SEMI® Global Update - June 2013
SEMI Global Update
IN THIS ISSUE 
EU Goal: Reach 20% World-Share in Chip Manufacturing by 2020
Fab Equipment Spending Expected to Improve with 2% in 2013
President Obama Visits Applied Materials
450mm -- It's Bigger than You Think
SEMICON Taiwan 2013 Examines Embedded Substrate Technology
SEMI Standards: Enabling the 450mm Transition
New 3DS-IC Standards: Thin Wafer Handling and Inspection & Metrology
Test Vision 2020 to Address Emerging Test Strategies and More
High-Skilled Immigration Reform-- Best Opportunity since 2007

Event Calendar

EUROPE
June 5-6
SEMICON Russia
June 19-21
Intersolar Europe 2013
June 27
SEMI Networking Day: Packaging - Key for System Integration
October 8-10
SEMICON Europa
ASIA
June 18-20
Display Taiwan 2013
August 1-3
SOLARCON India 2013

NORTH AMERICA
June 7
$50 registration for SEMICON West ends ($100 on June 8)
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
- Financial Boot Camp For Non-Finan Professionals

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FROM THE SEMI EUROPE PRESIDENT

EU Goal: Reach 20% World-Share in Chip Manufacturing by 2020

Heinz Kundert, SEMI Europe PresidentEuropean Commission vice president Neelie Kroes is determined to radically improve Europe's semiconductor manufacturing landscape: 10 billion Euros is on the table and industry has promised to invest another 100 billion Euros. "Like the Airbus experience, it is possible to achieve even the unthinkable. Europe has the strengths and critical industries to regain a market-share of 20 percent in chip manufacturing by 2020. This will create around 250'000 new jobs. However, it will be of paramount importance to work and invest together, cross-border and along the entire food-chain," said Commissioner Kroes. (more)

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


CEI-Europe

Fab Equipment Spending Expected to Improve with 2% in 2013
By Chris Dieseldorff, SEMI Industry Research & Statistics
Fab equipment spending will grow two percent year-over-year (US$ 32.5 billion) for 2013 and 23 to 27 percent in 2014 ($41 billion) according to the May edition of the SEMI World Fab Forecast.


President Obama Visits Applied Materials
President Obama visited Applied Materials facilities in Austin, Texas on May 9 as part of his focus on manufacturing jobs, high-tech skills and technology that will drive long-term economic growth.


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The New GF135 PTI MFC for Increased Wafer Yield
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450mm -- It's Bigger than You Think
by Jonathan Davis, SEMI
Much has been said of the 450mm transition. But the description of this inflection is something of a misnomer. Though everyone desires a smooth, coordinated and orderly conversion, it may be a little less placid than the term "transition" implies.


SEMICON Taiwan 2013 Examines Embedded Substrate Technology
With the demands from powerful portable consumer products, realization of lower power consumption and improved functionality/bandwidth in a smaller package becomes an issue for the industry.


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SEMI Standards: Enabling the 450mm Transition
By James Amano, SEMI International Standards
The first 450mm standards proposal was in 2007, and now fifteen 450mm-related SEMI Standards are available.
Related: 450 Central features viewpoints, presentations, Standards, and more


New Standards on 3Ds-IC: Thin Wafer Handling and Inspection & Metrology
At the N. America Standards Spring 2013 meetings, the NA 3DS-IC Committee approved two new guides on inspection & metrology and another on thin wafer handling.


SEMICON Europa-Southern Europe Pavillion

Test Vision 2020 to Address Emerging Test Strategies, Technologies, and Application Challenges
IEEE's Test Vision 2020 Workshop returns to SEMICON West this year with a stellar lineup of speakers.


High-Skilled Immigration Reform-- Best Opportunity since 2007
On May 21, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed S. 744, the "Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act," sending it to the Senate floor for consideration. First major action taken by the U.S. Congress since the failed immigration reform attempt in 2007.


Call for Nominations
European SEMI Award -- Due: June 14
SEMI Award for North America -- Due: August 30

Call for Papers
SEMICON Europa -- Deadline extended to June 27
Plastic Electronics Exhibition and Conference -- Deadline extended to June 27


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