"SEMI® Global Update" highlights important industry information, events, programs and products. Direct links to www.semi.org provide additional access to registration and other information about SEMI programs, products and services.

In This Issue:  


November 2005


  Oral History Interview: C. Scott Kulicke  
  New Articles  
  Highlighted Events  
  Regional Events  
  Products and Services  
  Interested in Exhibiting?  
  Call for Papers  
Oral History Interview

C. Scott Kulicke
Chairman and CEO
Kulicke & Soffa Industries

To record and preserve the history of the semiconductor equipment and materials industry, SEMI presents oral history archives featuring interviews with industry pioneers. In a continuing series, Scott Kulicke, chairman and CEO of Kulicke & Soffa Industries, tells his story. Click here to read the entire article.


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C. Scott Kulicke



New Articles

What Does New Fab Activity Have to Say About Future Equipment Spending and Fab Materials?
by George Burns
Strategic Marketing Associates

New fabs starting construction means more new business for equipment and materials companies in the future. While this is generally true, it does however beg the vital questions of who, when and where. Click here for more informaiton.


Semiconductor Materials: How Well Do You Understand the Trends?
by Lara Chamness


Did you know that the global semiconductor materials market grew 18% in 2004 and is forecasted to grow 7% in 2005? You would if you subscribed to the SEMI quarterly Material Market Data Subscription service. Click here to find out more.

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Highlighted Events

SEMICON® Japan 2005
December 7–9, 2005
Makuhari Messe (Nippon Convention Center)
SEMICON Japan is the biggest international exhibition of SEMI, with over 4,200 booths and 1,600 exhibitors from all over the world. See the latest cutting edge equipment, products and technology. Join us at SEMICON Japan 2005!

What’s Driving the Industry? Find out at ISS US 2006
January 8–11, 2006
The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, California
Register early, last year’s conference sold out with a waitlist! Featured speakers include: Rick Tsai, CEO, TSMC; Michael Splinter, CEO and president, Applied Materials; and Bill Hambrecht, chairman, WR Hambrecht. Click here for details.

History in the Making at SMC 2006
January 11–13, 2006
The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, California
For the first time in history, CASMAT (the renowned Japanese Materials Consortium) will speak about their organization in the U.S. at SMC. This is just one of the many highlights at SMC 2006. Register by December 1 for your FREE SMC Polo Shirt. Visit


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Regional Events


EHS Events and Meetings at SEMICON Japan
Learn about the latest EHS developments that may affect your company's strategic plans including "WEEE/RoHS Directives and Green Procurement," "Energy Savings in the Semiconductor Industry," and "Fire Hazards and Risk Mitigation."  Also, don't miss the presentation of the prestigious Akira Inoue Award for outstanding EHS contributions to the semiconductor industry at the SEMI Presidents Reception. Click here for more information.

SEMI Technology Symposium (STS) 2005
December 7–9, 2005
Makuhari Messe, Chiba, Japan
SEMI Technology Symposium (STS), is holding its 24th conference this year. It is an international symposium on leading-edge semiconductor manufacturing technology held with SEMICON Japan. Early registration is available until November 25 (Japan time.)  Don't miss the chance. Click here for details.

SEMI Presidents Reception
December 7, 2005
The SEMI Presidents Reception will be held December 7 at the Imperial Hotel, Tokyo, and will provide a great networking opportunity for industry executives. The evening reception is also the venue of the 6th annual Akira Inoue EHS Award ceremony.  Click here for details.

North America

SEMI Austin Lunch Forum
November 8, 2005
Applied Materials
Austin, Texas
Join your customers and colleagues as SEMI and the SEMI Austin Steering Committee present insightful perspectives on Applied Materials’ Austin operations. Guest speaker is Rick Gesing, vice president of Austin Manufacturing. Click here for information.

Pacific Northwest Outlook Dinner
November 9, 2005
Portland, Oregon
“The Future of Silicon Forest: Growth or Stumptown?” Click here for more information.

Industry Cooperation Critical in Progress of Design for Manufacturability 
December 13, 2005
The semiconductor industry has come to recognize that its economic future may depend on integrating design and manufacturing. Learn more about design for manufacturability (DFM) at a special workshop hosted by SEMI and Si2 on December 13. Click here for more information.


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Standards Training at SEMICON Japan

Equipment Reliability/Productivity Seminar
This overview seminar will help attendees understand reliability and productivity discipline and in turn help them achieve world-class reliability and productivity goals.

EDA Overview/Technical Seminar
Demonstrates the implementation of EDA standards known as “Interface A” to show attendees how the individual services can be used in a typical manufacturing operational scenario.



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Products and Services

Featured Products of the Month

China Capital Equipment and Electronic Materials Outlook
A comprehensive market research study on the China market that quantifies demand for equipment and materials in China, provides forecasts for future growth, and highlights business opportunities. Click here for more information.

Global Nanoelectronics Markets and Opportunities
This comprehensive market research report is designed to identify and quantify opportunities for electronic materials and capital equipment suppliers resulting from nanoelectronics. Click here for more information.

Global Semiconductor Packaging Materials Outlook—2005 Edition
This comprehensive market research study examines semiconductor packaging technology trends and their impact on the packaging materials markets. Packaging materials markets are quantified and new opportunities are highlighted. Click here for more information.




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Interested in Exhibiting?

SEMICON Europa 2006
Exhibit Application Deadline: December 1, 2005

Exhibition dates: April 4-6, 2006
New Munich Trade Fair Centre, Munich, Germany

Innovations in Europa continue to drive advances in both traditional semiconductor manufacturing as well as new exciting applications in microelectronics. SEMICON Europa is the industry’s platform for helping companies formalize strategies to move quickly from expertise to production.

SEMICON Europa 2006 provides exhibitors and participants with an efficient interactive platform allowing them to increase their business potential, and market and industry knowledge! SEMI has worked hard to ensure that the world-class conferences and networking events are fully integrated with show floor exhibits so that you can see the latest innovation, learn new ideas, and network in one event; under one roof.

We have also developed new exhibit alternatives allowing you to customize your participation. Theme areas include:

  • Wafer Processing
  • Final Manufacturing
  • Photovoltaic
  • MEMS
  • R&D

Now is the time to exhibit at SEMICON Europa 2006. Showcasing innovation and manufacturing capabilities in Europe’s rapidly changing industry that is driven by consumer demand; exhibiting is definitely a must. Visit www.semi.org/semiconeuropa today.

Click here for other exhibit opportunities at SEMI.


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Call for Papers

SEMICON Singapore 2006
Deadline Extended to November 11
SEMI is inviting original and non-commercial papers from all over the world discussing the latest semiconductor technologies, challenges and solutions for SEMICON Singapore 2006.
Click here for more information or contact SEMI Singapore at semiconsingapore@semi.org.

FPD China 2006 Technical Seminar
Deadline November 30, 2005
SEMI is soliciting papers for the flat panel display technology program at FPD China 2006. Please submit original papers related to the following categories: Liquid Crystal Display (LCD), Plasma Display Panels, Organic Light-Emitting-Diode (OLED) Display, Display Electronics, and Assembly and Application.  Click here for more information.

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