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Chips in Cars, China's Semiconductor Surge, Mussel-Inspired Solution for Rare Earth Elements, From Earth to Moon and Everest in Pennies

How many chips are in a modern car? According to industry estimates, the average modern car sports between 1,400 and 1,500 semiconductor chips. Some cars boast as many as 3,000 chips. Staggering!

Building a Sustainable Value Chain – Samsung’s Path to Net Zero

Hosong Hwang, Head of the Environment Team at Samsung Electronics, provides an overview of Samsung’s new environmental strategy and delves into the sustainability journey of a globally renowned electronics company.

Join the New SEMI PFAS Initiative

The SEMI PFAS Initiative will accelerate industry efforts to reduce PFAS dependency, mitigate PFAS-related semiconductor supply chain disruption, and encourage environmentally responsible risk management in cases where there are no alternatives to PFAS.

New SEMI Cybersecurity Consortium Sets Out to Strengthen Semiconductor Manufacturing Supply Chain Network Protections

The SEMI Cybersecurity consortium, launched at SEMICON West in July, has established key priorities in its mission to develop and promote a standards-based, industry-wide approach to improve cybersecurity and accelerate implementation of actionable solutions.

Imec ITF towards NETZERO: Uniting for a Greener Semiconductor Industry

SEMI spoke with imec Lars-Ake Ragnarsson, Program Director Sustainable Technologies and Systems (SSTS), about the semiconductor industry challenges to reduce environmental impact and how industry leaders can collaborate to get to the net zero.

Chip Industry Fun Facts: Super Clean(room), Microchip Sprint, Computing Power Moonshot and Microscopic Scale!

Did you know that a semiconductor manufacturing cleanroom is 10,000 times cleaner than a hospital operating room? Why? One speck of dust could ruin a microprocessor during production. 

Breaking Barriers, Forging Paths: A CEO's Legacy of Workplace Inclusivity and a Chip in Every Car

Françoise Chombar has shattered glass ceilings, paving the way for future generations of women. Her journey as CEO of Melexis exemplifies the transformative power of visionary, authentic, and empowering leadership.

Looking Forward to the New Chip Cycle With Needham & Company’s Charles Shi

I recently spoke with Shi about his talk Looking Forward to the New Chip Cycle during the opening of the 2023 Design Automation Conference, collocated in July with SEMICON West in San Francisco.

Why Men Should Attend Women-Focused Events

The key to driving change is getting men involved in closing the gender gap and encouraging more equitable workplaces.

FLEX 2023 Takeaways: Flexible and Printed Electronics Move into Electronics Manufacturing

The FLEX Conference, held again this year in conjunction with SEMICON West 2023, provided numerous examples of continued developments in flexible, printed, and flexible hybrid electronics technologies applied to sensing, robotics, communications, and other applications.