In This Issue
Israel Executive Event on 2-3 April
From the President of SEMI Europe
Welcome to the first issue of SEMI Global Update—Europe Edition. In the past, you received SEMI Global Update each month containing SEMI news and information from around the world. Now, Europe will have a special version that combines SEMI global news with more specific European content.
Our readers come from different semiconductor-related industries and have diverse interests. Based on your needs, we have changed the format so that you can quickly find your areas of interest and grasp breaking news right away. Traditionally, Global Update readers prefer quick access to market trends, events, new technology, corporate news, standards and EHS. This new format provides better access to specific European interests. If you do not want to receive the European Edition, click here. To subscribe to the regular Worldwide Edition of the SEMI Global Update, click here.
We will continue to provide you with selected information that positively influences your businesses, and we always welcome your feedback.
With kindest regards,
Heinz A. Kundert
SEMI has organized its 2nd Executive Event in Israel. It's a unique opportunity to learn more about the Israeli semiconductor market, investment opportunities and technology advancements. Discover business insights and meet key people in this rapidly changing Israeli industry.
"Made in Europe" is our forum theme for 2008. Europe has world-class technology in both semiconductor and photovoltaic. Innovation, flexibility and competitiveness are critical to master the challenges ahead. No Fee.
By Alex McEachern, Power Standards Lab
Semiconductor tools fabs have always used a lot of energy. But for the last 40 years, increased process throughput and yield has always trumped any considerations of energy efficiency.
Russia is ramping up with increased government support and foreign investments. Angstrem-T has teamed up with AMD to implement a 130-nm CMOS process in a new fab. A Nanotechnology Center in Moscow is in the design stage, and on the PV scene, 10 new polysilicon manufacturing plants are in the works.
SEMICON trade shows have emerged as a critical component in the purchasing process for every major customer and an essential business activity for nearly all the market leaders. This article will explore why SEMICON trade shows have become—and remain—so essential to the industry.
By Samuel Ni, SEMI
China's fab capacity growth has been facilitated by capacity transfer. This refers to capacity added through the acquisition or transfer of used equipment from overseas, as opposed to capacity added through new equipment purchase.
By Christian Dieseldorff, SEMI
After a cycle with positive growth rates for capex for the device makers, we are facing now a huge slow down in 2008. But the next upward cycle is in sight, so memory makers must accelerate capex to gain momentum for a big market to come. Check out who is driving this and why.
Lionel Kattner and three others left Fairchild in 1961 to start Signetics, the first company dedicated to making ICs. Kattner tackled many manufacturing problems along the way, but like all pioneers, ended up with a few arrows in his back.
SEMI and TechSearch International, Inc. have cooperated in the development of the Global Semiconductor Packaging Materials Outlook, a comprehensive market research report on the global semiconductor packaging materials markets.
Only a unique group of Silicon Valley visionaries are inducted into the Silicon Valley Engineering Council Hall of Fame. Stan Myers joined this elite group on February 27 and he urged the leaders of today to "inspire the next generation, our leaders of tomorrow."
Seeking input and direction from the Test, Assembly, and Packaging industry segments, SEMI brings executives and thought leaders together to define challenges, opportunities, and the best paths for SEMI support.
In a complex world, how does an industry meet and maintain required levels of compatibility while controlling manufacturing cost and improving productivity? SEMI knows.
Sometimes you need to get personal to understand the impact of a program. In 2006, Claudia Musick attended High Tech U, and now she explains how her involvement with the program kept her motivated through some really tough times.
An interview with David Bricker, co-chair for the Information and Control committee and leader of the GEM300 task force. He is also a 2006 recipient of the SEMI Standards Leadership Award.
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