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In This Issue

Hermeticity Evaluation of MEMS

The Photomask Market: to $2.7 billion in 2011

Singapore Diversifies for Growth amid Economic Uncertainties

India's First Industry-Guided White Paper on Solar PV

The PV Learning Curve: How Does it Compare with Semiconductors?

SEMI Members Receive TI Supplier Awards

MEMS Education Series at SEMICON West 2009

Pushing for Solid State Lighting to Reduce Global Energy Usage

Mandatory Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule

Students Study Solar: High Tech U Lights the Way


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

In the Midst of Change
The whole industry is in transition, struggling with the downturn and seeking opportunities. How can we manage through these difficult times? Where should we invest our money in terms of markets and technologies?

The good news is that device inventories are near depletion and the chip market in Europe seems to have bottomed-out. WSTS reported a worldwide chip sales increase in April of 3.3% world-wide and 3.9% in Europe in April compared to March. With the exception of Japan, all regions had substantial growth according to WSTS. Not surprisingly, in Europe, the winners are mainly applications in the automotive and communication segment. (more)

Heinz Kundert
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Hermeticity Evaluation of MEMS
SEMI has announced the latest in the series of MEMS standards, MS8— Guide to Evaluating Hermeticity of MEMS Packages, available to users on-line immediately and on CD in early spring.

The Photomask Market: to $2.7 Billion in 2011
By Lara Chamness amd Dan Tracy, SEMI Industry Research and Statistics
The worldwide semiconductor photomask market is estimated to be $2.9 billion in 2008 and forecasted to fall to $2.5 billion in 2009.

Singapore Diversifies for Growth amid Economic Uncertainties
By Edwin Hall, SEMI Industry Research and Statistics
Despite economic uncertainties, Southeast Asia is positioning itself for the next growth cycle. Singapore leads this effort with plans for both semiconductor and PV manufacturing plants.

India's First Industry-Guided White Paper on Solar PV
On April 9, SEMI India announced an outline and vision for the Indian solar market, including growth opportunities and potential socio-economic development benefits, the current market situation and public policy needs.

The PV Learning Curve: How Does it Compare with Semiconductors?
By Dan Martin, SEMI PV Group

Comparisons often occur between the photovoltaic (PV) and semiconductor industries, but PV is a unique industry with a unique supply chain with very distinct challenges. Still similarities between these industries exist, and the PV industry learning curve has not been nearly as impressive.

Six SEMI Members Receive TI Supplier Awards
Six of the 13 recipients of the Texas Instruments 2008 Supplier Excellence Award are SEMI members. These top suppliers were nominated from TI's worldwide supplier base of over 14,000 companies.

SEMICON Russia 2009

MEMS Education Series at SEMICON West 2009
MEMS Industry Group (MIG) will hold The Insider's Guide to Business Strategy for the MEMS Industry on July 13.

The Pressure is On: Pushing for Solid State Lighting to Reduce Global Energy Usage
Attendees from across the supply chain gathered at the U.S. DOE SSL Manufacturing Workshop to hammer out a manufacturing initiative designed to jumpstart the LED market.

Mandatory Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule
On March 10, a proposed Mandatory Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reporting Rule was signed by the EPA Administrator. The proposed rule will apply to facilities that directly emit GHGs and to suppliers of fossil fuels and industrial GHGs.

Students Study Solar: High Tech U Lights the Way
Students got a first-hand view of real-world applications for solar energy technologies. During the new solar module, students broke into groups and were "hired" by a fictional company.

Fast Links—

  • SEMI Europe message live on BBC
  • EU consultation on ICT for a Low Carbon Society
  • SEMI members attending S2K benefit of associate rate
  • PV Group is looking for a PV Director based in Berlin



  • Calendar


    Europe
    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
    Customs and Export Control Seminar 2009
    May 13

    SEMICON Singapore
    May 20-22

    SOLARCON Singapore
    May 20-22

    PV Japan
    June 24-26

    North America Events
    Webcast: Swine Flu Outbreak
    May 11 / 12


    Enterprise Carbon Accounting Symposium
    May 14


    SESHA 2009
    May 18-22


    NA Standards Meetings and Events
    July 12-17


    SEMICON West
    July 14-16


    Intersolar North America
    July 14-16


    May Classes
    DOE Workshop on c-Si Terrestrial Photovoltaics Cells

    Fundamentals of Product Marketing

    Principles of Selling

    June Classes
    Key Semiconductor Account Selling

    Combating Aggressive Supply Chain Management

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