"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:  


June 2006

  Oral History Interview: Dan Quernemoen  
  New Articles  
  Semiconductor Manufacturing Magazine  
  U.S. Public Policy  
  Highlighted Events  
  Regional Events  
  International Standards  
  Products and Services  
  Interested in Exhibiting?  
  Call for Nominations  
  Call for Papers  
Oral History Interview

Dan Quernemoen

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 Dan Quernemoen, retired chairman and CEO of Entegris, tells his story.

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Dan Quernemoen

New Articles

Expanding MEMS device market to need higher-volume production tools
The MEMS device market will reach $9.9B by 2010, and mainstream chip tool makers and startups are showing new high volume and CMOS-compatible technologies to meet the growing demand. Visit the Emerging Technologies TechXPOT at SEMICON® West for information.


Innovative nanotechnology starts to move into real product development
Nanotechnology is enabling some potentially radical new manufacturing capabilities on display at this year’s Emerging Technologies TechXPOT at SEMICON West—ranging from higher resolution microscopy to materials that can be selectively deposited.


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Semiconductor Manufacturing Magazine

Have you seen the redesigned Semiconductor Manufacturing Magazine site?
Check out articles, editorials, and news on topics such as lithography, metrology, packaging and materials processing. Preview one of the June 2006 technology articles Memory Devices: ITFETS Silicon Nanocrystal Non-Volatile Memory for Embedded Memory Scaling.


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U.S. Public Policy

Washington Forum
SEMI hosted this annual event for senior industry executives to meet with policymakers. Topics were export control, intellectual property and competitiveness, and SEMI honored Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA) with the Government Leadership Award.

New Shanghai group formed on export controls and customs
SEMI and AeA have partnered to form a new Export Control and Customs Working Group for Shanghai-based trade compliance professionals to network and learn more about regulatory developments.

Progress made on legal immigration reform
Legal immigration provisions supported by SEMI regarding H-1B visas and greencards for highly-educated foreign nationals were included in the comprehensive immigration bill passed by the U.S. Senate.


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Is your semiconductor equipment subject to provisions of China RoHS after March 1, 2007?
If your semiconductor equipment product (or your customer’s product) is on the China’s Ministry of Information Industry’s list of “electronic information products” contact Rick Row at rrow@semi.org.

Plan your week of EHS events at SEMICON West 2006

  Attend the Global Care Forum July 11. Learn more about the semiconductor industry’s EHS initiative—Global Care.

  Implementation of the European Union’s RoHS Directive on July 1 is only the beginning.  Attend the EHS Interest Group Meeting on July 12 to get updates on the global wave of materials-restriction legislation and its relevance to semiconductor equipment and materials.

  SEMI Members are invited to the Joint International Compliance and Regulatory Committee meeting during SEMICON West. Join your global colleagues on July 11 by contacting Rick Row at rrow@semi.org for an invitation.

Access lead-free solder alloy properties in the ELFNET database
ELFNET—European Lead-Free Soldering Network—has just published a database of physical and mechanical properties for the new tin-silver-copper, lead-free solder alloys.


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Highlighted Events

FPD Taiwan 2006
June 14–16
Taipei, Taiwan
According to DisplaySearch, Taiwan will produce 40.4 percent of TFT-LCD, the largest output worldwide this year, and forecasted to be in the leading position through 2008 at 42.4 percent. Visit the exhibitions and 15 program sessions at FPD Taiwan 2006. 

SEMI Quarterly Webcast
June 19
9:00am–10:00am PST
This webcast will provide members with an update of the current status of the semiconductor capital equipment and materials markets. George Burns of Strategic Marketing Associates will provide information on new global fab and fab expansion activities underway.

Register now for SEMICON West 2006
Get access to the people, products and information you need to know in the world of microelectronics. Get access to exhibits, keynotes, more than 80 hours of live technical presentations on the TechXPOT stages, and much more—FREE if you register by June 9!




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Regional Events


SEMI Forum Japan (SFJ) 2006
June 12–13
Grand Cube Osaka, Japan
SFJ2006 provides a unique opportunity to explore and discuss current issues in semiconductor manufacturing. All programs are presented in Japanese without simultaneous translation.
North America

SEMI New England Breakfast Forum—Market Trend Update
June 7
Woburn, Massachusetts
The SEMI New England Breakfast Forum presents “Market Trend Update” on March 8, 2006. Join industry experts from Dataquest, IC Insights and Semico for the latest update on the semiconductor industry.

SEMI Austin Lunch Forum:  RFID—A Semiconductor Driver for the Next Decade?
June 14
Austin, Texas
How will the projected boom in radio frequency identification (RFID) applications impact semiconductor sales in the coming decade? The president of the leading RFID association offers his insights.

Semiconductor Account Selling For "Non-Sales" Team Members
July 10–11
San Jose, California
This workshop brings "non-sales" team members inside the sales process to identify crucial roles of sales professional and other team members. Tool kits are developed for persuasion and information gathering resulting in a contributing sales team member.




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International Standards

Register for Upcoming Standards Events:

 FPD Standards Workshops at FPD Taiwan

 The ESF Workshop—What's Next for Equipment Suppliers, 300 mm Prime & 450 mm and EES Deployment in Kyoto, Japan

 SEMI EDA Technical Review Training at SEMI Headquarters in San Jose, California

 SEMICON West 2006

SEMI Standards: Call for Comment on draft version of IEC 60204/33
The S22 task force in the EHS Standards Committee is soliciting feedback on IEC 60204/33, intended to be an electrical safety standard for semiconductor manufacturing equipment that would be available and used worldwide. Responses are due June 16, 2006.





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Products and Services

Featured Products:

SEMI.Trends—Market Data to Go
Pre-packaged charts filled with the latest market data on the semiconductor and semiconductor equipment industries help save you time and effort in gathering your research. Increase your awareness and understanding of the latest market trends in our industry.

Semiconductor Manufacturing Handbook
This handbook, a great reference source for engineers, provides the principles, applications and solutions you need to design and manage semiconductor manufacturing operations.

Industry Research and Statistics

Global Semiconductor Packaging Materials Outlook
This comprehensive market research study examines semiconductor packaging technology trends and their impact on the packaging materials markets. Packaging materials markets are quantified and new opportunities are highlighted. 




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Interested in Exhibiting?

Emerging Technologies TechXPOT @ SEMICON West 2006—New!

July 11–13
San Francisco, California
Showcase your company in this special exhibit area focused on enabling technologies and emerging market opportunities in nanotechnology, MEMS and energy. Featuring FREE presentations from industry experts, TIS winners, exciting displays and more!

To view the press release, click here.



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Call for Nominations

Nominations close for the Akira Inoue Award on July 28
Recognize an outstanding individual contributor to the semiconductor industry in the area of environment, health and safety. Submit a nomination for the prestigious Akira Inoue Award now.

Bob Graham Award—A Symbol of Marketing Excellence
This global award is given to recognize and honor an individual for outstanding contributions to marketing within the semiconductor equipment and materials industry.





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Call for Papers

SEMI Technology Symposium (STS) 2006 at SEMICON Japan 2006
Deadline: June 30
SEMI is soliciting papers from authors around the world for STS 2006. The Symposium has been providing a unique opportunity to discuss the latest and most advanced technology. Please submit an abstract and biography by June 30 to SEMI Japan.



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