May 2009

In This Issue

Capitol Commentary

Final (Manufacturing) Frontier: Packaging and Test

SEMI Presents Government Leadership Award

The Photomask Market: to $2.7 billion in 2011

Singapore Diversifies for Growth amid Economic Uncertainties

India's First Industry-Guided White Paper on Solar PV

The PV Learning Curve: How Does it Compare with Semiconductors?

SEMI Members Receive TI Supplier Awards

MEMS Education Series at SEMICON West 2009

Pushing for Solid State Lighting to Reduce Global Energy Usage

Mandatory Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule

Students Study Solar: High Tech U Lights the Way


Maggie HersheyCapitol Commentary
By Maggie Hershey, Sr. Director
NA Public Policy, SEMI


On President Obama's 100th day in office, SEMI member companies met in Washington to press government officials to increase their commitment to policies promoting innovation in the United States. At the SEMI 2009 Washington Forum (April 29), over 20 industry executives met with more than two dozen policymakers. (more)

Solar Energy/PV
Given the industry's growing involvement in PV manufacturing and the rise in new energy-related government initiatives, two teams were dedicated to solar energy/PV lobbying issues. They met with officials from the Department of Energy, the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and Members of Congress. (more)


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CALL FOR PAPERS: 26th Annual Advanced Metallization Conference (AMC)
October 13-15, 2009, Baltimore, MD
Leading-edge research in advanced IC design and applications
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Abstracts due: June 26, 2009


The Final (Manufacturing) Frontier: The Future of Packaging and Test on Display at SEMICON West
22nm, 3D designs, MEMS devices, and emerging technologies including biomedical applications, are among the key drivers shaping test and packaging technologies-- all part of the SEMICON West 2009 technology showcase.

SEMI Presents Government Leadership Award to Sen. Gillibrand (D-NY)
On April 29, SEMI recognized Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) with the industry's 2009 North American Government Leadership Award.

The Photomask Market: to $2.7 Billion in 2011
By Lara Chamness amd Dan Tracy, SEMI Industry Research and Statistics
The worldwide semiconductor photomask market is estimated to be $2.9 billion in 2008 and forecasted to fall to $2.5 billion in 2009.

Singapore Diversifies for Growth amid Economic Uncertainties
By Edwin Hall, SEMI Industry Research and Statistics
Despite economic uncertainties, Southeast Asia is positioning itself for the next growth cycle. Singapore leads this effort with plans for both semiconductor and PV manufacturing plants.

SEMICON West 2009

India's First Industry-Guided White Paper on Solar PV
On April 9, SEMI India announced an outline and vision for the Indian solar market, including growth opportunities and potential socio-economic development benefits, the current market situation and public policy needs.

The PV Learning Curve: How Does it Compare with Semiconductors?
By Dan Martin, SEMI PV Group

Comparisons often occur between the photovoltaic (PV) and semiconductor industries, but PV is a unique industry with a unique supply chain with very distinct challenges. Still similarities between these industries exist, and the PV industry learning curve has not been nearly as impressive.

Six SEMI Members Receive TI Supplier Awards
Six of the 13 recipients of the Texas Instruments 2008 Supplier Excellence Award are SEMI members. These top suppliers were nominated from TI's worldwide supplier base of over 14,000 companies.

MEMS Education Series at SEMICON West 2009
MEMS Industry Group (MIG) will hold The Insider's Guide to Business Strategy for the MEMS Industry on July 13.


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The Pressure is On: Pushing for Solid State Lighting to Reduce Global Energy Usage
Attendees from across the supply chain gathered at the U.S. DOE SSL Manufacturing Workshop to hammer out a manufacturing initiative designed to jumpstart the LED market.

Mandatory Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule
On March 10, a proposed Mandatory Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reporting Rule was signed by the EPA Administrator. The proposed rule will apply to facilities that directly emit GHGs and to suppliers of fossil fuels and industrial GHGs.

Students Study Solar: High Tech U Lights the Way
Students got a first-hand view of real-world applications for solar energy technologies. During the new solar module, students broke into groups and were "hired" by a fictional company.


Calendar


North America Events
Webcast: Responding to the Current Global Swine Flu Outbreak
May 6
May 11 / 12


Silicon Valley PV Industry Lunch
May 14


Enterprise Carbon Accounting Symposium
May 14


SESHA 2009
May 18-22


Austin Breakfast Forum
May 28


New England Breakfast Forum
June 3


North America Standards Meetings and Events
July 12-17


SEMICON West
July 14-16


Intersolar North America
July 14-16


May Classes
DOE Workshop on c-Si Terrestrial Photovoltaics Cells

Fundamentals of Product Marketing

Principles of Selling

June Classes
Key Semiconductor Account Selling

Combating Aggressive Supply Chain Mgmt

Asia Events
2009 Customs and Export Control Seminar
May 13

SEMICON Singapore
May 20-22

SOLARCON Singapore
May 20-22

PV Japan
June 24-26

Europe Events
Europe Standards Meetings
May 13-16

Intersolar
May 27-29

SEMICON Russia
June 1-3

SEMI Member Forum
June 12

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