October 2010

In This Issue

Industry Update and Seasonal Trends

In Praise of Innovation

The New "Rules of the Game"

New SEMI PV Automation Standards Committee Formed

Chinese LED Fab Industry Overview

Maturing MEMS Sector Moves towards Common Testing Protocols

The Need for LED Standards

Bending, Transparency and 3D: Three Key Words for New Display Tech

SEMI Export Control Proposals Implemented by the U.S.


Industry Update and Seasonal Trends
By Daniel Tracy, Industry Research & Statistics, SEMI
The 2010 recovery has been a tremendous boon to semiconductor manufacturers and to equipment and material companies supplying advanced technologies needed to fabricate and package devices.

In Praise of Innovation
By Jonathan Davis, president, Semiconductor Business, SEMI
It's often been said that innovation is the lifeblood of high tech. In fact, innovation is the driving force behind economic growth, prosperity and products that improve our quality of life.

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The New "Rules of the Game"
By Karen Savala, president, SEMI North America
In the fierce battle for market share, sometimes we need to put our swords down long enough to take a good hard look at ourselves and the industry.

New SEMI PV Automation Standards Committee Formed
By James Amano, SEMI International Standards
The SEMI PV Standards Committee has now developed and published twelve standards, and over 20 other activities are underway.

Chinese LED Fab Industry Overview
By Daniel Qi, SEMI China
After 30 years of development, China has achieved its goal of having the integrated chain of wafer and chip, packaging and back-end applications.

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Maturing MEMS Sector Moves towards Common Testing Protocols
By Paula Doe, SEMI Emerging Markets
MEMS folks haven't typically had use for cooperating on standards efforts, with the wide variety of diverse mechanical structures they make, and the process technology IP that's still a core competitive advantage.

The Need for LED Standards
By James Amano, SEMI International Standards
Today, artificial lighting consumes about 20 percent of the world's electricity. This will change as solid-state lighting, enabled by high-brightness light emitting diodes (HB-LEDs), replaces conventional light sources, with impressive economic and environmental savings.

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Bending, Transparency and 3D: Three Key Words for New Display Technologies
This year, global LCD-TV shipments are expected to reach 173.3 million units, up more than 20 percent from 143.4 million in 2009, according to iSuppli. Driven by a government-guided incentive system to promote energy-saving products in Japan, as well as the transition to digital broadcasting, the LCD-TV market shows robust expansion.

Good News: SEMI Export Control Proposals Implemented by the U.S.
After nearly nine months of waiting, the export control requirements for etch equipment and cluster tools have been reduced as a result of SEMI's public policy work.

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Calendar


Asia Events
PV Taiwan 2010
October 26-28

Beijing International Microelectronics Sym
November 4-5

SEMI Japan Standards Meetings
November 14-17

SEMICON Japan
December 1-3

Europe Events
Europe Fall 2010 Standards Meetings
October 18-21

SEMICON Europa
October 19-21

North America Events
SEMI Austin Tech Tuesday
October 19

SEMI Austin Golf Classic 2010
October 27

KGD Packaging & Test Workshop 2010
October 28-29

SEMI Austin Annual Industry Outlook Forum
November 2

International Trade Partners Conference
November 8-10

North America Fall Standards Meetings
November 8-11

Classes
Fundamentals of Product Marketing

Principles of Selling to the Semi Industry

Key Semi Account Selling and Mgmt

Combating Aggressive Supply Chain Mgmt

Call for Papers
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