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$24B semiconductor assembly and testing services market poised for steady growth

01/13/2017  This week, Future Market Insights (FMI) releases its latest report on the semiconductor assembly and testing services market.

Worldwide semiconductor capital spending is forecast to grow 2.9% in 2017

01/12/2017  Worldwide semiconductor capital spending is projected to increase 2.9 percent in 2017, to $69.9 billion, according to Gartner, Inc.

Pure-play foundry market surges 11% in 2016 to reach $50B

01/12/2017  X-Fab, SMIC, and TowerJazz each grew by ≥30% last year.

SEMI ISS 2017 uncovers new growth, forecast upgrades

01/10/2017  SEMI's Industry Strategy Symposium (ISS) opened yesterday with a theme focused on new industry forces and new markets.

Global semiconductor sales up 7% year-to-year

01/04/2017  The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $31.0 billion for the month of November 2016, an increase of 7.4 percent compared to the November 2015 total.

A year in review: Top 10 stories of 2016

12/23/2016  From the ground-breaking research breakthroughs to the shifting supplier landscape, these are the stories the Solid State Technology audience read the most during 2016.

Seoul Semiconductor Europe GmbH announces new CEO

12/20/2016  Andreas Weisl (38), former Vice President Europe of Korean LED manufacturer Seoul Semiconductor (SSC), has taken on the position of CEO at Seoul Semiconductor Europe GmbH based Munich, Germany, with effect from November 11, 2016.

62 new facilities start operation 2017 and beyond

12/19/2016  Data from SEMI’s recently updated World Fab Forecast report reveal that 62 new Front End facilities will begin operation between 2017 and 2020.

Number of IC manufacturers using 300mm wafers less than half using 200mm wafers

12/16/2016  Reliance on existing wafer sizes increases as outlook for 450mm wafers fades.

North American semiconductor equipment industry posts November 2016 book-to-bill ratio of 0.96

12/16/2016  A book-to-bill of 0.96 means that $96 worth of orders were received for every $100 of product billed for the month.

Toshio Maruyama to receive SEMI Marketing Excellence Award at SEMICON Japan

12/15/2016  SEMI this week announced that Toshio Maruyama has been selected as the 2017 recipient of the SEMI Sales and Marketing Excellence Award, inspired by Bob Graham.

SEMICON China 2017 presents six forums in China's explosive growth market

12/14/2016  SEMI today announced the lineup for six forums at SEMICON China and FPD China held at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre on March 14-16, 2017.

New fab facilities: China dominates, followed by Americas and Taiwan

12/14/2016  The 62 facilities and lines range from R&D to high-volume fabs. Most of the newly operating facilities will be volume fabs; only seven are R&Ds or Pilot facilities.

Semiconductor equipment sales forecast: $40 Billion

12/13/2016  SEMI today reported that worldwide sales of new semiconductor manufacturing equipment are projected to increase 8.7 percent to $39.7 billion in 2016.

SEMICON Japan 2016 opens tomorrow at Tokyo Big Sight

12/13/2016  SEMICON Japan 2016, the largest and most influential event for the electronics manufacturing supply chain in Japan, opens tomorrow at Tokyo Big Sight.

Global Semiconductor Alliance announces 2016 Award recipients

12/09/2016  The Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) is proud to announce the award recipients honored at the 2016 GSA Awards Dinner Celebration that took place in Santa Clara, California.

Global semiconductor sales increase 5% year-over-year in October

12/08/2016  The global semiconductor market has rebounded in recent months, with October marking the largest year-to-year sales increase since March 2015.

Five suppliers to hold 41% of global semiconductor marketshare in 2016

12/07/2016  Two years of busy M&A activity boost marketshare among top suppliers.

Third quarter 2016 worldwide semiconductor equipment billings reach $11B, reports SEMI

12/06/2016  SEMI today reported that worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings reached US$11.0 billion in the third quarter of 2016.

