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James C. Morgan announces $1,000,000 “Challenge Grant” for high tech industry workforce development

Tue, 7 Jul 2014
James C. Morgan, chairman emeritus, Applied Materials, Inc., today announced his commitment to match up to $500,000 in donations to the SEMI Foundation.

Applied Materials and Tokyo Electron unveil new company name

Tue, 7 Jul 2014
Applied Materials, Inc. and Tokyo Electron Limited today unveiled the new name and logo of their combined company which will be used once the merger closes.


Tue, 7 Jul 2014
The Center aims to accelerate the development of next generation CMP technology, and to drive improvement in the yield and cost of ownership of CMP processes.

Entegris focused on purification, materials

Wed, 7 Jul 2014
Semiconductor devices are manufactured using the most advanced processes and materials known to man and require levels of purity that measures contamination in parts per quadrillion (ppq).

SEMI forecasts double-digit business growth in 2014, 2015

Wed, 7 Jul 2014
The worldwide semiconductor capital equipment market is forecast to increase 20.8 percent this year to $38.44 billion, compared with 2013’s $31.82 billion, and another 10.8 percent in 2015 to $42.6 billion, according to Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International.

Solid State Technology and SEMI announce the 2014 “Best of West” Award winner

Wed, 7 Jul 2014
Solid State Technology and SEMI, yesterday announced the recipient of the 2014 “Best of West” Award — Nikon Corporation — for its NSR-S630D Immersion Scanner. The award recognizes important product and technology developments in the microelectronics supply chain. The Best of West finalists were selected based on their financial impact on the industry, engineering or scientific achievement, and/or societal impact.

SEMI Reports Second Quarter 2015 Worldwide Semiconductor Equipment Figures

Tue, 9 Sep 2015
SEMI reported that worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings reached US$9.4 billion in the second quarter of 2015.

SEMI and Solid State Technology announce the 2015 “Best of West” Award finalists

Tue, 6 Jun 2015
The award was established to recognize new products moving the industry forward with technological developments in the microelectronics supply chain.

SEMI updates key safety guidelines for semiconductor manufacturing equipment

Wed, 7 Jul 2015
SEMI today announced the cornerstone safety Standard S2 (Environmental, Health, and Safety Guideline for Semiconductor Manufacturing Equipment) will be updated this month.

Strong dollar to create economic uncertainties in global market

Mon, 7 Jul 2015
Presentations at the SEMI/Gartner Market Symposium on Monday afternoon could be summed up in two words: Uncertainties Ahead.

Great future ahead, says Applied Materials' Dickerson

Mon, 7 Jul 2015
Major inflection points at logic, memory, foundry and display customers are create a great future for Applied Materials, said CEO Gary Dickerson, speaking at an analyst meeting on Monday.

Don't Miss at SEMICON West

Tue, 7 Jul 2015
Don't miss the big events today at SEMICON West!

Buying used equipment? Be careful; know your seller

Tue, 7 Jul 2015
The used and refurbished semiconductor equipment market can be a hazardous business for buyers. The watchword always is: Caveat emptor – let the buyer beware.

SEMI forecasts three years of growth in chip equipment spending

Tue, 7 Jul 2015
SEMI projects three consecutive years of growth in worldwide semiconductor equipment sales according to the mid-year edition of the SEMI Capital Equipment Forecast, released today at the SEMICON West exposition.

SEMI announces results of board elections and leadership appointments

Tue, 7 Jul 2015
SEMI today announced that Stephen S. Schwartz, CEO of Brooks Automation, and Toshikazu Umatate, senior vice president and general manager of the Semiconductor Lithography Business at Nikon Corporation, were elected as new directors to the SEMI International Board of Directors in accordance with the association's by-laws.

Mark Durcan, Micron CEO, recognized for outstanding EHS leadership

Tue, 7 Jul 2015
Durcan accepted his award for leadership at the Global Care Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) Lunch today at SEMICON West 2015 in San Francisco, Calif.

Save costs by conserving energy in the sub-fab

Wed, 7 Jul 2015
Opportunities for cost savings abound in the “sub-fab” of semiconductor operations where the vacuum pumps and gas abatement systems reside.

SEMI Standards leaders honored at SEMICON West 2015

Wed, 7 Jul 2015
SEMI honored six industry leaders for their outstanding accomplishments in developing Standards for the microelectronics and related industries.

Leti and EVG launch INSPIRE

Wed, 7 Jul 2015
CEA-Leti and EV Group launched a new program in nano-imprint lithography (NIL) called INSPIRE to demonstrate the benefits of the nano-patterning technology and spread its use for applications beyond semiconductors.

Greenpeak and Dusan Launch Smart Parking system

Mon, 9 Sep 2015
GreenPeak Technologies and Dusun Electron Ltd recently announced a partnership with the launch of their first Smart City assisted parking application that addresses the growing parking problems in China's larger cities.

Soitec and Simgui announce first 200-MM SOI wafers produced in China

Tue, 9 Sep 2015
Soitec and Simgui jointly announced today that the first 200-mm silicon-on-insulator (SOI) wafers have been produced at Simgui's manufacturing facility in Shanghai.

Power module market to comprise nearly one-third of power semiconductor market by 2019, IHS

Fri, 9 Sep 2015
The global power module market is projected to comprise nearly one third (30 percent) of the power semiconductor market by 2019, growing at twice the rate of power discretes, from 2014 to 2019.

North American semiconductor equipment industry posts August 2015 book-to-bill ratio of 1.06

Mon, 9 Sep 2015
North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $1.67 billion in orders worldwide in August 2015 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.06, according to the SEMI's August EMDS Book-to-Bill Report.

Microcontroller market growth tied to IoT applications, IHS

Tue, 9 Sep 2015
The market for microcontroller units (MCUs) used in Internet of things (IoT) applications is on the rise, which is having a positive effect on overall MCU market growth.

Semiconductor Manufacturing: ASMC 2016 - Nov. 2 "call for papers" deadline

Tue, 9 Sep 2015
SEMI announced today that the deadline for presenters to submit an abstract for the 27th annual SEMI Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Conference (ASMC) is November 2.

Europe's secondary industry in the spotlight

Tue, 9 Sep 2015
The dramatic shift from the trend for increasingly advanced technology to a vast array and volume of application-based devices presents Europe with a huge opportunity.

A*STAR's IME and Lumerical Solutions develop a calibrated CML for IME's silicon photonics platform and PDK

Wed, 9 Sep 2015
The calibrated library of compact models will enable improved accuracy and reliability in photonic integrated circuit design and fabrication.

Edwards' abatement solutions meet international emissions standards

Fri, 9 Sep 2015
Edwards Ltd and its subsidiaries (Edwards) reassures customers that all of its exhaust management abatement system products are designed to meet industry emission standards.

Display technologies and electronic circuits to fuel organic electronics market globally through 2018

Mon, 9 Sep 2015
Transparency Market Research (TMR) projects the global organic electronics market to grow at a CAGR of 32.6% from 2012 to 2018.