September 2010

In This Issue

From the SEMI President: Member Needs Shape New SEMI Structure

Over 150 Fab Projects Lead to Strong 2010 and 2011

"This Rebound is Different"

NREL Supports Feed-in Tariffs Best Practices

Touch Technologies to Soar in the Coming Decade

New Facilities, Information & Control Standards Committees Formed in Korea

SEMI Fights the Worst Case Scenario from New EU RoHS Proposal

Technical Advances, Business Strategy and Emerging Applications at SEMICON Europa

ITPC to Address "Transforming the Industry through Innovative Solutions and Collaboration"

Call for Participants: Secondary Equipment and Services Research


From the SEMI® President

Stanley Myers, SEMI President and CEOMember Needs Shape New SEMI Structure
SEMI Reorganization Addresses Increasing Complexity and Diversity of SEMI Member Needs
A lot has changed at SEMI in the last ten years. Two critical transformations come to mind: SEMI members are increasingly diverse and the markets that we serve have become incredibly wide-ranging. Modern silicon manufacturing technology is no longer limited to ICs. The science used to make microchips is enabling advances in solar cells, high-brightness LEDs, fuel cells, micro-machines, medical devices, and a growing array of new products built on semiconductor technology...

Three New Business Units
The three new business units will be responsible for developing and delivering member services on a global basis through SEMI regional offices... (more)

Stanley Myers
www.semi.org

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Over 150 Fab Projects Lead to Strong 2010 and 2011
More Equipment Spending and Installed Capacity
By Christian Gregor Dieseldorff, SEMI Industry Research and Statistics
Analysis of the latest edition of the SEMI World Fab Forecast indicates a 133 percent increase in equipment spending for Front End fabs this year and about 18 percent growth in 2011.

"This Rebound is Different"
Market Booms but Analysts See Signs of Caution
As the semiconductor capital equipment and materials market enjoys nearly unprecedented year-over-year growth, many industry analysts see signs of caution on the horizon.

NREL Supports Feed-in Tariffs Best Practices
By Dan Martin, Executive Vice President, PV Group
A new report from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) provides further momentum to the idea that feed-in tariff policies are the most effective way to encourage PV adoption in the US.

SEMICON Japan 2010

Touch Technologies to Soar in the Coming Decade
By Tom Morrow, EVP, SEMI Global Emerging Markets Group
Driven by sales of smart phones, tablet computers, ebooks and other devices, touch technologies will rise by a factor of seven in the next three years creating new business opportunities for suppliers of vacuum deposition, screen printing, laminating, etch, sputtering, inspection, and other systems and equipment.

New Facilities, Information & Control Standards Committees Formed in Korea
By Natalie Shim, SEMI International Standards
Although Korea has long been a leader in developing Standards for the global FPD industry, activity is now picking up in semiconductor-related areas. In July 2010, the SEMI International Standards Committee authorized two new technical committees from Korea: the Information and Control (I&C) Committee and the Facilities Committee.

SEMI Fights the Worst Case Scenario from New EU RoHS Proposal
Nearly a decade ago, the European Union (EU) enacted legislation to restrict the use of six hazardous substances - lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls and polybrominated diphenyl ethers - in electrical and electronic equipment (EEE).


Enter the IC Industry Awards 2010
Closing Date September 17th
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Technical Advances, Business Strategy and Emerging Applications at SEMICON Europa
By Heinz Kundert, president, SEMI Europe
The semiconductor industry has been a wild ride the last couple of years. While it's true that cyclical spending patterns are a unique attribute of the semiconductor industry, the IC supply chain has endured wide swings in capital spending.

ITPC to Address "Transforming the Industry through Innovative Solutions and Collaboration"
The International Trade Partners Conference (Nov 8-10 in Hawaii) has a stellar reputation for bringing together industry leaders to collaborate on the compelling issues that face the industry. This year, it focuses on: Supply Chain Management, Road Map Rationalization/ New Product Development, Collaboration/ Redefining the Value Chain, and Sustainability. Join us: click here.

Call for Participants: Secondary Equipment and Services Research
SEMI/SESTG has teamed up with Semico Research Corp. to deliver up-to-date data and reports on the Secondary Equipment Market. For more information, click here.

SEMICON Taiwan 2010


Calendar


Asia Events
SEMICON Taiwan
September 8-10

PV Taiwan 2010
October 26-28

Beijing International Microelectronics Symposium
November 4-5

SEMI Japan Standards Meetings
November 14-17

Europe Events
Europe Fall 2010 Standards Meetings
October 18-21

SEMICON Europa
October 19-21

North America Events
SEMI New England Committee Presents Manufacturing Opportunities and Challenges for 22nm
September 29

SEMI Austin Golf Classic 2010
October 27

KGD Packaging & Test Workshop 2010: KGD and The Road to Finer Geometries
October 28-29

International Trade Partners Conference
November 8-10

Classes
Fundamentals of Product Marketing
October 13-15

Principles of Selling to the Semiconductor Industry
October 19-21

Key Semiconductor Account Selling and Management
November 1-3

Combating Aggressive Supply Chain Management
November 16







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