SEMI® Global Update - July 2015
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Event Calendar
July 13-16
NA Standards SEMICON West 2015 Meetings
July 14-16
SEMICON West 2015
Intersolar North America
September 22-23
Strategic Materials Conference
September 1
IPEC (Int'l PE Conference) 2015
September 2-4
SEMICON Taiwan 2015
September 17-18
European MEMS Summit 2015
October 6-8
SEMICON Europa 2015
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Innovation Connects with Investors at the Innovation Village

Karen SavalaThis is an exciting time for our industry because there has been a sprint of new innovations in technology. These innovations have significant implications for the semiconductor manufacturing industry. New equipment, new processes and new materials are all needed to move our industry forward especially in an environment where traditional shifts to next wafer size and next lithography wavelength are past the current horizon. One of the improvements that we've delivered at SEMICON West is providing more focus on these new technologies, enabling attendees to learn about what's new and to assess the impact on semiconductor manufacturing.

We are pleased to feature the Innovation Village at SEMICON West. A special exposition segment, this area will include exhibits and two days of presentations at the Silicon Innovation Forum.

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Karen Savala


Chip Scale Review: The Future of Semiconductor Packaging
The International Magazine for Device and Wafer-level Test, Assembly & Packaging including 3D packages, MEMS, RF/Wireless, Optoelectronic & Other Wafer-fabricated Devices. Read the SEMICON West show issue.

Taiwan Semiconductor Industry to Maintain its Growth Stride in 2015 and 2016

By Clark Tseng, SEMI
A continuous investment into leading edge technologies from Taiwan semiconductor companies paves the way for further growth in the years to come.

The Big Picture: More than 850 Fabs in 2017

By Christian Dieseldorff and Lara Chamness, SEMI
An overview of the major trends that have profoundly changed and continue to reshape our industry.

EU Conflict Minerals Negotiations - Understanding the Latest Developments

By Rania Georgoutsakou, director of Public Policy, SEMI Europe
Learn what the recent proposals mean for companies downstream in the supply chain.

Managing the Sensor Data Deluge in Semiconductor Manufacturing

By Jamini Samantaray and Scott Bushman, Applied Materials
Semiconductor manufacturers will need to generate significant value from sensor data by analyzing it at a speed and cost that positively impacts both tool performance and factory yield.

EDA Challenges on the Road to Node 5

By Debra Vogler, SEMI
Will it be possible for designs to be backwards compatible should EUVL become available?


US Senate Passes Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) Legislation

By Taylor Sholler, SEMI
Free and Open Trade Benefits U.S. SEMI Companies Big and Small.

More Change for the Chip Industry

By Paula Doe, SEMI
The emerging market for connected smart devices will bring more changes to the semiconductor sector. And then there's 3D printing looming in the wings.

It's a Materials World - with Positive Forecast

By Michael A. Fury, Techcet
What's the latest in materials forecasts for ALD/CVD precursors, CMP consumables, electronic gases, silicon wafers and sputtering targets?


Handy Guide to MEMS at SEMICON West

By Paula Doe, SEMI
Focusing on MEMS at SEMICON West? Here's how!

SEMI and Solid State Technology Announce the 2015 "Best of West" Award Finalists

The award recognizes new products moving the industry forward with technological developments in the microelectronics supply chain. Find out who's been chosen as finalists.


Feature: Nanometrics Celebrates 40 Years

Nanometrics' growth and development over the last four decades in many ways parallels the evolution that SEMI and SEMICON West has undergone in that time frame.

Key Safety Guidelines for Semiconductor Manufacturing Equipment to be Updated

The upcoming release of SEMI S2, Environmental, Health, and Safety Guideline for Semiconductor Manufacturing Equipment, will contain all changes approved since July 2012. Updates to SEMI S8 and SEMI S22 are in process as well.

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