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In This Issue
Oral History Interview: Monte M. Toole
Interviewed by Craig Addison, SEMI
Like many other entrepreneurs, Monte Toole worked for Fairchild Semiconductor in the 1960s before striking out on his own. In 1970, he formed GaSonics and grew the company into a force in plasma technology, before selling to Novellus in 2000.
A Glimpse into the Southeast Asian Semiconductor Equipment and Materials Market
by Edwin Hall, Dan Tracy, and Christian Gregor Dieseldorff, SEMI
Southeast Asia is a region to closely monitor. Although its growth will not be as aggressive as its Greater Asian counterparts, it will make significant strides into the semiconductor equipment materials market as well as in the area of semiconductor wafer fabs.
Still Much to Learn about Improving Wafer Fab Productivity
—ASMC Promotes Shared Learning among IDMs, Suppliers, Academia—
SEMI Offers FREE Nanotech Start-Up Database
Members keep telling us they could use a better database for tracking who’s doing what in nanotechnology that will impact the electronics industry. So we’ve made our internal tool available for members to use.
Advance the Industry by Joining SEMI International Standards
Individuals and companies that participate in SEMI standards development reap both immediate and long-term benefits.
SEMI Successfully Launches Voices of the Industry Audiocast
SEMI members sound off in a new 15-minute audiocast series focusing on the challenges and opportunities in the semiconductor manufacturing industry. Episodes will focus on areas ranging from standards and EHS, to emerging technologies and markets and public policy, and more.
SEMI High Tech U Debuts in France to Great Success
The SEMI High Tech U for secondary school students recently expanded its international reach in Crolles, France. The program encourages students to take math, science and technology courses, and pursue careers in the microelectronics industry.
Calendar of Events
SEMICON Singapore 2007
SEMI Forum Japan
Exhibit Day: Exhibitor Seminar + New Stuttgart Trade Fair Centre Tour
SEMI Member Forum
Fundamentals of Product Marketing
MEMS in the Mainstream: $50 Billion and Growing
Principles of Selling to the Semiconductor Industry
New England Breakfast Forum
Key Semiconductor Account Selling and Management
May 30–June 1
SEMICON West 2007
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