SMC 2013 Abstract - Dan Tracy, SEMI

Packaging Materials- Trends, Issues, and Opportunities

Dan Tracy, Sr. , Ph.D.
Director, Industry Research, SEMI

The industry trend towards smaller and thinner form factors, coupled with green initiatives and cost reduction efforts, have ushered an era of significant changes in packaging materials--and these trends will continue as material solutions will be needed to address demanding requirements  related to integration, mobility, and reliability.  With these changes, the packaging materials market has simultaneously experienced consolidation within the existing supplier base and, yet, the emergence of new(er) suppliers, especially from Korea and China. This presentation will highlight a number of issues and trends currently impacting the packaging materials market.