SEMI Mourns Loss of Industry Veteran and Former SEMI Chairman James J. Greed

Semiconductor industry veteran and advocate James J. (Jim) Greed of Angels Camp, California passed suddenly on May 2. He was a lifelong champion of the semiconductor industry and tirelessly supported SEMI throughout his career. He served for 11 years on the SEMI International Board of Directors including a term as Chairman of the global industry association. He also had career-long participation supporting SEMI International Standards efforts and recent leadership in work to move forward with the next silicon substrate size, 450mm diameter wafers.

“Call for Papers” Open for Plastic Electronics 2012

BRUSSELS, Belgium — May 2, 2012 — SEMI has announced the “Call for Papers” for technical sessions and presentations for the upcoming Plastic Electronics Conference 2012 which takes place October 9–11 in Dresden, Germany. Technical presentation abstracts are due May 31. SEMI acquired the Plastic Electronics Conference (and Exhibition) in February to enhance SEMI member value and to advance the related industries in the field, and the event has co-located with SEMICON Europa since 2010.


“Future of Electronics Innovation” Video Competition Winners Announced at SEMICON Singapore

SINGAPORE — April 26, 2012 — At a ceremony held yesterday during SEMICON Singapore 2012, SEMI and SSIA jointly announced the winners of the “Future of Electronics Innovation” Video Competition. The first prize winners, Tan Han Wei and Sanjiv Nair from National University Singapore (NUS), received S$ 8,000 in cash for their film titled “Enlightenment 2.0: A Revolution in Learning.” The 2nd and 3rd prizes were awarded to students from NUS and NTU (Nanyang Technology University) who received prizes of $3,000 and $2,000 respectively.

Growing the Young Talent Pool for the Semiconductor Industry: SEMI Singapore Signs MOU with Republic Polytechnic

SINGAPORE —  April 25, 2012 — To further the growth of the future workforce in the electronics and semiconductor sector, SEMI, the global semiconductor association signed the memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Republic Polytechnic (RP) during the VIP Dinner held at SEMICON Singapore 2012.

North American Semiconductor Equipment Industry Posts March 2012 Book-to-Bill Ratio of 1.13

SAN JOSE, Calif. — April 19, 2012 — North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $1.48 billion in orders in March 2012 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.13, according to the March Book-to-Bill Report published today by SEMI.  A book-to-bill of 1.13 means that $113 worth of orders were received for every $100 of product billed for the month.