December 2008

In This Issue

Fab Spending Levels for 2009 Down 25%—Lowest Levels since 2003

Atsutoshi Nishida Receives Akira Inoue Award for EHS Excellence

Training and Education Initiative Launched for the Photovoltaic (PV) Industry

Jonathan Davis Named President of SEMI North America

Industry Transformation on the Agenda at ISS and SMC

Godzilla-like Substrate Sizes— a Huge Challenge for Equipment Suppliers

An Interview with a Former HTU Student


Fab Spending Levels for 2009 Down 25%—Lowest Levels since 2003
Fasten your Seat Belt this Ride is not Over Yet
By Christian Gregor Dieseldorff, SEMI Industry Research and Statistics
The economic crisis continues, fab projects are delayed or have been pushed out. Where will the spending and investment activity take place in 2009?

Atsutoshi Nishida Receives Akira Inoue Award for EHS Excellence
Atsutoshi Nishida, president and CEO of Toshiba Corporation, is the recipient of the Akira Inoue Award for outstanding achievement in environment, health and safety in the semiconductor industry. Under Mr. Nishida's leadership, the "Toshiba Group Environmental Vision 2050" was introduced in November 2007.

Training and Education Initiative Launched for the Photovoltaic (PV) Industry
The PV industry has experienced tremendous growth over the past five years, placing enormous pressures on Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) needs and practices in the industry.

Jonathan Davis Jonathan Davis Named President of SEMI North America
Effective January 1, 2009, Jonathan Davis, executive vice president of Global Expositions, Marketing and EHS, will assume the position of president of SEMI North America.


SEMICON Korea 2009
SOLARCON Korea 2009

Learn more about these events!


Industry Transformation on the Agenda at ISS and SMC
The current economic climate and success strategies for the coming decade will be the focus of the Industry Strategy Symposium (January 11-14) and Strategy Materials Conference (January 14-16), held in Half Moon Bay, California.

Godzilla-like Substrate Sizes— a Huge Challenge for Equipment Suppliers
By John Boyd
Currently, the Sharp-Sony joint-venture TFT-LCD Gen 10 fab is under construction in Sakai City, near Osaka in Western Japan. The fab is slated to start up in spring 2010—just about the time that Samsung Electronics says it could begin construction on its Gen 11 plant.

An Interview with a Former HTU Student
Recently, High Tech U observed a milestone as several of its early students began graduating from college. SEMI's Scott Smith interviewed Katherine Riester.


Calendar of Events


Asia
SEMICON Korea 2009
January 20-22

SOLARCON Korea 2009
January 20-22

Europe
SEMI Brussels Forum
December 9-10

ISS Europe 2009
February 1-3

North America
ISS US 2009
January 11-14


SMC 2009
January 14-16


Semiconductor Cleanroom Management
February 2-3


Fundamentals of MEMS Design and Fabrication
February 20


ABC's of Basic Electronics
February 26


      


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