SEMI® Global Update ♦ August 2011
IN THIS ISSUE

Strong 2011 Equipment Market Forecast Complicated by Buying "Pause"

Executive Summit: Industry Leaders See a Promising but Challenging Future

Doug Neugold Named SEMI Chairman

3D-IC Opens New Era of IC Packaging and Testing

Transistor Evolution Drives Wide-Ranging Research

Stanley Myers Receives IMEC Lifetime Achievement Award

Vertical 3D NAND Possible by 2013-2014

Asia's Share of PV Cell Production to Reach 85% in 2011

Congressional Update: Dead-locked Debt Fight Overshadows Priorities


SEMI CALENDAR

ASIA

September 7-9
SEMICON Taiwan

September 15-17
China International Silicon Conference & Photovoltaic Industrial Development Forum


EUROPE

October 10-13
Europe Fall 2011 Standards Meetings

October 11-13
SEMICON Europa

October 11-13
PE2011 - Conference and Exhibition


NORTH AMERICA

August 25
Silicon Valley Lunch Forum

September 28
SEMI Northeast Forum - Succeeding in Solar

Classes

October 12-14
Fundamentals of Product Marketing

October 19-21
Principles of Selling to the Semiconductor Industry


Call for Papers

ASMC 2012
Deadline: October 24



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Adhesives & Sealants Industry



Strong 2011 Equipment Market Forecast Complicated by Buying "Pause"
By Dan Tracy, SEMI Industry Research & Statistics
During SEMICON West, the mid-year edition of the SEMI Capital Equipment Forecast was released that estimates 2011 semiconductor equipment sales to reach $44.33 billion, a 12.1 percent increase over 2011.


Executive Summit: Industry Leaders See a Promising but Challenging Future
While aligning the economics of new production technologies is not fully worked out, the insatiable appetite for semiconductors by a growing middle-class promises a bright future for the semiconductor supply chain, according to a panel of equipment and materials industry executives.


Doug Neugold Named SEMI Chairman
On July 11, SEMI announced the results of its annual elections, including the appointment of Douglas A. Neugold, chairman, CEO and president, ATMI, Inc., to the position of chairman of the industry association's International BOD.


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3D-IC Opens New Era of IC Packaging and Testing
ITRI recently forecasted that the production value of 3D-ICs for mobile phone applications will hit US$ 3.65 billion by 2015. With the growing popularity of mobile devices, manufacturers put more focus on heterogeneous integration through SiP to enhance user experience.




Transistor Evolution Drives Wide-Ranging Research
By Balaji Chandrasekaran, Applied Materials, Inc.
For the 22nm node and beyond, devices will incorporate 3D transistor architectures and an even wider range of new materials to sustain Moore's Law, posing challenges that are driving wide-ranging research on new process capabilities for transistor fabrication.


Stanley Myers Receives IMEC Lifetime Achievement Award
At SEMICON West on July 11, SEMI president and CEO Stanley T. Myers received the imec Lifetime Achievement Award to honor his work as the long-time executive director and visionary of SEMI.


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Vertical 3D NAND Possible by 2013-2014
By David Lammers, SemiMD
The advent of 3D NAND memories may be only two or three years away. By 2013 the major memory companies developing 3D NAND may be ready with pilot lines, moving to volume production a year or so later.


Asia's Share of PV Cell Production to Reach 85% in 2011
While nearly 80% of PV modules were produced in Asia in 2010, IMS Research estimates that Asia's share of PV cell production will reach nearly 85% by the end of 2011.


Congressional Update: Debt Fight Overshadows Priorities
Our industry's spending priorities face tough challenges in getting funding in the current sour budget environment. SEMI is working hard in Washington to urge lawmakers to support vital programs.


SEMICON Taiwan 2011
  • Gain insights from the CEO Forum
  • Learn about Advanced Packaging and Advanced Testing
  • Visit Pavilions: Cross Strait, Green Management, MEMS, Secondary Market
  • LED Taiwan Exhibition, plus the 3-day SiP Global Summit


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