SEMI® Global Update - October 2014
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IN THIS ISSUE
Material Progress
Semiconductor Materials Market to Surpass $46 Billion in 2015
Rising Annual Silicon Wafer Shipment Forecast for 2014-2016
SEMI Members Bring Msg of Supply Chain Strength to Washington, DC
Multi-patterning Challenges: The Future Calls for Fab-Wide Patterning Process Control
Worldwide PV Mfg Equipment Billings and Bookings for Q2 2014
SEMICON Europa's Innovation Village to Feature 35 Major European Start-Ups
Investments in Hardware Start-ups Signals Shift from Research to HVM for Plastic Electronics
European 3D TSV Summit to Focus on Sys Integr, Tech Advancements and Bus Strategy
Electrostatic Discharge in Semiconductor Fabrication: Causes and Solutions
Vietnam Semi Strategy Summit Showcases Growing Momentum
Will IoT Revolution be a Tailwind for the Japanese Semiconductor Industry?
SEMI China Wearable Device Committee Hosts Workshop and Smart Wearable Devices Conf
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FROM THE PRESIDENT OF SEMI AMERICAS

Material Progress

Karen savalaThis September, a burst of progress surged forward in critical industry policy and in technology development. At a time when the United States Congress appears to be gridlocked on many issues, there were two areas where our industry's interests sharply advanced in Washington D.C.

This month we're also reminded that Materials Matter--in Enabling the Future of IC Fabrication and Packaging as presented at the recently concluded Strategic Materials Conference. (more)

Karen Savala
www.semi.org


ITPC

Semiconductor Materials Market to Surpass $46 Billion in 2015

By Lara Chamness, SEMI Industry Research & Statistics

Current semiconductor revenue forecasts point to mid- to high single digit growth and quarterly device revenues and silicon shipments are stronger when compared to the same period last year. The semiconductor materials market will increase three percent this year and four percent in 2015, resulting in a materials market exceeding $46 billion in 2015.


Rising Annual Silicon Wafer Shipment Forecast for 2014-2016

The recently completed annual silicon shipment forecast for the semiconductor industry is now available and it shows that total wafer shipments this year are expected to finally exceed the market high set in 2010 and are forecast to continue shipping at record levels in 2015 and 2016.


SEMI Members Bring Message of Supply Chain Strength to Washington, DC

SEMI members met the lawmakers who supported the passage of the Revitalize American Manufacturing & Innovation Act, pushed for extension and permanence of the R&D tax credit, Trade Promotion Authority, and funding for Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics.




Multi-patterning Challenges: The Future Calls for Fab-Wide Patterning Process Control

By Brian Trafas, CMO, KLA-Tencor Corporation
The semiconductor industry has moved to innovative technologies such as multiple patterning and spacer pitch splitting to overcome the resolution barrier of 193nm immersion lithography. These techniques are increasingly being used due to the delays in the availability of EUV scanners, which are now being considered for 7nm design node use.


South America Summit

Worldwide PV Manufacturing Equipment Billings and Bookings for Q2 2014

Worldwide billings increased to $319 million in Q2 2014, an increase of 33 percent from the prior quarter but 11 percent below the same quarter a year ago.


SEMICON Europa's Innovation Village to Feature 35 Major European Start-Ups

The new three-day Innovation Village program will be the stage for emerging innovators, industry leaders, strategic investors, and venture capitalists to discuss the needs of the industry's innovation engine.


Investments in Hardware Start-ups Signals Shift from Research to HVM for Plastic Electronics

The market for printed electronics is estimated to reach $40 billion by 2020, with significant cost-savings possible from high-volumes and additive layering.


European 3D TSV Summit to Focus on System Integration, Technology Advancements and Business Strategy

Disruptive TSV technology is now transitioning to the commercialization stage and delivering higher performance, lower power consumption and reduced footprint products to enable overall smarter system integration.


ISS 2015

Electrostatic Discharge in Semiconductor Fabrication: Causes and Solutions

By K. Beekmann, Precision Polymer Engineering
As semiconductor technology has progressed, the industry has seen reduced voltage tolerances and a lower capacity for heat dissipation, leading to new problems and vulnerability allied to electrostatic discharge.


Vietnam Semiconductor Strategy Summit Showcases Growing Momentum

Delegates representing Vietnamese government, academia, research, and industry explored and discussed the key strategies and opportunities in the growing Vietnam semiconductor industry.


Will IoT Revolution be a Tailwind for the Japanese Semiconductor Industry?

By Osamu Nakamura, President, SEMI Japan
With the large installed fab capacity and the product mix diversity, Japan will be a region with great opportunities in the age of IoT with its increased demands for legacy technologies and high-mix low-volume production.


SEMI China Wearable Device Committee Hosts Workshop and Smart Wearable Devices Conference

By SEMI China
The workshop covered the wearable devices supply chain from component manufacturing to the end product and featured established and start-up companies.


Call for Papers

China Semiconductor International Conference (CSTIC) 2015
Abstract Due: October 22

SEMI Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Conference (ASMC) 2015
Abstract Due: October 31

SEMICON Southeast Asia 2015
Abstract Due: January 31, 2015


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