SEMI® Global Update - August 2014
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SEMI Global Update
Fueling the Innovation Cycle
Taiwan Market Continues to Lead the Semicondustor Industry
SEMICON Taiwan: Growing Market Opportunities
Growth in Chip Equipment Spending
Sustainable Manufacturing Forum
450mm Update: G450C and Nikon
Materials Matter: Strategic Materials Conference
$1M Challenge Grant: Workforce Development
SEMI Members: Int'l Trade Discussion
Imaging Without Limits
New South America Strategy Summit
Board Elections and Leadership Appointments

Event Calendar

September 3-5
September 16-17
Vietnam Semiconductor Strategy Summit
October 22-24
PV Taiwan 2014
October 30-31
SEMI Southeast Asia IC Packaging Seminar
September 23
MEMS Tech Seminar
October 6-9
SEMICON Europa Standards Meetings
October 7-9
Plastic Electronics 2014

September 30-October 1
Strategic Materials Conf
Call for Papers
SEMICON Korea STS 2015
Abstract Due: Sept 30
ASMC 2015
Abstract Due: Oct 31




Fueling the Innovation Cycle

Kai Fai Ng Innovation continues to drive semiconductor development and activities. In Singapore, the Institute of Microelectronics (IME), launched four Advanced Semiconductor Joint Labs to leverage IME's research capabilities in key semiconductor technology processes. In Malaysia, a national blueprint for the Internet of Things was announced enhancing the landscape of the E&E sector.

Recognising these activities and the needs of the region, SEMI Southeast Asia is spearheading two events in the coming months which will bring value to our partners and members alike. (more)

Kai Fai Ng

Vietnam Semiconductor Strategy Summit 2014
Sep 16-17, 2014
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Taiwan Market Continues to Lead the Semiconductor Industry
By Dan Tracy and Clark Tseng, Industry Research & Statistics, SEMI
The Taiwan market is the largest spending market on equipment and materials used in semiconductor manufacturing and is expected to approach $21B this year.

SEMICON Taiwan: Growing Market Opportunities
Taiwan is forecast to have the largest regional semiconductor manufacturing equipment and materials capital expenditures in both 2014 and 2015.

Growth in Chip Equipment Spending

SEMI projects back-to-back years of double-digit growth in worldwide semiconductor equipment sales according to the mid-year edition of the SEMI Capital Equipment Forecast.

SEMICON Taiwan 2014

Sustainable Manufacturing Forum

By Paula Doe, SEMI
The semiconductor industry has made major progress on reducing resource consumption and abating emissions, with sustainability central to process and tool designs. But it's about to get considerably harder.

450mm Update: G450C and Nikon

The first fully patterned 450mm wafers were on display at SEMICON West 2014. Highlights from the 450mm Transition Forum at SEMICON West.

Materials Matter: Strategic Materials Conference

The SEMI Strategic Materials Conference (Sept 30-Oct 1) will examine new material drivers and explore their impact on material suppliers/value chain.


$1M Challenge Grant: Workforce Development

James C. Morgan challenges the industry to secure funding for the SEMI Foundation to support workforce development and High Tech U programs.

SEMI Members: International Trade Discussion

The Environmental Goods Agreement offers a unique opportunity for U.S. companies producing environmental items and technologies to penetrate foreign markets.

Imaging Without Limits

New technologies for imaging-based applications are growing. To address the rising demands, SEMICON Europa 2014 will feature "Imaging Without Limits."

South America Summit

New South America Strategy Summit

The growing strength of Latin American markets is driving investment in electronics manufacturing; planning for new investments.

SEMI: Board Elections and Leadership Appointments

During SEMICON West 2014, SEMI announced the board election results and leadership appointments. 450mm Central

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