SEMI® Global Update - June 2015
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June 23
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July 13-16
NA Standards SEMICON West 2015 Meetings
 
July 14-16
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June 19
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September 2-4
SEMICON Taiwan 2015
 
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  FROM THE PRESIDENT OF SEMI AMERICAS

Catching Up with Industry Progress: Priceless

Karen SavalaSEMICON West 2015 is fast approaching! This year, the event will focus more on our conference programs. We've increased the level of technical and business content to enable attendees to leverage their SEMICON West experience as an opportunity for learning.

The focus of our programs is to explore what is new and to assess the impact on semiconductor manufacturing. We invite you to join us to converge with industry leaders and discuss strategic issues.
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Karen Savala
www.semi.org


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"Easy Does It" -- Fabs Trim Spending Plans

By Christian Dieseldorff, Industry Research & Statistics, SEMI
Semiconductor capital expenditures (without fabless and backend) are expected to slow in rate and fab equipment spending is forecast to depart from a 15 year trend.


SEMI Coordinates Response to Substance Restrictions Threat

By Jonathan Davis, Industry Advocacy, SEMI

SEMI informs international regulators why substances that are legitimately and safely used in our industry should not be banned.


New Approaches Needed to Sustain MEMS Growth

By Paula Doe, SEMI
The ramp of new MEMS designs to volume production may take too long and cost too much to meet IoT market expectations, unless the industry figures out ways to accelerate MEMS development.


SEMICON West

CD-SEM Metrology Challenges below 10nm

By Debra Vogler, SEMI

Technology Symposium to focus on the challenges for high-volume manufacturing at advanced process nodes, including EUV, other lithography strategies, and new wafer processing approaches.


Innovation Driven by Semiconductors

SEMICON Europa 2015 to highlight three industries with the highest growth rates for IC consumption.


Etch Export Decontrol Latest in SEMI Championing Free Trade

SEMI participates in an international export group of 41 nations to review and influence suggested changes to export regulations.


China Market Central
Your Source for Navigating the Unfolding China Market Dynamics

Has the Wonderment of Semiconductors Become a Presumption?
By Paul Werbaneth, 3D InCites
ASMC 2015 draws record numbers as panelists discuss whether "technical showstoppers, lack of critical investments, and failure to nurture a curious, well-educated workforce might cause the semiconductor industry to falter."


North America Standards Update: Spring Meeting Highlights and SEMICON West 2015 Preview

Standards development continues from meetings this spring to SEMICON West 2015 this summer.


Japan: Finding Leadership in New Technology
By Osamu Nakamura, SEMI Japan
Japan's semiconductor industry has been finds new leadership opportunities in emerging technology areas that show growth now and in the future.


SEMICON Russia

New Edition of the International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaic (ITRPV) Published

The new edition released in April in China focuses on reducing manufacturing costs along the crystalline silicon value chain as a key competitive advantage.


How Will Future Capex Spending Affect Semiconductor Suppliers?

By Francoise von Trapp, 3D InCites
Semiconductor suppliers gathered to hear information that could affect sales of tools and materials, based on the expectations of industry capacity expansion over the coming years.


European MEMS Summit to Feature MEMS Applications

The European MEMS Summit gives actors in MEMS a worthy stage to showcase and talk about technology, business and applications.


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