SEMICON West 2011 Highlighted Coverage

SEMI, PV, LED, FPD: Each sector has special reqs
Each market in which Edwards is a supplier -- semiconductors, flat panel, photovoltaics, LEDs, has its own cycles and technology requirements. Matthew Taylor, CEO of Edwards, discusses the needs and market personality of each sector.

How EVG accomplished the 1st 450mm printed wafer; HVM expected 2015-2017
SEMATECH announced a 450mm imprinted wafer, accomplished by EV Group (EVG). Markus Wimplinger, EVG, described the timeline for the 450mm effort and how the company decided to make a strategic move.

SEMICON West-Day-3: Two eye-catching technologies in CMP slurry, printed electronics
Wrapping up SEMICON West, Techcet's Michael A. Fury takes a closer look at a couple of companies and products that caught his attention: Vantage's realtime CMP slurry particle measurement, and Thin Film Electronics' rewriteable printed ferroelectr...

SEMICON West, Day 3: Advancement in LED, exec perspectives, solar observations
Rounding up observations from Day 3 at SEMICON West, Intermolecular's Russell Kempt looks at LED technology, executive opinions on big-picture industry issues, and the state of play in the solar market.

SigmaTech TSV metrology wins Best of West
The UltraMap-TSV system from SigmaTech is the world’s first fully automated through silicon via (TSV) and deep-trench metrology system capable of characterizing both TSV and . . .

SEMICON West: Roaming the floor, LEDs, CMP pads, kudos to Napoleon
Exotic pads for CMPs, flow meters with a nod to Napoleon, and driving down LED costs were among themes pursued by Techcet's Michael A. Fury on a walk through the SEMICON West show floor.

SEMICON West Day 2: CMP views, outlooks for breakfast
Techcet's Michael A. Fury continues his reporting from SEMICON West, reviewing talks at the NCCAVS CMP User Group forum, as well as a breakfast seminar with outlooks on the semiconductor and related industries.

A lithography-rich Day 2 at SEMICON West
Intermolecular's George Mirth reports on interesting keynote speeches and comments from the Sokudo Lithography Breakfast at SEMICON West, in talks from ASML, Nikon, Mapper, Xtreme, and imec.

Jonathan Davis of SEMI at SEMICON West 2011
Jonathan Davis, SEMI, chats about standards development in 450mm and 3D IC, as well as the importance of collaboration, and how it is happening at SEMICON West.

SEMI Shares Capex Forecasts at SEMICON West 2011
SEMI's Dan Tracy expects 12.1% growth in equipment spending overall for the semiconductor manufacturing sector in 2011.

Analysts See Positive Outlook for Chip Gear
Analysts covering the semiconductor equipment sector sounded a largely bullish note this week  . . .

Flextech Shows what is Commercially Possible with Plastic Electronics
The US-based Flextech Alliance has showcased practical printed and flexible electronics processes and devices, in partnership with industry developers.

SEMICON West 2011, Day 1: SOI vs. FinFET, ReRAM vs. 3D NAND, and Lots of Video Data -- ElectroIQ (July 12)
The show floor is satisfyingly energetic . . .

SEMICON West 2011 Day 0: Market Forecasts, Supply-Chain Dynamics --ElectroIQ (SST)
The group forecasts $44B equipment sales, 12% growth following 148% in 2010.

SEMICON Keynoter Urges new Biz Models -- EE Times
The chip industry will be driven by smart computing and "ambient intelligence.

Intel Predicts the Death of Mobile Computing as We Know It (Rama Skukla, Intel)
The form factors in the mobile device market will break down.

Historic semiconductor industry, SEMI moments from Stanley Myers
Stanley T. Myers talks what moments stand out for him as "historic" advances in semiconductor fab and the evolution of SEMI. He also shares advice for young engineers entering the semiconductor industry.