June 2009

In This Issue

From the SEMI North America President

Rapid Growth for Chemicals and Materials in Solar Cells/Modules

Signs of Increasing Investments in Fabs

Engineers Losing Control, Adjusting to Economic Downturn and Beyond

SEMI Members Essential to a Sustainable World Energy Future

Charting Out the Solid-State Lighting Manufacturing Roadmap

Understanding the Global Reach of U.S. Export Regulations

Industry Leaders Converge on PVJapan

Remember: We're All in This Together

Inspiring the Next Generation: Intel International Science and Engineering Fair


Jonathan Davis, President, SEMI North America From the SEMI® North America President

Invent the Future
During the rebound, the rules of the game will change. The global economic forces transforming the industry will trigger even more device makers to consolidate and/or diversify. The supply chain will change too as it becomes leaner and seeks new business models. To survive, companies need to create new technologies and cost-sharing industry partnerships.

These are tough times for everyone. So perhaps you're wondering... "Will the show still go on?" The answer: a resounding "YES." (more)

Jonathan Davis


SEMICON West 2009

Rapid Growth Projected for Chemicals and Materials in Solar Cells/Modules
By Mike Corbett, Linx Consulting, LLC
The market for advanced chemicals and materials used in PV solar cells and modules will decline in 2009 to $2.3 billion before resuming strong growth to approximately $15 billion by 2015.

Signs of Increasing Investments in Fabs
By Christian Gregor Dieseldorff, SEMI Industry Research and Statistics
Tough times change the landscape for many regions. About 35 facilities will close in 2009 but some companies continue to invest and some are even hiring.




Semiconductor Engineers Losing Control, Adjusting to Economic Downturn and Beyond
By Scott Grant, Accenture
For the past few decades, engineers in the semiconductor industry have had reasonable control over their work. But now, many of these engineers are losing control of more of their professional lives.


SEMI Members Essential to a Sustainable World Energy Future
SEMI members are at the vanguard of the world's most significant steps to reduce fossil fuel consumption and mitigate climate change.

Charting Out the SSL Manufacturing Roadmap
The U.S. DOE will host a second SSL Manufacturing Workshop on June 24-25 where the course for SSL manufacturing in the U.S. will be mapped out. Input from SEMI members is needed.


Understanding the Global Reach of U.S. Export Regulations
Many SEMI member companies are touched by export controls since these requirements affect a wide range of products— etch equipment, chemical vapor deposition equipment, lithography, and many other areas.


Maintain your Awareness
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Industry Leaders Converge on PVJapan
Anton Miller, CEO of Q-Cells, and Tetsuroh Muramatsu, Group GM of Sharp Corporation, will be among the featured speakers at PVJapan, June 24-26.

Remember: We're All in This Together
By Aaron Zude, SEMI
The hallmark of "high tech" EHS professionals is their willingness to share their hazard control practices and to collaborate on solving EHS challenges.

Inspiring the Next Generation: Intel International Science and Engineering Fair
By Dana Ditmore, ISEF 2010
The Intel ISEF is the world's largest international pre-college science and engineering competition with students from 50 countries competing for US$ 3 million.



Calendar


North America Events
New England Breakfast Forum
June 3


DOE Manufacturing Workshop
June 24-25


North America Standards Meetings and Events
July 12-17


SEMICON West
July 14-16


Intersolar North America
July 14-16


Silicon Valley Forecast Lunch
August 19


June Classes
Key Semiconductor Account Selling

Combating Aggressive Supply Chain Mgmt

Asia Events
PV Japan
June 24-26

Europe Events
SEMI Member Forum
June 12

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