SEMI® Global Update - August 2013
SEMI Global Update
Japan: Latest Semi Investment Activities
450mm Standards Update
Board Elections and Leadership Appointments
LED Equip. Spending on Track for a 2014 Rebound
Market & Tech Drivers to Bring 3D-IC to Production
China Leaders Urge TSV Roadmap to Speed 3D-IC
SEMI Announces Vietnam Semi. Strategy Summit
Protecting the Global Environment
Ajit Manocha Receives SEMI EHS Award
Three New EHS Regulations to Watch
Adv. Electronics Materials to be Explored at SMC
EU Invests €4.8B; France €3.5B "Nano2017"

Event Calendar

August 7-9
September 4-6
September 4-6
LED Taiwan
September 9-10
Vietnam Semiconductor Strategy Summit
September 26
SEMI Korea Members Day
October 30-November 1
PV Taiwan
September 26
SEMI MEMS Tech Seminar
October 7-10
SEMICON Europa Standards Meetings
October 8-10
October 8-10
Plastic Electronics Exhibition and Conf

August 22
Silicon Valley Lunch Forum
September 11
SEMI Northeast Forum
September 19
SEMI Austin Golf Classic
September 25
A Tech Talk with Nantero
October 11
SEMI Prof Dev Seminar-Arizona
October 16-17
Strategic Materials Conference
October 25
SEMI Prof Dev Seminar-Oregon
October 28-31
North America Standards Fall Meetings
October 29
Pacific Northwest Breakfast Forum

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Japan: Latest Semiconductor Investment Activities
By Yoichiro Ando, SEMI Japan, and Dan Tracy, SEMI

Restructuring and consolidation has led to a new focus for the semiconductor manufacturers in Japan. As a result, the semiconductor equipment market in Japan will experience double-digit growth in 2013 and 2014.

450mm Standards Update
By James Amano, SEMI International Standards
While a wafer notch is useful for alignment and orientation, it impacts both yield and cost. The most notable new 450mm standards proposal concerns development of a specification for a notchless 450mm wafer.
Related: 450 Central features new 450 presentations from SEMICON West plus many 450 articles.


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SEMI Announces Results of Board Elections and Leadership Appointments
André-Jacques Auberton-Hervé, chairman, CEO and president of Soitec, will serve as SEMI chairman and YH Lee, chairman of Wonik, as SEMI vice-chairman. New directors to the Board of Directors were also announced.

LED Equipment Spending on Track for a 2014 Rebound
By Tom Morrow, SEMI
The LED industry is working through its over-capacity problems. The SEMI Opto/LED Fab Forecast forecasts that LED wafer fab equipment spending will rise 17% in 2014.

Market and Technology Drivers to Bring 3D-IC to Production
Semiconductor technology is moving at a rapid pace, and the latest developments will be featured at SEMICON Taiwan 2013 and the SiP Global Summit 2013 in September.

SEMICON Taiwan 2013

China Leaders Urge TSV Roadmap to Speed the Development of 3D-IC Technology
The SEMI China Assembly & Testing Committee has set a new goal -- to figure out the technology roadmap for TSV-based 3D-IC.

SEMI Announces Vietnam Semiconductor Strategy Summit
Executives from the world’s leading microelectronics companies will meet with delegates representing Vietnamese government, academia, research, and industry to explore and discuss key strategies and opportunities.

A Collaborative Approach to Protecting the Global Environment
At the SEMICON West 2013 Global Care Luncheon, Ajit Manocha, president and CEO of GlobalFoundries, spoke about energy/water conservation, emissions reduction, and the conflict-free supply chain policy.
Related: Ajit Manocha Receives SEMI EHS Award

Three New EHS Regulations to Watch
SEMI members should be aware of three new EHS regulations originating from Taiwan, Korea, and Europe.


Advanced Electronics Materials to be Explored at Strategic Materials Conference
The 2013 SEMI Strategic Materials Conference (SMC) will be held Oct. 16-17 in Silicon Valley. Electronic device manufacturers, materials suppliers, market analysts, and other industry experts will convene.

EU Invests €4.8B into Semiconductors; France Announces €3.5B "Nano2017" Program
By Rania Georgoutsakou, SEMI Europe
Investment in semiconductor manufacturing in Europe is picking up speed. Following the launch of the new EU 10/100/20 strategy, the EC has announced a new EU funding instrument for nanoelectronics with a total budget of €4,8B.

Call for Papers
SEMICON Korea 2014 -- Due: September 30
LED Korea 2014 -- Due: September 30 450mm Central

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