SEMI® Global Update - October 2014
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IN THIS ISSUE
SEMICON Europa 2014: New Platform - Increased Spectrum of Opportunities
SEMICON Europa's Innovation Village to Feature 35 Major European Start-Ups
Multi-patterning Challenges: The Future Calls for Fab-Wide Patterning Process Control
Investments in Hardware Start-ups Signals Shift from Research to HVM for Plastic Electronics
Worldwide PV Mfg Equipment Billings and Bookings for Q2 2014
European 3D TSV Summit to Focus on Sys Integr, Tech Advancements and Bus Strategy
Electrostatic Discharge in Semiconductor Fabrication: Causes and Solutions
SEMI Members Bring Msg of Supply Chain Strength to Washington, DC
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 SEMI EUROPE PRESIDENT

SEMICON Europa 2014: New Platform - Increased Spectrum of Opportunities

Heinz Kundert, SEMI Europe PresidentPlan to participate in the upcoming new and exciting SEMICON Europa, which will be held October 7 -9 in Grenoble, France. Network with your customers, suppliers, partners, and peers - and learn about the latest innovative technologies, applications and business opportunities within the European community.

In addition to its core equipment and materials sector, SEMICON Europa 2014 will also feature specific horizontal and vertical markets, including: electronic systems, components, applications, design, and much more... (more)

Heinz Kundert
www.semi.org/europe


SEMICON Europa 2014

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.




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.


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 (32 billion) by 2020, with significant cost-savings possible from high-volumes and additive layering.


ITPC

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.


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.


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.


South America Summit

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.


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


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