SEMI Global Update, March 2007
March 2007

In This Issue

Oral History Interview: Ted Gallagher

A Glimpse into the China Semiconductor Equipment and Materials Market

China RoHS: It's Here … Ready or Not!

India Announces Incentives, Seeks Semiconductor Investment

The 450 mm Debate

Intellectual Asset Management: The First Step on the IP Critical Path

SEMI International Standards Pursuing ANSI Accreditation

Terry Tsao Named President of SEMI Southeast Asia

High Tech U Fluent in French, Japanese in March


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Oral History Interview: Ted Gallagher
Interviewed by Craig Addison, SEMI
At a time when plasma systems were more the realm of Star Trek and Captain Kirk, Ted Gallagher was applying the technology to chip making. He went on to form Tegal in 1972 and Matrix in 1985. In a continuing interview series, Gallagher tells his story.

A Glimpse into the China Semiconductor Equipment and Materials Market
by Samuel Ni, Lily Feng, Edwin Hall
To compete in an aggressive global market, companies rely on China to produce their electronic products. Learn more about China’s active role in the semiconductor equipment and materials market.

China RoHS: It's Here … Ready or Not!
Last week, over 145 people participated in the SEMI webcast on China RoHS, as two experts explained the latest on how to comply with this new legislation. Is your company ready?

India Announces Incentives, Seeks Semiconductor Investment
India, a major contributor to global technology market, is very appealing to the semiconductor value chain. Seeking foreign investment, the India cabinet approved incentives to the semiconductor sector.

Nominations Open for
2008 SEMI Award for North America

The SEMI Award for North America is presented annually to individuals or teams to recognize outstanding technical contributions to the microelectronics industry. Click here for information on how to submit a nomination for this prestigious award.

The 450 mm Debate
by Stanley Myers, president and CEO of SEMI

Many in the industry agree that economics, as well as technical challenges, will be a future barrier to technology advancement. The challenges we face in funding device scaling and materials advancements have sparked another debate, namely a proposed transition to 450 mm wafers.

Intellectual Asset Management: The First Step on the IP Critical Path
Since IP issues are a growing concern for SEMI members. In response, SEMI is creating programs. An example—a one-day seminar in April that will address the unique IP issues encountered by SEMI members.

SEMI International Standards Pursuing ANSI Accreditation
With pursuit of ANSI Accreditation, SEMI is working toward a closer relationship with ISO/IEC development and attuning SEMI Standards worldwide—providing an additional resource for members.

Terry Tsao Named President of SEMI Southeast Asia
Terry Tsao has been appointed president of SEMI Southeast Asia, succeeding Eric Tien.

High Tech U Fluent in French, Japanese in March
High Tech U will expand its global reach with programs in France and Japan in March. Now in its sixth year, High Tech U helps young people explore opportunities in science and technology.
 
What do you think will have the most impact on the semiconductor and equipment and materials industry in 2007 (check one)?
Slowing world economy
Growing demand for consumer products
PC/memory sales spurred in part by Microsoft Vista
Customer requirements and technology change


Calendar of Events


Asia

China Customs, Export Control and Logistics Seminar
March 23


Global FPD Partners Conference 2007
April 11–14


Europe

Photovoltaic Fab Managers Forum
March 11–13


SEMI Executive Conference in Israel
April 16–17


INC3 (SEMI sponsored)
April 16–19


SEMI Dinner at SMT
April 25


SEMI Member Forum
May 23


North America

Silicon Valley Lunch Forum
March 29—New Date


SEMInvestTM Analyst Breakfast
April 4


SEMI Arizona Golf Invitational
April 5


SESHA High Tech ESH Symposium & Expo.
April 10–14


SEMI Austin Golf Classic
April 18


Strategic Business Conference (SBC)
April 23–25


Call for Papers
    


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