SEMI® Global Update - April 2014
SEMI Global Update
2013 in Review: Semi. Equipment & Materials Market and Outlook
LED Investment to Recover in Light of SSL Adoption
SEMICON China Show
Leading Edge Developments in Lithography from SPIE
SEMI Recognizes SMIC CEO TY Chiu for EHS Leadership
Silicon Innovation Forum to Expand in 2014
The 2014 U.S. Trade Agenda
450 Central: Wafer Transition Portal
PV Roadmap Just Published
EU Due Diligence for Conflict Minerals Focuses Upstream

Event Calendar

May 6
Funding Opportunities in France
April 23-25
SEMICON Singapore
June 17-19
Display Taiwan
May 14-15
June 3
SEMI Brussels Forum
June 4-6
Intersolar Europe

April 10
Silicon Valley Breakfast Forum
April 17
Arizona Breakfast Forum
April 22
Texas Spring Forum
May 1
Pacific Northwest Breakfast Forum
May 19-21
June 25
Northeast Tech Talk
July 8-10
Intersolar North America
- Fund. of Prod. Mktg.
- Supply Chain Mgmt.


Ceramic Industries

2013: A Year in Review - Semiconductor Equipment and Materials Market and Outlook
By Lara Chamness, Industry Research & Statistics, SEMI
2013 was a record year in terms of semiconductor device revenues; the industry finally exceeded the long elusive $300 billion mark, registering almost 5% growth but it was the second consecutive year of declining revenues for both semiconductor equipment (-14%) and materials (-3%).

LED Investment to Recover in Light of SSL Adoption

By Clark Tseng, Industry Research & Statistics, SEMI
During LED Taiwan 2014 and LED China Conference 2014, industry participants were optimistic about the LED market outlook in light of rising LED penetration in the general lighting market. LED chip makers and packaging houses from Taiwan are posting stronger revenue growth in Q1.

SEMICON China Show: Addressing the Major Developments in China's Semiconductor Industry

By Gang Yeo, SEMI China
The 2014 SEMICON China show, co-located with FPD China and SOLARCON China, covered 61,700 square meters of exhibition space and attracted 941 exhibitors and more than 100 government delegates.

Resistive vs. IR Heaters
for Liquid/Gas Heating

Heating liquids and gases using high purity materials in harsh environments requires special skills and knowledge that can only be gained from experience...

Developments at the Leading Edge of Lithography from SPIE 2014

By Michael Lercel, SEMATECH
At the SPIE Advanced Lithography conference, there was excitement about DSA, disappointment about EUV, and some real progress on enabling technologies for continued dimensional scaling of the semiconductor roadmap.

SEMI Recognizes SMIC CEO TY Chiu for Environment, Health and Safety Leadership

SEMI presented its EHS Leadership award to Dr. Tzu-Yin (TY) Chiu, CEO of SMIC, at the Industry Gala during SEMICON China 2014.

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Delivers Daily Industry Insight

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Silicon Innovation Forum to Expand in 2014
Following a successful inaugural last year, the Silicon Innovation Forum is set to return to SEMICON West (July 8-10) in San Francisco and expand to SEMICON Europa 2014 (Oct 7-9 in Grenoble).

The 2014 U.S. Trade Agenda

President Obama released an ambitious trade agenda, including a multilateral trade deal with 12 Pacific Rim countries, advancing a bilateral agreement with the EU, and "fast track" negotiating power.

SEMICON Singapore 2014

450 Central: Wafer Transition Portal

450 Central is a web-based information service to keep the industry informed of important news and perspectives on 450mm wafer processing.

PV Roadmap Just Published

With a record contribution of 28 companies from Europe, U.S., China and Taiwan, the new ITRPV 2014 edition was just published during the PV Fab Managers Forum at SEMICON China.

EU Due Diligence for Conflict Minerals Focuses Upstream

By Rania Georgoutsakou, SEMI Europe
EU proposed legislation on responsible sourcing of 'conflict minerals' helps upstream/downstream users get the info needed to comply with the U.S. Dodd Frank Act.

ASMC 2014 450mm Central

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