SEMI Reports 2010 Global Semiconductor Equipment Sales of $39.5 Billion

SAN JOSE, Calif. — March 8, 2011 — SEMI, the global industry association for companies that supply manufacturing technology and materials to the world’s chip makers, today reported that worldwide sales of semiconductor manufacturing equipment totaled $39.54 billion in 2010, representing a record year-over-year increase of 148 percent. The data is available in the Worldwide Semiconductor Equipment Market Statistics (SEMS) Report, now available from SEMI.

Record Capex Leads to Fab Equipment Increase of 28% in 2011

SAN JOSE, Calif. — March 2, 2011 — According to the SEMI World Fab Forecast report just released, spending on worldwide fab projects, including construction, facilities, and equipping, could grow by 22 percent over 2010 levels with fab equipment spending (new and used) to grow by 28 percent over 2010 levels. This latest projection is based on analyses of recently announced increases in capital spending plans, mainly by foundries and memory companies.

SEMI HB-LED Manufacturing Webinar on March 2 Will Focus on Front End

SAN JOSE, California – On March 2, the second webinar in the SEMI-Yole Développement LED Webinar series on “HB-LED Manufacturing Growth & Transition—Challenges, Solutions & Opportunities” takes place. This webinar will focus on Front End Manufacturing of LEDs, including topics: capacity explosion, epitaxy, efficiency gains, fixing droop effect, process evolution, patterning, and laser lift-off.

Global FPD Conference Tackles Key Issues in a Competitive Landscape

TOKYO, Japan – February 23, 2011 – The 2011 SEMI Global Flat Panel Display Partners Conference (GFPC) will be held April 10-12 in Awaji Island, Hyogo, Japan. CEOs, presidents and senior-level executives attend GFPC which focuses on the manufacturing supply chain.  It is the world’s largest FPD gathering of its kind— providing valuable networking opportunities for executives within the FPD industry.

Industry Experts Join Forces at SEMICON China to Prepare for Big Opportunities in Semiconductor and Emerging Markets

SHANGHAI, China — February 22, 2011 — Global industry executives will convene to prepare for upcoming opportunities in the semiconductor and emerging/adjacent markets at SEMICON China 2011 on March 15-17 at the Shanghai New International Expo Center (SNIEC). SEMICON China is conveniently co-located with SOLARCON China and FPD China, capitalizing on the synergy with these emerging and adjacent markets.

North American Semiconductor Equipment Industry Posts January 2011 Book-to-Bill Ratio of 0.85

SAN JOSE, Calif. – February 22, 2011 – North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $1.54 billion in orders in January 2011 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 0.85, according to the January Book-to-Bill Report published today by SEMI. A book-to-bill of 0.85 means that $85 worth of orders were received for every $100 of product billed for the month.

Fab Managers Convene to Address Critical Issues at Upcoming PV Forum in Berlin

BERLIN, GermanyFebruary 14, 2011 — Leading PV manufacturers are getting ready to face their challenges head on at the fifth PV Fab Managers Forum in Berlin, Germany from March 20-22. Hosted by the CTM Group (crystalline cell technology and manufacturing group) and the SEMI PV Group, the forum focuses on improving customer-supplier relations across the entire PV supply chain.

Tremendous Growth Opportunities in the PV Materials Market, according to New Report

BOSTON, Mass. and SAN JOSE, Calif. — February 7, 2011 – SEMI and Linx-AEI Consulting announce a new report that delivers detailed insights about growth opportunities in the soaring photovoltaic (PV) materials market. Driven by the global demand for economically viable, renewable solar power— expected to more than triple from 2010 to 2015— materials for crystalline silicon and thin film modules are one of the largest and fastest growing markets for suppliers of electronic materials.