Webinar: Semiconductor Manufacturing Industry Outlook

SEMI semiconductor webinar series

Webinar: Semiconductor Manufacturing Industry Outlook

Date: September 18, 2012
Time: 10:00 am Pacific Time
Cost:  $100.00/webinar and FREE to SEMI members

Note:  This webinar has concluded. The next one is schedule for Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 10:00 a.m.  See http://www.semi.org/en/node/43736 for additional details.

The webinar will focus on semiconductor equipment spending trends in relation to fabs and the semiconductor materials market including packaging materials.

Moderator:  Jonathan Davis, President, Global Semiconductor Business, SEMI


 Lara Chamness

Semiconductor Equipment and Materials Update
Lara Chamness, SEMI 

While underlying unit shipments experienced increases during the first half of this year, economic uncertainty continues to hamper a strong recovery in the semiconductor equipment and materials markets. This presentation will discuss recent revenue trends and provide a forecast through 2013 for semiconductor equipment and materials.




Fab forecast of equipment spending and capacity: Where are we heading in 2012 and 2013?
Christian Gregor Dieseldorff, SEMI

At the beginning of this year, the World Fab Forecast report, predicted that the growth rate for equipment spending for Front End fabs would be flat (0%) with a record year for 2013. Growth of installed capacity growth was expected to be 7.5% this year and 5% in 2013. Since then, many companies have revised their plans. These days our industry is able to react quickly to macro-economic changes and market fluctuations. Using a bottom-up approach the World Fab Forecast captured these changes with over 200 updates. This Webinar will analyze trends and look into construction and equipment spending for Front End facilities worldwide and installed capacities until end of 2013.

Speaker Bios

Christian Gregor Dieseldorff 
Senior Analyst, Director of Market Research, SEMI

Chris has over 25 years background in the semiconductor industry. He earned an engineering degree in Chemistry at the University of Applied Science in the German Alps and began as a process engineer with 4 and 5-inch wafers at Siemens in Munich in 1986.  In 1990 he moved to the U.S. and worked in the Development Alliance team at IBM in Fishkill. During this time he was co-author of multiple patents and patent applications. From 1996 to 1999 he was Engineering Manager and Director of the 300mm Beta line, I300I, at International Sematech in Austin. In 1999 he was the Quality Assurance Manager for Memory and Graphics chips in North America at Infineon in San Jose. In 2001 he joined Strategic Marketing Associates, as Senior Analyst and Director of Market Research for worldwide semiconductor facilities. Since 2007, he has conducted worldwide fab database research and forecasts for SEMI’s Industry Research and Statistics department.

Lara Chamness
Senior Market Analyst Manager, SEMI

Ms. Lara Chamness is responsible for SEMI’s data collection programs for equipment and materials.  This includes the interactions with SEMI’s participating companies, partners and subscribers.  Prior to joining SEMI in 2005, Ms. Chamness worked for Honeywell’s Electronic Materials business in a variety of marketing roles, with the most recent being Marketing Analyst.  Ms. Chamness is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area and has BA/MS degrees in environmental sciences from University of California and a MBA from Santa Clara University. Ms. Chamness has been following the semiconductor industry for twelve years.