SEMI® Global Update - May 2014
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SEMI Global Update

SEMI Hosts 2014 Washington Forum
First Quarter Semiconductor Trends and Update
Scaling to 5nm: a Plethora of Paths
Semiconductor Photomask Market: Forecast $3.3B in 2015
What's next for MEMS?
PV Manufacturing Equipment Bookings Improve
New Semi. Technology Symposium at SEMICON West 2014
New Sustainable Manufacturing Forum at SEMICON West 2014
SEMI Members Earn Most of Intel Supplier Awards
PPTs Available: IoT--Driving the Electronics Revolution
SEMICON Southeast Asia Updates; New SEMICON

Event Calendar

May 5-9
SESHA ESH Symposium
May 6, 8, 13, 15
Environ. Regul. Seminars
May 19-21
May 29
SEMI Member Day
June 25
Northeast Tech Talk
July 7-10
NA Standards Mtgs at SEMICON West
July 8-10
Intersolar North America
- Advanced CMOS Tech.
- Supply Chain Mgmt.

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

SEMI Award for North America
Deadline: August 30



SEMI Hosts 2014 Washington Forum

Jamie GirardSEMI hosted its annual Washington Forum on April 29-30 which brought 23 SEMI Member executives and other participants to Washington, D.C. for two days of meetings with policymakers, presentations by speakers, and the awarding of the 2014 SEMI Government Leadership Award. The event takes place annually in order to give SEMI member executives firsthand experience in Washington, D.C. to convey the interests of the industry directly to lawmakers, as well as allow them to learn more about the policymaking process, and to network with their peers in achieving a common objective.

This year the group focused on three key areas including federal support for advanced manufacturing, international trade, and intellectual property/cybersecurity. Over 30 meetings were held with policymakers from White House officials, agency administrators, and Members of Congress. (more)

Jamie Girard


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.

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.

Understand the Trends in Technology & Manufacturing
With so many industry challenges on the horizon it is more important than ever to gain a worldwide perspective. Silicon Semiconductor magazine is the catalyst for the global semiconductor community.

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.

New Semiconductor Technology Symposium

Critical issues in a conference format with reserved seating and networking lunches.

New Sustainable Manufacturing Forum at SEMICON West

SEMI is offering a 4-day Sustainable Manufacturing Forum with 20 hours of workshops, seminars and roundtable discussions.

SEMICON West 2014 Free registration ends May 9

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.

PPT: IoT--Driving the Electronics Revolution

SEMI Members have access to "Members Only" presentations, like the April 10 Silicon Valley Breakfast Forum on "IoT: Driving the Electronics Revolution."

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.

ASMC 2014 450mm Central

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