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October 2009

In This Issue

From the SEMI Europe President: Ready to Grow

PV Supply Chain: Q2 Revenues Rebound but Margins Fall

Fab Forecast Preview Webcast: Evolution of the Semiconductor Industry

Reduced Manufacturing Cost for HB LEDs Opens Doors for Equipment Makers

Growing Asia MEMS Industry Highlighted at SEMICON Taiwan

SEMI Europe EU Funding Seminar Recap

Just Another Industry Crisis


From the SEMI® Europe President

Heinz Kundert, President, SEMI EuropeReady to Grow

I would like to report significant progress in our industry's lobbying efforts— the recent article published in the Handelsblatt with European Commission VP Guenther Verheugen. The article clearly mirrors the main points of the SEMI White Paper released in October 2008, specifically our industry's concern related to subsidizing research, the need for a global level playing field, the importance of key enabling technologies such as semiconductors, and the negative impact of regulations such as the limit of subsidies allowed for manufacturing under European regulation. (More)

Heinz Kundert
www.semi.org/europe


SEMICON Europa 2009

PV Supply Chain: Q2 Revenues Rebound but Margins Fall
By Ross Young, president, Young Market Research
After falling 44% from Q3'08 to Q1'09, revenues rebounded sequentially in the photovoltaic (PV) supply chain in Q2'09. Q3'09 looks promising on seasonal strength and lower costs and prices, but the gains are not shared by all segments, regions or companies.

Fab Forecast Preview Webcast: Evolution of the Semiconductor Industry
Hear a preview of key findings from the upcoming World Fab Forecast report set to release mid-November 2009 and the latest materials market data. Ask our analysts questions during this one-hour Webinar.


SEMI Members encouraged to attend AENEAS & CATRENE Brokerage Event 15-16 October 2009


SEMI Europe welcomes new members: Surrey NanoSystems, Jenoptik Automatisierungstechnik, HSEB Dresden, Critical Manufacturing, Nitol Solar, System Plus Consulting

European PV Equipment Interface Specification Taskforce Receives Award


Reduced Manufacturing Cost for HB LEDs Opens Doors for Equipment Makers
Why is Solid State Lighting (SSL) so important to semiconductor equipment and material suppliers? The need for saving energy will propel SSL into a huge market ... but only if the cost of those bright white LEDs can be reduced to the range of a normal lightbulb.

Growing Asia MEMS Industry Highlighted at SEMICON Taiwan
The first Taiwan MEMS Forum, held in conjunction with last week's SEMICON Taiwan, provided over 200 attendees with expert insight into the market trends, regional research activities, application developments, and production solutions in the growing MEMS industry.

SEMI Members Get a 20% Discount at:
www.plastic-electronics-europe.com

SEMI Europe EU Funding Seminar Recap
SEMI organized this seminar to explain how companies can apply for funding from FP7, the EU's Seventh Framework Programme. The seminar presented the particular relevance of FP7 to the semiconductor industry and a systematic approach to research project development.

Just Another Industry Crisis
By Jonathan Davis, SEMI North America President
The book, Chips and Change: How Crisis Reshapes the Semiconductor Industry, presents an authoritative historical overview of the industry from the viewpoint of eight major crises that have reshaped and restructured the industry.


Maintain your AwarenessEuroAsia Semiconductor provides global coverage, focusing on Europe and Asia. It's essential reading for the industry and provides technological, educational and business perspectives.



Calendar


Europe Events
LED In Business
14-15 October

AENEAS & CATRENE Brokerage Event
15-16 October

Plastic Electronics Europe
27-29 October

High-Tech U (Infineon)
4-5 November

High-Tech U (ASML)
12-13 November

ISS Europe 2010
7-9 February

PV FMF
7-9 March

Intersolar
9-11 June 2010

SEMICON Europa 2010
19-21 October

Asia Events
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 Technology Tuesday
October 20


Printed Electronics Workshop: Flexible Substrate Requirements
October 22


Standards Meetings
November 2-5


MEMS Executive Conference
November 4-6


SEMI Austin Outlook Forum
November 5


October Classes
Introduction to IC Design & Fabrication

Fundamentals of Semicondonductor Optoelectronics & Photonics

Fundamentals of Product Marketing

Principles of Selling to Semiconductor Industry

November Classes
Key Semiconductor Account Selling & Management

Combating Aggressive Supply Chain Management

Call for Papers
ASMC 2010

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