November 2009

In This Issue

Japan Leading Region into 2010

Plenty of Opportunity in Billion Dollar HB LED Materials Market

New Opto/LED Fab Watch: LEDs are a Rapid Growth Area

PV Industry Collaboration Survey— Results and Webinar

The Electronics Industry Perimeter: A Single Industry with Multiple Faces

Global Climate Change Talk Heats Up

Printed Electronics Sector Looks for In-Line Inspection and Failure Analysis Tools

New SEMI Standards to Combat IC Chip Counterfeiting

From the SEMI® Europe President

Heinz Kundert, President, SEMI EuropeA Unique Window of Opportunity

SEMI Europe's first concrete lobbying success appeared on 30 September. The European Commission publication of "Preparing for our Future: Developing a Common Strategy for Key Enabling Technologies in the EU" directly addresses the issues raised in the SEMI White Paper, "Six Recommendations to the EU and National Governments to Increase Europe's Microelectronic Industry Competitiveness."

At SEMI, we use all available resources to communicate our concerns and recommendations for a more competitive European semiconductor industry (industry press, EU media, television, Youtube, and the SEMI White Paper).

With the European Commission willing to look into its state-aid policy next year, we have a unique window of opportunity— but we need your support. The driving force behind SEMI's advocacy efforts is its membership. Please get involved by contacting Carlos Lee at

Heinz Kundert

ISS Europe 2010

Japan Leading Region into 2010
By Christian Gregor Dieseldorff, SEMI Industry Research and Statistics
According to the World Fab Forecast, Japan's share of worldwide fab capacity (including Discrete devices) remains unchanged in 2009 at about 25%, or 3.8 to 3.9 million wafers per month (in 200 mm equivalents).

Plenty of Opportunity in Billion Dollar HB LED Materials Market
High brightness LEDs' need for exotic substrates, metalorganics, high-temperature packaging materials and custom phosphors means that materials may account for up to 30% or more of packaged device cost, according to some estimates.

New Opto/LED Fab Watch: Rapid Growth
By Clark Tseng, SEMI Taiwan Industry Research and Statistics
With the rise of eco-friendly green lighting, light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are now in the spotlight. Now SEMI offers the only database for Opto/LED fab information.

SEMI Europe Recognizes Leaders
  • Jean-Marie Collard, Jan Rothe, and Wolfgang Sievert recognized as Standards Leaders
  • Holger Juergensen and Enrico Villa recognized as Industry Leaders

    PV Industry Collaboration Survey
    Will Key Findings Affect Industry Collaboration?

    PV Group conducted this survey to ask PV stakeholders to weigh in— and they did. Virtually every top 10 company in each segment voiced its opinion.

    The Electronics Industry Perimeter: A Single Industry with Multiple Faces
    The electronics industry scope cannot be restricted to mass-market products that are produced in millions and even billions of pieces a year (mobile phones, TVs, PCs, etc.)

    Global Climate Change Talk Heats Up
    New SEMI Working Group Formed

    As the December 2009 Copenhagen follow-up Kyoto Protocol meeting approaches, the issue of global climate change heats up. Tough questions about the role of Green House Gases (GHGs) in global climate change resurface, especially related to how the issue will affect our industry.

  • SEMICON Europa covered by German National TV

  • SEMI welcomes new members: Vistec Electron Beam GmbH and Surrey NanoSystems Ltd. View members that joined recently.

    Printed Electronics Sector Looks for In-Line Inspection and Failure Analysis Tools
    Analysts see a $500-$600 million market for printed or flexible electronics this year, potentially exploding to a multi-billion dollar market within a few years, once some technical issues get resolved.

    New SEMI Standards to Combat IC Chip Counterfeiting
    SEMI has published new standards designed to facilitate identification of counterfeit IC chips. The SIA Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force asked SEMI Standards to develop these consensus-based industry standards.


    Europe Events
    High-Tech U (Infineon)
    4-5 November

    High-Tech U (ASML)
    12-13 November

    ISS Europe 2010
    7-9 February

    PV FMF
    7-9 March

    9-11 June 2010

    SEMICON Europa 2010
    19-21 October

    Asia Events
    SOLARCON India
    November 9-11

    SEMICON Japan
    December 2-4

    North America Events
    PV Group Global Industry Collaboration Webinar
    November 18

    ISS US 2010
    January 10-13

    SMC 2010
    January 13-15

    November Classes
    Key Semiconductor Account Selling & Management

    Combating Aggressive Supply Chain Management

    Call for Papers
    ASMC 2010
    Abstract Due: February 2, 2010

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