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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.
For the past year, SEMI, working jointly with the MEMS & Sensors Industry Group (MSIG), has facilitated a joint task force that has been...
The demand for smartphones and other portable devices that need efficient power management is driving the analog IC market. Additionally, growth is...
While most Neon is consumed in the semiconductor applications, a recent demand driver for Neon has been in Excimer laser gas mixtures utilized to...
In a global industry, monitoring regulatory developments across different regions can be a challenge. Add to that the additional complexity of...
Semiconductor revenues were essentially flat in 2015 when compared to 2014 levels according to the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS). The...
While much of the recent attention has been focused on the growth of wafer level packages (WLPs), specifically fan-out WLPs, this is not the only...
Industry professionals and semiconductor decision makers gathered in Nice, France during this year’s Industry Strategy Symposium Europe (ISS Europe)...
As the microelectronics industry becomes more mature and products become more advanced, there is greater emphasis on improving process control deeper...
The SEMI 3DS-IC and MEMS/NEMS Committees have been supporting the needs for standards in wafer stacking metrology through the development of...
Smart factories and “Smart Manufacturing” (the more inclusive term increasingly used in place of "Industry 4.0") have become most important to Taiwan...
Intel Corporation (a SEMI member) recognized 26 companies with its 2015 Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) award, which celebrates exceptional...
In January of this year, the Chinese government agency, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), enacted a significant new...
If you look at the unit data, 2015 was a respectable year for the industry; both device and silicon shipments reached record levels. The Mass Flow...
Since the mid-1980s, packaging and assembly have been key segments of the semiconductor supply chain in China. In the past decade, the fast growing...
The industry’s first and only ‘Global 200mm Fab Outlook report to 2018’ reveals a change in the landscape for 200mm fab capacity.
A Brief Recap of China Market News for January 2016.
By Denny McGuirk, SEMI President & CEO
In December, SEMICON Japan 2015 concluded a successful show with over 60,000 attendees. The “World of IoT” Exhibition and Forum was one of they key...
On January 12, President Obama delivered his eighth and final State of the Union Address to the nation.  The speech is closely watched by many to...
By Denny McGuirk, SEMI President & CEO “In like a lion, out like a lamb” is just half of the story for 2015.  While initial expectations...
Constrained industry growth and the trend towards lower-cost electronics have reshaped the packaging material supplier landscape. 
As the game-changing enabler for whatever the emerging market of widespread fragmented intelligence turns out to look like, the MEMS sector is in...
On September 21-23, 2015, SEMI hosted a business mission in Hanoi, Vietnam with a delegation of member companies and other industry stakeholders.
SEMICON Taiwan packed a punch, setting several new records and new heights in 2015.  This year marked the twentieth anniversary of SEMICON in Taiwan...
By Bill Martin and Paul Werbaneth
 By Debra Vogler, SEMI