SEMI® Global Update ♦ May 2012
IN THIS ISSUE

IP Challenges Threatening Innovation

Silicon Reclaim Wafer Market Expected to Grow to $413 Million by 2013

Semiconductor Photomask Market: Forecasted to be $3.35 billion in 2013

HB-LED Makers Look at Alternative Substrates, Automation and Yield to Drive SSL Economics

3D-IC Challenges Tackled at SEMICON Singapore

Materials Companies Drive Initiatives through the CGMG Special Interest Group

"Future of Electronics Innovation" Video Competition Winners Announced

SEMI Members Earn 8 out of 9 Intel SCQI Supplier Awards

PV Manufacturing Equipment Book-to-Bill Increases from Record Low


Event Calendar

NORTH AMERICA

May 9
Austin Breakfast Forum

May 15-17
Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Conference

June 6
SEMI Northeast Forum

June 13-14
U.S. DOE Solid State Lighting Mfg R&D Wrkshp

July 9-12
Standards Meetings

July 10-12
SEMICON West 2012
and
Intersolar North America

Courses
--Supply Chain Mgmt
--Fund of Product Mtg
--Accts: Selling+Mgmt
--MicroChip Design & Fab
--3D Packaging Revolution
--CMOS Proc Integration

ASIA

May 8-11
Semiconductor Processing Tech Tutorial 2012

May 10-11
PV Stds Committee Mtg

EUROPE

May 8-9
GSA European Exec Forum

May 12-13
CS Europe

May 15-16
SEMICON Russia

May 22
SEMI Brussels Forum

June 13-15
Intersolar Europe

June 13-14
Standards Intersolar Mtgs
Capitol Commentary

IP Challenges Threatening Innovation

Maggie HersheySEMI recently celebrated "World IP Day" to highlight the importance of intellectual property (IP) protection to our industry. The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) designated April 26 as World IP Day to raise awareness about the value of intellectual property. To mark the occasion, SEMI, Tokyo Electron America and WIPO held a webcast to discuss industry challenges and activities around the world to increase IP protection. It is not too late to listen to the webcast online - click here for details.

A company's intellectual property is fundamental to its ability to innovate, develop new technologies and methods, and keep moving forward in a very competitive industry. (more)

Maggie Hershey
SEMI North America Public Policy
www.semi.org


SEMICON West 2012

Silicon Reclaim Wafer Market Expected to Grow to $413 Million by 2013
By Lara Chamness, SEMI Industry Research and Statistics
The worldwide reclaim wafer market is estimated at $374 million in 2011 and is forecasted to reach $413 million by 2013. While the reclaim market grew 13 percent in 2011, reclaim suppliers face a number of issues.


Semiconductor Photomask Market: Forecasted to be $3.35 billion in 2013
By Lara Chamness, SEMI Industry Research and Statistics
The worldwide semiconductor photomask market was $3.12 billion in 2011 and is forecasted to reach $3.35 billion in 2013. After reaching a market peak in 2010, the photomask market grew another 3 percent in 2011.


LED Makers Look at Alternative Substrates, Automation and Yield to Drive SSL Economics
By Paula Doe, SEMI Emerging Markets
LED utilization rates are picking up again, with utilization in Taiwan now back up to 70 to 90 percent of capacity. Companies expect to be back to close to 100 percent in a month or two, driven by TV backlight demand, reports Yole Développement senior analyst Eric Virey.


3D-IC Challenges Addressed at SEMICON Singapore
Singapore is a well-established manufacturing and business hub in Southeast Asia. The island country's remarkable GDP growth increased from $20 billion in 1980 to more than $300 billion in 2010.


ASMC 2012

More Articles:

Materials Companies Drive Initiatives through the CGMG Special Interest Group

"Future of Electronics Innovation" Video Competition Winners Announced

SEMI Members Earn 8 out of 9 Intel SCQI Supplier Awards

PV Manufacturing Equipment Book-to-Bill Increases from Record Low


ISNA PV Production Hall ConFab 2012 Evaluation Engineering


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