SEMI® Global Update ♦ September 2012
IN THIS ISSUE



Showcase of Europe's Competitiveness includes New, Disruptive Technologies

2012 Stall: Paving the Way for a Record-Breaking 2013?

"450mm Central": New Portal for Wafer Transition Information

Member Insight: The Domino Effect: Making 450mm a Reality

China LED Fab Industry: What Will Determine Success?

SEMI Members Meet with U.S. DOE on SSL Policy

Export Control: SEMI Submits Industry Comments

European Equipment Sales to Hit $3.3 Billion

Upcoming ITPC Focus on Productivity, Policy, Profit and Potential

Globalization: The Next Phase of Industry Development in Solar

Sept Webinars: PV in Japan/Semiconductor Mfg Industry Outlook

Future Trends for Semiconductor Materials


Event Calendar

EUROPE

September 20
SEMI Networking Day Italy

October 8-11
Standards Meetings

October 9-11
SEMICON Europa

October 9-11
Plastic Electronics Exhibition and Conference


ASIA

September 3-5
SOLARCON India

September 5
Webinar: PV in Japan: From Technology-Leaders to Market-Drivers

September 5-7
SEMICON Taiwan

September 6-7
SiP Global Summit

September 19
SEMI Korea Members Day

October 3-5
PV Taiwan 2012


NORTH AMERICA

September 18
Webinar: Semiconductor Manufacturing Industry Outlook

September 19
Northeast Forum

September 27
Austin Golf Classic

October 11
Arizona Breakfast Forum

October 23-24
Strategic Materials Conference

October 28-November 1
Standards Fall 2012 Meetings

October 30
Austin Breakfast Forum

November 4-7
International Technology Partners Conference

November 8
SEMI Pacific Northwest Dinner Forum

Courses

  • Finance/Acct Concepts
  • Business Modeling
  • Pricing and Costing
  • Profitability Modeling
  • Acct Support Boot Camp
  • Selling to Semi Industry
  • Product Marketing
  • Supply Chain Mgmt

  • FROM THE SEMI EUROPE PRESIDENT

    Heinz Kundert, SEMI Europe PresidentShowcase of Europe's Competitiveness includes New, Disruptive Technologies

    In 2013 the European Equipment Market is forecasted to grow to US$ 3.3 billion based on the latest SEMI Consensus Forecast. In 2011, Europe's Semiconductor equipment suppliers reached 24 percent of the worldwide equipment manufacturers, up from 18 percent in 1998. Although much is contributed to ASML, Europe does have a sound and growing supply chain for semiconductor and related technologies. (more)

    With more than 40 programs and 210 speakers, SEMICON Europa offers an Executive Summit, 16th Fab Manager Forum, and 450mm, MEMS, Advanced Packaging & Test sessions-- plus the 8th Plastic-Electronics Conference -- all under one roof(more)

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


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    Waiting for the Next Golden Year--2012 Stall: Paving the Way for a Record-Breaking 2013?
    By Christian Gregor Dieseldorff, SEMI Industry Research & Statistics
    Consumer and business sentiment has become more important than ever before in the semiconductor industry. As we near the end of the third quarter in 2012, pessimism about the economy prevails given the challenging financial situation in the U.S., a slowing Chinese economy, and the on-going European debt crisis.


    "450mm Central": New Portal for Wafer Transition Information
    SEMI announced the introduction of 450 Central, a web-based information service to help the semiconductor industry efficiently transition to 450mm-ready solutions and keep the industry informed of important news and perspectives on 450mm wafer processing.


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    The Domino Effect: Making 450mm a Reality
    By Brian Trafas, KLA-Tencor Corporation
    Continued focus on driving Moore's law and transistor shrink is pushing the industry's best to innovate at an increasingly rapid pace. The 450mm transition and its viability are no longer in question -- and yet the industry continues to critically examine when and how to best introduce this next wafer size.


    China LED Fab Industry: What Will Determine Success?
    After 2014, China will boast the world's largest LED epitaxy and chip production capacity base, but some fabs suffer from lack of productivity and core technology competitiveness. The fierce price war in this market has led to low profit levels for many companies.


    SEMICON Europa 2012

    SEMI Members Meet with U.S. DOE on SSL Policy
    SSL Delivers Best ROI on Taxpayer Investment in Replacing Fossil Fuels

    A delegation of SEMI members and other stakeholders in LED manufacturing met with the U.S DOE to discuss Solid State Lighting (SSL) support for R&D and manufacturing, based on ROI analysis.
    also see: Export Control: SEMI Submits Industry Comments on BIS "Specially Designed" Rule


    European Equipment Sales to Hit $3.3 Billion
    By Heinz Kundert, SEMI Europe President
    While there is currently a new round of uncertainty in the market, semiconductor manufacturers are investing in advanced process technologies for both wafer fabrication and device packaging.


    Upcoming ITPC to Focus on Producivity, Policy, Profit and Potential
    ITPC is an executive conference in November that promotes business partnering dialog and relationships among the world's top executives in integrated circuits, solid state devices and display.


    ITPC 2012

    More News:

    Globalization: The Next Phase of Industry Development in Solar

    September Webinars: "PV in Japan" and "Semiconductor Manufacturing Industry Outlook"-- and Webinar Archives

    Future Trends for Semiconductor Materials


    Call for Posters:
    Plastic Electronics Conference 2012 - Due: Sept 15

    Call for Papers:
    CSTIC 2013 - Due: Sept 30
    CPTIC 2013 - Due: Sept 30
    ASMC 2013 - Due: Oct 31

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