||FROM THE PRESIDENT OF SEMI AMERICAS
The Strategic Role of Materials in Semiconductor and Electronics Manufacturing
With a market size expected to reach over $46B in 2015, materials play a key role in the manufacturing of semiconductors. As we advance from each process generation to the next, new materials are critical in enabling the new solutions required.
Industry Spending Slows but Still Positive
By Christian Dieseldorff, Industry Research & Statistics, SEMI
Semiconductor industry analysts have revised revenue forecasts downward for 2015. At the beginning of year, expectations were 5-8% growth and that now looks unlikely; new predictions are 0-3% growth, a significant slide.
SEMICON Taiwan's Packaging Punch
New records for SEMICON Taiwan -- 20th anniversary, the largest SEMICON in Taiwan ever, a Nobel Prize winner keynoting the Executive Summit, Taiwan's President Ma speaking at the Gala Dinner, and 2015 on track for TSMC to be the world's largest CapEx spender.
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IoT to Generate a $43.5B Semiconductor Business
By Yoichiro Ando, SEMI Japan
Analysts predict IoT will generate a $43.5 billion.
SEMI Supports Congressional Action to Protect Trade Secrets
Legislation is introduced to help combat the loss of hundreds of billions of dollars each year due to the theft of corporate trade secrets.
450mm Progress: F450C Panel Update
By Todd Fosler, M+W Group
An update on preparations for the transition from 300mm substrates to 450mm.
Semiconductor Industry Neon Capacity Disruption Continues
By Mike Corbett, Mark Thirsk, Andy Tuan of Linx Consulting
Neon is the latest "commodity" to experience acute supply and demand imbalances, with resulting mufti-fold pricing increases to end-users.
Europe's Secondary Equipment Industry in the Spotlight
By Peter Connock, memsstar; European SEMI SEA SIG
The dramatic shift from the trend for increasingly advanced technology to a vast array and volume of application-based devices presents Europe with a huge opportunity.
Materials for a Smart and Interconnected World
The annual SEMI Strategic Materials Conference focuses on the technology and business drivers of materials in the microelectronics industry.
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Japan Technology Strengths Highlighted at SEMI Member's Day
In August, 246 semiconductor professionals gathered in Tokyo at the annual SEMI Member's Day to network and hear updates from Toshiba, Sony and IBM Japan.
SEMI High Tech U Update
The SEMI Foundation had a busy summer with student programs in Phoenix, Silicon Valley, New York and Korea and a SEMI High Tech U Teacher Edition in New York.