In This Issue
Oral History Interview: John Robinson and Mike Grimes
Oral History Interview:
John Robinson and
Interviewed by Craig Addison, SEMI
There was a time when chipmakers did everything in-house, from growing crystals to assembling finished devices. Texas Instrument veterans John Robinson and Mike Grimes tell the story of silicon production at TI, and why it eventually went away.
Flash Fabs Costing $7 billion and More Roar with Capacities Never Seen
How Megafabs change the landscape: Less fabs generate more capacity.
By Christian Gregor Dieseldorff, senior analyst,
Industry Research and Statistics, SEMI
Less semiconductor fabs produce more capacities and shape the landscape; headed by Flash fabs such as the Toshiba-Sandisk JV and the Intel-Micron JV. Where in the past three to four fabs were used, now one fab is doing the job leaping to superlatives never before seen.
Intel China Fab Puts Spotlight on U.S. Export Policy
SEMI Delivers Industry Leaders’ Views on Challenges and Opportunities—New Audiocast Series Offers Perspectives, Insights
New SEMI audiocast series examines challenges and opportunities in advanced manufacturing from a frontline perspective
SEMI Members Receive Two New Benefits!
SEMI is happy to announce our two new affinity programs with Instream Partners and Semiconnect Job Network.com. Join today and enjoy the benefits of SEMI membership. Learn more about these new benefits: Instream Partners and Semiconductor Job Network.
Renewable Energy and Politics: a Tale of Two Technologies
The role of politics in renewable energy is significant. While government tariffs and subsidies have sparked hockey stick growth in photovoltaic, government policies are hindering fuel cell progress.
Photovoltaic Standards: an Opportunity for Real Win-Win Collaboration!
The key challenge in PV is cost reduction—standardization can help drive down manufacturing costs as it has done in the semiconductor industry.
Solar goes Boom Boom Boom
Good for Business, Good for the Planet
Many of the same issues facing the PV industry are the same as 20 years ago in the semiconductor industry. Future improvements and cost reductions will require more radical innovations, particularly in manufacturing and equipment.
Analog Devices Target: MEMS Microphone Market
With consumer electronics applications driving strong growth in MEMS devices, companies historically supplying traditional MEMS automotive markets are hoping for a piece of the action.
SEMI Offers Guidance on Upcoming Nano Events
If you are interested in learning more about nanotechnology, but overwhelmed with nano conference notices, fear not, SEMI can help.
Calendar of Events
Global FPD Partners Conference 2007
SEMI Forum Japan
SEMI Executive Conference in Israel
SEMI Dinner at SMT
SEMI Europe Spring Standards Meetings
SEMI Member Forum
SEMI Arizona Golf Invitational
SESHA High Tech ESH Symposium & Expo.
IP Strategy Course
SEMI Austin Golf Classic
Strategic Business Conference (SBC)
Fundamentals of Product Marketing
MEMS in the Mainstream: $50 Billion and Growing
Principles of Selling to the Semiconductor Industry
SEMI New England Breakfast Forum
Key Semiconductor Account Selling and Management
May 30–June 1
Call for Nomination
Bob Graham Award
Deadline: May 1
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