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Traffic to the cloud is doubling each year, driving demand for new technologies for everything from the RF front end of mobile phones to the...
The latest update to the World Fab Forecast report reveals record spending for fab construction and fab equipment.
Complete the SEMI questionnaire designed to test the opinion of the industry and to obtain support for starting a corresponding SEMI Standards...
SEMI reiterates our strong commitment to environmental performance and reducing the industry’s carbon footprint.
SEMICON West is the place that brings everything Smart—materials, equipment, IC and electronics manufacturing—all together in one place, at one time...
The future of contamination control in the next-generation supply chain for beyond 14nm-node semiconductor processes faces stringent challenges.
SEMI China, which promotes Chinese enterprises for industry growth and prosperity, and helps local companies advance in the international market,...
Over 260 people attended the 2nd SEMI Strategic Materials Conference (SMC) on Thursday, May 18 at the COEX Exhibition Center in Seoul, Korea.
What does Smart Manufacturing mean for the future of the electronics manufacturing supply chain?  SEMI members hold many different perspectives, but...
Design and metrology considerations for scaling the package, and the economic decisions that inform density scaling strategies are featured at a...
As China embarks on the Made in China 2025 plan with electronics and semiconductor technology as one of the Top 10 focus areas, China's semiconductor...
Autonomous automobiles, smart manufacturing, smart buildings, mobile human health monitoring, and 4G+ communications hardware for connecting all...
Due to the high cost of prime silicon wafers, semiconductor manufacturers run more affordable test and/or “dummy” wafers through their fab lines to...
The delay in EUV for volume production has impacted the photomask market. Last month, SEMI reported that the worldwide semiconductor photomask market...
There are no infrastructure show stoppers that will impede the introduction of EUVL at the 7nm and 5nm nodes.
Coming off of two consecutive down years, the North America semiconductor fab equipment market is set to experience growth this year and into 2018.
With 15 percent growth compared to 2016, this year’s SEMICON Southeast Asia, the largest microelectronics event in the region, was the largest...
Semiconductor revenues increased a nominal one percent in 2016 when compared to 2015 levels according to the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (...
MEMS and sensors supply chain members need to know what is “state of the art” in terms of technology, what the competition is doing, and how to...
From the time Moore’s law allowed the creation of complex systems on a chip (SOC) there have been problems with guaranteeing quality via traditional...
SEMI’s equipment billings year-to-date through February show over a 90 percent gain compared to the same period in the previous year. Year-to-date...
As I complete my first month at SEMI, I am happy to say that it feels great to be at the center of the industry I’m so passionate about.  In my...
The inaugural FLEX Japan opened at Kokuyo Hall in Shinagawa, Japan, to a sold out audience of more than 275 scientists, engineers and business...
Three-dimensional (3D) integration is a key enabling technology for compact, high-performance, and/or low-power electronics.
Scaling has enabled the semiconductor industry to continue to grow and create new applications for chips over the last half century.  
Integrating new levels of automated intelligence across the increasingly interconnected electronics ecosystem isn’t something any single company can...
In my previous blog post, I discussed emerging trends and the increased demand for MEMS; now I’ll focus on what we can expect in the immediate future...
On February 28, President Donald Trump gave his first address to a joint session of Congress.<h1>Implications of Trump's First Address to...
Fab equipment spending is expected to reach an industry all-time record, to more than US$46 billion in 2017, according to the latest version of the...
In response to SEMI members and partners, SEMI Europe would like to reiterate and clarify that SEMI is not organizing SEMICON Russia 2017, or any...
The Semiconductor Components, Instruments, and Subsystems (SCIS) is a SEMI Special Interest Group chartered to address process-critical components...
With 20, and possibly more, new fab projects underway or announced in China since 2016, spending on fab equipment will surge to $10 billion or more,...
The explosive growth in demand for internet bandwidth and cloud computing capacity brings a new set of technology challenges and opportunities for...
