April 2010

In This Issue

From the SEMI North America President: The Industry Heats Up; Get Ready

Coming Soon: The Ox-Chip Made in Brazil

Grace Semiconductor Manufacturing Targets High-Growth, High-Value Markets

Oerlikon Solar Sees US "Poised" to Become Largest Market in World by 2012

LED Industry Set to Enter Fast Growth Stage in 2010

Let's Get the EU on the Right Track

European Solar Cell Manufacturers Form Crystalline Cell Technology & Manufacturing Group

The Future of Test Equipment: Facing Complex Challenges

Progress in PV and LEDs Intertwined with Public Policy


From the SEMI® North America President

Jonathan Davis, President, SEMI North AmericaThe Industry Heats Up; Get Ready
Semiconductor industry capital spending growth forecasts for 2010 range from 60 percent to 90 percent or more. Finally, a break for the semiconductor equipment and materials markets! According to the SEMI Consensus Forecast, the North American equipment market is expected to top $4.4 billion in 2010. Intel, IBM and GLOBALFOUNDRIES anticipate significant spending increases in advanced chip geometries and 3D IC technologies, while emerging markets in MEMS, LEDs and flexible electronics are expecting breakthrough record years...(more)

Jonathan Davis
www.semi.org

SEMICON West 2010

Coming Soon: The "Ox-Chip" Made in Brazil
By Christian Gregor Dieseldorff, SEMI Industry Research & Statistics
Just two weeks before the world-famous Carnaval, Brazil's president inaugurated CEITEC's Front End fab in Porto Alegre. The CEITEC fab is the first and only semiconductor front-end fab in Central and South America.

Grace Semiconductor Manufacturing Targets High-Growth, High-Value Markets
Dr. Ulrich Schumacher, CEO and president of Grace Semiconductor Manufacturing, provided a "standing room only" audience with detailed insights and plans into the IC foundry's strategic priorities and technology mix as part of the keynote address at SEMICON China.




Oerlikon Solar Sees U.S. "Poised" to Become Largest Market in World by 2012
By Dr. Chris Constantine, Oerlikon Solar
Speaking before a packed audience at SOLARCON Korea in February, Dr. Constantine said the fastest growing PV segment will be the distributed generation utility segment (under 20MW) with new utility project models, growing financing support, and growing public policy support to help accelerate growth.


LED Industry Set to Enter Fast Growth Stage in 2010
By Clark Tseng, SEMI Industry Research & Statistics, Taiwan
The LED industry has garnered a lot of attention, prompting the rapid expansion and substantial investment by LED-related equipment and material suppliers globally. MOCVD equipment makers and substrate suppliers are gearing up for expansion this year to fulfill rising demand from LED makers.

Let's Get the EU on the Right Track
By Heinz Kundert, SEMI Europe President
On 3 March, EU Commission President Barroso talked about "Europe 2020," and specifically what we need to do to get Europe "back on track" after the economic crisis. Barroso talked about innovation as the key to smart and sustainable growth for the EU.


SEMICON Europa 2010 Call for Papers
Speaking opportunities available on semiconductor front-end/back-end and MEMS. Deadline extended to April 30.


European Solar Cell Manufacturers Form Crystalline Cell Technology and Manufacturing Group
SEMI PV Group Europe announced the formation of a new European group for crystalline solar cells. This group of eight leading crystalline solar cell manufacturers is working together in a pre-competitive environment to address the technology challenges facing the PV industry.

The Future of Test Equipment: Facing Complex Challenges
Where is the ATE industry heading? As Moore's law continues to move forward with denser, faster, and highly heterogeneous devices, the challenges associated with test seem to expand exponentially. Learn more at ATE Vision 2020 at SEMICON West.

Progress in PV and LEDs Intertwined with Public Policy
SEMI is involved in North America public policy efforts to help finance America's transition to cleaner and renewable forms of energy, specifically light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and solar photovoltaic (PV).


At SEMICON West 2010, Don't Miss these Events:
  • ATE Vision 2020
  • Int'l Microelectronics & Packaging Society (IMAPS)
  • IEEE/SEMI Adv. Semiconductor Manufacturing Conf.



  • Calendar


    North America Events
    Silicon Valley Lunch Forum
    April 21

    Silicon Valley Photovoltaic Industry Luncheon
    May 26

    New England Breakfast Forum
    June 2

    Classes
    Principles of Selling to the Semiconductor Industry
    May 12-14

    Doing Business With Intel
    May 19-20

    Fundamentals of Product Marketing
    May 24-26

    Key Semiconductor Account Selling
    June 2-4

    Combating Aggresive Supply Chain Management
    June 9

    Asia Events
    Global FPD Partners Conference
    April 8-9

    SEMICON Singapore
    May 19-21

    SOLARCON Singapore
    May 19-21

    PVJapan
    June 30-July 2

    Europe Events
    Intersolar Europe
    June 9-11

    SEMICON Russia
    June 14-16





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