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In This Issue:  


August 2005


  Oral History Interview: Stanley T. Myers  
  semi.org to be Redesigned  
  Webcast Replay—SEMICON® West 2005  
  EHS Updates  
  U.S. Public Policy  
  Products and Services  
  Call for Papers/Nominations  
  Partner Events  
Oral History Interview

Stanley T. Myers  
President and CEO, SEMI

To record and preserve the history of the semiconductor equipment and materials industry, SEMI presents oral history archives featuring interviews with industry luminaries. In a continuing series, Stan Myers, president and CEO of SEMI, tells his story. Click here for full article.


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semi.org to be Redesigned

Next week, SEMI will launch a redesigned site. Based on your feedback and participation, the redesigned site includes new features to improve your experience on semi.org. Preview the new site now and tell us what you think!

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Webcast Replay—SEMICON West 2005

FREE—Best of West Webcasts now available!
Top executives and industry analysts at SEMICON West 2005 addressed market trends, technology, fab operations, innovation, investment, nanotechnology and EHS issues. See what you missed.
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EHS Updates

Deadline Approaches for EU's WEEE Directive
After August 13, 2005, does electrical and electronic equipment you produce and place in any of the 25 Member States of the European Union (EU) comply with the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive? Click here to see the July 2005 update of the Perchard Report.

SEMI Publishes FAQs on EU's RoHS and WEEE Directives
Find out how the RoHS and WEEE Directives—the EU's restrictions on the use of lead and five other materials in most electrical and electronic equipment (EEE); and new rules on recycling and recovery of waste EEE—may affect semiconductor equipment and its supply chain. Click here for details

Webcasts of EHS Presentations at SEMICON West 2005 Now Available
For more information on RoHS and WEEE Directives and other international EHS regulatory developments, view archived webcasts. In addition, Lawrence Gibbs, associate vice provost for EHS at Stanford University, discusses identifying and managing nanotechnology risks. Click here to join these webcasts.

Join Global Care, the Semiconductor Industry's EHS Initiative
CEOs of 58 leading technology companies are committed to the five Global Care principles of workplace health and safety, resource conservation, product stewardship, community service and excellence. Be in good company—take the next logical step by joining Global Care. Click here for details.

Join an International Compliance and Regulatory Committee (ICRC)
Work with your peers in SEMI-member companies to identify and understand EHS-related international compliance and regulatory issues relevant to YOUR industry. Employees of device-manufacturing companies and industry EHS experts may also seek membership. Click here for details.


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U.S. Public Policy

SEMI Promotes R&D Tax Credit
SEMI and SIA organized 13 lobby visits to urge Congress to extend and ideally make permanent the R&D tax credit which expires at the end of 2005.  For more information, click here.

SEMI Proposes Export Control Changes
SEMI has proposed several changes to the multilateral (Wassenaar) list of items that require an export license. The U.S. government is considering these changes.  For more details, please email mhershey@semi.org.


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A SEMI Night at the Old Ball Game
August 10
Frisco Rough Riders vs. Springfield Cardinals
Dr. Pepper/Seven Up Ball Park, Frisco, Texas
Network with your industry colleagues on the Rough Riders Party Deck while enjoying minor league baseball at its best. It's food. It's FREE gifts. It's fun. It's baseball the way it was meant to be. Click here for more details and to register.

The SEMI Minnesota Invitational 2005—Benefiting the SEMI Minnesota Scholarship Program
August 15
Shotgun Start at 1:00pm
Minnesota Valley Country Club, Bloomington, Minnesota
Join your customers and colleagues! This has become the premier charity event for the Minnesota semiconductor community. Sign-up early. You need not field a team to be a corporate sponsor. Click here for an application and information on corporate sponsorships.

2005 Annual Silicon Valley Forecast Summit: It's Not Just an Update!
September 8
Mountain View, California
Hear top industry experts present their year-end correction and forecast while enjoying the modern convenience of the unique Computer History Museum. Don't miss the opportunity for a one-stop update! Click here to register or for more information.

SEMICON Taiwan 2005
September 12–14
Taipei World Trade Center, Taipei, Taiwan
SEMICON Taiwan 2005 provides a dynamic environment to see and compare the latest products, services and technologies for the microelectronic industry. Click here to register.

