|SEMI® Global Update - September 2013|
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FROM THE SEMI EUROPE PRESIDENT
Momentum in Europe Building
EU 10/100/20 Strategy Investment Wave -- Access and Opportunity at SEMICON Europa
The momentum is building as plans roll out regarding Europe's ambitious new semiconductor manufacturing strategy. The new European Union (EU) industrial goal for micro- and nanoelectronics, dubbed the EU 10/100/20 strategy, was launched the end of May 2013. It anticipates € 10 billion public/private investment in research and manufacturing over the next seven years, with the European semiconductor manufacturing industry committing € 100 billion investment to support the strategy. The goal: Europe holding 20 percent of the global chip production market by 2020. (more)
Will 2014 be the Next Golden Year?
By Christian Gregor Dieseldorff, SEMI Industry Research & Statistics
Next year could be a golden year for the industry. Semiconductor companies have adjusted their capital expenditure, with fab equipment spending for 2014 expected to reach historic highs.
Looming IC Industry Changes Mean Proliferation of New Materials Needs
By Paula Doe, SEMI Emerging Markets
The onslaught of next generation technologies coming to the semiconductor industry will bring demand for a host of new materials, but also an increasingly fragmented materials market, making strategic investment decisions for materials development even more risky and complex than usual.
European 3D TSV Summit: "Application Ready" Theme -- Both Business and Technology Aspects
The latest TSV product developments and achievements will be discussed at the 2nd edition of the SEMI European 3D TSV Summit on January 20-22, 2014 in Grenoble, France. The event builds on the success of the 1st edition last year that attracted almost 320 people from 20 countries.
Global SMT & Packaging
The world's leading B2B magazine for electronics manufacturing and advanced packaging professionals.
Impacts of the Mobile Market Revolution on Process Control in the Semiconductor Industry
By Brian Trafas, KLA-Tencor Corp.
The accelerating pace of growth and the propensity for rapid change in the mobility market has fundamentally transformed the semiconductor industry. Strong consumer demand for smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices is fueling significant growth within the semiconductor industry...
Faster, Smaller, Cooler: GaN and SiC Face Off for Market Domination over Silicon
By Pallavi Madakasira, Lux Research
The need for a smaller footprint, higher current density and superior thermal management is driving innovation in power electronic components; specifically in materials such as silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN).
Next Level of MEMS Industry Development to be Examined at SEMICON Europa
Driven by value-creating applications in mobile phones, automotive, displays and other systems, the global MEMS industry has grown to over $11 billion in 2012, a 10% compound annual average growth rate since 2008.
Collaboration Needed on 3D-IC
By Karen Savala, SEMI Americas
The history of semiconductors is a history of collaboration. For decades, the great leaps forward in semiconductor cost reductions and performance improvements were achieved through widespread industry collaboration efforts.
450 Central-- Portal for Wafer Transition Information
450 Central is a web-based information service to keep the industry informed of important news and perspectives on 450mm wafer processing. Includes: Viewpoints, Industry News, Presentations, Standards, and more.
SEMI Commends Introduction of Advanced Manufacturing Legislation
Recognizing the important role that advanced manufacturing plays in the U.S., SEMI supports newly introduced legislation aimed at bolstering domestic advanced manufacturing competitiveness.
Call for Papers
LED Korea 2014 -- Due: September 30
Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Conference (ASMC 2014) -- Due: October 31
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