FROM THE PRESIDENT OF SEMI AMERICAS
Marketing and Innovation at SEMICON West 2014
Marketing and innovation were front-and-center at SEMICON West 2014. The best of our industry drew together to build a bridge across the intense challenges facing us today - fundamental threats to Moore's Law; radically shifting IC end-use applications; rising capital intensity.
Taiwan Market Continues to Lead the Semiconductor Industry
By Dan Tracy and Clark Tseng, Industry Research & Statistics, SEMI
The Taiwan market is the largest spending market on equipment and materials used in semiconductor manufacturing and is expected to approach $21B this year.
Related: SEMICON Taiwan: Growing Market Opportunities
Growth in Chip Equipment Spending
SEMI projects back-to-back years of double-digit growth in worldwide semiconductor equipment sales according to the mid-year edition of the SEMI Capital Equipment Forecast.
Sustainable Manufacturing Forum
By Paula Doe, SEMI
The semiconductor industry has made major progress on reducing resource consumption and abating emissions, with sustainability central to process and tool designs. But it's about to get considerably harder.
Materials Matter: Strategic Materials Conference
The SEMI Strategic Materials Conference (Sept 30-Oct 1) will examine new material drivers and explore their impact on material suppliers/value chain.
$1M Challenge Grant: Workforce Development
James C. Morgan challenges the industry to secure funding for the SEMI Foundation to support workforce development and High Tech U programs.
Standards Industry Leaders Honored
At SEMICON West 2014, SEMI honored eight industry leaders for their outstanding accomplishments. And the leaders are...
450mm Update: G450C and Nikon
The first fully patterned 450mm wafers were on display at SEMICON West 2014. Highlights from the 450mm Transition Forum at SEMICON West.
SEMI Members: International Trade Discussion
The Environmental Goods Agreement offers a unique opportunity for U.S. companies producing environmental items and technologies to penetrate foreign markets.
Imaging Without Limits
New technologies for imaging-based applications are growing. To address the rising demands, SEMICON Europa 2014 will feature "Imaging Without Limits."
New South America Strategy Summit
The growing strength of Latin American markets is driving investment in electronics manufacturing; planning for new investments.
SEMI: Board Elections and Leadership Appointments
During SEMICON West 2014, SEMI announced the board election results and leadership appointments.
Updates from SEMICON West 2014
-- Next Generation MEMS
-- Variability Control
-- Subcomponent Supply Chain Challenges
-- Secondary Equipment
-- 3D Printing
-- Testing into the Future
Other Highlights, Keynotes
-- Opening Keynote: Innovation and Partnership: Driving the Future of the Semiconductor Industry
-- Silicon Innovation Forum Keynote
-- Sustainable Manufacturing Forum: Day 1 Day 2 Day 3
-- ->See MEDIA Coverage of SEMICON West 2014