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The semiconductor industry has been there before, with large increases in investments followed by dramatic downturns.
Fab Owners Association (FOA) enters a new era on January 1, 2018, as it becomes part of SEMI.
China’s massive semiconductor market and Europe’s prowess in smart car, IoT and other emerging technologies are complementary forces that underscore...
PCs have long been a critical demand driver of the semiconductor industry, with smart phones becoming an integral part during the last decade.
Process power and reactive gas subsystems have seen standout growth over the past five years.
On October 27, SEMI China held a kickoff meeting for a new FlexTech Committee in Suzhou.
Munich was magic for SEMICON Europa last week as the exhibition both co-located with productronica and sold out for the first time on the strength of...
SEMI Europe is engaged ─ with European Commission representatives, with the future of automotive, with plans to overcome the challenges of workforce...
SEMI China President Lung Chu was invited to give a speech titled “Global Semiconductor Market Updates and the Rise of China IC Industry.”
SEMICON Europa 2017 and productronica were co-located November 14 to 17 at Messe Munchen in Munich, Germany. Attendance was very good and the mood...
World semiconductor equipment shipment growth was a very robust +26 percent (3-month basis) in October but down from its +63 percent peak in February.
From business expansion, supply chain development, and market product analysis to promoting international industry cooperation . . . 
The MEMS and sensors sector has been talking about smarter, lower power devices forever, but this year’s recent SEMI-MSIG Executive Congress stressed...
Securing autonomous vehicles from hackers and improving crop yields to feed the 10 billion people we will have on the planet by 2050 were two popular...
SEMI has helped incubate Big Data and AI since its founding. Early in SEMI’s history, SEMI’s always intelligent members worked together to introduce...
2017 was a great year of growth for the European Industry. We are thrilled about the outstanding results of this first SEMICON Europa 2017 co-located...
Since 1950, the sale and transfer of ownership control of American companies to foreign entities have been subject to federal governmental review to...
Over twenty percent of all semiconductor equipment will be shipped to China in 2017, yet Chinese OEMs account for only 2 percent of worldwide fab...
OE-A’s recent industry workshop – Printed Electronics Insights: Smart Packaging & IoT - was hosted at Cambridge University on October 11-12, 2017...
Through early autumn, growth remains strong for most sectors of the global electronic supply chain. September’s Purchasing Managers Indices, which...
The Q3 earnings season is in full swing, and there are many fab activities going on around the globe in this “Memory Super Cycle,” which is driven by...
Grenoble, France, the “Imaging Capital of the World,” was the site of the 2017 European MEMS & Sensors Summit, co-located with the 2017 European...
As the fall leaves scatter and blow, I’d love to be idle out on the lawn, under a tree with a hot drink within reach.
2017 will be a record-breaking year. Semiconductor sales will exceed $400 billion for the first time and semiconductor equipment sales will finally...
SEMI members gain insights from SEMI’s market analysis, global semiconductor and display market forecast, government support plan to expand Smart...
Electronics manufacturing plays a crucial role in linking the physical and digital worlds.
China is the largest consumer of semiconductors in the world. While the domestic IC industry has grown at a rapid rate over the past decade or more,...
SEMICON Europa is quickly approaching on 14-17 November.  As the premier platform in Europe for discovering new technologies, finding solutions to...
With the Q2 earning season behind us, there are still many fab activities going on around the globe in the device manufacturing sector. SEMI FabView...
On September 7, during the Beijing International Microelectronics Symposium (BIMS) 2017, president of SEMI China Lung Chu announced the official...
Shinzo Abe, the prime minister of Japan, plans to stage a Robot Olympics in 2020 alongside the summer Olympic Games to be hosted in Tokyo.
Purchasing Managers Indices rose in August for most key electronics producing countries
In an unprecedented development, 2017 fab equipment spending (new and refurbished) is expected to increase by 37 percent, reaching a new annual...
