SEMI Global Update, September 2007
September 2007

In This Issue

A Glimpse into the Taiwan Semiconductor Equipment and Materials Market

SEMICON® China Unveils Official Mascot

Fairchildren to Celebrate Company's 50th Anniversary in October

Photovoltaic Market Report Now Available

Europe's Strengths on the Move and on Show at SEMICON Europa 2007

SEMI High Tech U Helping Companies Achieve Community Outreach Objectives

SEMI Equipment Suppliers Form Special Interest Group

Showcase Your Membership

SEMI Offers Seminar on IP Threats and Strategies

Industry Leaders to Convene and Collaborate at ITPC

ASMC Research Papers Now Available on SEMI "Members Only" Website

Productive Nanosystems: Launching the Technology Roadmap

Physical Sciences Dominate Innovation Once Again

Solar Power: Achieving Cost Competitiveness  


A Glimpse into the Taiwan Semiconductor Equipment and Materials Market
By Dan Tracy, senior director and Edwin Hall, senior business development manager, SEMI Industry Research & Statistics, September 4, 2007
Companies in Taiwan have emerged as global leaders in the semiconductor industry. These companies have significantly helped Taiwan excel in this important industry. Given its leadership position and on-going investments, strong growth is expected in both the semiconductor equipment and materials markets in Taiwan over the next several years.

SEMICON China Unveils Official Mascot

The official SEMICON China mascot has been unveiled recently in Shanghai to mark the beginning of a year-long celebration of special promotions for SEMICON China 2008.

Fairchildren to Celebrate Company's 50th Anniversary in October

Celebrating the legendary company that started Silicon Valley and spawned the semiconductor industry, Fairchild Semiconductor alumni—known as "Fairchildren"—and their guests will gather at the Computer History Museum in October.

Photovoltaic Market Report Now Available
Informing members on market conditions and opportunities is one of the key responsibilities of SEMI. Consequently, we are pleased to inform you of the availability of a recently published report by Yole Developpement on Photovoltaic Technologies, Equipment, Applications and Markets (PV TEAM Report).

Europe's Strengths on the Move and on Show at SEMICON Europa 2007
The center of innovation for the world's most cutting-edge microelectronic technologies—from mobile and automotive electronics to MEMS and photovoltaics—is not in Asia, as some might think, but in Europe. These technologies, and the trends driving Europe's strength in these areas, are the focus of SEMICON Europa 2007

SEMI High Tech U Helping Companies Achieve Community Outreach Objectives
SEMI High Tech U is seen as an important program for a growing number of companies working in their local communities to help develop a high-tech workforce.

SEMI Equipment Suppliers Form Special Interest Group
First priority: Improve manufacturing productivity for 300 mm wafer processing. The mission is to maintain a forum for equipment suppliers to address issues facing the industry and to develop an organized global voice to influence technology roadmaps, device maker and foundry planning, supply chain collaboration, and related issues.

Quick Poll: In what quarter will worldwide semiconductor equipment billings peak?
Q3 2007
Q4 2007
Q1 2008
After Q1 2008

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Showcase Your Membership:
SEMI Member Logo Now Available

SEMI members are at the forefront of innovation. Through their collective efforts in standards development, industry policy, and marketing of advanced manufacturing technology, SEMI members are seen as the critical enablers of the global electronics industry.

SEMI Offers Seminar on IP Threats and Strategies
Enabling technology companies in the semiconductor, nanotechnology, tech-energy, and other sectors face a unique set of IP threats and opportunities.

Industry Leaders to Convene and Collaborate at ITPC
Balancing short-term goals with more important long-term strategic objectives is critical for executives. An example: Is it more important for you to go into your office the week of November 5—or attend the 23rd Annual International Trade Partners Conference in Hawaii?

ASMC Research Papers Now Available on SEMI "Members Only" Website
ASMC 2007 featured 80 peer reviewed and approved manuscripts that covered a wide range of fab performance issues.

Productive Nanosystems: Launching the Technology Roadmap
Governments, industry and venture capitalists have invested billions in nanotechnology and the promise of atomically-precise manufacturing. The potential of nanotechnology is enormous and impacts a wide range of applications.

Physical Sciences Dominate Innovation Once Again
By Matthew Nordon, Lux Research

Since the first Intel 4004 rolled off the assembly line in 1971, a wave of information technology innovation has created trillions of dollars in economic value and altered the structure of business and society.

Solar Power: Achieving Cost Competitiveness
What cost savings can be realized using scalable and differentiated solar technologies and when?


Calendar of Events


Asia
SEMICON Taiwan 2007
September 12–14


Beijing Advanced Semiconductor Technology Symposium
October 18–19


FPD International 2007
October 24–26


Europe
SEMICON Europa 2007
October 9–11


North America
Pacific Northwest Golf Tournament
September 12


New England Breakfast Forum
September 19


SEMInvest Analyst Breakfast
September 25


Semiconductor Processing Technology
October 2–4


SEMI Arizona Breakfast Forum
October 9


SEMI Awards Banquet
October 17


SEMI Austin Lunch Forum
October 17


Fundamentals of Product Marketing
October 17–19


Principles of Selling to the Semiconductor Industry
October 24–26


Standards Autumn Meetings
October 28–November 1


International Trade Partners Conference
November 4–7


Key Semiconductor Account Selling and Management
November 5–7


Pacific Northwest Outlook Dinner
November 7


Call for Papers

ASMC 2008
Due: September 14


SEMICON Korea 2008
Due: September 15


    


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