"SEMI® Global Update" highlights important industry information, events, programs and products. Direct links to www.semi.org provide additional access to registration and other information about SEMI programs, products and services.

In This Issue:  

 

December 2005


 

 
     
  Oral History Interview: Nicholas DeWolf  
  U.S. Public Policy  
  EHS  
  SEMI Member Webcast  
  Highlighted Events  
  Regional Events  
  Products and Services  
  Interested in Exhibiting?  
  Call for Nomination  
  Partner Event  
       
 
     
Oral History Interview
 


Nicholas DeWolf
Founder, Teradyne

Interviewed by Craig Addison, SEMI

To record and preserve the history of the semiconductor equipment and materials industry, SEMI presents oral history archives featuring interviews with industry pioneers. In a continuing series Nick DeWolf, principal founder of Teradyne, tells his story.
Click here to read the entire article.

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U.S. Public Policy
 

The SEMI Political Alliance Wraps Up 2005
The SEMI political action committee made 25 contributions totaling $24,500 to 17 different Congressional campaigns in 2005. Click here for more information.

 

SEMI to Submit Sarbanes-Oxley Comments to COSO
The Committee of Sponsoring Organizations (COSO) issued a draft document covering small business internal controls for public comment. SEMI will submit comments and is looking for member company input. Click here for more information.

     
 
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EHS
 


Participate in a U.S. Industry-Wide Work Illness and Injury Benchmark System Survey
Participation in this SEMI-sponsored project in 2006 provides your company with detailed benchmarked analysis of your workplace illnesses and injuries. Use the results to cost-effectively improve your safety performance. Click here for more information.

     
 


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SEMI Member Webcast
 


Global Nanoelectronics Markets and Opportunities

December 14, 2005
10:00am Pacific/1:00pm Eastern
Preview the key findings from the recently published SEMI market research study including a forecast for nano materials and equipment, and hear the latest outlook for the semiconductor equipment industry.
REGISTER now to get the latest information from SEMI.

     
 


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Highlighted Events
 


SEMICON® Japan 2005
December 7–9, 2005
Makuhari Messe (Nippon Convention Center)
SEMICON Japan is the biggest international exhibition of SEMI, with over 4,200 booths and 1,600 exhibitors from all over the world. See the latest cutting edge equipment, products and technology. Join us at SEMICON Japan 2005!

Global FPD Partners Conference (GFPC) 2006
February 28–March 3, 2006
Bankoku Shinryokan, Okinawa, Japan
GFPC is the only annual executive conference for leaders of the global display industry supply chain. The program includes presentations, roundtable discussions and networking events, etc. Click here to register and for details.

     
 


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Regional Events
 


Asia

SEMI Technology Symposium (STS) 2005
December 7–9, 2005
Makuhari Messe, Chiba, Japan
STS, an international symposium on leading-edge semiconductor manufacturing technology held with SEMICON Japan 2005, is now open in Makuhari, Japan. The symposium runs December 7-9. Click here for details.

North America

Industry Cooperation Critical in Progress of Design for Manufacturability 
December 13, 2005
The semiconductor industry has come to recognize that its economic future may depend on integrating design and manufacturing. Learn more about design for manufacturability (DFM) at a special workshop hosted by SEMI and Si2 on December 13. Click here for more information.

What’s Driving the Industry? Find out at ISS U.S. 2006
January 8–11, 2006
The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, California
Register early, last year’s conference sold out with a waitlist! Featured speakers include: Rick Tsai, CEO, TSMC; Michael Splinter, CEO and president, Applied Materials; and Bill Hambrecht, chairman, WR Hambrecht. Visit www.semi.org/issus for details.

History in the Making at SMC 2006
January 11–13, 2006
The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, California
For the first time in history, CASMAT (the renowned Japanese Materials Consortium) will speak about their organization in the United States . This is just one of the many highlights at SMC 2006. Visit www.semi.org/smc.

Europe

Industry Strategy Symposium (ISS Europe) 2006
February 12–14, 2006
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Join Executives and Experts from the microelectronics industry, R&D centers, and representatives of governments to discuss “Europe: Creating Value in the Changing Electronics Lifecycle,” the theme of  ISS Europe 2006. Register at www.semi.org/isseurope.

     

 

 


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Products and Services
 


Featured Products of the Month

FabFutures—New!
Conduct efficient market research, identify target customers and analyze construction easily. The FabFutures database focuses on fabs planned to open next year, includes detailed information about new fab expenditures, capacity, and ramps trends by company. Click here for more information.

Semiconductor Manufacturing Handbook—New!
A great reference source for engineers! This handbook provides the principles, applications, and solutions you need to design and manage semiconductor manufacturing operations. Click here for more information.

Demystifying Chipmaking
Participate in the actual manufacturing process of making a typical chip, from start to finish in plain language. This book and CD Rom will offer you the most current processes written for contemporary chipmaking methods. Click here for more information.

SEMI Membership Directory (SEMI OneSource)
With just a few clicks, the SEMI Membership Directory (SEMI OneSource) provides manufacturers with access to in-depth information about high-quality suppliers from around the world.  Find out how to use this powerful tool today.

     

 

 


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Interested in Exhibiting?
 


SEMICON Europa 2006
April 4–6, 2006
New Munich Trade Fair Centre
Munich, Germany
Showcase your equipment, material and services to thousands of qualified customers. 3 focused tracks: Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing, MEMS/Nanotechnology and Photovoltaics. Exhibit packages, meeting rooms, sponsorship. For information visit www.semi.org/semiconeuropa

   

 

 

 


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Call for Nomination
 


European SEMI Award 2006
SEMI is calling for the nomination of candidates for the European SEMI Award 2006. Click here for more information.

     
 


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Partner Event
 


Semiconductor Venture Fair V
March 1–2, 2006
SEMI proudly sponsors The Semiconductor Venture Fair V. CEOs from 75 semiconductor technology, product and service companies join venture capitalists, corporate and strategic investors for investment opportunities, strategic alliances and access to emerging technologies. Click here for information.

     
 
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