This article summarizes developments among major electronic component manufacturers in Japan, focusing on trends in passive components.
Many people visit Japan for its delicious foods (sushi, shabu-shabu, ramen, yakitori…), exotic cultures (geisha, tatami mats, tuna auction…), and...
In my first six months at SEMI, I’ve visited with many member companies and industry leaders.  One theme I hear repeatedly is a concern about our...
The High Tech U program is a unique opportunity for teachers to connect what they teach in the classroom to careers in microelectronics and...
The industry’s premier event devoted to technology and business drivers of materials in the electronics supply chain.
Developed from one of the most successful Strategic Materials Conferences (SMC), the SEMI Chemical and Gas Manufacturers Group (CGMC) Special...
New sensor technologies, and smarter ways of integrating more intelligence, continue to generate unexpected opportunities in the changing MEMS...
SEMI FabView, the 24x7 online platform with content derived from the SEMI Fab database, provides summary and detailed information about fabs on your...
As Congress adjourns for the traditional August recess, attention in Washington focuses on the agenda that will face lawmakers as they return after...
From SemiEngineering: Achieving high yields with acceptable costs is becoming much more difficult as chipmakers migrate to next-generation 3D NAND...
The semiconductor industry’s packaging and assembly business is undergoing many changes. Ten years ago Apple introduced the iPhone and the smartphone...
Typically fluctuations are more moderate for electronic equipment but are then amplified for parts and capital expenditures (including semiconductor...
Vacuum pumps, pressure gauges and vacuum valves combined make up the biggest expense on the bill of materials for semiconductor OEMs.
By Laith Altimime, president, SEMI Europe
This is an exciting year to be in the semiconductor industry as Ajit Manocha, president and CEO of SEMI highlighted at SEMICON West; semiconductor-...
As Horizon 2020 will come to an end in three years, research and industry stakeholders in Europe are accelerating the debate on how the FP9 should be...
Breaking an all-time sales record isn’t the only reason the mood was so upbeat — we added groundbreaking programs and innovative experiences to make...
Israel is recognized for its fast and flourishing industry ecosystem, innovations, and its mix of well-established companies and countless start-ups.
The development of semiconductor equipment and materials is a critical factor for the entire semiconductor industry.
Consumer-driven electronic equipment sales (including mobile phones and PCs) exhibit strong and predictable seasonality.  “Back to School” and...
These are heady times for our industry. SEMI members’ stock prices have soared in the last year – many topped year 2000 levels to notch all-time...
China’s ambitious plans to build a world-class semiconductor manufacturing supply chain domestically certainly has the industry’s attention. With...
SEMI adds a new speaker program called “Meet the Experts” at SEMICON West (July 11-13) in San Francisco this year. Complementing the more formal...
At least 500,000 wafers per month (wpm) capacity, or a 10 percent expansion, is forecast for 200mm fabs from this year through 2021.
Applied Materials is one of Silicon Valley’s great success stories and helped propel the digital revolution. Jim Morgan ran Applied Materials for...
The future of smart, self-driving cars means massive change for their electronics suppliers, from advanced internal networks, to displays that meet...
Market demand is driving development of 5G network standards, and commercial applications are expected to be introduced by 2020.
Traffic to the cloud is doubling each year, driving demand for new technologies for everything from the RF front end of mobile phones to the...
The latest update to the World Fab Forecast report reveals record spending for fab construction and fab equipment.
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SEMI reiterates our strong commitment to environmental performance and reducing the industry’s carbon footprint.
SEMICON West is the place that brings everything Smart—materials, equipment, IC and electronics manufacturing—all together in one place, at one time...
The future of contamination control in the next-generation supply chain for beyond 14nm-node semiconductor processes faces stringent challenges.
SEMI China, which promotes Chinese enterprises for industry growth and prosperity, and helps local companies advance in the international market,...
