SEMI® Global Update - August 2014
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SEMI Global Update
Taiwan Market Continues to Lead the Semicondustor Industry
SEMICON Taiwan: Growing Market Opportunities
Growth in Chip Equipment Spending
Sustainable Manufacturing Forum
Materials Matter: Strategic Materials Conference
$1M Challenge Grant: Workforce Development
450mm Update: G450C and Nikon
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 10
Northeast Forum
September 17
Austin Golf Classic
September 30-October 1
Strategic Materials Conf
October 17
Arizona Forum
October 29
Pacific Northwest Forum
October 30
Texas Fall Outlook
- Acct Support Boot Camp
- Financial Boot Camps
- Key Semi Acct Selling
Call for Nominations
SEMI Award for North America
Deadline: August 30

Call for Papers
SEMICON Korea STS 2015
Abstract Due: Sept 30
ASMC 2015
Abstract Due: Oct 31



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.

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.


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.

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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