October 2007

In This Issue

A Glimpse into the European Semiconductor and Emerging Technology Industries

Oral History Inteview: Peter Wolken

Recognizing the Drivers—Sustainable Sponsors of the SEMI Foundation

ISS, SMC Focus on Critical Trends Confronting SEMI Members

Executive Summit on the Future of the European Semiconductor Industry

Capitol Commentary

SEMI Seeks Improved Rules for China Trade

EHS Success Story: FSI Studies Wastewater Process—and Saves $94,000

Green Really is Gold, according to Goldman Sachs Study
 


A Glimpse into the European Semiconductor and Emerging Technology Industries
By Dan Tracy, Christian Gregor Dieseldorff, Ed Hall, SEMI
European companies continue to diversify and grow in the area of integrated circuits, photovoltaic, and MEMS. Faced with tough competition from other regions, Europe does have a strong R&D infrastructure and, therefore, potential for additional revenue and market share.

Oral History Interview: Peter Wolken
Interviewed by Craig Addison, SEMI

Peter Wolken was one of four founders of Cobilt, a short-lived but influential semiconductor equipment company established in 1970. He later went on to a successful 25-year career in venture capital, seeding Silicon Valley startups.

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Recognizing the Drivers—Sustainable Sponsors of the SEMI Foundation
SEMI High Tech U (SEMI HTU) delivered 59 programs internationally. While the core program is sustained by companies such as Applied Materials, Air Products, Intel, ASML and Novellus, there is still a need to fund the development of new modules for the core program, as well as the scholarships granted to students that participate.

ISS, SMC Focus on Critical Trends Confronting SEMI Members
Two SEMI executive conferences—scheduled back-to-back the week of January 13–18—explore major business and technology trends confronting semiconductor equipment and materials suppliers. ISS 2008 focuses on "When Trends Collide: Consolidation and Growth," while SMC 2008 focuses on "Molecules of the Future: Growth Markets and Application Insights."

Executive Summit on the Future of the European Semiconductor Industry
An executive summit, entitled "Enforcing Competitiveness of the European Semiconductor Industry" has been added to the exciting schedule of events for SEMICON® Europa. The summit will address the critical challenges and opportunities for microelectronics manufacturing in the region.

Quick Poll:

High volume commercialization of Through Silicon Via (TSV) technology will occur in what year?
2010
2012
2014
After 2014

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Capitol Commentary
By Victoria Hadfield, president, SEMI North America

Our industry priorities are beginning to be addressed in Washington. Earlier this month, President Bush signed the America Competes Act (HR 2272), and some progress has been made on energy tax and policy measures that could have an impact on U.S. demand for solar energy.

SEMI Seeks Improved Rules for China Trade
Does your company, like many in the global semiconductor equipment and materials industry, face licensing requirements to sell products to Chinese customers? SEMI needs to hear your views on how these rules can be improved.

EHS Success Story:
FSI Studies Wastewater Process—and Saves $94,000

Water schematic and analytic, hands-on process review result in fee reduction and environmental improvements.

Green Really is Gold, according to Goldman Sachs Study
By Margo Alderton, The CRO
In July 2007, investment bank Goldman Sachs released a report stating that companies that are considered leaders in environmental, social and governance (ESG) policies also lead the pack in stock performance—by an average of 25 percent.


Calendar of Events


Asia
Beijing ASTS
October 18–19


FPD International
October 24–26


Silane Safety Seminar
November 1–2

SEMICON Japan
December 5–7

Europe
SEMICON Europa
October 9–11


SEMICON Europa IP Seminar
October 11


North America
SEMI Arizona Breakfast Forum
October 9


IP Course
October 17


SEMI Awards Banquet
October 17


SEMI Austin Lunch Forum
October 17


Fundamentals of Product Marketing
October 17–19


4th ISMI Symposium on Manufacturing Effectiveness
October 22–25


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


Industry Strategy Symposium
January 13–16, 2008


Strategy Materials Conference
January 16–18, 2008


ROW
2007 Lithography Workshop
December 9–13

Call for Papers

    


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