SEMI Global Update, June 2007
June 2007

In This Issue

How Flash and DRAM are spicing up the industry

Oral History Interview: Rick Heim

134 venture-backed nano companies and $2.4 billion of working capital

High-k, solar energy, and test highlight agenda of SEMICON® West 2007

SEMI Announces Recipients of Technology Innovation Showcase Awards

EHS Regulations—including EU's REACH—Impact our Industry

Competitiveness is a Key Issue—in both European and U.S. Forums

New Audiocasts on Nanotechnology, Book-to-Bill and the Manufacturing Technology Forum (MTF)
 


How Flash and DRAM are spicing up the industry
And boldly we go from a fading 2007 into a spicy 2008
by, Christian Gregor Dieseldorff, Senior Analyst, SEMI
2007 predicts to be in the low single digits but 2008 may grow to double digits while Flash JVs such as Intel and ST Microelectronics are stirring up the industry. Who has the stomach for it and who has not?

Active vibration isolation with six real degrees of freedom
BILZ Vibration Technology has developed a patented active isolation system, to reduce both periodic and transient disturbances and achieves superior performance in six decoupled degrees of freedom. Visit BILZ at the SEMICON, booth no. 5401.

Oral History Interview: Rick Heim
Interviewed by Craig Addison, SEMI

Rick Heim is best known for his role as SEMI expositions manager for nine years, retiring in 2003. But before that, Heim had a 30-year career doing a little bit of everything in both the device and equipment side of the semiconductor business.

134 venture-backed nano companies and $2.4 billion of working capital
By Lubab Sheet, senior director Emerging Technologies, SEMI
Over the past eight years, $3 billion has been invested in nanotechnology, with 50 percent going to IT/computing and another 25 percent to biotech.

High-k, solar energy, and test highlight agenda of SEMICON West 2007
Only six weeks until your opportunity to discover current trends and technologies that are driving the future of semiconductors, energy applications, MEMS, and nanoelectronics.

SEMI Announces 2007 Recipients of Technology Innovation Showcase Awards
Nineteen award winners make up the 5th annual showcase, and will deliver exclusive presentations on their product and technology achievements during SEMICON West 2007. Presentations will range from innovations in wafer processing and test, assembly and packaging, to emerging technology.

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!

EHS Regulations—including EU's REACH—Impact our Industry
On June 1, the EU will launch a new policy called "Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals" or REACH. It will replace 40 existing EU laws, and will affect numerous industries, including ours.

Competitiveness is a Key Issue—in both European and U.S. Forums
In many regions of the world, SEMI public policy forums increasingly focus on the issue of competitiveness in the global marketplace. In Europe and the U.S., SEMI members and politicians recently met to discuss ...

New Audiocasts on Nanotechnology, Book-to-Bill and the Manufacturing Technology Forum (MTF)
Nobuyuki Kambe, CTO and founder and Shiv Chiruvolu, director of Composite Applications, at NanoGram Corporation discuss advances in nano materials in the latest Voices of the Industry audiocast. The Voices of the Industry is a 15-minute program focusing on the challenges and opportunities in the semiconductor manufacturing industry from the perspective of SEMI members and leading industry analysts.

Outsourced Parts Cleaning (OPC) Market Evaluation
Participate and receive a copy of the report "2007 OPC Marketplace Evaluation: What Semi Fabs Say." Respond now! All respondents will be entered in a drawing to win one of five $50 American Express® gift cards.


Calendar of Events


Asia
SEMI Forum Japan
June 18–19


FPD Expo Taiwan 2007
July 4–6


Europe
SEMI Expo CIS 2007
June 4–6


ASMC 2007
June 11–12


North America
SEMI Austin Lunch Forum
June 6


SEMICON West 2007
July 16–20


Silicon Valley Lunch Forum
August 16


Call for Papers
Beijing ASTS
Abstract due: June 22


SEMICON Japan 2007
Abstract due: June 25


Quick Poll

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My company follows all relevant laws and regulations.
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