February 2011

In This Issue

From the SEMI Europe President: SEMI Europe Seeks Feedback from Members on 450 mm

2011 Outlook for Semiconductor Fab Materials

2011 ISS-U.S. Blue Chip Panel

Materials Era Over?

The Evolution of UV Photopolymerization

SEMI Taiwan Members Prospect New Business Opportunities in the IC Industry

After 38 Years, Standards Still Play an Essential Role

All "5 Star" Semiconductor Equipment Suppliers are SEMI Members

A Technology Roadmap for PV - 2011 is the Year to Be Heard!

SEMI Europe Welcomes New Members


From the SEMI® Europe President

Heinz Kundert, President, SEMI EuropeSEMI Europe Seeks Feedback from Members on 450 mm

Since the 450 mm discussion was triggered by device manufacturers, SEMI has been involved advocating the interests of the equipment and material suppliers. We have been involved in the industry leading in a number of ways, including the Equipment Productivity Working Group, standards development, and the development of technical workshops to discuss the viability and technical challenges of the next wafer transition.

Now the European Commission has commissioned a study "Benefits and Measures to Set Up 450 mm Semiconductor Prototyping and to Keep Semiconductor Manufacturing in Europe." SEMI has been invited to the steering group to bring forward the view of our membership in the region. (more)

Heinz Kundert
www.semi.org/europe
www.pvgroup.org


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2011 Outlook for Semiconductor Fab Materials
By Dan Tracy, SEMI Industry Research & Statistics
The record levels for semiconductor sales, in both revenues and units, generated tremendous growth in the semiconductor materials market. Total silicon wafer shipments, from the wafer suppliers to the fabs, grew 40 percent in 2010.

2011 ISS-U.S. Blue Chip Panel
Excerpts from the ISS 2011 Blue Chip CEO panel: Bob Akins, CEO of Cymer; Aart de Geus, CEO of Synopsys; Nobu Koshiba, president of JSR; Bill Noglows, CEO of Cabot Microelectronics; Michael Splinter, CEO of Applied Materials; and Doug Neugold, CEO of ATMI.

Materials Era Over?
New Semiconductor Architectures Will Drive Innovation, Opportunities for Materials Suppliers
Is the materials era ending in the semiconductor industry? Will the scaling drivers that enabled opportunities in resists, strained silicon, high-k metal gate, Cu-interconnects, low-k dielectrics, and other areas continue for materials suppliers? Speakers at the recent SMC cover these questions and more.


What's next for the
Compound Semiconductor Industry?

CSEurope Conference, 22 March, Hilton Hotel, Frankfurt, Germany. Pioneering companies discuss opportunities for compound semiconductors. For the insider view, book your place at CS Europe. www.cseurope.net

The Evolution of UV Photopolymerization
Global Industrial Manufacturing Markets and Outlook for the Future
By David Harbourne, Fusion UV Systems, Inc.
This paper outlines the UV photopolymerization process, and the economic, environmental and other benefits that the technology brings to a multiplicity of industrial manufacturing industries.

SEMI Taiwan Members Prospect New Business Opportunities in the IC Industry
Representatives of flagship institutes and corporations gathered at SEMI Taiwan Member's Day to share technology and market trends.

After 38 Years, Standards Still Play an Essential Role
By James Amano, director, SEMI International Standards
The first SEMI Standards Committee was formed in 1973 to address silicon wafer dimensional specifications. A proliferation of over 2,000 different wafer specifications existed then, leading to major inefficiencies at a time when the industry was just getting underway.


Exhibit at SEMICON Singapore 2011 (May 11-13)
--Business and technical programs along with a great exhibition hall bring qualified visitors to your booth
--Technology Pavilions for 3D-IC and Wafer Level Packaging, MEMS, LEDs, and more

All "5 Star" Semiconductor Equipment Suppliers are SEMI Members
VLSIresearch awarded its "five star" rating to 11 semiconductor equipment manufacturers this year. All 11 five star ratings went to SEMI members.

A Technology Roadmap for PV - 2011 is the Year to Be Heard!
The photovoltaic industry fared well in 2010 compared to other industries. However, looking forward it is predictable that the solar industry may be faced with business cycles similar to those in the semiconductor industry.

SEMI Europe Welcomes New Members
Thin Film Equipment TFE srl, GFWW, Innovation Alliance, ATEip, SICK AG, Blue Chip Energy GmbH, Fraunhofer ENAS, Bosch Rexroth B.V.





Calendar


Europe Events
ISS Europe
27 February-1 March

PV Fab Managers Forum Europe
20-22 March

LED Lighting Summit 2011
27-28 April

5th SEMI Brussels Forum
24 May

SEMICON Russia
31 May-1 Jun 2011

Intersolar Europe
8-10 Jun 2011

Asia Events
SEMICON China 2011
March 15-17

FPD China 2011
March 15-17

North America Events
HB-LED Manufacturing Growth & Transition Webinar
February 9, March 2, March 28

Strategies in Light Conference
February 22

CAST Workshop
March 8

uv.eb WEST 2011
March 8-9

Where will the Road lead us? The ITRS and More Moore
March 23

North America Standards Spring Meetings
March 28-31

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