QD Vision Receives the SEMI Award for Quantum Dot Research

SAN JOSE, Calif. – January 18, 2012 – SEMI today announced that team members at QD Vision — Moungi Bawendi, Vladimir Bulovic, Seth Coe-Sullivan, John Ritter, and Jonathan S. Steckel — are recipients of the 2011 SEMI Award for North America. The QD Vision team made significant progress on the integration and manufacturing processes essential to the commercialization of Quantum Dot (QD) technology.

SEMI Honors G. Dan Hutcheson with Bob Graham Award for Marketing and Sales Excellence

SAN JOSE, Calif. – January 17, 2012 – SEMI announced today that G. Dan Hutcheson, CEO and chairman of VLSI Research, is the recipient of the thirteenth annual Bob Graham Award. This award for outstanding contributions in semiconductor equipment and materials marketing was presented today to Hutcheson during the SEMI Industry Strategy Symposium 2012 held in Half Moon Bay, California.

Stanley Myers Named Director Emeritus of SEMI

SAN JOSE, Calif. — January 11, 2012 — The SEMI International Board of Directors has named Stanley T. Myers as a director emeritus. In this capacity, Myers joins an elite group of industry visionaries who have contributed to the development of the global industry association over an extended period of time. For more than 50 years, Myers has participated in the semiconductor industry, including 24 years as a SEMI board member and 15 years as president and CEO of the association. He was chairman of the SEMI International Board in 1993.

Fab Spending Down in 2012— Dip in First Half, but by Mid-Year Recovery Begins

2012 Fab Equipment Spending Still Third Highest in Ten Years

SAN JOSE, Calif. — January 10, 2012 — Semiconductor fab equipment spending is expected to decline by approximately 11 percent in 2012, according to preliminary data from the SEMI World Fab Forecast report. Spending on Fab equipment is expected to drop in the first half of 2012, but will sharply increase in second half of the year to approach $10 billion by the fourth quarter.

Fab Equipment Spending Over Time

LED Fab Equipment Spending to Decline 18% in 2012

SAN JOSE, Calif. — January 4, 2012 — Following a massive 36 percent increase in equipment spending in 2011, worldwide LED manufacturing equipment spending is projected to decline 18 percent in 2012, according to the latest Opto/LED FabWatch and Forecast from SEMI.  Worldwide LED manufacturing capacity is expected to reach two million wafers in 2012 (4” equivalent per month), a 27 percent increase over 2011.

North American Semiconductor Equipment Industry Posts November 2011 Book-to-Bill Ratio of 0.83

SAN JOSE, Calif. – December 15, 2011 – North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $973.3 million in orders in November 2011 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 0.83, according to the November Book-to-Bill Report published today by SEMI. A book-to-bill of 0.83 means that $83 worth of orders were received for every $100 of product billed for the month.