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Emboldened by advances in self-driving and Internet of Vehicles (IoV) technologies, Taiwan’s microelectronics sector is investing heavily in...
It’s a powerful conversation. With new venues, new voices, and new takes on the industries and markets that will fuel the industry’s growth, SEMICON...
The global semiconductor packaging materials market reached $16.7 billion in 2017. While slower growth of smartphones and personal computers – the...
Most key countries/regions saw a slowdown in growth in March based on their respective Purchasing Managers Indices. And in one case – South Korea –...
The global semiconductor materials market increased 9.6 while worldwide semiconductor revenues increased 21.6 percent from the prior year in 2017.
As the electronics manufacturing business has become more complex and interdependent, SEMI’s mantra has increasingly been applied across the full...
Sales revenues for fluid management subsystems grew 28 percent in 2017 to $1.28 billion, breaking the $1 billion mark for the first time.
With its leading research and development hubs, materials and equipment companies and chipmakers, the EU is in a strategic position in the global...
Fueled by heavy government investment, IC packaging and testing in China generated $29 billion in revenue in 2017, making China the world’s largest...
Although many months past due, Congress on March 23 finalized the federal spending for the remainder of fiscal year (FY) 2018, only hours before a...
Robotics applications are rapidly becoming ubiquitous across a wide range of industries beyond manufacturing including agriculture, automotive,...
Chip makers continue to struggle to secure more silicon wafers to meet market demand as production capacity has reportedly fallen short of their...
The pervasiveness of semiconductors across diverse product sectors including automotive, industrial and consumer has clearly put the semiconductor...
After a record January, Taiwan-listed electronics companies, many of which manufacture in China, reported significant drops in February sales.
The Semiconductor Components, Instruments, and Subsystems (SCIS) is a SEMI technology community chartered to address process-critical components...
Following through on his 2016 campaign promise, President Trump is implementing trade policies that buck conventional wisdom in Washington, D.C. and...
In Tokyo, Shanghai, Moscow, London, Paris or New York – wherever you are in the world –Japanese vehicles passing by on the roadways are a common...
Global fab construction investment will see another strong year based on our latest outlook to 2019.
One year ago, SEMI’s World Fab Forecast report called for fab equipment spending growth of 8 percent for 2018. If that forecast materializes, the...
The solar energy sector shined in a global renewable energy market that maintained steady growth last year despite the United States’ shocking...
Since 2010, 474 companies have poured $51 billion into developing products enabled by artificial intelligence (AI), with the bulk of these...
The White House has released its fiscal year (FY) 2019 budget proposal just as Congress secured a two-year budget deal that will begin the process of...
We fold our clothing. Our bath towels. Our sheets. And for the more artistically inspired among us, our origami. So why not our smartphones and...
2017 finished on an upturn – both in the USA and globally.  Based on consolidated fourth-quarter actual and estimated revenues of 213 large, global...
SEMI has joined the industry declaration “Boosting Europe’s Future Competitiveness as Key Priority for FP9,” calling on the European Commission, the...
Semiconductor industry sales in 2017 topped $400 billion for the first time, up 22 percent year-over-year, “a feat made possible thanks to the great...
Critical subsystems for the IC equipment market grew 30 percent in 2017, moving the industry into uncharted territory with total revenues pushing...
While cryptocurrencies may still be in the infancy of market development and adoption, the semiconductor industry has certainly felt the potential of...
SEMI evaluates the implications of the SOTU address for Trade, Taxes, Technology, Talent and other SEMI public policy priorities
SEMI continues to transform to increase its impact on the success of the electronics industry supply chain. As one step in that process, SEMI...
European Union (EU) research, development and innovation programmes have proved successful in recent decades. The current framework programme (FP)...
As the industry ventures towards a more connected world, the semiconductor test community is facing increasingly stringent performance, quality and...
Foreign investment, which fuels technological innovation, productivity, and broad-based growth, is critical to the semiconductor industry’s long-term...
As part of the Smart Manufacturing Initiative, SEMI has formed the Smart Manufacturing Special Interest Group (SIG) to connect members, promote...
A recurring theme of the executive conference was how the explosion of new applications such as autonomous vehicles, digital healthcare, quantum...
2017 ended on a high note from an end market perspective thanks to many factors . . .
International trade is one of the best tools to spur growth and create high-skill and high-paying jobs. Over 40 million American jobs rely on trade,...
2017 proved to a be record-setting year for the semiconductor industry.
ISS 2018, the industry’s preeminent executive event, went into full swing today with presentations on trends in capital spending, equipment, and end-...
Global fab construction investment will reach a historic high this year after a record-breaking 2017, according to SEMI’s forecast.
2017 was a terrific year for SEMI members.  At last, the industry broke through levels not reached since the year 2000. Chip revenues closed at...
2017 was an unprecedented year for the global electronics manufacturing industry. Semiconductor sales exceeded $400B and the global electronics...
The show floor at SEMICON Japan (December 13-15, 2017, at Tokyo Big Sight, Tokyo) brimmed with happy faces reflecting a record great year in which...
Many SEMI member executives express deep concern over the lack of qualified engineers and technicians to fill the jobs they require in order to...
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.
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...
By Emir Demircan, Senior Manager Advocacy and Public Policy, SEMI Europe
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.
By Dan Tracy and Clark Tseng, SEMI Industry Research
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...
SEMI Standards are the very heartbeat of manufacturing efficiency, underpinning the state-of-the-art technologies and products showcased by over 750...
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...