"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:


October 2005


  Oral History Interview: Harry Sello  
  Highlighted Events  
  Regional Events  
  Products and Services  
  Call for Papers  
  Partner Events  
Oral History Interview

Harry Sello

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, Harry Sello talks about the challenges of producing early semiconductor devices at Shockley Labs and Fairchild Semiconductor. To read the entire article, click here.


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Harry Sello


Interactive Workshop on “Energy Conservation Ideas & SEMI S2 Safety Guidelines Workshop”
The interactive Energy Conservation Ideas Workshop, held with the support of EECA-ESIA, will take place on October 25 in Leuven, Belgium. The SEMI S2 STEP—An Educational Program on SEMI Safety Guidelines will be held on October 26. Register before October 12 for a discounted price!

Solvay Chemicals Business Unit and Ferrotec Join Global Care
Solvay Chemicals’ Hydrogen Peroxide strategic business unit and Ferrotec Corporation have become the 59th and 60th Global Care members. In joining, these CEOs demonstrate a clear commitment to EHS in the semiconductor industry.
Take the next logical step by joining Global Care today!


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Highlighted Events

International Trade Partners Conference (ITPC) 2005
October 30–November 2
Four Seasons Resort, Wailea, Maui
ITPC is only four weeks away—there’s still time to register!  ITPC is where the elite leaders of the industry come to hear and discuss current business trends and future market opportunities. This year’s agenda is outstanding—Register Now!

NanoCommerce/SEMI NanoForum
October 31–November 3
McCormick Place
Chicago, Illinois
The premier conference and tradeshow for semiconductor equipment, materials and service suppliers who are interested in diversifying their business into new markets. Don't miss this opportunity to connect globally with the most powerful nanotech business and technology decision-makers. Click here for details.

SEMICON® Japan 2005
December 7–9
Makuhari Messe (Nippon Convention Center)
SEMICON Japan is the largest international exhibition of semiconductor equipment and materials, with over 4,200 booths and 1,600 exhibitors from all over the world. Showcasing the latest cutting-edge equipment, products and technology, SEMICON Japan offers you an ideal opportunity to get in touch with your customers and suppliers. Join SEMICON Japan 2005 and expand your business opportunities.


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Regional Events


SEMI Technology Symposium (STS) 2005
December 7–9
Makuhari MESSE, Chiba, Japan
SEMI Technology Symposium (STS), co-held event with SEMICON Japan, will provide a unique opportunity for engineers/scientists from semiconductor and equipment/materials manufacturers to discuss the latest and most advanced technology issues. Click here for more information.

North America

Fundamentals of Product Marketing
October 12–14
San Jose, California
Considered a MUST by previous attendees, this award-winning seminar delivers a thorough understanding of the industry's product marketing process and provides tools for steering products through the complex market place. Click here for more information.

SEMI Arizona Outlook Dinner
October 19
Hilton Phoenix Airport
Phoenix, Arizona
Come network with your customers and colleagues at the SEMI Arizona Outlook Dinner. Speakers are Jim Feldhan, president, Semico Research Corporation and Bill McClean, IC Insights. Click here for more information.

Principles of Selling to the Semiconductor Industry
October 19–21
San Jose, California
An A-to-Z course for selling within the industry, this comprehensive workshop provides critical industry knowledge and skills for executing successful sales to semiconductor and OEM customers. Click here for more information.

SEMI Gala and Awards Ceremony
October 22
San Jose, California
Be a part of this exciting black-tie event on October 22 at The Fairmont San Jose, San Jose, California—Help Insure Tomorrow's High Tech Workforce and Future Innovation. Purchase your tickets online today!

Key Semiconductor Account Selling
November 2–4
San Jose, California
This industry-focused workshop teaches a comprehensive process for understanding and managing key semiconductor customer drives, challenges and internal decision-making roadmaps, as well as the development of winning strategies and tactics. Click here for more information.

