SEMI® Global Update ♦ April 2012
IN THIS ISSUE



Russian Semiconductor Industry Envisions 65nm Technology and Beyond

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

Flexible, Wearable Electronics for Biometrics and Medicine

The ConFab Finalizes Programs and Speakers


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SEMI CALENDAR

EUROPE

24 April
Beyond 300mm Workshop

25-26 April
MiNaPAD conference

8-9 May
GSA European Executive Forum

15-16 May
SEMICON Russia 2012

22 May
6th SEMI Brussels Forum

ASIA

14-17 April
Global FPD Partners Conference

24-26 April
SEMICON Singapore

8-11 May
Semiconductor Processing Tech Tutorial 2012

NORTH AMERICA

19 April
Silicon Valley Lunch Forum

24 April
Arizona Breakfast Forum

1 May
Pacific Northwest Breakfast Forum

9 May
Austin Breakfast Forum

15-17 May
Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Conference

6 June
SEMI Northeast Forum: Semiconductor Market Trend Update

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FROM THE SEMI EUROPE PRESIDENT

Heinz Kundert, SEMI Europe PresidentRussian Semiconductor Industry Envisions 65nm Technology and Beyond

After my first visit to Russia after the Presidential elections on March 4th, I'm more optimistic about better investment conditions for semiconductor and related technologies in the years to come. Based on interactions with representatives of the government, industry, science and investment funds, I believe that the industry as a whole can expect more funding. Furthermore, Russians accession to the WTO will reduce import taxes close to zero by the end of 2012. There is also a noticeable sense of urgency about removing trade barriers and other time-consuming bureaucracy, especially for high-tech products. (more)

Heinz Kundert
www.semi.org/europe
www.pvgroup.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 Russia 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.


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.


SEMI Brussels Forum

SEMI Europe Welcomes New Members

MOTOR POWER COMPANY S.R.L.
Nines Photovoltaics

Call for Nominations
  • 31 May Deadline: SEMI Europe Award


  • Call for Papers
  • 30 April Deadline: SEMICON Europa (MEMS/Test/Packaging)
  • 12 April Deadline: ENIAC JU Call 6 now open



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