SEMI Global Update, April 2008
April 2008

In This Issue

Oral History Interview: Gordon E. Moore

The Silicon Reclaim Wafer Market is expected to grow 27% by 2010.

China Leaders Affirm Semiconductor Industry Priorities

REACH Pre-Registration Starts June 1—Impacts Both Equipment and Material Suppliers

The World is Flat: FPD Globalization and Collaboration

Parliamentary, Government and Industry Executive Summit to Focus on Russia

SEMI High Tech U in for the Long Haul

An Era of Profitless Prosperity?

"Is Europe Still Competitive?" Addressed at ISS in Malta

Technical Papers Needed by April 25—PV, Testing, Packaging, and MEMS/MST
 


Oral History Interview: Gordon E. Moore
Interviewed by Craig Addison, SEMI
In this recent interview Gordon Moore provides his perspective on the development of the semiconductor equipment and materials industry—from Shockley Labs through Fairchild to Intel—and reflects on the "law" named after him.

The Silicon Reclaim Wafer Market is expected to grow 27% by 2010.
By Lara Chamness, SEMI Industry Research and Statistics

The worldwide reclaim wafer market is estimated at $679 million in 2007 and forecasted to reach $859 million in 2010. Growth is driven by 300 mm, which maintains higher average selling prices on a square inch basis.

China Leaders Affirm Semiconductor Industry Priorities
At SEMICON China, industry and government leaders in China affirmed the central role that semiconductor manufacturing will have in future China economic policy.

REACH Pre-Registration Starts June 1—Impacts Both Equipment and Material Suppliers
The EU REACH regulation requires, in part, that companies register the chemical substances they manufacture or import into the EU, including chemicals used in the semiconductor industry. SEMI is working with member companies and partners to support industry-wide compliance understanding and measures.

CALL FOR PAPERS

25th Annual Advanced Metallization Conference (AMC)
September 23–25, 2008, San Diego, CA
Leading-edge research in advanced IC design and applications
Abstracts due: June 2, 2008


The World is Flat: FPD Globalization and Collaboration
Globalization, supply chain collaboration, manufacturing efficiency, and technology trends were addressed at the China TV Executive Roundtable, held at FPD China 2008 on March 12.

Parliamentary, Government and Industry Executive Summit to Focus on Russia
The SEMI Parliament, Government and Industry Executive Summit in Moscow will cover plans to develop the semiconductor industry in Russia, focusing on critical factors for success: global trade, education, and cooperation.

SEMI High Tech U in for the Long Haul
A major and unique aspect of High Tech U (HTU) is the ongoing engagement with program alumni. HTU strives to stay in contact for almost five years—beginning with a student’s sophomore year in high school and ending after sophomore year in college.

Quick Poll:

Improvements in 200 fab productivity over the next 5 years will be most achieved by
(select one):
Greater availability of refurbished
equipment
Improved equipment productivity through
enhanced maintenance and spare parts
programs
Improved use of automation technologies
that reduce labor, cycle time and other
requirements
Improved cell and tool layout that reduce
material handling costs and cycle time
Reduced material costs through better
process control, recipe management and
other means

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

An Era of Profitless Prosperity?
Is the semiconductor industry entering an era of "profitless prosperity"—a time when chip makers can’t generate sufficient return on investment to build the capacity necessary to meet unprecedented customer demand? Stephen Newberry, president and CEO of Lam Research, shares his insights.

"Is Europe Still Competitive?" Addressed at ISS in Malta
SEMI Europe's annual ISS took place in Malta on March 2–4. The attendees heard often opposing perspectives on the strengths and concerns of Europe’s semiconductor industry. Alain Dutheil, CEO of STMicroelectronics, delivered the keynote speech.

Technical Papers Needed by April 25—PV, Testing, Packaging, and MEMS/MST
SEMICON Europa is soliciting for technical papers—operational case studies and application-related presentations. Papers are need in the areas of PV, Testing, Packaging, and MEMS/MST.


Calendar of Events


Asia
Global FPD Partners Conference 2008
April 9–12


SEMICON Singapore 2008
May 5–7


Europe
SEMICON Russia 2008
June 2–4

SEMI Member Forum
June 12

North America
NA Standards Spring Meetings
April 6–10


Semiconductor Cleanroom Management
April 14–15


SEMI Austin Golf Classic
April 16


Strategic Business Conference
April 28–30


Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Conference (ASMC)
May 5–7


Fundamentals of Product Marketing
May 14–16


Principles of Selling to the Semiconductor Industry
May 21–23


Key Semiconductor Account Selling and Management
June 2–4


New England Breakfast Forum: Market Trend Update
June 4


Call for Nominations
Bob Graham Award
Due: April 29

Akira Inoue Award
Due: July 25

    


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