|SEMI® Global Update - March 2014|
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FROM THE PRESIDENT OF SEMI AMERICAS
Learning about the Next Best Thing
Learning about the "next best thing" is easy for many topics -- networking in the hallway at work, doing a web search, chatting with friends, or Facebooking your request. If you want to attend a conference, it seems that there is a conference for absolutely everything. But where do industry technologists go to network, learn and share knowledge on new and best-method semiconductor manufacturing practices and concepts?
The 25th annual SEMI Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Conference (ASMC) is coming up soon on May 19-21 in New York. It features 37 hours of technical presentations and 90+ speakers covering all aspects of advanced semiconductor manufacturing. (more)
In addition to expositions (including SEMICONs) and executive and technical conferences, SEMI creates events and regional networking opportunities in numerous locations across the United States. (more)
2014 Fab Equipment Spending to Increase 20-30%
By Christian Gregor Dieseldorff, SEMI Industry Research & Statistics
The latest release of the SEMI World Fab Forecast reveals a 20% to 30% projected increase in fab equipment spending in 2014. The uptick to 30% depends on specific fab projects in the Europe/Mideast and Asia regions.
Weaker Yen Impact on the 2013 Material and Equipment Market Size
By Dan Tracy, SEMI Industry Research & Statistics
Semiconductor industry revenues reported by the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics reached a record high in 2013 with global revenues totaling over $305 million.
How Viable is DSA for Production Lithography in Commercial Semiconductor Fabrication?
Directed Self-Assembly Tutorial at SEMI ASMC 2014
By Eric Eisenbraun and Paul Werbaneth
One of the most promising nanolithography techniques now under consideration is Directed Self-Assembly (DSA).
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450mm Standards Update - March 2014
SEMI has published more than 19 Standards for 450mm. SEMI International Standards continues to work on 450 standards to facilitate suppliers and users for materials and equipment.
--Related: 450 Central Features 10+ New 450 PPTs
from recent 450 events in Belgium, Israel, Japan, and more
--Related: Europe Taking 450mm Equipment/Materials Manufacturing Expertise to Asia and U.S.
3D TSV ICs: "We are Ready"
By Werner Schultz, consultant, and Yann Guillou, SEMI Europe
"Application Ready" was an apt theme for the second "European 3D TSV Summit" held January 20-22 on the Minatec Campus of CEA Leti in Grenoble, France.
Making a Difference: SEMI Foundation Honors Rick Wallace and L.T. Guttaduaro
At the Industry Strategy Symposium in January, the SEMI Foundation presented awards to Rick Wallace, CEO and president of KLA-Tencor, and L.T. Guttaduaro, executive director of the Fab Owners Association.
Chairman Releases U.S. Tax Reform Draft
Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) of the U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means, released his proposal for comprehensive tax reform.
Emphasis on Innovation and Applications: SEMICON Europa in Grenoble
SEMICON Europa, the region's largest event for the microelectronics manufacturing and innovation supply chain, will be held 7-9 October 2014 in Grenoble.
--Related: "Call for Papers" for SEMICON Europa and PE2014
Global Capital Expenditure in PV to Rise Again
By Stephan Raithel, SEMI Europe
Clear signals exist that global scale installations will increase by double digits and investment in new equipment will start in early 2015.
50+ PV Manufacturing Standards Now Available
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