SEMI® Global Update - February 2013



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Upsurge in Region Activity

China Semiconductor Packaging Market Outlook 2012/2013

LED Technology and Market Challenges Addressed in Taiwan

3D TSVs Come of Age

Member Insight: Developments in Advanced Packaging Lithography

Taiwan: Aggressive Investments in Equipment for 2013-2014

Award Winners:
- SEMI Award
- SEMI Sales & Marketing Award

SEMI Announces New N.A. Board Member, Leadership Positions for 2013-2014

SEMI and U.S. PVMC Sign MOU -- PV Standards and Roadmap Focus

New Edition: International Technology Roadmap for PV

High-Skilled Immigration Reform: Renewed Debate

Two New Classes Offered at SEMI HQ


Event Calendar

NORTH AMERICA

March 20
SEMI Northeast Forum

March 31-April 4
North America Standards Spring Meetings

May 13-16
ASMC 2013

Courses
- Fund of Prod Mktg
- Acct Support Boot Camp
- Fundamentals of Yield
- Thin-Film PV Reliability
- Financial Boot Camp:
  -Finance/Acctg Concepts
  -Business Modeling
  -Pricing and Costing
  -Profitability Modeling



ASIA

March 19-21
SEMICON China 2013

March 19-21
FPD China 2013

March 19-21
SOLARCON China 2013


EUROPE

February 24-26
ISS Europe

March 10-12
7th PV Fab Managers Forum 2013

March 12-13
Europe PV Standards Meetings at PV Fab Managers Forum

March 19
SEMI Europe Networking Breakfast - Printed Electronics


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  FROM THE PRESIDENT OF SEMI AMERICAS

Upsurge in Region Activity in 2012

Karen  Savala Just over a year ago, we decided to renew our focus on the regions in the U.S. -- by re-launching industry committees and programs in both the Northwest and Southwest (Phoenix) regions, joining active Silicon Valley, Austin and Northeast SEMI chapters. Our goal: to create a platform that enables members to connect with each other and with local resources to help solve industry problems on a local, national and international basis. ( more )

We were also thankful that these efforts contributed to new highs in overall member satisfaction in the U.S., as indicated by the recent annual Customer/Member Satisfaction Survey. The survey indicates that the percentage of members in the Americas rating SEMI performance "Acceptable" and "Above Acceptable" increased from 94% in 2011 to 96% in 2012. Another outcome from the study is what SEMI activities are valued most by our members... ( more )

Karen Savala
www.semi.org


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China Semiconductor Packaging Market Outlook 2012/2013
By Yuri Cai, Industry Research & Statistics, SEMI China

Packaging and assembly are key segments of the growing semiconductor supply chain in China with over 200 companies competing in the space.


LED Technology and Market Challenges Addressed in Taiwan
With increasing awareness of global climate change and the importance of energy conservation, more and more countries have launched LED lighting projects and subsidy policies.


3D TSVs Come of Age
By Francoise von Trapp, 3D InCites

The European 3D TSV Summit was packed with quality presentations demonstrating recent progress by the semiconductor manufacturing community.
Related Article: 3D TSV: Focus on Cost of Ownership




Ardy  Johnson Developments in Advanced Packaging Lithography: Q&A with Rudolph Technologies
Rudolph's marketing vice president, Ardy Johnson, answers SEMI questions about recent developments in advanced packaging lithography and explains the company's strategy in entering the market.


ASMC  2013

Taiwan: Aggressive Investments in Equipment for 2013-2014
Worldwide sales of new semiconductor manufacturing equipment reached $38.2 billion in 2012 according to the year-end SEMI Semiconductor Equipment Consensus Forecast.


Honored with 2012 SEMI Awards
SEMI Award: Intel team for the High-k Solution
SEMI Sales and Marketing Excellence Award: JC Kim


North America: New Board Member and Leadership Positions for 2013-2014
On January 22, SEMI announced that Rudy Kellner, VP at FEI, has joined the SEMI North American Advisory Board (NAAB).


ISS  Europe  2013

SEMI and U.S. PVMC Sign MOU
SEMI and the U.S. PV Manufacturing Consortium (PVMC) signed an MOU to enhance cooperation in the areas of standards and roadmap activities.


New Edition of the Int'l Technology Roadmap for PV at PV Fab Managers Forum
New edition of the ITRPV: available at the PV Fab Managers Forum on March 10-12.


High-Skilled Immigration Reform Debate
President Obama pushes for comprehensive immigration reform, as well as a Senate bipartisan framework for legislation.


Two New Classes Offered at SEMI HQ
- March 27: Fundamentals of Yield
- April 18: Thin-Film Photovoltaics Reliability


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