SEMI® Global Update - May 2015
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Event Calendar
May 14
Texas Spring Forum
June 2
SEMI Member Day
July 14-16
SEMICON West 2015
Intersolar North America
- Fund of Prod Marketing
- Key Semi Acct Selling and Mgmt
- Combating Supply Chain Mgmt
September 2-4
June 10-11
Intersolar Europe
June 17-18
SEMICON Russia 2015
June 18
SEMI Packaging Tech Seminar
June 25
SEMI Brussels Forum
Call for Papers

SEMICON Europa 2015
Plastic Electronics 2015
Deadline extended to May 29

SEMI Infographics


Compound Semiconductor


SEMI Recognizes Leaders, Pushes Issues at Washington Forum

Jamie GirardAs Congress continued a busy spring session, SEMI hosted its annual Washington Forum. Participants carried the messages from the companies on issues such as support for funding the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI), passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), awareness of intellectual property challenges, high-skilled immigration reform, and support for a permanent R&D tax credit.
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North America: A Critical Player in the Advanced Semiconductor Market
By Lara Chamness, SEMI
North America accounts for 15% (without discretes) of the global total installed fab capacity in 2014.

Industry Luminaries Outline China's Semiconductor Growth Prospects - Part 2

By Jonathan Davis, SEMI
SEMICON China, held recently in Shanghai, provided important new perspectives into the region's position in the global semiconductor industry from key industry leaders and further insight on the new development policies from key government authorities.

China Market and Policy is Focus of New SEMI Microsite

By Jonathan Davis, SEMI
To help navigate the unfolding China market dynamics, SEMI has launched a dedicated microsite to aggregate and present resources on the policy and market developments.

Prosperity in Penang: SEMICON Southeast Asia

More than 5,100 industry leaders and government officials from 30 countries gathered in Penang, Malaysia for the successful inaugural three-day SEMICON Southeast Asia 2015 conference and exhibition.

SEMI Webinar Series features:
Enabling EUV Lithography with Metal Oxide Resists
May 13, 2015 - 10 - 11AM PDT
Hosted by the Chemical & Gas Manufacturers Group of SEMI
-in partnership with the Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry-
Register here:

Emerging Opportunities and Challenges for the Changing Memory Market
By Paula Doe, SEMI
Micron, Everspin, Crossbar, Tezzaron, and Objective Analysis executives talk about challenges for the changing memory market.

The Roadmap to 5nm: Convergence of Many Solutions Needed

By Debra Vogler, SEMI
Among the challenges the semiconductor industry will be facing as it moves down the path to node 5 are resistance-capacitance (RC) management and integration.

Fifty Years of Moore's Law Made Possible by Equipment and Materials Suppliers

Every day, integrated circuit (IC) production now does what was unthinkable 50 years ago. SEMI Member companies have developed semiconductor equipment and materials that produce over 219 billion integrated circuit devices and 766 billion semiconductor units per year.

Register Free through May 8 ($150 onsite value)

IoT Requires the Evolution of the "New" 200mm Fab

By Bill Martin and Paul Werbaneth
In April, we all celebrated the 50th anniversary of Moore's Law. While critical for the industry, sometimes "chasing-the-latest-technology" business model is not the answer. Sometimes veering away from Moore's Law makes more sense and is a better alternative.

Q4 2014 Worldwide Photovoltaic Equipment Market Statistics Report

The worldwide PV equipment billings and bookings data is gathered jointly with the German Engineering Federation (VDMA) from about 50 global equipment companies that provide data on a quarterly basis.

SEMI Reports 2014 Semiconductor Photomask Sales of $3.2 Billion

After increasing 1 percent in 2013, the photomask market increased 3 percent in 2014. Find out how much growth is predicted for 2015 and 2016.

LED Industry Gathers in Taiwan to Discuss Market Trends and Create New Business

LED Taiwan 2015 closes on a perfect note with estimated business opportunities of US$13 million!


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