their business operation and technologies.

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