SEMI® Global Update ♦ April 2012
IN THIS ISSUE



Full Speed Ahead: Regional Programs Thrive

2011: A Look Back at the Semiconductor Equipment and Materials Market and Outlook

SEMI Educates Policymakers on 450mm Transition
also: Update on 450mm Standards

CAST Workshop Explores Barriers to Expanding Adaptive Test

SEMI Advocates Bold Action to Expand U.S. Solar Manufacturing

LED Fab Investments: Capacity Expansion Cools Slightly

Manufacturing Solutions for Growing MEMS, LED and Printed Electronics Markets

OEMs and Precision Engineering Companies Matched Up in New SEMI Singapore Program

Webinar: IP Risks to Innovation

Flexible, Wearable Electronics for Biometrics and Medicine

The ConFab Finalizes Programs and Speakers


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SEMI CALENDAR

NORTH AMERICA

April 2-5
Standards Spring Mtgs

April 4
SEMI Northeast Forum: The Move to 450mm

April 19
Silicon Valley Lunch Forum

April 24
Arizona Breakfast Forum

May 1
Pacific Northwest Breakfast Forum

May 9
Austin Breakfast Forum

May 15-17
Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Conference

June 6
SEMI Northeast Forum: Semiconductor Market Trend Update

Courses

Business Modeling

Finance and Acctg Concepts (For the Non-Financial)

Pricing and Costing

Product and Product Line Profitability Modeling

Account Support Boot Camp

Combating Aggressive Supply Chain Management

Fundamentals of Prod Mtg

Key Semi Account Selling & Management

ASIA

April 14-17
Global FPD Partners Conference

April 24-26
SEMICON Singapore

May 8-11
Semiconductor Processing Tech Tutorial 2012

EUROPE

April 24
Beyond 300mm Workshop

April 25-26
MiNaPAD conference

May 12-13
CS Europe

May 15-16
SEMICON Russia 2012

June 13-15
Intersolar Europe 2012

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FROM THE PRESIDENT OF SEMI AMERICAS

Full Speed Ahead: Regional Programs Thrive

Karen Savala Six months ago, I wrote about my vision for the regions in North America.

Today, I want to report major progress on that front. The regions' subcommittees, working with SEMI staff, have worked tirelessly to reinvent themselves since October. The focus has been on re-launching industry steering committees and programs to create opportunities for collaboration and networking, and to draw attention to the critical issues impacting the manufacturing supply chains for the microelectronic and PV industries.

These events are coming up soon: (more)

Karen Savala
www.semi.org


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2011: A Look Back at the Semiconductor Equipment and Materials Market and Outlook
By Lara Chamness, SEMI Industry Research & Statistics
2011 was a record year for the semiconductor industry in many regards. First and foremost, semiconductor revenues approached the long elusive $300 billion mark. Secondly, semiconductor materials passed the record high set in 2010 to reach $47.9 billion.


SEMI Educates Policymakers on 450mm Transition
By Jonathan Davis, SEMI Semiconductor Business
With estimates for the R&D cost of the 450mm wafer transition running in the tens of billions of dollars, public-private partnerships will have a critical role throughout the world. Already, the State of New York is anticipating a $400 million investment in advanced chip research over the coming years.
Related article: Update on SEMI 450mm Standards



CAST Workshop Explores Barriers to Expanding Adaptive Test
Test industry experts from chip manufacturers, electronic system manufacturers, ATE suppliers, and Adaptive Test software providers gathered to discuss the opportunities, challenges and barriers to successful and cost-effective Adaptive Test implementation.


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SEMI Advocates Bold Action to Expand U.S. Solar Manufacturing
The SEMI PV Group recently released a white paper, "Manufacturing Solar Photovoltaic Products in the U.S." with specific policy recommendations to stimulate and support the growth of the U.S. solar manufacturing industry.


LED Fab Investments: Capacity Expansion Cools Slightly
By Clark Tseng and Dan Tracy, SEMI Industry Research & Statistics
Following a built up of 60 percent capacity expansion in 2011, LED fab investments will slow down somewhat with expected capacity expansion of 39 percent and 26 percent in 2012 and 2013, respectively.


Manufacturing Solutions for Growing MEMS, LED and Printed Electronics Markets
By Paula Doe, SEMI Emerging Markets
SEMICON West again features programs on manufacturing technology solutions to enable the next round of growth for MEMS, LEDs and printed/flexible electronics markets.


SEMICON West 2012

OEMs and Precision Engineering Companies Matched Up in New SEMI Singapore Program
On March 20th, SEMI Singapore hosted the inaugural OEM Supplier Search Program, co-organized with SPRING Singapore, an agency under the Ministry of Trade and Industry.


Webinar: Intellectual Property Risks to Innovation (April 26)
11:00am PDT/2:00pm EDT
The semiconductor industry depends on intellectual property (IP) to keep innovation alive. And yet, IP offenses are on the rise.


Flexible, Wearable Electronics for Biometrics and Medicine
Flexible, wearable electronics will create more effective, safer and less expensive methods to provide health care monitoring of trauma patients, the elderly, military personnel, and athletes.


The ConFab Finalizes Programs and Speakers
The ConFab, an invitation-only global conference and networking event for semiconductor industry executives, takes place June 3-6 in Las Vegas.


ASMC 2012

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