April 2009

In This Issue

PV 2009-2012: The Anatomy of a Shakeout

SEMI to Push for Collaboration, Industry Standards at DOE Solid State Lighting Workshop

Silicon Reclaim Wafer Market: to $441 Million in 2011

Technology Innovation Program Seeking Proposals for Manufacturing R&D

SEMI Members Earn Intel Suppliers Award

Your Chance to Sound Off! Now Accepting Articles from Members

Russian Spending Continues

Stimulus Bill Energy Provisions Underway

PV Fab Manager Wish List: Achieving an Efficient Supply Chain

Extreme Electronics Comes to SEMICON West!

SEMI Launches Industry-Wide Electronic Forum on EHS Regulatory Compliance Issues


Jonathan Davis, President, SEMI North AmericaFrom the SEMI® North America President

The challenge our industry faces today is to manage the downturn while preparing for the upturn, but that's nothing new for the semiconductor industry. What is different this time is that the U.S. Government has offered some help through the "American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009," also known as the Economic Stimulus bill. (more)

In the meantime, SEMI is working as your partner to identify, open, and develop new markets in which you may grow and thrive. That's why SEMI is currently involved in "Extreme Electronics." SEMI is exploring new opportunities beyond semiconductors (including MEMS, solid state lighting, and flexible/printed electronics). The new Extreme Electronics zone— a "show-within-the-show" at SEMICON West— will highlight companies and technologies focused on these emerging markets and the technologies supporting them. (more)

Jonathan Davis



PV 2009-2012: The Anatomy of a Shakeout
The PV industry has enjoyed spectacular growth over the last decade. Stimulated by aggressive policies and generous subsidies in Germany, Japan, the U.S. (especially California) and Spain, global installations have grown at an annualized rate of 51% from 2000 - 2008.

SEMI to Push for Collaboration, Industry Standards at DOE Solid State Lighting Manufacturing Workshop
Stan Myers, president and CEO of SEMI, will speak at the U.S. Department of Energy Solid State Lighting Manufacturing Workshop on April 21-22. The presentation will illustrate how the semiconductor industry's experience in achieving remarkable cost and performance improvements is directly applicable to the solid state lighting industry.

Silicon Reclaim Wafer Market: to $441 Million in 2011
By Lara Chamness and Dan Tracy, SEMI Industry Research and Statistics
The worldwide reclaim wafer market is estimated to be $585 million and 38 million wafers in 2008. By 2011, the market is expected to reach $441 million and 36 million wafers.

Technology Innovation Program Seeking Proposals for Manufacturing R&D
TIP supports, promotes, and accelerates innovation in the United States through funding high-risk, high-reward research in areas of critical national need.

SEMICON West 2009

SEMI Members Earn Intel Suppliers Award
Intel has announced the 2008 winners of its awards for Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) and Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement (SCQI). Forty key suppliers from thousands of supply-chain partners received the awards.



Your Chance to Sound Off! Now Accepting Articles from Members
SEMI is now actively soliciting articles written by SEMI members. We invite you to share your industry perspective and thoughts in an article for publication in SEMI Global Update— our monthly electronic newsletter sent to over 90,000 people in the industry.

Russian Spending Continues
Russia's government strategy is aimed at building an innovative economy in Russia, and the government continues supporting IT-related industries in Russia, as well as scientific institutions and academia.

Stimulus Bill Energy Provisions Underway
Renewable energy continues to be a major focus of attention in Washington and SEMI is working hard to promote our member companies' solar energy interests.

PV Fab Manager Wish List: Achieving an Efficient Supply Chain
The PV industry has seen incredible growth in the last five to eight years. This growth is essential to meet the challenging targets the industry has set for itself to become an economically viable alternative energy source.

Extreme ElectronicsExtreme Electronics Comes to SEMICON West!
SEMICON West 2009 returns to the Moscone Center (July 14-16) in San Francisco with a major program facelift— designed to attract visitors from the entire semiconductor manufacturing supply chain. Among the new attractions this year is the Extreme Electronics technology stage.

SEMI Launches Industry-Wide Electronic Forum on EHS Regulatory Compliance Issues
SEMI has launched a new electronic information exchange forum for EHS regulatory compliance issues. The free EHS Regulatory Compliance Forum operates under the auspices of the SEMI ICRC.


Calendar


North America Events
SEMI Austin Networking Golf Outing
April 15


SEMI and DOE Solid-State Lighting Manufacturing Workshop
April 21-22


Silicon Valley Lunch Forum
April 23


May Classes
Fundamentals of Product Marketing

Principles of Selling

June Classes
Key Semiconductor Account Selling

Combating Aggressive Supply Chain Management

Call for Papers
New Memory Technologies Conference
Due: April 15


Asia Events
Global FPD Partners Conference
April 9-10

SEMICON Singapore
May 20-22

SOLARCON Singapore
May 20-22

PV Japan
June 24-26

Europe Events
Intersolar
May 27-29

SEMICON Russia
June 1-3

SEMI Member Forum
June 12

        


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