A number of EU regulations will be amended or enter into force in 2017, and each of these can potentially impact how SEMI members do business in...
2017 continues to bring change to our industry. In Europe, SEMI is offering the platforms and cooperation networks our members need to understand and...
Every year, I attend most of the events that are focused on 3D integration and related approaches to semiconductor advanced packaging.
The auto industry has known for years that "clean diesel isn't [clean]" and that the reasons that the Germans (VW, Daimler, and BMW as well as the...
Our industry is in the midst of a vast change.  To deal with the escalating complexity (making a semiconductor chip now uses the great majority of...
The Stockholm Convention proposal would restrict PFOA use in photolithography applications. If enacted without revision, these restrictions would...
The ubiquity of semiconductors in daily life is fostering advances in exciting, new areas of data, sensing, AI, robotics, healthcare, and others that...
2016 was definitely not a straight road; truly it was a wild ride – so, SEMI members have become extremely skilled drivers. 
The expert panel, “The Future of M&A in the Semiconductor Industry,” was a hot topic at SEMI’s Industry Strategy Symposium (ISS) conference on...
The year begins with intensified attention to China’s rapid semiconductor industry growth, which was a central theme of the recent SEMI Industry...
From 2004 through 2041, over $70 billion was spent on semicondutor equipment and materials in China.
SEMI’s Industry Strategy Symposium (ISS) opened yesterday with a theme focused on new industry forces and new markets.  The annual three-day...
As part of the U.S. Climate Conference (COP 22), USAID has awarded $4 million to companies targeting off-grid solar expansion in Africa as part of...
Data from SEMI’s recently updated World Fab Forecast report reveal that 62 new Front End facilities will begin operation between 2017 and 2020.  
As the semiconductor industry matures, many semiconductor companies have been divesting, investing or filling out businesses, technologies, and...
Business tax reform finally here? President-elect Donald Trump and the Republican majorities in both houses of Congress have signaled that tax reform...
At the Power Electronics Conference in Taipei, hosted by SEMI Taiwan, industry professionals met to talk about the state of the industry. The need to...
The approximately $1.5 billion growth opportunity for sensors in the automotive industry over the next six years brings a rush of contending new...
Last week, the Nikkei Asian Review (and other sources) reported the exit of Sumitomo Metal Mining (SMM) from the leadframe business. Leadframe makers...
While FOWLP technology has been developed and discussed for years, only now we are certain that it will make a big splash in the market.  This all...
A wide array of speakers covered topics including the microelectronics industry and the age of mobile communications.  Lung Chu, SEMI China’s...
What’s moving the Internet of Things from hype to mainstream? Big improvements in the sensor devices, the software to make them intelligent, and now...
SEMI Korea has hosted a SEMI member event every year for its members since 2008 to provide networking opportunities and insight on the ever-changing...
PV Taiwan, the largest and most important Photovoltaic exhibition in Taiwan organized by SEMI, TAITRA and TPVIA, opened on October 12 in Taipei...
Facebook/Oculus, HTC Vive, and Microsoft have their augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR) and mixed reality devices in the market already....
One year after the debut of the industry’s first 200mm Fab Outlook report, SEMI has just issued an October 2016 update, with the improved and...
200+ professionals from across the electronics manufacturing supply chain, including fabless, IDMs, foundries, OSATs, equipment and materials...
To produce advanced IC devices, semiconductor manufacturers are integrating many novel technologies, including self-aligned quadruple patterning (...
Four development contracts for creating manufacturing processes have been awarded to teams of academics and corporations in the areas of smart wound...
As the rate of traditional scaling slows, the chip sector looks increasingly to materials and design to move forward on multiple paths for multiple...
MEMS market growth is driven primarily by the demand for smartphone and automobile applications. For smartphones, MEMS technologies are used in the...
With the evolution of mobile devices and the internet of things (IoT), new EUI modalities have emerged and have been adopted by automakers to enable...
Recent seminar showcased ideas about the resurgent 200mm market and explored many solutions to the common challenge of limited and expensive 200mm...
