"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.


September 2005


In This Issue:
  News Article: An Evening with Gordon Moore  
  Oral History Interview: Clements E. (Ed) Pausa  
  SEMI Foundation  
  U.S. Public Policy  
  Highlighted Events  
  Regional Events  
  Products and Services  
  Call for Papers  
  Call for Nominations  
  Partner Events  
News Article

An Evening with Gordon Moore

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Moore’s Law. Spend an evening with Gordon Moore, co-founder of Intel and the man behind the most famous phrase in the semiconductor industry. This FREE event, at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California, features Moore in conversation with Carver Mead, the CalTech professor who coined the term Moore’s Law. To read the entire article, click here.


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Gordon Moore

Oral History Interview

Clements E. (Ed) Pausa

To record and preserve the history of the semiconductor equipment and materials industry, SEMI presents oral history archives featuring interviews with industry luminaries. In a continuing series, Ed Pausa, who pioneered IC assembly and testing operations at Fairchild and National Semiconductor in the 1960s and '70s, tells his story. To read the entire article, click here.

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Clements E. (Ed) Pausa



SEMI Foundation

SEMI Gala and Awards Ceremony
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!

SEMI Educational Foundation Fundraising Raffle
Win a "His and Her" Tiffany watch. Purchase your raffle tickets today! One ticket for $25 or five tickets for $100. Contact SEMI Educational Foundation for more information or to purchase your tickets,
semifoundation@semi.org or call 1.408.943.7860.


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U.S. Public Policy

H1-B Visas Exhausted for FY06
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that the regular H-1B visa cap was reached on August 10, 2005 for FY06. This is the first time the cap was hit prior to the beginning of a fiscal year. Click here for more information.










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Highlighted Events

SEMICON® Taiwan 2005
September 12–14
Taipei World Trade Center
Taipei, Taiwan
SEMICON Taiwan 2005 provides a dynamic environment to see and compare the latest products, services and technologies for the microelectronic industry. Click here for more information.

September 26–28
New Manage Exhibition Hall
Moscow, Russia
Take part and meet your industry partners while accessing the most up-to-date semiconductor, MEMS and FPD market information and technology trends in Russia and other CIS countries (Belarus, Ukraine). SEMI EXPO CIS 2005 offers a table-top Exposition, Industry Strategy Symposium (ISS Moscow), Market Conference, MEMS/MST Conference, SEMI Technology Symposium and SEMI Standards Workshop. Click here for more information.

International Trade Partners Conference (ITPC)
October 30–November 2
Four Seasons Resort, Wailea
Maui, Hawaii
This year's agenda includes panel discussions, team-building activities and exceptional keynote speakers such as Ken Kutaragi, Sony; Chang-Gyu Hwang, Samsung; Chris Malachowsky, nVIDIA; Frank Hwang, TSIA and Shichang Zou, Grace Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp. Click here for more information.

NanoCommerce/SEMI NanoForum
October 31–November 3
McCormick Place
Chicago, Illinois
Noted as the premier conference and tradeshow for companies interested in diversifying their business beyond semiconductors using nanotechnology. Don't miss this opportunity to connect globally with the most powerful nanotech business and technology decision-makers. Click here for details.


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Regional Events


Taiwan MEMS Forum
September 14
Taipei International Convention Center
Taipei, Taiwan
Highlights are Ivan Hua-Shu Wu of TSMC as the keynoter along with presentations from STMicroelectronics, Olympus, ITRI/ERSO, Yole Developpement and EV Group. Click here for more information and to register.

North America

2005 Annual Silicon Valley Luncheon Forum Forecast Summit
September 8
Computer History Museum
Mountain View, California
This singular event features in-depth year-end corrections and forecasts along with a lively panel discussion and debate from eight of the industry’s top experts. Click here for details and to register.

SEMI Pacific Northwest Golf Invitational
September 14
The Reserve Vineyards & Golf Club—
The South (Fought) Coursem
Aloha, Oregon
Register now for this annual golf tournament, benefiting the SEMI Pacific Northwest Workforce Development Institutes and other high-tech educational initiatives. Click here for more information.

Semiconductor Processing Technology
September 20–22
San Jose, California
Explore semiconductor processing technology in detail and in language you can understand. The instructor presents wafer manufacturing basics for integrated circuit technology while in-class team assignments enable you to practice what you've learned. Click here for more information.

SEMI Austin Lunch Forum
September 20
Samsung Austin Semiconductor
Austin, Texas
Network with your customers and colleagues at the next SEMI Austin Lunch Forum. Chris McDonald, senior vice president, Factory Operations at Samsung Austin Semiconductor, is the featured speaker. Click here for more information.

SEMI Arizona Breakfast Forum
September 21
Fiesta Inn Resort
Tempe, Arizona
Bill George, senior VP, Operations, ON Semiconductor is the featured guest speaker. Before ON Semiconductor, George served as corporate VP and director of Manufacturing for Motorola's Semiconductor Components Group. Click here for more information.

SEMI New England Breakfast Forum: "Wafers to Wall Street"
September 21
Woburn, Massachusetts
Industry analysts will explore the technological and economic factors driving the global semiconductor, equipment and materials markets. Click here for details.

