SEMI Global Update, February 2006

"SEMI® Global Update" highlights important industry information, events, programs and products. Direct links to provide additional access to registration and other information about SEMI programs, products and services.

In This Issue:  


February 2006


  Oral History Interview: James C. Morgan  
  New Articles  
  U.S. Public Policy  
  SEMI Industry Classification System (SICS)  
  Highlighted Events  
  Regional Events  
  Products and Services  
  Call for Nomination  
  Call for Papers  
  Partner Event  
Oral History Interview

James C. Morgan 
Chairman, Applied Materials Inc.
Interviewed by Craig Addison, SEMI

To record and preserve the history of the semiconductor equipment and materials industry, SEMI presents oral history archives featuring interviews with industry pioneers. In a continuing series Jim Morgan, chairman of Applied Materials, tells his story.

Read all other interviews.


New Articles

The Rise of Silicon Valley: Shockley Labs to Fairchild Semiconductor
February 27 Panel Discussion on the Legacy of Shockley Labs

By Craig Addison, senior editor, Communications, SEMI
The Shockley Semiconductor Laboratory was announced 50 years ago this month. On February 27 the Computer History Museum in association with SEMI, will present “The Rise of Silicon Valley—Shockley Labs to Fairchild Semiconductor,” a panel discussion featuring former Shockley Labs scientists.

Packaging Materials: A Growing and Changing Market
By Dan Tracy and Jan Vardaman
Global Semiconductor Packaging Materials Outlook—2005 Edition
Advances in packaging technology are driving major transitions in the $11.7 billion plastic packaging
materials market. This market is forecasted to grow at a 10% CAGR over the next five years to reach $19 billion by 2010. Click here to order the report.


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James C. Morgan


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William Bradford Shockley

U.S. Public Policy

China Export Control Event & Trade Mission
SEMI is hosting an export control training session at SEMICON® China 2006 and is supporting the fourth
annual U.S. Department of Commerce Microelectronics Trade Mission to Shanghai.


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Register for 'Environmental Stewardship and Safety in China and Emerging Markets' Symposium
Register for the Second EHS Symposium at SEMICON China on March 21. Learn about practical, cost-effective
solutions to EHS problems.

Revised SEMI FAQ on the RoHS/WEEE Directives now Available
Read the latest SEMI FAQ on RoHS/WEEE Directives, updated by Dr. Paul Goodman of ERA Technology. It’s
available as a MS Word document on the SEMI Web site and includes useful links to key references on the Web. 

Join a U.S. Industry-Wide Work Illness and Injury Benchmark System Project in 2006
Last opportunity to join this SEMI-sponsored project. Provide your company with detailed analysis of your
workplace illness and injury performance benchmarked against peer performance to cost-effectively improve your safety performance.


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SEMI Industry Classification System (SICS)

Intel, TI, Spansion, Freescale, SEMI and GS1 U.S. professionals teamed up to modify the SEMI Industry
Classification System (SICS) for inclusion into the United Nations Standard Products and Services Code (UNSPSC) structure in 2006. Contact John Simon at or 1.512.996.6129. 


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Highlighted Events

SEMICON Korea 2006
February 8–10
Seoul, Korea
SEMICON Korea 2006 will feature approximately 500 exhibiting companies occupying approximately 1,100
booths, showcasing the latest equipment, materials and services for the production of 300 mm silicon wafers, nanotechnology devices, and FPD products.

Global FPD Partners Conference (GFPC) 2006
February 28–March 3
Bankoku Shinryokan, Okinawa, Japan
GFPC is the only annual executive conference for leaders of the global display industry supply chain. The
program includes presentations, roundtable discussions and networking events.

SEMICON China 2006
March 21–23
Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC)
Shanghai, China
Come see over 940 global companies showing equipment, materials and services for the microelectronics industry. In addition to the exhibits, SEMICON China has business and technical programs, events and the “IC Design Suppliers Pavilion” with products and services for the IC design/fabless semiconductor industry.

FPD China 2006
March 28–30
Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC), Hall 5
Shanghai, China
Meet FPD industry suppliers from around the world. Along with exhibits, you can participate in FPD manufacturing and business programs to advance your industry knowledge. Find out about China’s growing display industry at FPD China.

SEMICON Europa 2006
April 4–6
Munich, Germany
Need to solve technical problems? Want to evaluate manufacturing alternatives and benchmarks? Network and discuss with industry peers at SEMICON Europa 2006—a truly ‘not-to–miss’ event in Europe.


