SEMI® Global Update - March 2015
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Event Calendar
NORTH AMERICA
March 12
Northeast Forum
March 20
Silicon Valley Forum
March 26
SEMI Prof Dev Seminar
March 30-April 2
NA Standards Spring Mtgs
Apr 17
Arizona Forum
May 1
Pacific Northwest Forum
May 3-6
ASMC 2015
May 14
Texas Spring Forum
Courses
- Financial Boot Camp For Non-Financial Prof & Mgrs
- Supply Chain Mgmt
- Adv CMOS Tech 2015
- Key Semi Acct Selling and Mgmt
- Fund of Prod Marketing
ASIA
March 17-19
SEMICON China 2015
FPD China 2015
March 25-28
LED Taiwan 2015
April 22-24
SEMICON Southeast Asia
EUROPE
March 11-12
CS International Conf
Call for Papers

SEMICON West 2015
Due: March 20


SEMICON Europa 2015
Plastic Electronics 2015
Due: April 30


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FROM THE PRESIDENT OF SEMI AMERICAS

Saluting Volunteers

Karen SavalaThis month, we salute the spirit of volunteerism. The achievements of SEMI would not be possible without the support of member volunteers. Many contributors embody the spirit of serving the industry, and helping to enable the success of member companies. Volunteers form the engine that drives committees, advisory boards and special interest groups that connect people, ideas and action.
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Karen Savala
www.semi.org


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Poised for More Growth!

By Christian G. Dieseldorff, SEMI

The February World Fab Forecast report includes 270 updates, including data on 17 new facilities. The report fab equipment covers spending in 2014 and construction projects in 2015.


Graphene, Waiting in the Semiconductor Wings

By Paul Werbaneth, Contributing Editor, 3D InCites
Graphene is one of the thinnest, strongest materials created and has great potential to change the way electronic devices are made.


ASMC

Global Advocacy and EHS
- Export Control Win, Etch Equipment Deregulation
- EU Conflict Minerals Proposals Being Debated
- SEMI Responds to Proposed Global Ban on Two Critical Materials


ISS Europe 2015: Translating IoT into Business

By Heinz Kundert, president, SEMI Europe
Indicators forecast more than 50 billion connected IoT devices by 2020. Experts gathered at ISS 2015 to discuss industry opportunities and needs.


China's Semiconductor Investment Plans Focus of SEMICON China 2015

China's new industry investment and government promotion policies represents major opportunities for China and global semiconductor companies.


INFOGRAPHIC: Getting more (and Moore) done takes collective action on a global scale---see how SEMI turns individual ideas into action. SEMI Infographics



One-On-One: Dave Hemker
By Mark LaPedus, SEMIENGINEERING

Lam Research's CTO looks at inflections in transistors and memory, lithography issues, an increased focus on cost, and what will change at 7nm and 5nm.


Notchless Wafer Standard Approved

By Kevin Nguyen, SEMI
The 450mm notchless wafer specification is now published in the SEMI M1-0215 Specification for Polished Single Crystal Silicon Wafers.


"Make in India" - A Government's Vision and a Look at the Reality

By Bettina Weiss, Vice President Business Development, SEMI
Semiconductor industry development in India presents indicators of something real and tangible, and plenty to consider.


SEMICON Southeast Asia

SEMICON Russia 2015 Presents Microelectronics Market Conference and TechARENA Sessions

Event develops dialogue between Russian and foreign players, attracts investment and promotes new joint projects


2015FLEX Conference Reveals Market Pull and Attracts a Wide Variety of End Users

Market pull for flexible electronics successfully revealed through keynote plenaries and focused technical sessions at Flex2015.


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