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July 2006



 
 
In this issue:  
 
  Oral History Interview: Steve Nakayama  
 
New ideas in packaging and e-manufacturing at
SEMICON® West 2006
 
  SEMI Foundation  
  Resource for Members  
  Emerging Technologies  
  U.S. Public Policy  
  EHS  
  Highlighted Events  
  International Standards  
  Products and Services  
  Sponsorship and Display Opportunities  
  Call for Nominations  
  Call for Papers  
       
 
     
Oral History Interview
 


Steve Nakayama

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 Steve Nakayama, who established the SEMI Japan operations in 1985, tells his story.

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Steve Nakayama

 
     
New ideas in packaging and e-manufacturing at
SEMICON West 2006
  Back end gets its own Technology Innovation Showcase
Here’s the rundown on the small companies with big new ideas in packaging and test selected for show visitors to meet at SEMICON West. They’ll be highlighted at the new Assembly/Packaging and Test TechXPOT in West Hall.

E-manufacturing start-ups push computing power to cut mask cycles, improve process control
E-manufacturing start-ups that apply software innovations to speed production of good photomasks and get better performance from gas delivery and fault detection systems are highlighted at SEMICON West.

     

 

 


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SEMI Foundation
 


SEMI Foundation Delivers First All Girl High Tech U in New Mexico; Craig Barrett Visits, Encourages Girls To Continue Math And Science Studies
The SEMI Foundation recently delivered its first all girl High Tech U program to high school girls from around the state of New Mexico, tackling head on the fact that fewer females than males pursue math and science based careers.

     

 

 


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Resources for Members
 


This new area of semi.org provides valuable resources for SEMI Members including information on equipment, materials, MEMs, nanotechnology and proceedings from past events. Visit this area often as it will be continually updated. Resources for Members.

     

 

 


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Emerging Technologies
 


Nanotechnology and MEMS information now on www.semi.org!
Visit www.semi.org for nano EHS, standards and roadmap summaries. Check out the Spring issue of Nano News from SEMI® and the MEMS Minute from SEMI®!  Visit www.semi.org/nano and www.semi.org/mems

Global MEMS Markets and Opportunities—NOW AVAILABLE!
Global MEMS Markets and Opportunities, a comprehensive market research report, is now available for SEMI Members at no additional charge. Call SEMI Customer Service at 1.408.943.6901 or email customerservice@semi.org to get your copy today.

     

 

 


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U.S. Public Policy
 


Representative Heather Wilson Visits the 42nd HTU
Rep. Heather Wilson (R-NM) emphasized the importance of education in math, science and engineering to the students of the 42nd High Tech U during a graduation ceremony at Intel in Rio Rancho, New Mexico on June 2.

SEMI to Host Export Control Forum on July 13
SEMI, AeA and SIA are holding a joint meeting on export controls on Thursday, July 13 from 1:30pm–3:30pm at SEMI with special guests from the U.S. Department of Commerce: Bernie Kritzer and Jeannette Chu.

     

 

 


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EHS
 


Plan Your Week of EHS Events at SEMICON West

SEMI forming a China-based, “China-RoHS Working Group”
SEMI is forming a working group in China to discuss the implications of “China RoHS” for semiconductor equipment with the Ministry of Information Industry. SEMI Members who are interested can contact Rick Row at rrow@semi.org for details.

Access lead-free solder alloy properties in the ELFNET database
ELFNET—European Lead-Free Soldering Network—has just published a database of physical and mechanical properties for the new tin-silver-copper lead-free solder alloys. 
 

     

 

 

 


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Highlighted Events
 


Register now for SEMICON West 2006
SEMICON West 2006 is bigger and better than ever before. Every major name in the semiconductor industry will be there—you should be too! Register by July 8 to save 33% on your exhibits badge (registration is $50 through July 8; $75 after July 8 and onsite).

Congratulations to the 2006 Technology Innovation Showcase Winners!
Hear about their inspired new technologies on the TechXPOT stages at SEMICON West—FREE to all registered SEMICON West attendees. Visit www.semi.org/tis for more information.

Semiconductor Account Selling For "Non-Sales" Team Members
July 10–11
San Jose, California
This workshop brings "non-sales" team members inside the sales process to identify crucial roles of sales professionals and other team members. Tool kits are developed for persuasion and information gathering resulting in a contributing sales team member.

A SEMI Night at the Old Ball Game
August 16
Frisco, Texas
Network with your industry colleagues on the Frisco Rough Riders Party Deck while enjoying minor league baseball at its best. It’s food. It’s FREE gifts. It’s fun. It’s baseball the way it was meant to be. Register early.  Maximum capacity is 50 people.

SEMICON Taiwan 2006
September 11–13
Taipei World Trade Center—Taipei, Taiwan
Connect with the people, products, and information you need at SEMICON Taiwan. Programs will address manufacturing challenges, the latest technologies, and industry trends. For details on exhibiting, visiting or programs go to www.semi.org/semicontaiwan.

SEMI New England Breakfast Forum presents “Wafers to Wall Street”
September 27
Woburn, Massachusetts
A panel of expert industry analysts will provide the Wall Street perspective of the semiconductor and equipment and materials industries.

     

 

 


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International Standards
 


Standards Events at SEMICON West 2006

New Standards Speed Time to Market
SEMI published eight new technical standards July 1, 2006. These new standards, which include several specifications applicable to the flat panel display (FPD) manufacturing industry, will help reduce manufacturing costs, and speed time-to-market.

   

 

 

 


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Products and Services
 


FabFutures—July 2006 Edition
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.

Flat Panel Fabs—July 2006 Edition
This database provides the latest information on global Flat Panel Display fabs and assembly plants, compacted in a user friendly and comprehensive database ideal for your market research needs.

World Fab Watch—July 2006 Edition
This comprehensive database delivers the latest trends on 900-plus fabs worldwide—providing a dynamic range of information and quick-and-easy access of valuable data to empower your market research.

Industry Research and Statistics

China TFT-LCD Industry Report—Now Available!
This comprehensive market report examines the TFT-LCD industry in China providing insight into fabs, equipment and material spending. The report is essential for any company considering entry into, or currently doing business in, this region. 

     

 

 


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Sponsorship and Display Opportunities
 


SEMI NanoForum 2006—Sponsorship and Display Opportunities Now Available!
Increase your company’s visibility at SEMI NanoForum™. A variety of sponsorship opportunities are available.  Only 20 tabletop displays are available and will be located in the foyer that will serve as the networking area during breaks and receptions.

     

 

 


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Call for Nominations
 


Akira Inoue Nominations Closing Soon
Nominations for the Akira Inoue Award for outstanding EHS service to the semiconductor industry are now open and will be accepted until July 29, 2006.

     

 

 


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Call for Papers
 


2007 IEEE/SEMI Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Conference (ASMC)
Technical abstracts are being solicited for ASMC 2007. The conference will take place in conjunction with SEMICON Europa. To obtain a preliminary call for papers, please visit www.semi.org/asmc.

     

 

 
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