SEMI® Global Update ♦ March 2012

European Policy Considerations for Supporting the 450mm Supply Chain

Stampede of the Giants: Equipment Spending Growth Flat in 2012

SEMI Acquires Plastic Electronics Conference and Exhibition

The International Technology Roadmap for PV

Slowing LED Market Spurs Disruptive Manufacturing Solutions

Southeast Asia Fab Capacity to Grow 10% in 2012

Silicon Valley Supports Chinese Developments Efforts; Opportunities for SEMI Membership

President Obama Releases 2013 Budget



5-14 March
Intensive Training on Entrepreneurship in Photonics

25-27 March
PV Fab Managers Forum

27-28 March
Europe PV Standards Mtgs

24 April
Beyond 300mm Workshop

25-26 April
MiNaPAD conference

8-9 May
GSA European Executive Forum

12-13 May
CS Europe

15-16 May
SEMICON Russia 2012

22 May
6th SEMI Brussels Forum


20-22 March

20-22 March
FPD China

20-22 March

14-17 April
Global FPD Partners Conference

24-26 April
SEMICON Singapore


27 March
Webinar: Semiconductor Trends and Outlook

2-5 April
North America Standards Spring Meetings

4 April
SEMI Northeast Forum: A 450mm Update

19 April
Silicon Valley Lunch Forum

24 April
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1 May
Pacific Northwest Breakfast Forum

9 May
Austin Breakfast Forum

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Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Conference


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Finance and Acctg Concepts (For the Non-Financial)

Pricing and Costing

Product and Product Line Profitability Modeling

Account Support Boot Camp

Combating Aggressive Supply Chain Management

Fundamentals of Product Marketing


Heinz Kundert, SEMI Europe PresidentEuropean Policy Considerations for Supporting the 450mm Supply Chain
ISS Europe 2012 Recap

European competitiveness in the semiconductor industry was the focus of the SEMI ISS Europe 2012 executive conference recently held in Munich, Germany. Over 200 delegates from 20 countries gathered to hear about the strengths and issues of concern for chip manufacturing in Europe, including the implications of the industry-wide transition to 450mm manufacturing technologies and the important role that European equipment and materials companies play in the global market.

The orientation toward R&D investment strategies occupied much of the discussion in the context of a looming deadline for significant European Union policy decisions. Soon, European Union (EU) officials will determine a series of high-tech investment plans to support Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) and establish public funding mechanisms for the next seven years within the framework of the Horizon 2020 Initiative. The resulting R&D support could potentially amount to several billions of Euros across several innovation sectors and have a critical impact on the future of the microelectronics industry on the continent. (more)

Heinz Kundert


Semiconductor Today's latest digital issue is now available to view free of charge at: latestissue.htm. Articles include: Honeycomb sweetens nitride solar cell performance, IMEC/AMAT produce first crack-free MOCVD nitride DH-structures on 200mm Si and more...

Stampede of the Giants: Equipment Spending Growth Flat in 2012
By Christian Gregor Dieseldorff, SEMI Industry Research & Statistics
In January, SEMI analyzed fab spending and capacity growth for 2012 and 2013. At that time, fab equipment spending was expected to improve from -11 percent year-over-year to -4 percent depending on announcements from key spenders.

SEMI Acquires Plastic Electronics Conference
SEMI recently acquired the Plastics Electronics Conference and Exhibition, which has co-located with SEMICON Europa since 2010. The goal will enhance SEMI member value and advance the successful commercialization of new products in the field of organic and inorganic large-area electronics.

The International Technology Roadmap for PV
By Stephan Raithel, SEMI PV Group

The current situation in Europe's photovoltaic industry is characterized by uncertainty driven by unclear political policies. Increasingly, countries in Europe are looking for a sustainable energy future, to reduce their reliance on electricity generated by nuclear and other fossil fuels.

SEMICON Russia 2012

Southeast Asia Fab Capacity to Grow 10% in 2012--Leading the Packaging Materials Spending
By Clark Tseng and Karen Lo, SEMI Singapore
The industry forecast for semiconductor revenue growth for 2012 is expected to reach a range of 3 to 10 percent. With positive demand in the electronics sector, SEMI expects the semiconductor industry to continue growing.

Slowing LED Market Spurs Disruptive Manufacturing Solutions
By Paula Doe, SEMI Emerging Markets
With the LED TV backlight market slowing, and the general lighting market yet to take off, LED makers are looking to all sorts of innovative ways to improve cost and performance to drive adoption.

  • Semiconductor Trends and Outlook
    March 27, 10:00am Pacific / 1:00pm Eastern
  • LED Manufacturing Outlook (available online now)

    Silicon Valley Supports Chinese Development Efforts; Opportunities for SEMI Membership
    Government officials and company representatives led by Li Hongzhong, Party chief of Hubei province, signed 17 collaborative MOUs (memos of understanding) with companies, research organizations and associations, mostly based in Silicon Valley.

    President Obama Releases 2013 Budget; Focus on Advanced Manufacturing and Clean Energy
    Although it will be certain to face fierce opposition from Congress, President Obama released his fiscal year 2013 budget request on February 13. This proposal contains many of SEMI's public policy priorities.

    ASMC 2012

    SEMI Europe Welcomes New Members

    Nanotech LLC, Bruker Advanced Supercon GmbH, XTREME technologies GmbH, DSP Valley

    Call for Nominations
  • 31 May Deadline: SEMI Europe Award

  • Call for Papers
  • 30 April Deadline: SEMICON Europa (MEMS/Test/Packaging)
  • 12 April Deadline: ENIAC JU Call 6 now open
  • 15 March Deadline: SEMICON West

  • MEMS Executive Congress SilcoTek

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