SEMI Global Update, January 2008
January 2008

In This Issue

The Excitement Continues in South Korea after a Slight Speed Bump

Trade Show Experts Say "Exhibit with Purpose"

China's Booming Solar Energy Market Filled with Smoke and Fire

Fab Equipment Components and Parts Vendors in China

PV Takes Center Stage at SEMI Events Worldwide

Technical and Business Programs at SEMICON China 2008

An Early Look at the Exhibitors List for PVJapan 2008

SEMI Member Webcast for ISS 2008

Korea Emerging as a Manufacturing Leader—Visit SEMICON Korea

Silicon Valley Engineering Council to Honor Ernest Kuh, Stan Myers and Jerry Sanders

High Tech U Wraps Up a Year of Firsts

Nominate a Marketing and Sales Star for the Bob Graham Award

SEMICON Korea to Tackle Greenhouse Gas Reduction Issues

Register Now for IC and MEMS Courses
 


The Excitement Continues in South Korea, but after a Slight Speed Bump
By Edwin Hall, SEMI
The Korean semiconductor equipment and materials market continues to produce more and more innovative products. After a slight speed bump, growth will continue in the area of semiconductor equipment and materials ...

Trade Show Experts Say "Exhibit with Purpose"
So just what do trade show exhibitors need to do these days to bring more customers to their booth? According to trade show expert Jefferson Davis, the answer starts with what happens inside the exhibit.

China's Booming Solar Energy Market Filled with Smoke and Fire
With ten highly prominent initial public offerings (IPOs), China's solar energy industry is poised to make a major impact on worldwide polysilicon capacity and solar cell production.

Fab Equipment Components and Parts Vendors in China
By Lily Feng, SEMI
The majority of new fab capacity added in China will be for 300 mm and 200 mm wafer fabs, with such fabs accounting for well over 80% of China's total wafer capacity by 2010.

PV Takes Center Stage at SEMI Events Worldwide
2008 will be a year of truth for PV. The Asian market will be opening up with strong market support programs in India and Korea. Feedstock production will increase by 40%, and many new players are scheduled to come online.

Technical and Business Programs at SEMICON China 2008

From executive panels to full-day technology conferences, these events will keep attendees up-to-date on the latest market and technology trends—and the industry's most pressing issues.

An Early Look at the Exhibitors List for PVJapan 2008

PVJapan has been steadily gaining core support from major solar firms in Asia, Europe and North America. More and more companies are considering exhibits at PVJapan as a way to make inroads in the Japan solar market.

Quick Poll: Which U.S. political candidate would be best for the semiconductor equipment and materials industry?
Hillary Clinton
John Edwards
Rudy Giuliani
Mike Huckabee
John McCain
Barack Obama
Ron Paul
Bill Richardson
Mitt Romney
Fred Thompson

View Results
SEMI Quick Polls are statistically invalid and do not necessarily represent the interests or views of SEMI members or the semiconductor industry.

SEMI Member Webcast for Industry Strategy Symposium (ISS 2008)—Registration Open
The webcast will feature top ISS speakers who will present forecast highlights and their outlook for the semiconductor, capital equipment and electronic materials industries for 2008 and beyond.

Korea Emerging as a Manufacturing Leader—Attend SEMICON Korea
Featuring more than 540 exhibiting companies with over 1,550 booths, SEMICON Korea 2008 (January 30-February 1) will showcase the latest equipment, materials and services for the production of 300 mm silicon wafers, nanotechnology devices, FPD, and photovoltaic products.

Silicon Valley Engineering Council to Honor Ernest Kuh, Stan Myers and Jerry Sanders
SEMI is a co-sponsor of the 2008 Silicon Valley Engineers Week Banquet on February 28. The banquet is organized by the Silicon Valley Engineering Council (SVEC), which welcomes outstanding individuals into its Hall of Fame.

High Tech U Wraps Up a Year of Firsts
Among the highlights were the first HTU held in Europe, an HTU program for U.S. teachers run by secondary teachers from Austria, and the introduction of biotechnology and solar cell manufacturing sessions to the curriculum.

Nominate a Marketing and Sales Star for the Bob Graham Award
SEMI is now accepting nominations for the 2008 Bob Graham Award. This prestigious award recognizes and honors an individual (or group) for outstanding contributions to customers.

SEMICON Korea to Tackle Greenhouse Gas Issues
In this special EHS session at SEMICON Korea, leaders from Samsung, Hynix, global suppliers, and Texas Instruments will show how some industry companies are approaching the issue to help prevent global warming.

Register Now: IC Packaging and Assembly, MEMS Design and Fabrication
Whether you are technical or non-technical, your career growth depends on your knowledge and your skills—and on your management's perceptions of your abilities.


Calendar of Events


Asia
SEMICON Korea 2008
January 30–February 1

FPD China 2008
March 11–13

SEMICON China 2008
March 18–20

Europe
ISS Europe
March 2–4

Standards Spring Event
March 5–7

PV Fab Managers Forum
March 9–11

North America
Industry Strategy Symposium
January 13–16


Strategic Materials Conference
January 16–18


DesignCon (SEMI sponsored)
February 4–7


Silicon Valley Lunch Forum
February 12


Silicon Valley Engineers Week Banquet
February 28


Semiconductor Processing Technology
March 4–6


New England Breakfast Forum
March 5


12th Annual SEMI Austin Golf Classic
April 16


Strategic Business Conference
April 28–30


Call for Papers
China Semiconductor Materials International Conference 2008
Due: February 10


Call for Nominations
European SEMI Award
Due: January 18


Bob Graham Award
Due: April 29

    


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