|SEMI® Global Update - August 2014|
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SEMI EUROPE UPDATE
Can the Internet of Things lift the Plastic Electronics industry to the next level?
The promise of the Internet of Things requires sensors and wireless buidling blocks. What will be the manufacturing business resulting from these new applications? Which technology would allow a required very low cost manufacturing of these devices? It could likely be that Plastic Electronics (or Printed Electronics) will play a major role in this new business due to the enormous cost pressure on the IoT business model.
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.
Imaging Without Limits
New technologies for imaging-based applications are growing. To address the rising demands, SEMICON Europa 2014 will feature "Imaging Without Limits."
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.
SEMI: Board Elections and Leadership Appointments
During SEMICON West 2014, SEMI announced the board election results and leadership appointments.
$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.
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.
The Future of MEMS: 2020 and Beyond
23 September in Milan, Italy
Speakers from: STMicroelectronics; Amkor, CEA-LETI, Colandis, Fogale Nanotech, Politecnico di Milano, SEMI, SPTS, Tronics Microsystems, Yole Developpement, and more
Learn more and register now!
New South America Strategy Summit
The growing strength of Latin American markets is driving investment in electronics manufacturing; planning for new investments.
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.
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