SEMI® Global Update - December 2014
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IN THIS ISSUE
Regional Integration - Collaboration is Key
Solid Years: Cautious Optimism Drives Equip Spending into 2015
ITPC 2014 - Innovation in the Shadow of Volcanic Change
MEMS Executive Congress 2014: What's Next for MEMS
SEMI Members on the "Top 100 Global Innovators" List
Flexible & Hybrid Electronics Market Update
South America Semiconductor Strategy Summit
SEMICON Korea 2015: Breaking through Limitations
SEMICON Japan 2014 Features Women in Business Session
Europe Serious about Investment
Event Calendar

ASIA
February 4-6
SEMICON Korea 2015
LED Korea 2015
EUROPE
January 19-21
European 3D TSV Summit 2015
February 22-24
ISS Europe 2015
NORTH AMERICA
January 11-14
Industry Strategy Symposium (ISS) 2015
February 23-26
2015 FLEX Conference
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SEMICON Southeast Asia
Due: January 31, 2015




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Regional Integration - Collaboration is Key

Kai Fai Ng Southeast Asia is home to over 35 production fabs covering Foundry, Compound Semiconductors, MEMS, Power, LED, and other devices. There are many complementary opportunities to be had in our industry with better integration among the countries in Southeast Asia. However, this will only occur if we choose to work with each other, rather than operating as 10 disparate economies that often compete more than cooperate.

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Kai Fai Ng
www.semi.org


Solid Years: Cautious Optimism Drives Equipment Spending into 2015

By Christian G. Dieseldorff, Industry Research & Statistics Group, SEMI

Expect 18% growth for 2014 and 2015. 177 facilities worldwide investing about US$34 billion on semiconductor equipment. In 2015, the investments are even higher.


ITPC 2014 - Innovation in the Shadow of Volcanic Change

Even with double digit growth, huge challenges are ahead with the move from planar to FinFET transistors, 193 nm immersion lithography being pushed well below 14 nm, and with an explosion of new materials to integrate.


MEMS Executive Congress 2014: What's Next for MEMS

By Paula Doe, SEMI
The MEMS market is driving towards maturity with a developed ecosystem to ease use and grow applications. But the market is bringing plenty of demands for new technologies and changes in how companies will compete.


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SEMI Members on the "Top 100 Global Innovators" List
Thomson Reuters announced its 2014 Top 100 Global Innovators list, honoring 100 corporations and institutions around the world. Thirty-two of the companies are SEMI members.


Flexible & Hybrid Electronics Market Update

By Heidi Hoffman, FlexTech Alliance
The demand for processing developments for creating electronic circuitry on flexible substrates is rapidly increasing to meet the market's demand for efficient end-products such as sensors, RFID, membrane switches, and touchscreens


South America Semiconductor Strategy Summit

Latin America's high-tech industry is growing, commensurate with a rising middle class population and growing demand for consumer and commercial electronics. The first South America Semiconductor Strategy Summit covered a wide array of topics for growth in this region.


SEMICON Korea 2015

SEMICON Korea 2015: Breaking through Limitations

Korea continues to be a leading center of the industry. SEMICON Korea 2015 provides a platform to discuss industry issues and innovations.


SEMICON Japan 2014 Features Women in Business Session

Opening session discusses how companies excel, innovate and succeed by focusing on diversity, openness and inclusion of women at all levels of professional development.


Europe Serious About Investment

A new European trust fund worth 21 Billion, that will enable the European Investment Bank (EIB) to fund loans to the value of 63 Billion, will be operational as of mid-2015. The fund is expected to attract private investment worth 252 Billion between 2015-2017 and if successful will be continued for the period 2018-2020.


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