ConFab interview: Semico’s Jim Feldhan on solid-state drives and semiconductor trends

June 4, 2012 — Jim Feldhan of Semico speaks with Solid State Technology editor-in-chief Pete Singer about expectations for the semiconductor industry and solid-state drives. Feldhan presented at The ConFab, Solid State Technology’s invitation-only meeting of the semiconductor industry.


H2 2012 will be an improvement from H1, Feldhan said, with the supply chain re-ordering IC inventories and foundries increasing capex.

Smartphones, tablets, and ultrabooks are all attracting consumers, as are HDTVs, e-readers, and other devices. Emerging countries are hot markets for smartphones, he added.

Almost all of the technologies that we see today are mobile, and mobile applications require a lot of storage. For battery life and performance to meet consumer expectations, you need a solid-state drive (SSD) to provide all that storage, Feldhan said.

Get the highlights of Feldhan’s presentation in our articles from The ConFab 2012 Session 1, “The Economic Outlook for the Semiconductor Industry” —

Semiconductor industry experts look to the future

How to prevail over silicon cycles


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