SEMI® Global Update - June 2015
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June 19
IPEC (Int'l PE Conference)
September 2-4
SEMICON Taiwan 2015
June 17-18
SEMICON Russia 2015
June 18
SEMI Packaging Tech Seminar
June 23
SEMI Texas Tech Tuesday
July 13-16
NA Standards SEMICON West 2015 Meetings
July 14-16
SEMICON West 2015
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Five Exciting Events in Southeast Asia before 2015 Ends

Kai Fai Ng Following a successful SEMICON Southeast Asia 2015, we are excited to bring you a series of SEMI Southeast Asia (SEA) initiatives via our partners and Technical Committees! In continuing with the spirit of facilitating the development of our industry, SEMI SEA will be gearing up for upcoming symposiums, summits and workshops in Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam. (Read more)

Kai Fai Ng

The 2015 3D InCites Awards recognize achievements in 3D integration technologies including interposer integration, 3D ICs, monolithic 3D ICs, 3D memory, and 3D heterogeneous integration. Submit a nomination today.

"Easy Does It" -- Fabs Trim Spending Plans
By Christian Dieseldorff, Industry Research & Statistics, SEMI
Semiconductor capital expenditures (without fabless and backend) are expected to slow in rate and fab equipment spending is forecast to depart from a 15 year trend.

SEMI Coordinates Response to Substance Restrictions Threat

By Jonathan Davis, Industry Advocacy, SEMI

SEMI informs international regulators why substances that are legitimately and safely used in our industry should not be banned.

New Approaches Needed to Sustain MEMS Growth

By Paula Doe, SEMI
The ramp of new MEMS designs to volume production may take too long and cost too much to meet IoT market expectations, unless the industry figures out ways to accelerate MEMS development.


SEMICON Taiwan 2015 Coming Up Soon: Programs, Exhibition Opportunities

Entering its 20th year, SEMICON Taiwan will help you connect with the companies, people, products, and information facilitating the future for design and manufacturing for the advanced electronics industries.

CD-SEM Metrology Challenges below 10nm

By Debra Vogler, SEMI

Technology Symposium to focus on the challenges for high-volume manufacturing at advanced process nodes, including EUV, other lithography strategies, and new wafer processing approaches.

Innovation Driven by Semiconductors

SEMICON Europa 2015 to highlight three industries with the highest growth rates for IC consumption.

Etch Export Decontrol Latest in SEMI Championing Free Trade

SEMI participates in an international export group of 41 nations to review and influence suggested changes to export regulations.

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Has the Wonderment of Semiconductors Become a Presumption?
By Paul Werbaneth, 3D InCites
ASMC 2015 draws record numbers as panelists discuss whether "technical showstoppers, lack of critical investments, and failure to nurture a curious, well-educated workforce might cause the semiconductor industry to falter."

North America Standards Update: Spring Meeting Highlights and SEMICON West 2015 Preview

Standards development continues from meetings this spring to SEMICON West 2015 this summer.

Japan: Finding Leadership in New Technology
By Osamu Nakamura, SEMI Japan
Japan's semiconductor industry has been finds new leadership opportunities in emerging technology areas that show growth now and in the future.


New Edition of the International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaic (ITRPV) Published

The new edition released in April in China focuses on reducing manufacturing costs along the crystalline silicon value chain as a key competitive advantage.

How Will Future Capex Spending Affect Semiconductor Suppliers?

By Francoise von Trapp, 3D InCites
Semiconductor suppliers gathered to hear information that could affect sales of tools and materials, based on the expectations of industry capacity expansion over the coming years.

European MEMS Summit to Feature MEMS Applications

The European MEMS Summit gives actors in MEMS a worthy stage to showcase and talk about technology, business and applications.

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