Fri, 11 Nov 2012
Materials experts from across the supply chain gathered at the 2012 Strategic Materials Conference 2012 in San Jose in October, discussing key materials needs for micromanufacturing outside the CMOS mainstream: OLEDs and GaN-on-silicon power semiconductors, graphene, CNTs, and self-assembling polymers.
Thu, 10 Oct 2012
At SEMICON Europa, European government representatives, consortia, and suppliers discussed programs to support and participate in the 450mm wafer-size transition -- including a comprehensive presentation from ASML about its roadmap for 450mm EUV platforms.
Thu, 12 Dec 2012
In news from Semicon Japan, a Nikon spokesperson said that the company plans to ship high-volume manufacturing (HVM) lithography tools in 2017, and Intel officially announced a 450mm Japan Metrology Center.
Fri, 9 Sep 2012
While various industry segments appear to be tapping the brakes, others are revving their engines, observes SEMI's Christian Gregor Dieseldorff -- and a 2012 stall could pave the way for a record-breaking 2013.
Fri, 8 Aug 2012
In this SEMI News and Views blog, Karen Savala covers EUV lithography, 450mm wafers, and 3D IC developments, based on her recent presentation at SEMICON West, “Supply Chain Readiness in an Era of Accelerated Change.”
Wed, 8 Aug 2012
Learn about the changes in semiconductor manufacturing as well as related markets -- photovoltaics, displays, LEDs, etc -- at the 2012 Strategic Materials Conference (SMC), to be held on October 23-24 in San Jose, CA. SEMI reports.
Wed, 10 Oct 2012
Even though semiconductor manufacturers in Japan are consolidating and transitioning to a "fab-lite" strategy, the region still represents a large installed fab capacity and a major market for equipment and materials suppliers.
Wed, 9 Sep 2012
During sessions at this month's SEMICON Taiwan, execs from TEL, Lam Research, Applied Materials and KLA-Tencor revealed the latest developments in 450mm technology.
Mon, 6 Jun 2013
In advance of the 2013 SEMICON West TechXPOTs on lithography and nonplanar transistors beyond 20nm, SEMI asked some of the speakers and industry experts to comment on the challenges they wanted to highlight. Many of the inputs focused on the need for precision in the processes used to form transistors, as well as how EDA can contribute to mitigating variability.
Thu, 10 Oct 2013
SEMI believes that the semiconductor materials market will trend with the device market, resulting in an increase of one percent this year and a seven percent increase in 2014, resulting in a materials market approaching $50 billion in 2014.
Mon, 10 Oct 2013
Recent blogs address semiconductors in healthcare (blood cell sorters), FinFETs and logic roadmaps, 450mm progress, panel level embedded tech, materials innovation, options to reduce mask write time, SOI and EUV.
Mon, 2 Feb 2014
Ira Feldman blogs about the recent 2014 SEMI Industry Strategy Symposium (ISS).