Taiwan MEMS Forum
September 14
Taipei International Convention Center, Taipei, Taiwan
Ivan Hua-Shu Wu of TSMC will be the keynote speaker along with presentations from STMicroelectronics, Olympus, ITRI/ERSO, Yole Developpement and EV Group. For more information and to register, click here

Pacific Northwest Golf Invitational 2005
September 14
The Reserve Vineyards & Golf Club, The South (Fought) Course
Aloha, Oregon
Join your colleagues at the Pacific Northwest Golf Invitational benefiting the SEMI Pacific Northwest Workforce Development Institutes and other high-tech educational initiatives. Click here for more information.

Semiconductor Processing Technology
September 20–22
San Jose, California
Explore semiconductor processing technology in detail in language you can understand. The instructor presents wafer manufacturing basics for integrated circuit technology while in-class team assignments enable you to practice what you've learned. Click here for more information.

SEMI Austin Lunch Forum
September 20
Samsung Austin Semiconductor, Austin, Texas
Network with your customers and colleagues at the next SEMI Austin Lunch Forum. Chris McDonald, senior vice president, Factory Operations at Samsung Austin Semiconductor, is the featured speaker. Click here for additional information.

SEMI Arizona Breakfast Forum
September 21
Fiesta Inn Resort, Tempe, Arizona
The next SEMI Arizona Breakfast Forum features guest speaker Bill George, senior vice president, Operations, ON Semiconductor. Prior to his role at ON Semiconductor, George served as corporate vice president and director of Manufacturing for Motorola's Semiconductor Components Group. Click here for additional information.

New England Breakfast Forum Presents "Wafers to Wall Street"
September 21
Woburn, Massachusetts
Mary Puma, CEO, Axcelis will lead analysts from CIBC WorldMarkets, Lehman Brothers, Needham & Co. in a discussion of "Wafers to Wall Street" at the next SEMI New England Breakfast Forum. For details and to register online now.

SEMI Expo CIS 2005
September 26–28
New Manage Exhibition Hall, Moscow, Russia
SEMI Expo CIS 2005 will highlight CIS as a region with huge potential and a new developing market for the world semiconductor equipment and materials manufacturers. Click here for information.

Fundamentals of Product Marketing
October 12–14
San Jose, California
This award-winning seminar delivers a thorough understanding of the industry's product marketing process and provides tools for steering products through the complex market place. This course is considered a MUST by previous attendees. Click here for additional information.

SEMI Arizona Outlook Dinner
October 19
Hilton Phoenix Airport, Phoenix, Arizona
Come network with your customers and colleagues at the SEMI Arizona Outlook Dinner. Speakers are Jim Feldhan, president, Semico Research Corporation and Bill McClean, IC Insights. Click here for additional information.

Principles of Selling to the Semiconductor Industry
October 19–21
San Jose, California
An A-to-Z course for selling within the industry, this comprehensive workshop provides critical industry knowledge and skills for executing successful sales to semiconductor and OEM customers. Click here for additional information.

SEMI Gala and Awards Ceremony—Like No Other SEMI Event
October 22
San Jose Fairmont, San Jose, California
This event features General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.) and Special Award recipient Craig Barrett. There will be dancing until midnight. Black tie is preferred. Click here for more information.

SEMI Europe Standards Autumn Conference and Meetings
October 26–28
Leuven, Belgium
The event is composed of a conference on Wireless Communication Devices, a workshop on Energy Conservation, an educational program on SEMI Standards Safety Guidelines, several focused interactive task force and committee meetings, and networking opportunities. Click here for more information.

International Trade Partners Conference (ITPC)
October 30–November 2
Four Seasons Resort, Wailea, Maui, Hawaii
This year's agenda includes panel discussions, team-building activities and exceptional keynote speakers such as Ken Kutaragi, Sony; Chang-Gyu Hwang, Samsung; Chris Malachowsky, nVIDIA; Frank Hwang, TSIA and Shichang Zou, Grace Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp. Click here for more information.

NanoCommerce/SEMI NanoForum—Mark your Calendars!
October 31–November 3
McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois
NanoCommerce/SEMI NanoForum is the premier conference and tradeshow for companies interested in diversifying their business beyond semiconductors using nanotechnology. Don't miss this opportunity to connect globally with the most powerful nanotech business and technology decision-makers.
Click here for details.




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SEMI Standards Seminar on GEM300/EDA
October 25–26
Standards Technology Group will hold a two-day intensive technical seminar on the SEMI Equipment Communication Standards (GEM300 and EDA) for factory automation and data acquisition. The seminar is held in conjunction with the SEMI Europe Standards Autumn Event. Click here for details.