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Regional Events

North America

SEMI Arizona Breakfast Forum
February 22
Tempe, Arizona
A key executive from Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing, Singapore offers his views on the state of the
foundry model and trends in the global semiconductor industry.

Semiconductor Processing Technology (SPT)
March 7–9
San Jose, California
This course explores semiconductor processing technology in detail, presented in language you can
understand. The instructor presents the basics of wafer manufacturing for integrated circuit technology, while in-class team assignments enable you to practice what you've learned.

New England Breakfast Forum Presents: “Technology—Future Visions, Current Concerns”
March 8
N. Reading, Massachusetts 
Join industry experts for an informative overview of the Industry Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors

Tenth Annual SEMI Austin Golf Classic
April 19
Austin, Texas
Join your customers and colleagues at this festive charity event, which benefits the SEMI Frank Squires
Scholarship Program at Austin Community College.  Details.

SEMI Strategic Business Conference
April 24–26
Napa, California
SBC—where customer insights build strategic relationships. SBC 2006 features speakers representing a broad
range of IDMs and quality one-on-one networking, all at a landmark resort in the heart of the California Wine Country.

First Annual SEMI Arizona Invitational Golf Tournament
April 27
Phoenix, Arizona
Proceeds from this charity event benefit the SEMI High Tech U, an innovative program that introduces
promising students to high-tech careers.


Industry Strategy Symposium (ISS Europe) 2006
February 12–14
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Join executives from the microelectronics industry to discuss “Europe: Creating Value in the Changing
Electronics Lifecycle”—the theme of ISS Europe 2006.

10th Fab Managers Forum
April 3
Arabella Sheraton Grand Hotel, Munich, Germany
The successful Fab Managers Forum will take place prior to SEMICON Europa 2006.

April 4–6
Munich, Germany
From company presentations and exhibitions, to the Advanced Photovoltaic Manufacturing Technology
Conference and PV Center Booth Party—you will find it all at SEMICON Europa 2006! Don’t miss Dr. Bertrand Piccard!





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STEP at SEMICON Korea: LCD BLU (Backlight Unit) Technology and Standards
February 9
As a result of market demands, LCD technology has flourished and the components technology is significant.
This STEP will provide information on BLU (Backlight Unit) technology which is the main component of LCD.

SEMI Safety Guidelines
February 9
With the drastic progress of technology, Safety Guidelines become an important standard. Guidelines can be
a critical factor for manufacturing to determine if your product is acceptable for market. Find out how SEMI Safety Guidelines can be used in your work place.

SEMI Standards Seminars
April 3–4
Munich, Germany
Organized by the Standards Technology Group in conjunction with SEMICON Europa 2006

 142 Sort Map Understanding and Usage
- Understand the scope and application of SEMI E142.
Learn the details of the standard and how it might be applied in a factory to automate inkless assembly, strip mapping and single device tracking.
- Learn how E142 might be used to provide a turnkey integrated solution across multiple factories.

 Metrics (E10, E116, E79 and RAMP)
- Understand equipment reliability standards and discipline.
- Understand RAM (Reliability, Availability and Maintainability) Metrics.
- Learn productivity metrics and how to use them.
- Learn how to improve reliability throughout equipment life-cycle phases.




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Products and Services

Conduct efficient market research, identify target customers and analyze construction easily. The FabFutures database focuses on fabs planned to open next year, includes detailed information about new fab expenditures, capacity, and ramps trends by company.

China Capital Equipment and Electronic Materials Outlook—Now Available!
This comprehensive market research study quantifies the demand for equipment and materials in China, provides forecasts for future growth, and highlights business opportunities.




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Call for Nomination

Nominations Open for the Seventh Akira Inoue Award
Recognize an outstanding individual for his or her contribution to the semiconductor industry in the area of environment, health and safety. Submit a nomination for the seventh Akira Inoue Award now.





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Call for Papers

ISESH ’06 in Malta
Abstract due February 27
The International Semiconductor Environment, Safety, and
Health conference (ISESH ’06) will be held June 11–15, 2006 in Malta. Submit your abstracts now for this prestigious conference organized by EECA-ESIA and supported by SEMI.

MEPTEC MEMS06 Symposium
Abstracts due February 15
MEMS Packaging Trends: From Production to Market


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Partner Event

Semiconductor Venture Fair 2006
March 1–2
Clarion Hotel San Francisco Airport
Receive a 20 percent discount. See CEOs from 75 semiconductor sector companies, venture capitalists, and
investors for opportunities, alliances and access to emerging technologies. To register, call 1.818.888.4444 (code: SEMI member) or visit (discount code: SEMI.) 


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