SEMI® Global Update ♦ August 2012
IN THIS ISSUE

Semiconductor Fab Materials Outlook

Semiconductor Equipment Sales: Expect $42.4 Billion in 2012; $46.7 Billion in 2013

Dynamic Changes Impacting Advanced Electronic Materials Industry

Member Insight: As Memory Moves Ahead

Spotlight on 3D-IC, 450mm Wafer Transition, and MEMS -- SEMICON Taiwan 2012 Preview

First 3D-IC Standard Approved

PV Industry Quarterly Update-Q2'2012

Supply Chain Readiness in an Era of Accelerated Change

SEMI Announces Results of Board Elections and Leadership Appointments

Managing the Talent Crunch -- SEMI Singapore Workforce Development

U.S. Commerce Department Implements 2011 Wassenaar Arrangement Update

Taiwan LED Industry Aims to Innovate in High-Value Applications

Walking the Walk: Intel's Journey to Environmental Excellence

SEMI and SST Announce 2012 "Best of West" Award Winner

SEMI High Tech U Reunion


Event Calendar

ASIA

August 15
Market Outlook Webinar

September 3-5
SOLARCON India

September 5-7
SEMICON Taiwan

September 6-7
SiP Global Summit


EUROPE

September 20
SEMI Networking Day Italy

October 8-11
Standards Meetings

October 9-11
SEMICON Europa

October 9-11
Plastic Electronics Exhibition and Conference


NORTH AMERICA

August 30
Silicon Valley Forecast Luncheon

September 19
Northeast Forum

September 27
Austin Golf Classic

October 11
Arizona Breakfast Forum

October 23-24
Strategic Materials Conference

October 28-November 1
Standards Fall 2012 Meetings

October 30
Austin Breakfast Forum

Courses

  • Acct Support Boot Camp
  • Principles of Selling to the Semiconductor Ind
  • Fundamentals of Product Marketing
  • Combating Aggressive Supply Chain Mgmt


    CALL FOR PAPERS

    ASMC 2013

  • Semiconductor Fab Materials Outlook
    By Dan Tracy, SEMI Industry Research and Statistics
    While segments of the global economy are slowing and uncertainty is once again on the rise, fundamental unit trends for semiconductor materials have improved in recent months and growth expectations for the fab materials market remain modest for 2012 and into 2013.


    Semiconductor Equipment Sales: Expect $42.4 Billion in 2012; $46.7 Billion in 2013
    SEMI projects semiconductor equipment sales will reach $42.4 billion in 2012, the fourth highest spending year in history, with higher spending only in 2011 ($43.5 billion), 2007 ($42.8 billion) and 2000 ($47.7 billion).


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    Dynamic Changes Impacting Advanced Electronic Materials Industry
    The $100B+ electronics materials industry is undergoing rapid metamorphosis as technologies, markets, business models, and materials management practices are all being restructured to meet the needs of a profit-hungry, environmentally-conscious and innovation-dependent world.




    As Memory Moves Ahead
    By Er-Xuan Ping, Applied Materials
    Complex challenges exist in designing and fabricating the ICs that enable the mobile market. These technologies are encountering scaling limits beyond the 2x nm node as reliability, power consumption, and structural complexities that limit yield and increase cost become more significant.


    Spotlight on 3D-IC, 450mm Wafer Transition, and MEMS -- SEMICON Taiwan 2012 Preview
    Driven by consumer demand for tablet, smartphone, and mobile devices, Taiwanese chipmakers, LED manufacturers, and Outsourced Semiconductor Assembly and Test (OSAT) firms will spend firm nearly $40 billion in the next two years on equipment and materials.


    SOLARCON India 2012

    First 3D-IC Standard Approved
    By James Amano, International Standards, SEMI
    Formed in late 2010, the SEMI 3DS-IC Committee recently approved its first Standard for publication "Terminology for TSV Geometrical Metrology."


    PV Industry Quarterly Update-Q2'2012
    By Melody Song, SEMI Industry Research and Statistics
    While global PV demand continues to grow, due to oversupply and falling prices, manufacturers' profitability continues to be a challenge, significantly impacting equipment spending and investing confidence.


    SEMICON Taiwan 2012

    More News:

    Supply Chain Readiness in an Era of Accelerated Change

    SEMI Announces Results of Board Elections and Leadership Appointments

    Managing the Talent Crunch -- SEMI Singapore Workforce Development

    U.S. Commerce Department Implements 2011 Wassenaar Arrangement Update

    Taiwan LED Industry Aims to Innovate in High-Value Applications

    Walking the Walk: Intel's Journey to Environmental Excellence

    SEMI and SST Announce 2012 "Best of West" Award Winner

    SEMI High Tech U Reunion


    ITPC 2012

    Photonics Spectra


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