SEMI Delivers Industry Leaders’ Views on Challenges and Opportunities

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SEMI Delivers Industry Leaders’ Views on Challenges and Opportunities—New Audiocast Series Offers Perspectives, Insights

Today, SEMI introduces Voices of the Industry, a series of 15–minute audiocasts informing the advanced manufacturing community of new developments, market opportunities and challenges. Hosted by former Semiconductor Manufacturing Magazine editor-in-chief and publisher, Steve Buehler, the series will feature interviews with SEMI members and analysts, who will provide insight into the ever-changing landscape of advanced manufacturing.

The inaugural episode, entitled “Seeking Industry-wide Cooperation through the MTF,” features an interview with Pati Boucard, director of Corporate Factory Automation at KLA-Tencor. The segment focuses on the SEMI-sponsored industry group, the Manufacturing Technology Forum (MTF), and its charter of developing standards-based solutions to current and future advanced manufacturing issues.

“As the global association for semiconductor equipment and materials manufacturing, we ensure that our members and the industry as a whole are kept abreast of information on new developments and opportunities in our space,” said Steve Buehler, host of the weekly discussion. “Voices of the Industry provides a unique platform for SEMI members to discuss various business and technological issues facing our industry today.”

Over the next months, the audiocast will feature wide-ranging topics including industry standards; new materials research and development; environmental, health and safety legislation; 300mm Prime as a manufacturing approach independent of 450mm wafer manufacturing; megafabs; and SEMI market research report results.

To hear Voices of the Industry, please visit Executives who wish to take part in the audiocast may contact Voices of the Industry producer, Scott Smith at 408.943.7957, or by email at