|SEMI® Global Update - September 2014|
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Low Power and Power Electronics to be Featured at SEMICON Europa 2014
Energy efficiency is a key challenge and advances in power microelectronics, batteries, mobility, and energy harvesting systems are making power management smarter to reduce energy consumption. SEMICON Europa's two new Power Conferences focus on how innovators and their technologies are building energy-optimized applications. Two new power related technical forums will be offered at SEMICON Europa 2014: Power Electronics Conference (8-9 October) and Low Power Conference (7-8 October). (more)
Equipment Spending Continues Surge Through 2015
By Christian Gregor Dieseldorff, Industry Research & Statistics, SEMI
Equipment spending shows strong growth for 2014 and 2015 and the newly released World Fab Forecast report predicts growth of 21% for Front End fab equipment spending in 2014, for total spending of US$34.9 billion.
Vietnam and the Booming Southeast Asia Market
Delegates representing Vietnamese government, academia, research, and industry will explore and discuss the key strategies and opportunities in the growing Vietnam semiconductor industry at the upcoming Vietnam Semiconductor Strategy Summit.
Materials Matter—Enabling the Future of IC Fabrication and Packaging
The SEMI Strategic Materials Conference 2014 is fast approaching. SMC 2014 offers a unique strategic perspective, covering technology development, economic drivers, and supply-chain dynamics.
VCs Still Investing in Technology, but Need Strategic Partners and Capital Efficiency
By Paula Doe, SEMI
According to leading VCs, investors are still looking for differentiated technologies that solve high-value problems in semiconductor manufacturing, or that bring semiconductor technology to disruptive applications in other fields.
SEMI Forms New Tablet Working Group
By Dr. Chris Moore & Winthrop Baylies, BayTech-Resor LLC
A significant growth market exists as bigger mobile screens like those in the iPhone 6 are developed. This new SEMI working group expects that many of the suppliers of tablets and smart phones will contract out the growth and manufacturing of their cover and screen needs.
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SEMICON Taiwan 2014 Features 3D-IC, Sustainable Manufacturing, and MEMS
Leaders in the industry convened at SEMICON Taiwan 2014 last week to discuss market demands and areas of projected growth.
SEMI China Hosts the First IC Summer Camp
High School students in China participate in a unique program to learn about the IC industry, working directly with industry professionals and IC production equipment.
Foreign Availability Assessment for Etch Equipment
By Taylor Sholler, SEMI Public Policy
The U.S. Government will conduct a first-of-its-kind study born out of SEMI's public policy efforts.
International Printed Electronics Conference
An international printed electronics conference will be held in Korea later this month. Learn about the practical path to printed electronics from key industry leaders.
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