SEMI® Global Update - May 2014
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SEMI Global Update
IN THIS ISSUE
The Beginning of a New Chapter
Q1 Semiconductor Trends and Update
Scaling to 5nm: a Plethora of Paths
SEMICON Southeast Asia Updates; New SEMICON
Semi. Photomask Market: Forecast $3.3B in 2015
Lighting Manufacturers Attend LED Taiwan
What's Next for MEMS?
PV Mfg Equipment Bookings Improve
SEMI Members Earn Most of Intel Supplier Awards
PPTs Available: IoT
Semi Tech Symposium: SEMICON West 2014
New Sustainable Mfg Forum at SEMICON West

Event Calendar

ASIA
May 20-23
SEMI SPT (Semiconductor Process Training) 2014
June 17-19
Display Taiwan
EUROPE
May 14-15
SEMICON Russia
June 3
SEMI Brussels Forum
June 4-6
Intersolar Europe

NORTH AMERICA
May 5-9
SESHA ESH Symposium
May 6, 8, 13, 15
Environ. Regul. Seminars
May 19-21
ASMC
July 7-10
NA Standards Mtgs at SEMICON West
July 8-10
SEMICON West
Intersolar North America
Courses
- Advanced CMOS Tech.
- Supply Chain Mgmt.

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
SEMI Award for NA
Deadline: August 30
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FROM SEMI SOUTHEAST ASIA

The Beginning of a New Chapter

Kai Fai Ng I would like to convey my sincere thank you to all of our Members, Partners, SEMI Southeast Asia Technical Committee and SEMI Southeast Asia Regional Advisory Board for participating in one of Southeast Asia's foremost events -- SEMICON Singapore 2014. SEMI continuously endeavours to enhance your experience with our Show and SEMICON Singapore is no exception, both in terms of the theme and the activities within the Show. In fact, this year saw an expansion in the number of booths compared to 2013.

The end of SEMICON Singapore 2014 on 25th April also marks a new beginning for SEMI Southeast Asia's growing footprint in the region. The significance of Southeast Asia to the worldwide semiconductor ecosystem is substantial. Southeast Asia accounts for more than 27 percent of the world's assembly, packaging, and test production. It is the largest market region for Assembly and Test equipment and is also the second largest market region for packaging materials in the world. (more)

Kai Fai Ng
www.semi.org


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First Quarter Semiconductor Trends and Update
By Dan Tracy, Industry Research & Statistics, SEMI
Given the slow economic growth in the U.S. during the first quarter, coupled with challenging geo-political developments around the world, uncertainty once again permeates the industry outlook for the year.


Scaling to 5nm: a Plethora of Paths

By Debra Vogler, SEMI
Previous semiconductor technology generations developed clearly defined "winners" in terms of process technologies and materials choices. As the industry goes below 14nm, multiple technologies will be used.


SEMICON Southeast Asia to be Launched in 2015; 2nd Vietnam Summit

The new SEMICON Southeast Asia will be in Penang on April 22-24, 2015; the SEMI Vietnam Semiconductor Strategy Summit announced also.


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Semiconductor Photomask Market: $3.3B in 2015
By Lara Chamness, Industry Research & Statistics, SEMI
The worldwide semiconductor photomask market was $3.1B in 2013 and forecast to reach $3.3B in 2015. Key drivers are advanced technology feature sizes (less than 45nm) and increased manufacturing in Asia-Pacific.


Taiwan's Leading Lighting Manufacturers Attend LED Taiwan 2014, Co-Located with TILS

By SEMI Taiwan
As LED lighting solutions erode the market share of conventional fixtures, a thriving smart lighting sector suggests not only a technological leap but also a fierce battlefield for lighting manufacturers.


What's next for MEMS?

By Paula Doe, SEMI
While demand for MEMS devices grows, relentless pressure from consumer markets and increasing competition drives prices down and reduce margins.


PV Manufacturing Equipment Bookings Improve

By Dan Tracy, Industry Research & Statistics, SEMI
For Q4 2013, the worldwide PV manufacturing equipment book-to-bill ratio remained below parity, but bookings improved to highest value since Q1'12.


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SEMI Members Earn Majority of Intel Supplier Awards

SEMI Members earned a majority of the 2013 Intel Supplier Awards: both for Preferred Quality Supplier and Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement.


PPTs: IoT--Driving the Electronics Revolution

SEMI Members have access to "Members Only" PPTs; example: April 10 "IoT: Driving the Electronics Revolution."


New Semiconductor Technology Symposium

Critical issues in a conference format.

New Sustainable Manufact. Forum at SEMICON West

Four days -- with 20 hours of workshops, seminars, discussions.


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