SEMI Global Update, October 2008
October 2008

In This Issue

Equipment Spending Growth to Resume in 2009... Maybe

SEMI Acquires SEC/N to Better Address 200 mm/150 mm Fabs

Expanded and Improved: Visit the New SEMI Website

PV Industry Struggles With EHS Challenges

SEMICON Recognized as Leading Trade Show Brand

Visitor Registration Now Open for SEMICON Japan 2008

Energy Conservation Tops the Agenda at SEMICON Europa

PV Industry Set for Fast Growth—with Bumps

Bridging the Gap between Teachers and Industry

Industry Leaders Outline 3D TSV Revolution


Equipment Spending Growth to Resume in 2009... Maybe
By George Burns, Strategic Marketing Associates
The current financial crisis should have a negative effect on chip sales for the remainder of the year. Equipment sales, slumping since 2007, will not see a recovery until 2009. Equipment sales to memory manufacturers should begin increasing their equipment sales by the second quarter of next year.

SEMI Acquires SEC/N to Better Address 200 mm/150 mm Fabs
To more effectively support the needs of members and customers in the 200 mm/150 mm fab market, SEMI has acquired SEC/N®, the Surplus Equipment Consortium Network.

Expanded and Improved: Visit the New SEMI Website
With over eight million page views per year, the SEMI website is often used to meet the information needs of SEMI members. To improve service to members, SEMI launched a new global website (www.semi.org) on September 26.

PV Industry Struggles With EHS Challenges
The PV industry has experienced tremendous growth over the past five years. With so many new production facilities, thousands of workers are interfacing with complex and potentially dangerous systems. SEMI EHS organized PV industry representatives from throughout Asia to meet at PV Power Taiwan on September 10 to discuss the growing challenges in EHS.

SEMICON Recognized as Leading Trade Show Brand
SEMICON® trade shows really stand out from the pack. That's why the publishers of Trade Show Executive awarded SEMICON the Grand Award for the "Leading Brand."

Call for Papers

ASMC 2009
Abstract Due: October 13

ISTC/CSTIC 2009
In conjunction with SEMICON China
Abstract Due: October 30


Visitor Registration Now Open for SEMICON Japan 2008
SEMI today announced that visitor registration for SEMICON Japan 2008 is now open. The event, held at Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan on December 35, is the world's largest exposition for semiconductor equipment and materials.

Energy Conservation Tops the Agenda at SEMICON Europa
Energy conservation is an issue for all levels of the semiconductor industry supply chain. Suppliers and users need to jointly drive reduction in energy consumption and lower the industry's carbon footprint. SEMICON Europa (October 79) will focus on increasing awareness of the industry's energy conservation issues.

PV Industry Set for Fast Growth—with Bumps
The solar PV market will be worth about $150 billion by 2015—with half the market dominated by thin film technologies. The thin film equipment market will grow from $1.3 billion (2006) to about $13 billion in 2011, but crystalline silicon technology will remain the PV market leader in the near future.

Bridging the Gap between Teachers and Industry
Industry leaders and teachers operate in completely different worlds, yet teachers everywhere influence students' career choices. Teachers really need to understand opportunities in high-tech fields. That's why SEMI recently offered the High Tech U "Teachers Edition" in the Albany region of New York.

Industry Leaders Outline 3D TSV Revolution
In 2007, Through Silicon Via (TSV) technology had an impact in many equipment and materials suppliers revenues. Analysts agree that 3D-TSC wafers could account for as much as 6% of the total semiconductor industry and 25% of the memory market by 2015. Equipment and materials markets for manufacturing TSV ICs are growing. Key TSV drivers and challenges were discussed at SEMICON Taiwan.


Calendar of Events


Asia
ASTS
October 28–29

FPD International
October 29–31

SEMICON Japan
December 3–5

Europe
SEMICON Europa
October 7–9

North America
Plasma Etching and RIE
October 9–10


SEMI NA Standards Meetings
October 13–November 13


SEMI Austin Technology Tuesday
October 14


Principles of Selling
October 15–17


Lux Executive Summit (SEMI Partner event)
October 19–21


Semiconductor Cleanroom Management
October 20–21


Fundamentals of Product Marketing
October 22–24


Introduction to Atomic Layer Deposition
October 23–24


Key Semiconductor Account Selling and Management
November 3–5


International Trade Partners Conference
November 3–6


Fundamentals of MEMS Design and Fabrication
November 6


Combating Aggressive Supply Chain Management
November 7


SEMI Pacific Northwest Outlook Dinner
November 11


Fundamentals of Climatic Testing
November 17–18


Introduction to IC Design and Fabrication
December 3


      


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