SEMI® Global Update ♦ September 2011
IN THIS ISSUE

450mm and EUV Linked With Uncertainty

Fab Equipment Spending up 23% in 2011-- Still Highest on Record

China LED Market Opportunities and Challenges Showcased in New LED Report

Transitions on the Horizon Drive Need for Continued Industry Collaboration

Dennis P. McGuirk Named President and CEO of SEMI

SEMI Member Satisfaction Survey Guides Continuous Improvement

SEMI Recognizes Dr. Morris Chang for EHS Leadership

Members Convene to Learn and Plan at the SEMI Shenyang Summit

Taiwan Actively Contributes to 3D-IC Standardization Efforts

Challenges Facing the Solar Manufacturing Industry in India

Congress Returns to Washington to Face Deadlines, Same Issues


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ASIA

September 7-9
SEMICON Taiwan

September 7-9
SiP Global Summit 2011

September 15-17
China Int'l Silicon Conf. & Photovoltaic Ind. Dev. Forum

November 9-11
SOLARCON India 2011


EUROPE

October 10-13
Europe Fall 2011 Standards Meetings

October 11-13
SEMICON Europa

October 11-13
PE2011 - Conference and Exhibition


NORTH AMERICA

September 15
SEMI Austin Golf Classic Tournament

September 28
SEMI Northeast Forum - Succeeding in Solar

October 6
Pacific Northwest Breakfast Forum

October 11
Arizona Breakfast Forum

October 24-27
North America Standards Fall 2011 Meetings

November 6-9
International Trade Partners Conference

November 10
KGD Conference

Classes

Fundamentals of Product Marketing

Principles of Selling to the Semiconductor Industry

Combating Aggressive Supply Chain Management

Key Semi Account Selling and Management


Call for Papers

ASMC 2012
Deadline: October 24



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From the SEMI President, Global Semiconductor Business

450mm and EUV Linked With Uncertainty

Jonathan DavisThe transition to manufacturing semiconductors on larger wafers continues to be one of the hottest topics in the industry. Some chipmakers have committed to advancing the transition. Intel announced that its D1X fab in Oregon will be 450mm compatible (2013). TSMC announced a 450mm pilot line by 2013-2014. IMEC and ISMI have well-established programs focused on the challenges posed by manufacturing with 450mm wafers and the University of Albany's College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) is expanding facilities to encompass 450 program R&D.

With increasing interest in a near-term 450mm pilot line development, many critical elements need coordination for affordable high-volume 450 manufacturing to occur. At the recent SEMICON West 450 Wafer Transition Forum, panelists from throughout the supply chain grappled with the numerous issues involved. Uncertainty with EUV rollout has exacerbated the 450mm planning challenge and is reinforcing the need for more transparency in planning and funding. (more)

Jonathan Davis
www.semi.org

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Fab Equipment Spending up 23% in 2011-- Still Highest on Record
By Christian Gregor Dieseldorff, SEMI Industry Research & Statistics
Changes in the global economy affect the semiconductor industry, as the industry depends more on the consumer market. Economic developments in recent months decreased consumer confidence and spending, and the semiconductor industry has reacted to this slowdown.


China LED Market Opportunities and Challenges Showcased in New LED Report
SEMI has released a new report, The China LED Fab Industry Report, which provides a comprehensive summary on the rapidly-growing China LED industry, including the latest data on capital and equipment spending, fab capacity, and sales rankings of Chinese LED manufacturers.




Transitions on the Horizon Drive Need for Continued Industry Collaboration
By Brian Trafas, Ph.D., chief marketing officer, KLA-Tencor, Inc.
As we move toward 2012, there remain several critical transitions facing the industry. In today's consumer driven market, the growing demand for products that are smaller, faster, and cheaper is an unavoidable reality.


Dennis P. McGuirk Named President and CEO of SEMI
On August 15, SEMI announced the appointment of Dennis "Denny" P. McGuirk as president and CEO, effective November 14, 2011. McGuirk succeeds Stanley T. Myers, who led SEMI for the past 15 years and has served on its board of directors since 1986.


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SEMI Member Satisfaction Survey Guides Continuous Improvement
Results from the annual SEMI Customer Satisfaction Survey show member satisfaction remaining above 90%, comparable to last year when overall satisfaction with SEMI rose 22%.


SEMI Recognizes Dr. Morris Chang for Environmental, Health and Safety Leadership
Dr. Morris Chang, chairman and CEO of TSMC, is the recipient of the Akira Inoue Award for outstanding achievement in environment, health and safety (EHS) in the semiconductor industry.


Members Convene to Learn and Plan at the SEMI Shenyang Summit
Over 70 industry experts from technology companies attended the recent SEMI Shenyang Summit & 2011 Shenyang Member Day, which was held in conjunction with the annual FPD Industry Gathering.


Taiwan Actively Contributes to 3D-IC Standardization Efforts
By James Amano, SEMI
A Taiwan 3DS-IC Standards Committee was approved. The committee will work closely with N. America, to develop standards needed to make low-cost, high-volume manufacturing a reality.


Challenges Facing the Solar Manufacturing Industry in India
By Debasish Choudhury, SEMI India
In a recent interview with Energy Next Magazine, SEMI India president Debasish Paul Choudhury was quizzed about the many challenges facing the Indian solar manufacturing industry.


Congress Returns to Washington to Face Deadlines, Same Issues
After their summer break at the close of the debt ceiling debate, Congress returns to Washington, D.C. after Labor Day to continue work on many of the same issues that confronted them before they left.



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