|SEMI® Global Update - September 2013|
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Will 2014 be the Next Golden Year?
By Christian Gregor Dieseldorff, SEMI Industry Research & Statistics
Next year could be a golden year for the industry. GDP in 2014 is expected to rise and semiconductor revenue is improving, with 2014 projected revenue growth averaging about 8%. Semiconductor companies have adjusted their capital expenditure, with fab equipment spending for 2014 expected to reach historic highs.
Looming IC Industry Changes Mean Proliferation of New Materials Needs
By Paula Doe, SEMI Emerging Markets
The onslaught of next generation technologies coming to the semiconductor industry will bring demand for a host of new materials, but also an increasingly fragmented materials market, making strategic investment decisions for materials development even more risky and complex than usual.
Global SMT & Packaging
The world's leading B2B magazine for electronics manufacturing and advanced packaging professionals.
Impacts of the Mobile Market Revolution on Process Control in the Semiconductor Industry
By Brian Trafas, KLA-Tencor Corp.
The accelerating pace of growth and the propensity for rapid change in the mobility market has fundamentally transformed the semiconductor industry. Strong consumer demand for smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices is fueling significant growth within the semiconductor industry...
Faster, Smaller, Cooler: GaN and SiC Face Off for Market Domination over Silicon
By Pallavi Madakasira, Lux Research
The need for a smaller footprint, higher current density and superior thermal management is driving innovation in power electronic components; specifically in materials such as silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN). These materials are set to have the biggest impact in four specific industry segments -- Buildings and Industrial, Electronics and IT, Renewables and Grid Storage, and Transportation.
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Momentum in Europe Building
EU 10/100/20 Strategy Investment Wave--Access and Opportunity at SEMICON Europa
By Heinz Kundert, SEMI Europe
The momentum is building as plans roll out for Europe's ambitious new semiconductor manufacturing strategy launched in May 2013. A major surge of investment has resulted, and semiconductor equipment spending will double in Europe in 2014, from $2.4B to over $5.0B.
Collaboration Needed on 3D-IC
By Karen Savala, SEMI Americas
The history of semiconductors is a history of collaboration. For decades, the great leaps forward in semiconductor cost reductions and performance improvements were achieved through widespread industry collaboration efforts in technology roadmaps, manufacturing standards, wafer size transitions, collaborative R&D consortia, international trade agreements, and other areas.
450 Central-- Portal for Wafer Transition Information
450 Central is a web-based information service to keep the industry informed of important news and perspectives on 450mm wafer processing. Includes: Viewpoints, Industry News, Presentations, Standards, and more.
SEMI Commends Introduction of Advanced Manufacturing Legislation
Recognizing the important role that advanced manufacturing plays in the U.S., SEMI supports newly introduced legislation aimed at bolstering domestic advanced manufacturing competitiveness.
Call for Papers
LED Korea 2014
Due: September 30
Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Conference (ASMC 2014)
Due: October 31
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