September 2009

In This Issue

The Battle of the Fantastic Six: Increased Fab Spending in 2010

Allen Lu Now President of SEMI China

Industry Forecasts: Positive Vibrations

Feed-in Tariffs: Role in U.S. Energy Policy

SEMI F47: Power Quality Concerns in Chinese Fabs

Sustainability is Smart Business: Cisco Saves $24 Million/Year

The Future of Innovation: Complex, says ITRS Panel


From the SEMI® Europe President

Heinz Kundert, President, SEMI EuropeThe Challenges Ahead

Navigating the industry these days is not for the faint hearted. It's rough. We need every available weapon at our disposal as we hunt for growth.

The SEMI Europe team is working closely with its supporting committees and manufacturing and R&D organizations to develop SEMICON Europa 2009 programs that map to the specific needs of the European Semiconductor Industry in the current environment.

Plans are developed for: Fab Enhancement and 450 mm, MEMS / MST, Advanced Packaging and Advanced Testing, Management and Executive Programs (including the traditional Market Briefing and Executive Summit panel discussion), and Industry Standards.

I look forward to seeing you at SEMICON Europa 6-8 October, held for the first time in Dresden.

Heinz Kundert
www.semi.org/europe


SEMICON Europa 2009

The Battle of the Fantastic Six: Increased Fab Spending in 2010
By Christian Gregor Dieseldorff, SEMI Industry Research and Statistics
SEMI's World Fab Forecast predicts 64% growth in fab spending for 2010 to reach $24 billion. A large portion (about $14 billion) comes from a handful of companies, the "Fantastic Six," that have announced ambitious investment plans.

Allen Lu Named President of SEMI China
Allen Lu, Ph.D. has been appointed the president of SEMI China. Lu assumes responsibility for the association's programs, products and services in China. He will oversee relationships with SEMI members, government and academia in the region.

Industry Forecast: Positive Vibrations
On August 19, three top industry analysts confirmed the recent impression that the global semiconductor downturn has passed the low point and begun its rebound. Bill McClean (IC Insights), Dean Freeman (Gartner), and John Housley (Techcet) discussed the evidence.


Maintain your Awareness
EuroAsia Semiconductor is published by Angel Business Communications. A unique source of information with a focus on Europe and Asia, as well as global coverage. EuroAsia Semiconductor is essential reading for the industry and provides technological, educational and business perspectives. www.euroasiasemiconductor.com/subscribe.php


Feed-in Tariffs Need a Role in U.S. Energy Policy
By Dan Martin, SEMI PV Group
While significant progress has been made in government funding and support of solar power in the U.S., the most effective renewable energy policy and solar incentive available—the feed-in tariff—has not received major attention outside of the EU.

SEMI F47: Power Quality Concerns in Chinese Fabs
Due to the sensitivity of equipment and process controls, semiconductor fabs require high levels of power quality. Voltage sags are the number one power quality problem for equipment.


SEMI Offers Free Course on EU Funding for SMEs
15 September, Brussels, Belgium
Sponsor: STMicroelectronics/Host: European Commission


Sustainability is Smart Business: Cisco Packaging Reductions Save $24 Million/Year
Sustainability is simply smart business and SEMI is committed helping companies understand how sustainability can translate into profits. An excellent example: packaging reductions save $24 million per year at Cisco Systems.

The Future of Innovation: Complicated, says ITRS Panel
Perspectives from the IDM, equipment, materials, packaging and end customer segments were represented. Each leader spoke of today's challenges, emerging trends, and the implications for the future of innovation.



Calendar


Europe Events
"The Silicon Chip" Industry Training Seminar
7 September

Free EU Funding Course
15 September

SEMICON Europa
6-8 October

LED In Business
14-15 October

ISS Europe
7-9 February 2010

Asia Events
SEMICON Taiwan
September 30-October 2

PV Taiwan
October 7-9

FPD International
October 28-30

SOLARCON India
November 9-11

SEMICON Japan
December 2-4

North America Events
SEMI Austin Breakfast Forum
September 23


Solar/PV Market Update
September 30


KGD Workshop
October 1-2


October Classes
Intro. to IC Design & Fabrication

Fund. of Semicond. Optoelectronics & Photonics

Fundamentals of Product Marketing

Principles of Selling to Semiconductor Ind.

November Classes
Key Semiconductor Account Selling & Management

Combating Aggressive Supply Chain Mgmt.

Experiment Design for Semiconductor Mfg. Development

Fund. of MEMS Design & Fabrication

Call for Papers
ASMC 2010



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