SEMI® Global Update - October 2012
IN THIS ISSUE
Join the Front Lines of the Electronics Revolution

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

Semiconductor Industry Moves toward Automated LED Production on 6-inch Wafers

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

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


    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


    EUROPE

    October 8-11
    Standards Meetings

    October 9-11
    SEMICON Europa

    October 9-11
    Plastic Electronics Exhibition and Conference


  • FROM THE PRESIDENT OF SEMI AMERICAS

    Join the Front Lines of the Electronics Revolution

    Karen SavalaWith an election year upon us and the stock market blowing hot and cold, there's been a lot of talk about innovation lately. As you know, innovation is overwhelmingly about semiconductors and how Moore's Law has enabled the dominant mega-trends in high-tech today, such as mobile and cloud computing, biomedical electronics, electric vehicles, smart grid and solar, solid state lighting, and much more. SEMI members are the driving force behind Moore's Law, delivering the manufacturing efficiencies and improvements that make innovation possible and affordable. (more)

    Karen Savala
    www.semi.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 2012 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 the latest trends in 450nm technology, opportunities and challenges.
    Related Presentation: "450mm Challenges and Opportunities" Dr. C.S. Yoo, TSMC (source: 450 Central website)


    SMC 2012


    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.


    ITPC 2012

    More News:

    Taiwan President Ma Ying-Jeou Speaks to 500+ Industry Leaders at SEMICON Taiwan Gala Dinner

    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

    Silicon Semiconductor


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