SEMI Austin Lunch Forum
November 8
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. Our guest speaker will be Rick Gesing, vice president of Austin Manufacturing.  For information e-mail tberke@semi.org.

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


SEMI Europe Standards Autumn Conference and Meetings
October 25–28
Leuven, Belgium
Held this year with the support of IMEC. the event consists of a general “Conference on Wireless Communication Devices,” several workshops, seminars, several focused standardization meetings, and a company tour. Several discussion and networking opportunities are built-in the event. Register before October 12 and receive special discounted pricing! http://www.semi.org/eustandards


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STEP on SEMI Standard P10 (Specification of Data Structures for Photomask Orders)
October 25
Leuven, Belgium
This Standards Technical Educational Program (STEP) will present the features of an updated version of SEMI P10. The small group workshop format will support active learning and encourage discussions and exchange of ideas. Register before October 12 and receive special discounted pricing!

GEM300/EDA Workshop
October 25-26
Leuven, Belgium
This unique workshop in Europe is organized by STG (Standards Technology Group). Come and meet the experts that have helped develop the latest software Standards!  Click here for more information.

Upcoming SEMI International Standards Meetings
North AmericaOctober 10–14
EuropeOctober 25–28
JapanDecember 5–9
Click here for more information.




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Products and Services

This comprehensive database gives you details and summaries of the costs for construction and equipment spending by an individual fab for the next 12 months. Click here for more information.

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

Coming up in October!

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.

Human Resource Management Tools
Looking for Human Resource Management Tools? SEMI offers 19 HR products for you to choose from with tools like Employee Benefits, Compensation, International Executive Development, Insurance Products (U.S. only) and Executive Recruitment. To find out more about these Human Resource Management Tools click here.


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Call for Papers

ASMC 2006
The IEEE/SEMI Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Conference (ASMC 2006) is an excellent venue to present to customers, suppliers and colleagues in the microelectronics industry. Click here for more information.

SEMICON Europa 2006
Abstract Deadline: October 10
SEMI Europe is inviting presentation proposals on original, non-commercial works describing the latest semiconductor technologies, challenges and solutions in the areas of manufacturing test, MEMS and packaging. For more information, visit www.semi.org/semiconeuropa or contact SEMI Europe at europrograms@semi.org

Abstract Deadline: October 15, 2005
SEMI and Electrochemical Society International Semiconductor Technology Conference is soliciting papers for various technical programs held in conjunction with SEMICON China 2006. This conference will provide a platform for the conference attendee to discuss and interact with industry experts face-to-face; and to provide a dynamic spectrum of technology direction for semiconductor manufacturing in the next generation from a wide variety of aspects. Click here for more information.

SEMICON China 2006 SEMI Test & Packaging Technology Symposium
Abstract Deadline: October 15, 2005
This symposium focuses on exploring the most updated research fields to suggest back-end industry's future and recent technology trends. Topics featuring leading-edge research outcomes and constructive solutions to the problems the industry encountered are welcomed. Click here for more information.

SEMICON Singapore 2006
SEMI is inviting original and non-commercial papers all over the world discussing the latest semiconductor technologies, challenges and solutions for SEMICON Singapore 2006.  For more information, please visit: www.semi.org/semiconsingapore or contact SEMI Singapore: semiconsingapore@semi.org


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Partner Events

Business Development and Investment Opportunity in GuangZhou
October 13
Santa Clara Marriott, Santa Clara, California
Host: Guangzhou Municipal Government
This seminar will introduce Guangzhou's world-class business environment and valuable market information on various industries, including biotech, pharmaceuticals and information technology. About 30 excellent investment projects from Guangzhou will also be showcased. This is an outstanding opportunity to learn the city's latest development and meet with future business partners. Click here for more information.

Hong Kong-Guangdong Business Conference in U.S. 2005
October 14
Hilton San Francisco, San Francisco, California
The conference will give the U.S. business community a better understanding of the current business climates of Hong Kong and Guangdong as well as their favorable investment environment. Admission is FREE.  Click here for more information.

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