Driving Fab Efficiency, Emerging Applications Are Focus of Upcoming SEMICON Singapore

SINGAPORE —  April 11, 2011 — Driven by the resurgence of the global microelectronics market, Southeast Asia continues to thrive as a key center of semiconductor manufacturing activity, highlighted by a robust final assembly and test market and growing investments in front-end semiconductor manufacturing. Against this backdrop, SEMICON Singapore 2011 is set to open May 11-13 at the Suntec Singapore Exhibition Centre, focused on new technologies and products for advanced IC packaging, test, and fab efficiency, as well as in new application areas including MEMS and solar PV.

Southeast Asia’s semiconductor industry is experiencing solid growth. Southeast Asia (SEA) has been a strong contributor to the global semiconductor market, contributing 7 percent of global semiconductor fab capacity in 2010. In terms of 300 mm fab capacity, Singapore earned sturdy double-digit growth of 19 percent from 2009 to 2010 (year-over-year growth) and is expected to grow another 28 percent from 2010 to 2011. In terms of fab equipment spending, Singapore experienced 126 percent growth in 2010, and another 47 percent growth is expected in 2011 to reach US$ 2.74 billion.

According to Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), Singapore's semiconductor industry posted a nominal growth of 49.8 percent, outpacing the global semiconductor industry's 32.5 percent growth in 2010.  Singapore's share of manufacturing output for global semiconductor revenues increased from 11.2 percent in 2009 to 13.5 percent in 2010. Both ride on the recovery in global demand and capacity expansions from electronics manufacturers in Singapore. Singapore has also been the regional center for investment in MEMS, Solar PV, LED, and other semiconductor-related technologies.

SEMICON Singapore will feature a number of programmes and forums to highlight the industry’s major technology trends, and investment and expansion opportunities in manufacturing.  The COO Series will feature leading executives from Infineon, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, STMicroelectronics, ASE, STATSChipPAC, Applied Materials, KLA-Tencor, and other companies, presenting their insights in front-end fabs and outsourced assembly and test operations.  The exposition will also feature a MEMS International Forum, SOLARCON & LED Conference, Advanced Packaging Symposium and Product Test TechXPOT.

Other featuring areas of SEMICON Singapore 2011 include country pavilions — Singapore Pavilion and France Pavilion, a university program and a job fair. These programs demonstrate SEMI Singapore’s commitment of connecting the global semiconductor manufacturers to Singapore-based resources and professions.

SEMICON Singapore connects businesses to customers in Southeast Asia by demonstrating their innovation and technology leadership, building customer relationships, and helping companies gain competitive advantage and reinforce market positioning. SEMICON Singapore is where companies can reinforce market position and leadership within the region. To exhibit at SEMICON Singapore 2011, visit: http://www.semiconsingapore.org/Exhibitors/ExhibitNow.  For general information and register as a visitor of SEMICON Singapore, visit: http://www.semiconsingapore.org/

About SEMI

SEMI is the global industry association serving the manufacturing supply chains for the microelectronic, display and photovoltaic industries. SEMI member companies are the engine of the future, enabling smarter, faster and more economical products that improve our lives. Since 1970, SEMI has been committed to helping members grow more profitably, create new markets and meet common industry challenges. SEMI maintains offices in Beijing, Bengaluru, Berlin, Brussels, Grenoble, Hsinchu, Moscow, San Jose, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.semi.org.

Association Contacts

Deborah Geiger
SEMI Headquarters
Phone: 408.943.7988
E-mail: dgeiger@semi.org

Karen Lo
SEMI Singapore
Phone: 886.3.573.3399 ext. 218
E-mail: klo@semi.org

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