SEMInvest® Analyst Breakfast
September 26
Crowne Plaza Cabana Hotel
Palo Alto, California
Price: SEMI Members: $45, Non-members: $55
“Talk of the Street” an Industry Update
Click here for detailed topics, panelist and to register.

California Employment Training Panel (ETP) Informational Breakfast
October 4
San Jose, California
Hear representatives from SEMI, Applied Materials, and California’s Employment Training Panel (ETP) discuss how your company can benefit from the nearly $80M in workforce development funding provided annually in California. Click here for more information.

Fundamentals of Product Marketing
October 12–14
San Jose, California
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. This course is considered a MUST by previous attendees. 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.

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 Europe Standards Autumn Conference and Meetings
October 26–28
Leuven, Belgium
The event consists of a general conference on wireless communication devices, several workshops and seminars, several focused standardization meetings, and a company tour. Discussion and networking opportunities are built-in the event. Held this year with the support of IMEC. Registration is now open!


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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 the 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 to get the discounted price! Click here for details.

Energy Conservation Workshop
October 25
SEMI Safety Guidelines Workshop
October 26
Leuven, Belgium
The "Energy Conservation Workshop," with the support of EECA-ESIA, will be on 25 October. The "SEMI S2 STEP—An Educational Program on SEMI Safety Guidelines" will be held October 25. Register before October 12 for either or both and receive the discounted price! Click here for details.

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




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Products and Services

A comprehensive database providing details and summaries of the costs for construction and equipment spending by individual fab for the next 12 months. Click here for more information.

Material Market Data Subscription—New!
Your only source of regional materials data, including fab materials and packaging materials from global companies on a quarterly basis. Click here for more information.

Don’t Miss the Latest Market Research Studies—Exclusively from SEMI

 Global Nanoelectronics Markets and Opportunities

 Global Semiconductor Packaging Materials Outlook 

 China Capital Equipment and Electronic Materials Outlook

SEMI OneSource™—Your Information Portal
To compete in today’s global economy; you need to get products to market fast. This means you need to access information just as fast. SEMI OneSource is your answer. If you’re in purchasing, marketing or engineering you’ll find what you need at www.semi.org.

34 HR Management Solutions Offered by SEMI
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Call for Papers

SEMICON Korea 2006 STS
Deadline: September 9
SEMI is soliciting papers from authors around the world for the STS 2006 at SEMICON Korea 2006. Prospective authors are requested to submit an abstract and a biography by September 9, 2005 to SEMI Korea. Click here for more information. 

IEEE/SEMI Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Conference (ASMC 2006)
Deadline: September 22
SEMI and IEEE invite microelectronic manufacturing professionals at all levels of experience to submit abstracts to the IEEE/SEMI Advanced Manufacturing Conference (ASMC 2006). Deadline is September 22, 2005.  Click here for details.

Looking for Nanotech's Best: Emerging Nano-Business Showcase
Deadline Extended to September 23
Are you among the brightest and the best in nanotech? If so, we have a unique opportunity for your organization to be noticed among the elite of the nanotech business community. Click here for more information or to submit a business plan.

SEMICON Europa 2006
Abstract Deadline: October 10
Presentations on original, non-commercial works describing the latest semiconductor technologies, challenges and solutions are being solicited 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: Oct. 15, 2005
SEMI and Electrochemical Society International Semiconductor Technology Conference is soliciting papers from authors around the world for various technical programs held in conjunction with SEMICON China 2006. SEMI and the Electrochemical Society aim to 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: Oct. 15, 2005
This symposium focuses on exploring the most updated research fields to suggest back-end industry's future and recent technology trends. Topics present feature leading-edge research outcomes and constructive solutions to the problems the industry encountered are welcomed. Click here for more information. 


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Call for Nominations

Bob Graham Award—The Symbol of Marketing and Sales Excellence in the Semiconductor Industry
Deadline: October 1
Each year, SEMI presents the Bob Graham Award to recognize outstanding contributions to customers through the creation and implementation of value-added marketing and sales strategies that enhance customer value and further the growth of the semiconductor industry. Click here for more information.

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Partner Events

Mastering the Game: A History of Computer Chess
September 8, 2005
Computer History Museum
Mountain View, California
Join a special lecture and public open house to celebrate the opening of the new exhibit, "Mastering the Game: A History of Computer Chess."  The exhibit is created with the guidance of the world's top thinkers in the fields of artificial intelligence, computer design and chess.  Click here for more information.

Symposium on Semiconductor Manufacturing (ISSM) 2005
September 13–15, 2005
San Jose, California
Co-sponsored by IEEE, JSAP and SEMI—ISSM aims to establish new concepts for semiconductor manufacturing technologies and to promote them as systemized and universalized technologies. Keynote speakers include Won-Seong Lee, Samsung; Peter Chang, United Microelectronics; Tetsuro Higashi, TEL; and Brian Halla, National Semiconductor. Click here for more information.

Hong Kong–Guangdong Business Conference in U.S. 2005
October 14, 2005
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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