Expanding Horizons: Europe in 2014

Expanding Horizons: Europe in 2014

By Heinz Kundert, president, SEMI Europe

Change and challenges in the semiconductor and related industries will continue in 2014. The good news: with US$ 40 billion, the global equipment market in 2014 will grow — with more than stunning 30 percent year-over-year growth.  Materials will reach US$ 47 billion, a 4 percent increase year-over-year.  And European fabs will spend US$ 3billion in 2014 compared to US$ 2 billion in 2013 according to the latest SEMI forecast.

In 2014, consolidation of our industry is expected is to go on and technological advancements such as EUV, 450mm transition, and 3D-TSV will continue, supported by an aggressive growth strategy (Key Enabling Technology and 10/100/20 initiative) of the European Commission. SEMI Europe provides services and support to address the full potential for your company or organization and we have aligned our events and services to the opportunities and challenges that the industry will face in the years to come.

For the first time, SEMICON Europe will be located in Grenoble and will showcase a broader array of technologies, products, solutions and opportunities spanning the most exciting developments in European microelectronics.  Bringing new applications, new devices, and new manufacturing technologies together, SEMICON Europa will be dedicated to accelerating an increasingly wide range of products, including power electronics, sensors, organic and flexible electronics, imaging devices, bioelectronics, and other exciting new technologies — many of which are emerging from the innovative companies in and around Grenoble.

These new technologies and markets represent new opportunities for equipment, materials, components, systems, and services companies.  SEMICON Europa — to be held October 7-9, 2014 in the heart of the Grenoble technology cluster — is the ideal place to connect to these opportunities and new business across the microelectronics ecosystem.

Other significant events include:

  • The 2ndEuropean 3D-TSV Summit in Grenoble (21-23 January 2014) will again attract more than 300 attendees to share the advancement and technology readiness in advanced packaging.

  • The ISS Europe in Salzburg (23-25 February 2014) will provide vital information relative to macro-economics, mega-trends, technology, global and regional market-development, 450mm transition, EUV status and the question what comes beyond Silicon.

  • SEMICON Russia (13-15 May 2014) is giving you access to the Russian market that is poised to grow in the coming years and beyond.
  • The 8thSEMI Brussels Forum (3 June 2014) is Europe’s leading advocacy event for semiconductor equipment and materials and a unique opportunity to discuss with European decision-makers about what policy would support your business’ competitiveness.

Mark your calendar for these important events here in Europe.  For more information, please visit our website on www.semi.org/eu.

2014 will also mark the first wave of EU funding opportunities for electronics, under the EU 10/100/20 strategy. SEMI Europe will be providing regular information and organising support activities to help SEMI members access funding. Stay tuned with latest developments through our SEMI Europe advocacy pages: www.semi.org/eu/Issues/PublicPolicy.


January 9, 2014