July 2010

In This Issue

From the SEMI North America President: Leadership and Learning

Mid-Year Update for Semiconductor Equipment and Materials

Keeping Up with Moore's Law: 3D ICs and TSVs

SEMI Standards Update on 450mm Activities

CMP Suppliers Face a Long-Lasting Shakeup from the Recession

China IC Industry Development Targets Renewed and Repurposed Fabs

NIL Plus Self Assembly Equals Low-Cost Patterning

Worldwide LED Investment Momentum to Continue into 2011

Startups Propose Disruptive Technologies to Improve HB LED Performance

Sharply Falling MEMS Prices Spur Rising Demand

Solar Module Added to High Tech U Program


From the SEMI® North America President

Jonathan Davis, President, SEMI North AmericaLeadership and Learning
For a 1963 speech, President John F. Kennedy wrote, "Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other."

It may sound obvious that leadership and learning go hand-in-hand, but it's a struggle for many of us given the demands of everyday business and the multitude of regular emergencies we each face in our daily duties, especially through leaner economic times.

As the recession recedes and a recovery takes hold, take a fresh look at SEMICON West as both a leadership and a learning opportunity... one that's right around the corner (July 13-15)...(more)

Jonathan Davis
www.semi.org

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Mid-Year Update for Semiconductor Equipment and Materials
By Daniel Tracy, SEMI Industry and Statistics
Capital spending across the semiconductor industry is undergoing a sharp upward recovery this year -- off of deep lows reported in 2009.

Keeping Up with Moore's Law: 3D ICs and TSVs
By James Amano, SEMI
Three-dimensional integrated circuits (3D ICs), composed of a stack of two-dimensional die, are increasingly cited as being part of the solution to the semiconductor industry keeping pace with Moore's Law.

SEMI Standards Update on 450mm Activities
The SEMI Standards program sees increasing document development activities related to 450mm-related standards.

SEMICON West 2010

CMP Suppliers Face a Shakeup from the Recession
By Aaron Hand
As the semiconductor equipment and materials industries rise again from the ashes of the latest downturn, at least one area may continue struggling with the effects of the 2008-2009 recession until 2012.

China IC Industry Development Targets Renewed and Repurposed Fabs
China is taking advantage of the old generation fab lines worldwide, which meets the needs of China's semiconductor industry and enables cost-effective IC manufacturing.

NIL Plus Self Assembly Equals Low-Cost Patterning
By David Lammers
Nanoimprint lithography (NIL) and directed self-assembly techniques both appeared unlikely a few years ago. Now, these techniques are complementing each other.

LED Investment Momentum to Continue into 2011
By Clark Tseng, SEMI Industry Research and Statistics
With recent forecasts showing almost 30% revenue growth this year, the semiconductor market is headed to record highs for both revenues and units shipped.


SEMI/SEMATECH Product and Equipment Time Metrics Workshop (Sponsored by Applied Materials)
on July 15 from 1:00-5:00pm

ATE Vision 2020: 3rd IEEE Workshop on Automated Test Equipment on July 15, 9:00am-5:00pm


Startups Propose Disruptive Technologies to Improve HB LED Performance at Lower Cost
By Paula Doe, SEMI Emerging Markets
Producing high-brightness LEDs with high enough light quality and low enough cost for a real volume market in solid state lighting is a tough challenge. But it creates a prime opportunity for startups who think "outside the box."

Sharply Falling MEMS Prices Spur Rising Demand
By Paula Doe, SEMI Emerging Markets
The MEMS market is poised for 24% unit growth this year, and for continuing steady 23% average annual growth though 2015, as demand explodes.

Solar Module Added to High Tech U Program
High Tech U reaches out to young people, including minorities and females. High Tech U opens eyes to career possibilities, and gives them confidence to pursue math and science courses.

Extreme Electronics


Calendar


North America Events
ASMC 2010
July 11-13

SEMICON West
July 13-15

Intersolar North America
July 13-15

Silicon Valley Lunch Forum
August 25

Asia Events
SOLARCON India
July 28-30

SEMICON Taiwan
September 8-10

Europe Events
SEMICON Europa
October 19-21

Adhesives & Sealants Industry

Test & Measurement World



SOLARCON India 2010


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