October 2010

In This Issue

From the SEMI Europe President: SEMI Fights RoHS Scope

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.

From the SEMI® Europe President

Heinz Kundert, President, SEMI EuropeSEMI Fights RoHS Scope

SEMI Europe is fighting the proposed expanded RoHS scope which includes monitoring and control instruments integrated into large-scale industrial tools (LSIT). Carlos Lee and I coauthored this article for EE Times Europe and it was just published in the Sept 2010 issue. Please let me know if you have feedback or would like to get involved.

SEMI Fights RoHS Scope for Semiconductor and PV Manufacturing Equipment
For semiconductor and photovoltaic (PV) equipment manufacturers, the Europe Union Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive's large-scale stationary industrial tool (LSIT) exclusion is a critical issue. The exclusion means that semiconductor and PV equipment manufacturers do not need to follow the RoHS substance restrictions...

Currently, the EU is in the process of revising the RoHS directive. For the upcoming vote of the RoHS Recast directive, which will likely occur in the November/December timeframe, the LSIT exclusion is likely to be maintained. However, the semiconductor and PV industries are at risk due to changes in how "Monitoring and Control Instruments" (MACI) will be considered in the proposed RoHS LSIT exclusion. (more)

Heinz Kundert

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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% of the world's electricity. This will change as solid-state lighting, enabled by high-brightness light emitting diodes, replaces conventional light sources, with impressive economic and environmental savings.

SEMI Europe welcomes new members:
ARCSIS, Conseil Général de l'Isère, Grenoble Alpes METROPOLE, ROHM Semiconductor

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.

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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