SEMI Global Update, May 2007
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May 2007

In This Issue

Oral History Interview: Monte M. Toole

A Glimpse into the Southeast Asian Semiconductor Equipment and Materials Market

Still Much to Learn about Improving Wafer Fab Productivity

SEMI Offers FREE Nanotech Start-Up Database

Advance the Industry by Joining SEMI International Standards

SEMI Successfully Launches Voices of the Industry Audiocast

SEMI High Tech U Debuts in France to Great Success

 

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.

New Report on Pricing Practices in the Semi Industry
Accenture surveyed senior sales executives at the world’s leading IDMs and Fabless companies to distill their leading pricing management practices. Click here to request the full report!

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—

“Collaborate, innovate, accelerate” would be a catch phrase worthy of any company in the semiconductor supply chain. It also happens to be the theme of ASMC 2007, to be held next month in Stresa, Italy.

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.

Quick Poll: When will the industry see EUV Lithography in production?
At the 22 nm node
At the 16 nm node
After the 16 nm node
Never

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


Asia
SEMICON Singapore 2007
May 8–10

 
SEMI Forum Japan
June 18–19


Europe

Exhibit Day: Exhibitor Seminar + New Stuttgart Trade Fair Centre Tour
May 21


SEMI Member Forum
May 23


ASMC
June 11–12


North America
Fundamentals of Product Marketing
May 7–9


MEMS in the Mainstream: $50 Billion and Growing
May 16–17


Principles of Selling to the Semiconductor Industry
May 16–18


New England Breakfast Forum
May 30


Key Semiconductor Account Selling and Management
May 30–June 1


SEMICON West 2007
July 16–20

    


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