April 2009

In This Issue

PV 2009-2012: The Anatomy of a Shakeout

SEMI to Push for Collaboration, Industry Standards at DOE Solid State Lighting Workshop

Silicon Reclaim Wafer Market: to $441 Million in 2011

SEMI Members Earn Intel Suppliers Award

Your Chance to Sound Off! Now Accepting Articles from Members

Russian Spending Continues

PV Fab Manager Wish List: Achieving an Efficient Supply Chain

Extreme Electronics Comes to SEMICON West!

SEMI Launches Industry-Wide Electronic Forum on EHS Regulatory Compliance Issues


Heinz Kundert, President, SEMI EuropeFrom the SEMI® Europe President

European Semiconductor Industry at Risk
SEMI Organizes European Commission Visit to IMEC Facilities

The European share of semiconductor manufacturing capacity dropped 25% from 2005 to 2007. Today, 75% of global investments in semiconductor manufacturing occur in Asia and the U.S.

Europe is at a crisis point. The question: How do we make an impression on the policy experts who play a pivotal role in the decision making that will make or break Europe's ability to compete in the world market? (more)

Heinz Kundert
www.semi.org/europe


SEMICON Russia 2009

PV 2009-2012: The Anatomy of a Shakeout
The PV industry has enjoyed spectacular growth over the last decade. Stimulated by aggressive policies and generous subsidies in Germany, Japan, the U.S. (especially California) and Spain, global installations have grown at an annualized rate of 51% from 2000 - 2008.

SEMI to Push for Collaboration, Industry Standards at DOE Solid State Lighting Manufacturing Workshop
Stan Myers, president and CEO of SEMI, will speak at the U.S. Department of Energy Solid State Lighting Manufacturing Workshop on April 21-22. Thepresentation will illustrate how the semiconductor industry's experience in achieving remarkable cost and performance improvements is directly applicable to the solid state lighting industry.

Silicon Reclaim Wafer Market: to $441 Million in 2011
By Lara Chamness and Dan Tracy, SEMI Industry Research and Statistics
The worldwide reclaim wafer market is estimated to be $585 million and 38 million wafers in 2008. By 2011, the market is expected to reach $441 million and 36 million wafers.



SEMI Members Earn Intel Suppliers Award
Intel has announced the 2008 winners of its awards for Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) and Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement (SCQI). Forty key suppliers from thousands of supply-chain partners received the awards.



Your Chance to Sound Off! Now Accepting Articles from Members
SEMI is now actively soliciting articles written by SEMI members. We invite you to share your industry perspective and thoughts in an article for publication in SEMI Global Update— our monthly electronic newsletter sent to over 90,000 people in the industry.


Russian Spending Continues
Russia, like other countries, is affected by the global economic crisis. However, Russia's government strategy is aimed at building an innovative economy in Russia, and the government continues supporting IT-related industries in Russia, as well as scientific institutions and academia.


From SEMI Europe: European R&D Centres & Institutes
From PV Group: Photovoltaic Director Position Available
From AENEAS: Nano E-News (Newsletter) and Brochure



PV Fab Manager Wish List: Achieving an Efficient Supply Chain
The PV industry has seen incredible growth in the last five to eight years. This growth is essential to meet the challenging targets the industry has set for itself to become an economically viable alternative energy source.

Extreme ElectronicsExtreme Electronics Comes to SEMICON West!
SEMICON West 2009 returns to the Moscone Center (July 14-16) in San Francisco with a major program facelift— designed to attract visitors from the entire semiconductor manufacturing supply chain. Among the new attractions this year is the Extreme Electronics technology stage.

SEMI Launches Industry-Wide Electronic Forum on EHS Regulatory Compliance Issues
SEMI has launched a new electronic information exchange forum for EHS regulatory compliance issues. The free EHS Regulatory Compliance Forum complements the Grapevine and operates under the auspices of the SEMI EHS International Compliance and Regulatory Committee (ICRC).


Calendar


Europe
Thin-Film Industry Forum (Solarpraxis)
22-24 April

SEMI Standards Spring Event
13-14 May

Intersolar
27-29 May

5th SMET Advanced Photovoltaic Manufacturing Technology Conference
27-29 May

SEMICON Russia
2-4 June

S2K
3-4 June

IMEC Technology Forum
3-4 June

SEMI Member Forum
12 June

SEMICON Europa
6-8 October

Asia Events
Global FPD Partners Conference
April 9-10

SEMICON Singapore
May 20-22

SOLARCON Singapore
May 20-22

PV Japan
June 24-26

North America Events
SEMI Austin Networking Golf Outing
April 15


SEMI and DOE Solid-State Lighting Manufacturing Workshop
April 21-22


Silicon Valley Lunch Forum
April 23


May Classes
Fundamentals of Product Marketing

Principles of Selling

June Classes
Key Semiconductor Account Selling

Combating Aggressive Supply Chain Management

Call for Papers
New Memory Technologies Conference
Due: April 15




        


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