Human-focused research and IoT promise profound, positive changes, say Leti CEO

12/06/2016  Leti CEO Marie Semeria today delivered a sweeping, optimistic assessment of a rapidly evolving world where "hyperconnectivity" and the Internet of Things – guided by a "human-centered research approach and symbiotic development strategies" – herald profound changes in the way individuals relate to each other and to the physical world.




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WEBCASTS



Internet of Things

January 2017 - Date and time TBD / Sponsored by Epicor

The age of IoT is upon us, with the expectation that tens of billions of devices will be connected to the internet by 2020. This explosion of devices will make our lives simpler, yet create an array of new challenges and opportunities in the semiconductor industry. At the sensor level, very small, inexpensive, low power devices will be gathering data and communicating with one another and the “cloud.” On the other hand, this will mean huge amounts of small, often unstructured data (such as video) will rippling through the network and the infrastructure. The need to convert that data into “information” will require a massive investment in data centers and leading edge semiconductor technology.

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Fab Cost Reduction

February 2017 - Date and time TBD / Sponsored by Epicor

One of the primary concerns of today’s fab managers is cost reduction. This webcast will examine how top fabs are tackling that challenge by embracing smart manufacturing, otherwise known as Industry 4.0 or IIoT. Greater connectivity and information sharing -- enabled by new capabilities in data analytics, remote monitoring and mobility -- will lead to increased efficiency and reduced costs.

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Advanced Packaging

March 2017 - Date and time TBD

Back-end packaging is increasingly important to semiconductor device form factor, thermal and power performance, and costs. Compounded by the demand for lead-free processing and the soaring cost of gold, the industry is developing new approaches to packaging, including redistribution layers (RDL), through silicon vias (TSV), copper pillars, wafer-level packaging (WLP) and copper wire bonding. Experts will discuss these and other approaches in this webcast.

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TECHNOLOGY PAPERS



What You Should Know About 802.11ax

The upcoming IEEE 802.11ax High-Efficiency Wireless (HEW) standard promises to deliver four times greater data throughput per user. It relies on multiuser technologies to make better use of the available Wi-Fi channels and serve more devices in dense user environments. Explore this technology introduction white paper to learn about the new applications of 802.11ax, the key technical innovations to the standard, and its test and measurement challenges. January 10, 2017
Sponsored by National Instruments

Electrically Conductive Adhesives Make the Right Connections

As electronic circuits become more complex, engineers are finding new ways to assemble and package them. Electrically conductive adhesives provide durable bonds with conductive paths to suit a variety of electronics applications. They can be engineered to combine bond strength and electrical conductivity with other service-critical properties.November 11, 2016
Sponsored by Master Bond, Inc.,

New In-Line & Non-Destructive Hybrid Technology for Semiconductor Metrology

XwinSys recently launched the ONYX - a novel in-line and non-destructive hybrid metrology system, uniquely integrating advanced XRF, 2D and 3D optical technologies, designed to meet the current and future metrological challenges of the semiconductor industry. The unique hybrid configuration of the ONYX enables a solution to challenging applications through various analytical approaches and effective SW algorithms.July 06, 2016
Sponsored by XwinSys Technology Development Ltd.

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EVENTS



LithoVision 2017
San Jose, CA
http://www.lithovision.com
February 26, 2017 - February 26, 2017
ISS Europe 2017
Munich, Germany
http://www.semi.org/eu/iss-europe-2017
March 05, 2017 - March 07, 2017
SEMI-THERM 33rd Annual Symposium & Exhibit
San Jose, CA
http://semi-therm.org
March 13, 2017 - March 17, 2017
The ConFab 2017
San Diego, CA
http://www.theconfab.com
May 14, 2017 - May 17, 2017
ASMC 2017
Saratoga Springs, NY
http://www.semi.org/en/asmc2017
May 15, 2017 - May 18, 2017
Design Automation Conference 2017 (DAC)
Austin, TX
https://dac.com
June 18, 2017 - June 22, 2017

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