Over 260 people attended the 2nd SEMI Strategic Materials Conference (SMC) on Thursday, May 18 at the COEX Exhibition Center in Seoul, Korea.
What does Smart Manufacturing mean for the future of the electronics manufacturing supply chain?  SEMI members hold many different perspectives, but...
Design and metrology considerations for scaling the package, and the economic decisions that inform density scaling strategies are featured at a...
As China embarks on the Made in China 2025 plan with electronics and semiconductor technology as one of the Top 10 focus areas, China's semiconductor...
Autonomous automobiles, smart manufacturing, smart buildings, mobile human health monitoring, and 4G+ communications hardware for connecting all...
Due to the high cost of prime silicon wafers, semiconductor manufacturers run more affordable test and/or “dummy” wafers through their fab lines to...
The delay in EUV for volume production has impacted the photomask market. Last month, SEMI reported that the worldwide semiconductor photomask market...
There are no infrastructure show stoppers that will impede the introduction of EUVL at the 7nm and 5nm nodes.
Coming off of two consecutive down years, the North America semiconductor fab equipment market is set to experience growth this year and into 2018.
With 15 percent growth compared to 2016, this year’s SEMICON Southeast Asia, the largest microelectronics event in the region, was the largest...
Semiconductor revenues increased a nominal one percent in 2016 when compared to 2015 levels according to the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (...
MEMS and sensors supply chain members need to know what is “state of the art” in terms of technology, what the competition is doing, and how to...
From the time Moore’s law allowed the creation of complex systems on a chip (SOC) there have been problems with guaranteeing quality via traditional...
SEMI’s equipment billings year-to-date through February show over a 90 percent gain compared to the same period in the previous year. Year-to-date...
As I complete my first month at SEMI, I am happy to say that it feels great to be at the center of the industry I’m so passionate about.  In my...
The inaugural FLEX Japan opened at Kokuyo Hall in Shinagawa, Japan, to a sold out audience of more than 275 scientists, engineers and business...
Three-dimensional (3D) integration is a key enabling technology for compact, high-performance, and/or low-power electronics.
Scaling has enabled the semiconductor industry to continue to grow and create new applications for chips over the last half century.  
Integrating new levels of automated intelligence across the increasingly interconnected electronics ecosystem isn’t something any single company can...
In my previous blog post, I discussed emerging trends and the increased demand for MEMS; now I’ll focus on what we can expect in the immediate future...
On February 28, President Donald Trump gave his first address to a joint session of Congress.<h1>Implications of Trump's First Address to...
Fab equipment spending is expected to reach an industry all-time record, to more than US$46 billion in 2017, according to the latest version of the...
In response to SEMI members and partners, SEMI Europe would like to reiterate and clarify that SEMI is not organizing SEMICON Russia 2017, or any...
The Semiconductor Components, Instruments, and Subsystems (SCIS) is a SEMI Special Interest Group chartered to address process-critical components...
With 20, and possibly more, new fab projects underway or announced in China since 2016, spending on fab equipment will surge to $10 billion or more,...
The explosive growth in demand for internet bandwidth and cloud computing capacity brings a new set of technology challenges and opportunities for...
A number of EU regulations will be amended or enter into force in 2017, and each of these can potentially impact how SEMI members do business in...
2017 continues to bring change to our industry. In Europe, SEMI is offering the platforms and cooperation networks our members need to understand and...
Every year, I attend most of the events that are focused on 3D integration and related approaches to semiconductor advanced packaging.
The auto industry has known for years that "clean diesel isn't [clean]" and that the reasons that the Germans (VW, Daimler, and BMW as well as the...
Our industry is in the midst of a vast change.  To deal with the escalating complexity (making a semiconductor chip now uses the great majority of...
The Stockholm Convention proposal would restrict PFOA use in photolithography applications. If enacted without revision, these restrictions would...
The ubiquity of semiconductors in daily life is fostering advances in exciting, new areas of data, sensing, AI, robotics, healthcare, and others that...