SEMI® Global Update - May 2013
SEMI Global Update
SEMICON West pre-reg ends May 10

IN THIS ISSUE 
2013 Wash. Forum; Industry Execs Bring Policy Priorities to Lawmakers
North American Semi. Industry -- Continuing with High Investment Levels
Semiconductor Photomask Market: Forecast $3.5 Billion in 2014
The R&D Challenge: Tackling the Infrastructure Gap
450mm/EUV: Critical Challenges Facing the Semiconductor Industry
Confronting Sub-20nm Front-end Challenges with the "Duck and Weave"
SEMI Members Earn Most Intel Supplier Awards
Update: EU Policy Developments Impact SEMI Members
Export Control Reform Regulations Published
Eight Reasons to Sponsor High Tech U
North American PV Fab Manager Forum Program Announced

Event Calendar

NORTH AMERICA
May 10
Last day: SEMICON West FREE registration
May 13-16
ASMC 2013
May 21
SEMI Texas Spring Forum
May 30
Intellectual Property Protection
June 18
SEMI Texas Tech Tuesday
July 8-11
SEMICON West Standards Meetings
July 9-11
SEMICON West
July 9-11
Intersolar North America

Courses
- Innovation Management
- CMOS Process Integ
- Transition: 28nm to 22nm Node
- Principles of Selling
- Financial Boot Camp For Non-Finan Professionals

ASIA
May 7-9
SEMICON Singapore 2013
June 18-20
Display Taiwan 2013
EUROPE
May 24
7th SEMI Brussels Forum
June 5-6
SEMICON Russia
June 19-21
Intersolar Europe 2013
June 27
SEMI Networking Day: Packaging - Key for System Integration

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CAPITOL COMMENTARY

SEMI Hosts 2013 Washington Forum; Industry Executives Bring Policy Priorities to Lawmakers

Jamie GirardOn April 16-17, SEMI Americas and its Washington, D.C. office hosted the annual Washington Forum event which brings SEMI industry executives to Washington for two days of meetings, events, and speakers to share the latest public policy priorities with government officials inside the beltway. This year 23 SEMI-member executives and other participants took part the event which came just as the weather was warming up in D.C., along with talk of big, bipartisan compromises. With such a strong turnout, the participants were divided into four different teams to cover a wide variety of policy interests including, high-skilled immigration reform, intellectual property, solar PV, and federal R&D investments in a total of over two dozen meetings. (more)

Jamie Girard
www.semi.org


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North American Semiconductor Industry -- Continuing with High Levels of Investments
While investments and capital spending in Asia-Pacific garner much of the attention regarding semiconductor manufacturing, spending on equipment and materials in North America has totaled more than $100 billion over the past decade as leading device manufacturers expand capacity and invest in new facilities.


Semiconductor Photomask Market: Forecast $3.5 Billion in 2014
By Lara Chamness, SEMI Industry Research and Statistics
The worldwide semiconductor photomask market was $3.2 billion in 2012 and is forecast to reach $3.5 billion in 2014.


The R&D Challenge: Tackling the Infrastructure Gap
By Michael Lercel, SEMATECH
Over the past decade, the structural dynamics of the semiconductor industry have changed significantly -- becoming less vertically integrated and more segmented.


SEMICON West 2013
------ FREE registration ends on May 10 -------

450mm and EUV: Critical Challenges Facing the Semiconductor Industry
At the Silicon Valley Lunch Forum on April 25, Applied Materials, ASML, and Intel discussed the challenges of 450mm and EUV.
Related: 450 Central features the Applied Materials/ ASML/ Intel presentations plus many 450 articles, including a 450 Standards Update.


Confronting Sub-20nm Front-end Challenges with the "Duck and Weave"
by Debra Vogler, SEMI
In advance of the 2013 SEMICON West TechXPOTs on lithography and nonplanar transistors beyond 20nm, SEMI asked some of the speakers to comment on the challenges they wanted to highlight.


SEMI Members Earn Vast Majority of Intel Supplier Awards
SEMI Members earned a majority of the 2012 Intel Supplier awards: 13 of 17 Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) Awards and 6 of 8 Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement (SCQI) Awards.


ASMC 2013

Update: EU Policy Developments Impact SEMI Members
Being able to quickly identify and seize the potential offered by new technologies and new markets is critical, but so is keeping track of public policy developments. Decisions made in a the EU national Ministry or an EU institution can have a direct impact on our industry.


Export Control Reform Regulations Published
An interagency team has been working tirelessly on the largest export control reform (ECR) initiative since 1977. Goal: Regulations that work for equipment and materials companies which export goods with both commercial and military uses (known as "dual-use" goods).


Driving Workforce Development: Eight Reasons to Sponsor High Tech U
By Lisa Anderson, SEMI
Eight reasons that your company should get involved with High Tech U.


North American PV Fab Manager Forum Program Announced
SEMI announced the conference program for the 4th annual SEMI North American PV Fab Managers Forum to be held at Intersolar North America 2013 in San Francisco on July 8.


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