SEMI® Global Update - October 2012
IN THIS ISSUE
The European Way to Global Competitiveness

Japan Semiconductor Industry-- Fabs, Equipment, and Materials

TSMC Unveils Schedule for 450mm Mass Production-- Lithography is the Key

Semiconductor Materials Market to Surpass $50 Billion in 2013

Semi Industry Moves toward Automated LED Production on 6-in Wafers

SEMI Networking Day in Italy

Introducing SEMI Europe's New Staff

Taiwan President Speaks to 500+ Industry Leaders at SEMICON Taiwan Gala

China to Invest $40 Billion by 2015 for Solar Development

Washington Update: Congress Leaves Unfinished Business

Successful SEMI Members Day in Korea


Event Calendar

EUROPE

October 8-11
Standards Meetings

October 9-11
SEMICON Europa

October 9-11
Plastic Electronics Exhibition and Conference


ASIA

October 3-5
PV Taiwan 2012

October 12
Korea FPD Metrology Tech Committee Mtg

October 19
Korea Facilities Tech Committee Mtg

October 19
China LED Manufacturing Technology Conference

October 31-November 1
LED Tutorial 2012

December 5-7
SEMICON Japan

December 5-7
PV Japan


NORTH AMERICA

October 11
Arizona Breakfast Forum

October 23-24
Strategic Materials Conference

October 28-November 1
Standards Fall 2012 Meetings

October 30
Austin Industry Outlook Forum

November 4-7
International Technology Partners Conference

November 8
SEMI Pacific Northwest Dinner Forum

Courses

  • Product Marketing
  • Supply Chain Mgmt
  • Acct Selling and Mgmt


  • FROM THE SEMI EUROPE PRESIDENT

    The European Way to Global Competitiveness

    Heinz Kundert, SEMI Europe PresidentDespite the worldwide indebtedness crisis and the tiresome discussion on the Euro, the semiconductor industry has proven to be quite robust. Silicon has become a strategic material for any product or production process without exception. It seems that there is simply no innovation anymore without silicon. However, the semiconductor market is at the brink of change. Several disruptive technologies entering the market will put pressure on individual companies and entire regions. Among them: the transition to 450mm for large scale production, 3D-IC TSV, and the move to new lithography technologies. To achieve the desired level of competitiveness, measured in the number of new innovations, growing GDP and more jobs, three roadblocks exist and need to be removed. (more)

    I'll see you at SEMICON Europa!

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


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    Japan Semiconductor Industry -- Fabs, Equipment, and Materials
    By Dan Tracy, SEMI Industry Research and Statistics
    Semiconductor manufacturers in Japan are either consolidating or closing fabs, and, in several cases, transitioning to a "fab-lite" strategy, all in a restructuring effort to meet the market challenges ahead.


    TSMC Unveils Schedule for 450 Mass Production; Lithography is the Key
    At the SEMICON Taiwan 450mm Supply Chain Forum on September 7, leading foundries and equipment manufacturers (including TSMC, TEL, Lam Research, Applied Materials and KLA-Tencor) convened to discuss 450nm technology, opportunities and challenges.
    Related:
    Presentation: "450mm Challenges and Opportunities," Dr. C.S. Yoo, TSMC (source: 450 Central website)


    SEMICON Europa 2012
    Your platform to drive technology advancements

    Segments: Semiconductor Front-End, Test, Advanced Packaging, MEMS, Secondary Equipment, R&D


    Semiconductor Materials Market to Surpass $50 Billion in 2013
    By Lara Chamness, SEMI Industry Research & Statistics
    Given current macroeconomic headwinds, this year is proving to be challenging to forecast. Most analysts have recently downgraded their semiconductor revenue forecasts to flat or low-single digits.


    Semiconductor Industry Moves toward Automated LED Production on 6-inch Wafers
    By Paula Doe, SEMI Emerging Markets
    With the fast-growing demand for HB-LEDs, the industry has added roughly 100 new fabs in the last five years, for a total of 169 LED fabs worldwide.


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    More News:

    SEMI Networking Day in Italy

    Introducing SEMI Europe's New Staff

    Taiwan President Speaks to 500+ Industry Leaders at SEMICON Taiwan Gala

    China to Invest $40 Billion by 2015 for Solar Development

    Washington Update: Congress Leaves Unfinished Business before November Elections

    Successful SEMI Members Day in Korea


    Call for Papers:
    ASMC 2013 - Due: Oct 31



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