SEMI® Global Update - July 2014
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SEMI Global Update
That SEMICON Moment
Mid-Year Update: Positive Figures Year-to-Date; Growth for 2014
Technology Node Transitions Slowing Below 32nm
Conflict Minerals and the Semiconductor Supply Chain
450mm Transition to Sustainability: Facility/Infrastructure
200mm Equipment Market Gaining New Lease on Life
Kaiser to Receive Sales & Mkting Award
Test Sector Changes with Maturing IC Industry
The Brighter Side of EUV: Masks and Resists
Best of West" Finalists Announced
Wafer Geometry Control for Advanced Semi. Manufacturing
The Next Wave of Solar Technologies: Silicon Evolution, Not Revolution

Event Calendar

July 7-10
NA Standards Mtgs at SEMICON West
July 7
PV Adv. Mfg. Forum
July 8-10
Intersolar North America
September 10
"Today's Challenges, Tomorrow's Opportunities"
September 30-October 1
Strategic Materials Conference
September 16-17
Vietnam Semiconductor Strategy Summit 2014
October 7-9
Plastic Electronics 2014

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That SEMICON Moment

Karen savalaWhether it was years ago at Bay Meadows or last year at Moscone, we've all had that SEMICON West moment. Sometimes it's a chance encounter and ensuing discussion. Sometimes it's a planned meeting but "under the radar"...

The SEMICON moment only happens because our industry pulls together for a week of thinking, seeing, learning, collaborating, networking, understanding, and reflecting. SEMICON still creates as many convergent moments and epiphanies as it always has, since its beginnings in 1971. (more)

Some of those SEMICON moments have brought business leaders together to start merger or acquisition processes that shaped our continually consolidating industry. Over the last year, IC makers semiconductor equipment manufacturers and materials producers have combined at an increasing rate and unprecedented scale. ... (more)

Karen Savala


Mid-Year Update: Positive Figures Year-to-Date; Growth for 2014
By Dan Tracy, Industry Research & Statistics, SEMI
2014 is off to a positive start. The WSTS/SIA reports strong IC unit shipment growth through April; and both the silicon and leadframe unit data collected here through SEMI show solid year-over-year growth comparisons as well.

Technology Node Transitions Slowing Below 32nm

By Christian Gregor Dieseldorff, Industry Research & Statistics, SEMI
With the strong growth in the mobile market and their ever increasing functionality, the driver for leading-edge semiconductor devices is to reduce power consumption without compromising performance.

Conflict Minerals and the Semiconductor Supply Chain

By Ron Jones, N-Able Group International
Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility are now getting considerable attention. Many want the industry to take a leadership role in CSR equivalent to our leadership position in technology.

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450mm Transition Toward Sustainability: Facility and Infrastructure Requirements
Hard data and collaboration are proving effective in solving the challenges in building 450mm fabs.
Related: For viewpoints, articles and papers on 450mm, visit 450 Central

200mm Equipment Market Gaining New Lease on Life

By Mike Rosa, Applied Materials
New life and attention has been refocused on the 200mm tool sets and available capacity as two phenomena are driving new requirement and economics.

Winfried Kaiser to Receive Sales & Marketing Excellence Award

Winfried Kaiser, ZEISS, will receive the SEMI Sales & Marketing Excellence Award for outstanding achievement; ceremony on July 7 at SEMICON West.

Test Sector Changes with Maturing IC Industry

By Paula Doe, SEMI
Test sector changes are occurring with the maturing IC industry, including free testers with software subscription, payment by PayPal, design standards for board-level security.

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The Brighter Side of EUV: Masks and Resists

By Debra Vogler, SEMI
The fact that the source power for EUVL is still a sore spot in the drive to roll out advanced patterning of ICS for HVM is nothing new to industry experts.

"Best of West" Finalists Announced

Solid State Technology and SEMI announced the finalists for the 2014 "Best of West" awards, recognizing important product and technology developments in the microelectronics supply chain.

Wafer Geometry Control for Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing

By James Amano, International Standards, SEMI
While recently focus has been on development of 450mm-related standards, critical work is still ongoing on other issues (wafer specs, metrology, and material characteristics) not specific to wafer diameter.

The Next Wave of Solar Technologies: Silicon Evolution, Not Revolution

By James Montgomery, SEMI
PV makers are pushing ahead with expansions requiring massive capital investments; they need technology improvements that boost efficiency but not production costs. 450mm Central

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