SEMI Global Update-Europe Edition, September 2008
September 2008

In This Issue

27 Business and Technical Programs at SEMICON Europa

End of a Drought? 2009 Capex Spending Up with More than Fifty 300 mm Projects

SEMI PV Activities Expand Worldwide

Annual Customer Satisfaction Survey Shows Strengths and Shortcomings

Consumer Markets Spur Strong and Steady Growth for MEMS

Despite the Gloom, Taiwan to See a Big Turnaround in 2009

Semiconductor Materials: A Bright Spot in Tough Times

Tsao Presents on SEMI PV Group at Malaysia's National PV Conference

Next Step in the 450 mm Debate Scheduled for ITPC in November

EHS Workshop for PV, FPD

SEMI Foundation Helps Prepare Teachers to Advise Students—in Austria, Singapore, U.S.


From the SEMI® Europe President

Heinz Kundert, President, SEMI EuropeWith over 40 local TV and radio media stories, the industry has been well informed that SEMICON Europa will move to Dresden starting 6-8 October 2009. This relocation comes in response to the changing European landscape and the request by members, exhibitors and attendees to have the SEMICON show closer to one of the leading technology and manufacturing clusters in Europe.

In the meantime, let me remind you that the next SEMICON Europa will take place 7-9 October 2008 in Stuttgart. The Science Park, with R&D institutes and universities from all over Europe, is off to a great start for its debut. Exhibitor presentations on the SEMI Technology Arena, over 20 technical and business programs, and several high-level networking events, complement the 600 exhibitors during this 3-day leading European event. Make sure to register before September 19 to benefit from early bird prices at www.semiconeuropa.org and see you in Stuttgart!

Heinz Kundert
www.semi.org/europe


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European Nanoelectronics Forum
2-3 December 2008 in Paris


27 Business and Technical Programs at SEMICON Europa
Over 600 exhibitors and 27 business and technical programs will be featured at SEMICON Europa. Register before 19 September to benefit from early-bird prices.

End of a Drought? 2009 Capex Spending Up with More than Fifty 300 mm Projects
By Christian Gregor Dieseldorff, SEMI Industry Research and Statistics
In 2009, more than 50 fab equipping projects and 21 fab construction projects for 300mm lead the way to strong positive growth rates. Which technology node has the most spending and which companies are ramping up capacity?

SEMI PV Activities Expand Worldwide
SEMI PV activities are expanding worldwide, driven by SEMI PV Group Advisory Committees, and important partnerships with other PV and solar organizations. The SEMI PV Group is comprised of SEMI members active in PV, committees, and dedicated staff resources in Europe, North America, Korea, Taiwan, Japan, Singapore, and China.

Annual Customer Satisfaction Survey Shows Strengths and Shortcomings
SEMI conducted a Customer Satisfaction Survey to assess the association's effectiveness in meeting member needs. Along with other Voice of the Customer programs, the customer satisfaction survey provides essential feedback that ensures continuous improvement on SEMI product quality, services and member satisfaction.

Consumer Markets Spur Strong and Steady Growth for MEMS
Burgeoning demand for a host of new products enabled by MEMS devices means the sector will likely see a healthy increase this year despite any general semiconductor slowdown. The sector is expected to maintain its 17% average growth for the next five years.


This issue is sponsored by:

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Boston, November 12-13
Focus: Nanoscale Innovations and Nanotechnology Commercialization.
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Despite the Gloom, Taiwan to See a Big Turnaround in 2009
By Lara Chamness, SEMI Industry Research and Statistics
It has been a challenging year for all involved in the semiconductor equipment market. Taiwan is expected to experience the largest decline this year with a forecasted contraction of 37% this year. However, Taiwan will experience the strongest rebound in 2009.

Semiconductor Materials: A Bright Spot in Tough Times
By Lara Chamness, SEMI Industry Research and Statistics
There has been a fair amount of discussion about the current state or downturn that our industry is currently in. However, this topic primarily pertains to the equipment sector, not the chip and materials segments.

Tsao Presents on SEMI PV Group at Malaysia's National PV Conference
Terry Tsao, president of SEMI South East Asia (SEA), presented SEMI's global activity in the Photovoltaic (PV) industry at Malaysia's National PV Conference 2008 (NPVC 2008), held on August 14 at Malaysia's administrative capital, Putrajaya.

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Next Step in the 450 mm Debate Scheduled for ITPC in November
The ongoing debate on wafer size transition looks to have its next milestone at the International Trade Partner Conference (ITPC), scheduled for November 3-5 in Hawaii.

EHS Workshop for PV, FPD
SEMI EHS is holding a free half-day EHS workshop on September 10 at SEMICON Taiwan. The workshop is intended for personnel at PV and FPD manufacturing sites.

SEMI Foundation Helps Prepare Teachers to Advise Students—in Austria, Singapore, U.S.
Is it important that teachers understand the science of making semiconductors? The SEMI Foundation thinks so! Teachers also need to learn about math- and science-based careers in high tech fields so they can advise their students about career pathways.


Calendar of Events


Europe
9th Ultra Clean Processing of Semiconductor Surfaces (UCPSS)
22-24 September

SEMICON Europa 2008
7–9 October

IMEC ARRM (Annual Research Review Meeting)
15–17 October

Joint European Electronic Summit
23–24 October

Silane Safety Seminar
5 November

European Nanoelectronics Forum 2008
2–3 December

ISS Europe
1-3 February 2009

Photovoltaic Fab Managers Forum
8-10 March 2009

IEEE/SEMI Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Conference
10-12 May 2009

Intersolar
27–29 May 2009

SEMICON Russia
2-4 June 2009

S2K
3–4 June 2009

SEMI Member Forum
12 June 2009

Asia
SEMICON Taiwan
September 9–11

PV Power Expo Taiwan
September 9–11

ASTS
October 28–29

FPD International
October 29–31

North America
Semiconductor Processing Technology
September 16–18


Protecting Semiconductor Innovation in the Global Marketplace
September 18


Plasma Etching and RIE
October 9–10


Principles of Selling
October 15–17


Semiconductor Cleanroom Management
October 20–21


Fundamentals of Product Marketing
October 22–24


Introduction to Atomic Layer Deposition
October 23–24


Key Semiconductor Account Selling and Management
November 3–5


International Trade Partners Conference
November 3–6


Fundamentals of MEMS Design and Fabrication
November 6


Call for Papers
ASMC 2009
Due: September 29

      


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