SEMI Partners with STG
STG provides SEMI standards training seminars and on-line courses that are of the highest interest to the semiconductor industry. SEMI member companies qualify for a 10 percent discount on all courses. Click here for details.

SEMI S2 STEP—An Educational Program on SEMI Safety Guidelines
October 26
Leuven, Belgium
The program will focus on the benefits of using the standards rather than summarizing content of the standards. The format will be case studies of what went wrong and what went right, for example issues resolved during SEMI S2/S8/S14 evaluation. The program is held in conjunction with the SEMI Europe Standards Autumn Event. Click here for more information.


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Products and Services

Featured Products

China Capital Equipment and Electronic Materials Outlook—Now Available!
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This comprehensive market research study was developed specifically for capital equipment and electronic materials suppliers. This study identifies and quantifies the opportunities in nanotechnology. Pre-order now and SAVE! For more information, click here.

Industry Research and Statistics

Material Market Data Subscription—New!
This is the only source of regional materials data, including fab materials and packaging materials from global companies on a quarterly basis. For more information, click here.

Equipment Market Data Subscription
The complete source for semiconductor equipment market information, including China, the data is based on direct inputs from the majority of equipment suppliers around the world. These reports can help you understand market trends and benchmark current business activity. For more information, click here.


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SEMI now offers a select group of HR services specifically for USA companies for the small to medium-size companies.
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Call for Papers/Nominations 

Energy Conservation Ideas—Call for Papers
Extended Deadline: August 26
Under the framework of the SEMI International Standards Program, it was decided at SEMICON Europa in April 2005 to create an International Energy Conservation Initiatives Task Force to explore opportunities for energy conservation. 
Submit your ideas!

Last Chance to Nominate an EHS Leader or Innovator for Sixth Akira Inoue Award
Deadline: September 2
Do you know an individual who deserves to stand with Akira Inoue, Pasquale Pistorio, Craig Barrett, Farhang Shadman, Saburo Kusama, or Isao Uchigasaki as a recognized EHS leader or innovator in the semiconductor industry? Nominate them for the sixth Akira Inoue Award.

Looking for Nanotech's Best: Emerging Nanobusiness Showcase—Call for Papers
Deadline: September 2
Are you among the brightest and the best in nanotech? If so, we have a unique opportunity for your organization to be noticed among the elite of the nanotech business community. For more information or to submit a business plan, click here.

SEMICON Korea 2006 STS—Call for Papers
Deadline: September 9
SEMI is soliciting papers from authors around the world for the STS 2006 at SEMICON Korea 2006. Prospective authors are requested to submit an abstract and a biography by September 9, 2005 to SEMI Korea. Click here for more information.

IEEE/SEMI Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Conference (ASMC 2006)—Call for Papers
Deadline: September 22
If you're working on solutions for advanced semiconductor manufacturing, consider submitting a paper for ASMC 2006. This premier annual technical conference takes place May 22–24, 2006 in Boston, Massachusetts. Click here for a complete call for papers and author.

Bob Graham Award—The Symbol of Marketing and Sales Excellence in the Semiconductor Industry—Now Accepting Award Nominations
Deadline: October 1
Each year, SEMI presents the Bob Graham Award to recognize outstanding contributions to customers through the creation and implementation of value-added marketing and sales strategies that enhance customer value and further the growth of the semiconductor industry. Click here for more information.

SEMICON Europa 2006—Call for Papers
Deadline: October 10
Presentations on original, non-commercial works describing recent developments are being solicited to SEMICON Europa 2006 technical programs in the areas of manufacturing test, MEMS and packaging. Click here for more information.

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Partner Events

Stanford Center for Professional Development Short Course: "Novel Materials for Extending Moore's Law"
August 22–25, 2005
Stanford University Campus, Stanford, California
This course will explore novel materials needed to continue the dimensional scaling of MOS devices. This four-day program offers a series of eight short courses by Stanford faculty as well as leading experts from other universities and industry. For more information, click here.

International Symposium on Semiconductor Manufacturing (ISSM) 2005
September 13–15, 2005
San Jose, California
Co-sponsored by IEEE, JSAP, and SEMI
ISSM aims to establish new concepts for semiconductor manufacturing technologies and to promote them as systemized and universalized technologies. Keynote speakers include Won-Seong Lee, Samsung; Peter Chang, United Microelectronics; Tetsuro Higashi, TEL; and Brian Halla, National Semiconductor. Click here for details.

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