SEMI® Global Update ♦ October 2011
IN THIS ISSUE

Market Status and SEMI Activities in Russia

End of the DRAM Era: Flash Spending Surpasses DRAM

Industry Directions Highlighted at Taiwan CEO Forum

Join the German Pavilion at SEMICON Korea 2012-- Deadline is October 19

Members Drive Innovation through Reuse of Equipment

Russia Market Status Report: Semiconductors, HB-LED, PV

Executive Viewpoints from SEMICON Taiwan

SEMICON Recognized as Leading Tradeshow Brand

What's Happening in Standards? Selected Updates on 450mm, 3D-IC, HB-LED, and FPD

SEMI Releases Worldwide PV Equipment Market Statistics Report

Major U.S. Patent Reform Finalized


SEMI CALENDAR

EUROPE

6-7 October
EPIC Workshop on Manufacturing Photonic Components

10-13 October
Europe Fall 2011 Standards Meetings

10-13 October
SEMICON Europa

10-13 October
PE2011 - Conference and Exhibition


ASIA

9-11 November
SOLARCON India 2011

5-7 December
PVJapan 2011

7-9 December
SEMICON Japan 2011


NORTH AMERICA

11O ctober
Arizona Breakfast Forum

24-27 October
North America Standards Fall 2011 Meetings

2 November
SEMI Austin Annual Industry Outlook Forum

6-9 November
International Trade Partners Conference

10 November
KGD Conference

14-15 November
Global Interposer Technology (GIT) 2011 Workshop

12-14 December
3-D Architectures for Semiconductor Integration and Packaging

Classes

Fundamentals of Product Marketing

Principles of Selling to the Semiconductor Industry

Combating Aggressive Supply Chain Management

Key Semi Account Selling and Management

3D Packaging Revolution (new)

Fundamentals of Microchip Design and Fabrication (new)

Account Support Boot Camp (new)


Silcotek

MEMS Executive Congress


ASMC 2012
Call for Papers


Abstract Deadline: October 24



FROM THE SEMI EUROPE PRESIDENT

Heinz Kundert, SEMI Europe PresidentMarket Status and SEMI Activities in Russia

What's going on in Russia? By all accounts, there's a lot of activity in the industry. Due to the Russia national modernization plan and decisions made by both the industry and the government, the semiconductor sector is moving forward with regard to both technological advances and fab investment.

Investments in Russia from the Development Bank have increased 80% over 2009. Beneficiaries are key industrial enterprises including electronics, infrastructure, transport engineering, etc. The most important projects going on in Russia are: (more)

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


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The End of the DRAM Era: Flash Spending Surpasses DRAM
By Clark Tseng, SEMI Industry Research & Statistics, Taiwan
From 2004-2007, DRAM accounted for 30-35% of semiconductor capital equipment spending, according to the SEMI World Fab Database. However, in the last few years, the DRAM sector has been suffering from fast price erosion, fierce competition and mediocre demand.


Industry Directions Highlighted at Taiwan CEO Forum
Leaders from Mentor Graphics, Imec, TSMC and Applied Materials provided perspectives on the current state of the industry at the SEMICON Taiwan CEO Forum on September 7. That evening, 500 industry leaders gathered to honor Dr. Morris Chang, chairman and CEO of TSMC, for receiving the Akira Inoue Award for outstanding achievement in EHS.


Join the German Pavilion at SEMICON Korea 2012-- Deadline is October 19
SEMICON Korea celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2012 and is one of the most important trade fairs for the semiconductor industry worldwide. For the first time ever, VDMA worked with the official foreign trade fair programme of the Federal Republic of Germany.


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Members Drive Innovation through Reuse of Equipment
Transitioning to larger wafer sizes and solving the challenges of EUV are critical. But another quiet revolution is going on in another part of the industry. Members of the SEMI Secondary Equipment & Applications (SEA) special interest group are adding market value by servicing and renewing equipment and solving some complex equipment and process issues with diverse applications.


Russia Market Status Report: Semiconductors, HB-LED, PV
Russia is making progress on all fronts: semiconductors, HB-LEDs, and PV. Here's a market status report detailing some of the more important changes.


Executive Viewpoints from SEMICON Taiwan
Overview of Equipment and Materials Forecasts
Taiwan is the single largest semiconductor equipment and materials market in the world. The importance of the market was demonstrated at the SEMICON Taiwan 2011 press conference. Industry leaders from Applied Materials, ASE, ATMI, Epistar, KYEC, STMicroelectronics and TSMC participated with SEMI in an overview of the market.


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EPIC Workshop on Manufacturing Photonic Components
6-7 October, Berlin
www.epic-workshops.com/epic-2011

SEMICON Recognized as Leading Tradeshow Brand
SEMICON® trade shows were recognized as the leading global brand by the publishers of Trade Show Executive's magazine in the "Gold 100" Awards ceremony in Half Moon Bay, California.


What's Happening in Standards? Selected Updates on 450mm, 3D-IC, HB-LED, and FPD
The International Process Module Physical Interface Task Force (IPPI-TF) was chartered to address standardization of physical interface and other interoperability related specification for the 450mm (vacuum) process modules and transfer module of the cluster tool.




SEMI Releases Worldwide Photovoltaic Equipment Market Statistics Report
SEMI announced the release of the Worldwide PV Equipment Market Statistics Report. It is the only PV equipment book-to-bill report based on direct inputs from PV equipment suppliers. For the first time in the past six quarters, the book-to-bill ratio dipped below parity to 0.88.


Major U.S. Patent Reform Finalized
After six years and several iterations of proposed reforms, the U.S. has finalized the most significant revision of U.S. patent law in several decades. The America Invents Act (H.R. 1249) was signed into law by President Obama on September 16.


SEMI Europe Welcomes New Members

INDEOtec SA, MCLR, SPEA Automatic Test Equipment, International Solar Energy Research Center Konstanz e.V., Organic Electronics Saxony e.V.




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