Global WSTS Meeting - San Francisco - November 2023

This website serves as a comprehensive resource for planning your participation in the upcoming Global WSTS Meeting. As the meeting approaches, more detailed information for travel planning and active participation will be made available on this site.


13 to 16


San Francisco, CA 94133
Tel:  +1 415-775-7555






Meeting Participants

Each WSTS Member Company is represented by a single official representative on the Committee. This representative is expected to attend all Committee Meetings (Business Meetings) and to exercise their voting rights during these meetings, which typically take place on Tuesday mornings. Additionally, all other employees of WSTS Member Companies are welcome to participate in all aspects of the Committee Meetings (Business Meetings and Forecast Meetings). However, participation in the Forecast Meeting is contingent upon the submission of a pre-meeting forecast. Additionally, representatives from Semiconductor Industry Associations are invited to attend as observers. During registration, attendees must declare their role for the meeting.

Certain detailed information such as the agenda, the list of participants etc. is only accessible to holders of WSTS user accounts and/or to registered participants. If you have registered but do not have a WSTS user account, you may login to this meeting web site (right upper corner) with your registration ID as user name and your last name as password.

Non-member semiconductor companies that are interested in joining WSTS may send a representative to attend the Committee Meeting as an observer. Such requests are to be made to the WSTS Administrator.

Participation Fee and Hotel Cost

Participation Fee: The applicable rates are summarized in the table below.

Registration Date Fee per Day:
Tuesday to Thursday
Fee for whole Meeting
On or before 21 September  US$125 US$300
On or before 19 October US$225 US$600
After 19 October US$300 US$800

Participation fees include a daily buffet lunch, a morning and afternoon break with coffee, tea and other refreshments, as well as a dinner on Tuesday and Thursday. The dinners are also available to accompanying spouses free of charge. 

Participants who booked at the discounted participation fee (on or before 21 September), but who change major details of their registration after 21 September will have to pay the regular participation fee. Minor changes (change of room type, addition of supplementary information) however will not cause a reassessment of the participation fee. In the case of registration cancellation, in part or whole, WSTS will retain US$100 per day or US$300 for the entire meeting. The registration for the hotel will be closed at November 3rd, 2023.

Hotel Cost

Room rates include internet access and service charge. Taxes are not included (state and local tax currently at 16.445 percent).

Room type Single Occupancy  Double Occupancy
Guest Room King   $170.00 $170.00

Room rate including sales tax (16.445 percent): $198.

Meeting Registration and Hotel Reservation

Global WSTS Meeting - San Francisco - May 2023 - Registration Form

Tentative Agenda

Below is the tentative agenda. Daily allocation of topics is still subject to change.

Day Agenda Items Afternoon / Evening
Nov 13

Executive Committee / BOD  Meeting (Participation for EC / BOD  Members only)

BOD Dinner
Nov 14
Business Meeting (Agenda LINK, member Login), Macroeconomic World Review, Enduse Presentations, New member session  Welcome Dinner
Nov 15
Discrete Power Semiconductors, GP and Application Specific Analog, Std Logic and Bipolar, Special Purpose Logic, MCU No Program
Nov 16
MPU, DSP, Sensors and Actuators, Optoelectronics, Discrete Small Signal, DRAM, SRAM, ROM, EPROM and OTHER Memories, FLASH Memories, Forecast Wrap-Up, Adjournment   Dinner - Restaurant McCormick & Kuleto's - LINK   

Detailed Agenda & Locations for the week: LINK (member login)

Presentations FC Sessions LINK and End Use Sessions LINK (member login)

Planning Your Participation

If you participate in the meeting, a number of critical deadlines need to be observed. Planning Calendar (member login)

Active Participation

Contact the Vice Chairman of your region if you are willing to make a presentation or lead a session at the meeting.
The List of Active Participants will be available with the Agenda, shows which topics are already assigned and which are still open (log in required).

Presenters should read the "Guidelines for Presenters" in detail and use the "Presentation master" (member login).

Submission of Pre-Meeting Forecast

Participation in the Forecast Meeting is subject to the submission of a premeeting forecast. 

27 October 2023: issue of blank pre-meeting forecast file including Q3 2023 BB data
07 November 2023: submission of pre-meeting forecast to WSTS
08 November 2023: publication of pre-meeting average forecast to all participating companies

The following downloads are available for Forecast Program users only:

Forecast program user manual LINK (Log in required)
How to submit the San Francisco pre-meeting forecast LINK (Log in required)

Travel and Transfer

Most participants from abroad will travel by air and arrive at San Francisco International Airport. Transfer to the hotel will take approx. 30 to 45 minutes by car.

Taxi around 80$, Uber/Lyft around 40 to 50$

SFO Airport website 


Practical Hints and Useful Links

Tip for visiting restaurants: Tipping in San Francisco Restaurants is around 18 to 22 percent. Eating in a group of 6+ will probably ensure the restaurant automatically includes the tip in the bill. A few restaurants are now automatically adding the tip, so should an amount of 18percent+ be present on the bill, this can be understood to be the tip. In addition to the tip there are other ‘fees’ of smaller percentage amounts that can be charged. One is the SF Healthcare Mandate, which can vary between 3 to 10 percent. These are not tips, and the tip/gratuity is still expected. As the tax is around 9 percent, just double this to calculate the tip amount.

APEC 2023 in San Francisco: This November, San Francisco will be hosting the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders' Meeting, which will be the biggest global event hosted by the city in recent years. During the week of November 12-18, we are expecting approximately 30,000 delegates from across 21 APEC Member Economies, 1,200 CEOs from around the world, and 600 media representatives for this 30th annual event. In addition, the White House has begun making plans for a November meeting in San Francisco between President Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping. The U.S. Secret Service outlined that vehicular, public transportation and pedestrian impacts should be expected in the areas around the Moscone Center, the Embarcadero, and Nob Hill during the designated dates and times.

List of Registered Participants

List of registered participants (this list is permanently updated whenever a registration is completed. You may also check the status of your own registration). For log in please use the temporary user data for the San Francisco meeting, your permanent user account will not work.


Next Global WSTS Meeting

The next Global WSTS Meeting is scheduled from Nov 18 to 21, 2024 in San Diego, USA.

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