SEMI’s Industry Research and Statistics group has published its August update of the World Fab Forecast report. The report has served the industry...
While the national political news is focused almost solely on who will be in the White House come January 20, 2017, it’s easy to forget our current...
Leading companies will present the latest and most impactful trends at the upcoming SEMI European MEMS Summit in Stuttgart on 15-16 September, 2016.
ATE industry problems are being addressed by CAST – Collaborative Alliance for Semiconductor Test – a SEMI Special Interest Group.
Proceeds of the auction went to the SEMI Foundation to support SEMI’s High Tech U, which introduces high school students to the semiconductor...
2016 was expected to be a modest growth year for the semiconductor industry; initial forecasts for the year were predicting that semiconductor...
In the framework of the European R&D project E450EDL (European 450mm Equipment Demo Line)(1), ECP (Entegris Cleaning Process) collaborated with...
Lux highlighted three key questions that material and part producers face as a result of continually rising demands for high performance at low cost.
Congress took a major step in supporting U.S. manufacturing and innovation on December 18, 2015 by voting to make the federal Research and...
The Strategic Materials Conference (SMC), themed “Scaling Challenges: The Future of Materials and Packaging” this year is coming soon to the Computer...
The 11th annual SEMI/Gartner Market Symposium at SEMICON West 2016 presented diverse perspectives on trends and developments in the macroeconomic...
While the concept of smart manufacturing is receiving increased attention in recent times, the SEMI Standards Program has for many years been...
On June 29-30, SEMI Korea convened the International Printed Electronics Conference 2016 at COEX in Seoul.
The 2016 global semiconductor market is forecast to decrease by 2.4 percent from the previous year according to the World Semiconductor Trade...
The era of every company building a captive fab for next-generation products is ancient history, as foundries throughout the world provide leading-...
As the industry prepares for sub-10nm high-volume manufacturing, there is now a greater sense of awareness that defects introduced by OEM components...
We will continue to focus on the business challenges faced by the industry, new technologies, and we will spend time on automotive, consumer and...
One of the most important benefits that SEMI provides is its ability to connect members and industry partners with each other to facilitate industry-...
With many disruptive changes occurring in the electronics supply chain, the one with the biggest impact may come from smart manufacturing and the...
An Interview with SEMI's Yann Guillou about the European MEMS Summit. To make all markets or products “smart,” MEMS will be key enablers.The Summit...
A forum of industry experts at SEMICON West 2016 will discuss the challenges associated with getting from node 10 — which seems set for HVM — to...
The latest update of SEMI’s World Fab Forecast report reveals that 19 new fabs and lines will begin construction in 2016 and 2017. 
Since 2010, Japanese semiconductor manufacturers have consolidated low-profit LSI businesses.  Additionally, some major integrated device...
Forum highlights public policies that are stimulating demand for the Internet of Things, with a focus on public social objectives in patient care and...
A first-generation of the Internet of Things has launched a new phase of the digital revolution. Every day, everywhere, digital technology becomes a...
Opening keynoter Don O'Toole of IBM's Watson IoT Alliances & Ecosystem Business Development group highlighted the economic implications of the...
The semiconductor industry is nothing if not persistent — it’s been working away at developing extreme ultraviolet lithography (EUVL) for many years...
The opening keynote on the second day of the SEMI Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Conference (ASMC 2016) continued to emphasize transformations ...
Experts predict that the number of connected devices in the country by 2018 will have doubled to over 32.5 million so it is clear that Russia will...
The strategic partner brings a community, brand, and product and services portfolio to SEMI’s global platforms, immediately enriching to its extended...
SEMI hosted industry executives in Washington, D.C. on April 19-20 to take part in the annual SEMI Washington Forum.
North America has a long and rich history of semiconductor manufacturing and innovation.
In late 2014, under the authority of the REACH Regulation, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) proposed restricting the use of the fluorinated...
In a global industry, monitoring regulatory developments across different regions can be a challenge.