SEMI® Global Update ♦ February 2012
IN THIS ISSUE



On Heading Up SEMI-- a Strong Association

Microelectronic Manufacturing in Europe and the Middle East

Upcoming SEMI Europe Symposium to Confront IC Industry Challenges

The Semiconductor Industry Has Lost a Hero

ISS U.S. 2012 Recap

Packaged GaN LED Revenues Down; LED Growth Up

Upcoming Webinar on March 1: Latest Developments in LED Mfg

HB-LED Standards Update

State of the Union: President Obama Addresses Many SEMI Issues in Annual Speech

2012: A Delicate Balancing Act


SEMI CALENDAR

EUROPE

26-28 February
ISS Europe 2012

5-14 March
Intensive Training on Entrepreneurship in Photonics

25-27 March
PV Fab Managers Forum

27-28 March
Europe PV Standards Mtgs

24 April
Beyond 300mm Workshop

25-26 April
MiNaPAD conference

22 May
6th SEMI Brussels Forum

ASIA

7-9 February
SEMICON Korea 2012

7-9 February
LED Korea 2012

8-9 February
Korea Standards Mtgs

20-22 March
SEMICON China

20-22 March
FPD China

20-22 March
SOLARCON China

14-17 April
Global FPD Partners Conference

April 24-26
SEMICON Singapore

NORTH AMERICA

1 March
Webinar: Latest Developments in LED Mfg

6 March
CAST Workshop on Adaptive Test

7 March
SEMI Northeast Forum: Wafers to Wall Street

2-5 April
North America Standards Spring Meetings

4 April
SEMI Northeast Forum: A 450mm Update

Courses

Principles of Selling to the Semi Industry

Business Modeling

Finance and Acctg Concepts (For the Non-Financial)

Pricing and Costing

Product and Product Line Profitability Modeling

Account Support Boot Camp

FROM THE SEMI PRESIDENT

On Heading Up SEMI-- a Strong Association

Denny McGuirkStan Myers turned over the SEMI leadership reins to me on November 15, and I am happy to report that he left us with a strong association. SEMI finances and membership continue to rebound from the industry crisis of 2008 and our member satisfaction ratings have never been higher. SEMI services and activities in all our business units continue to grow and we are well positioned for a solid year in 2012 despite some poor economic forecasts.

SEMI reported to our Board of Directors that membership grew over 7 percent to 1,940 members in 2011, primarily due to strong member retention rates and continued growth in PV and emerging markets. (more)

Denny McGuirk
www.semi.org


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Microelectronic Manufacturing in Europe and the Middle East
By Dan Tracy, SEMI Industry Research and Statistics
Europe and the Middle East Area contain a diverse number of companies manufacturing IC and related devices. A recent report produced by Yole Developpement, titled the "European Microelectronic Fab Database/Report 2012," lists 316 production, pilot and R&D lines.


Upcoming SEMI Europe Symposium to Confront IC Industry Challenges
With complex challenges and opportunities in the semiconductor industry approaching quickly--especially with FinFET, EUV and 450--industry leaders will convene at the 25th edition of the International Strategy Symposium Europe (ISS Europe).


The Semiconductor Industry Has Lost a Hero
By Jonathan Davis, SEMI
I was stunned and saddened at the news of Steve Appleton's untimely passing. Word spread quickly of his tragic accident, and many recounted their experiences with the charismatic leader of Micron Technology, the last U.S. DRAM maker.


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ISS-U.S. 2012 Recap: Roadmap to Profitability Threatened by Increasing Cost, Complexity and Uncertainty
Industry leaders at the SEMI ISS-U.S. described a perfect storm of cost, complexity and uncertainty as the industry struggles with process engineering complexity at sub-28nm nodes, hazy EUV industrialization schedules, 3D-IC challenges, and planning for a 450mm wafer transition.
-- View ISS-U.S. Video Coverage
-- SEMI Members Only: View selected ISS-U.S. Presentations


Packaged GaN LED Revenues Down; LED Growth Up from 2012-2015 as Lighting Accelerates
By IMS Research
After 60% growth in 2010, the gallium nitride (GaN) LED market is now expected to fall 6% in 2011 to $8.0 billion. The decline can be attributed to: a widening surplus, a decline in LED prices for backlighting, and falling LED revenues for TVs.


Upcoming Webinar on March 1: Latest Developments in LED Manufacturing
Despite concerns for overcapacity and falling HB-LED prices, manufacturers are continuing to invest in new technology, new equipment and added capacity for long-term competitive advantage.




HB-LED Standards Update
The North America HB-LED Committee held its Fall 2011 meeting on October 27 at SEMI Headquarters in San Jose, California. The committee's progress on various standardization efforts.


State of the Union: President Obama Addresses Many SEMI Issues in Annual Speech
On Tuesday, January 24, President Obama gave his third State of the Union Address to the traditional joint session of Congress. While his campaign opponent is still being decided, the President used the State of the Union platform to lay out his case for re-election.


SEMI Europe Welcomes New Members
Multitest elektronische Systeme GmbH, AIXTRON SE., CE-MAT GmbH, Viconnis Test Technologie GmbH, Nordiko Technical Services Limited, SEZ «Zelenograd»


2012: A Delicate Balancing Act
By Bettina Weiss, SEMI
In December, some analysts foresaw a 2012 solar market disaster as German feed-in tariffs were reduced. We asked "Is there enough global PV demand to offset the German market slump?"


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