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Building U.S. manufacturing ecosystems for emerging advanced packaging technologies

Wed, 6 Jun 2016
Emerging opportunities for advanced packaging solutions for heterogeneous integration include a lot more than logic, memory and sensors.

Digital redefines supply chain: Big change and big opportunity

Tue, 6 Jun 2016
With many disruptive changes occurring in the electronics supply chain, the one with the biggest impact may come from smart manufacturing and the emergence of the digital supply chain.

SEMI and Solid State Technology announce the 2016 "Best of West" award finalists

Tue, 6 Jun 2016
Each year at SEMICON West, the "Best of West" awards are presented by Solid State Technology and SEMI.

Advanced Packaging Forum provides answers at SEMICON West 2016

Tue, 6 Jun 2016
Today, SEMI announced that the latest packaging solutions will be the topic of an in-depth session at the SEMICON West 2016 Advanced Packaging Forum - and on display on the exhibition floor.

Changing markets drive smarter manufacturing by IC sector

Mon, 6 Jun 2016
The changing market for ICs means the end of business as usual for the greater semiconductor supply chain. Smarter use of data analytics looks like a key strategy to get new products more quickly into high yield production at improved margins.

Countdown to Node 5: Moving beyond FinFETs

Fri, 6 Jun 2016
A forum of industry experts at SEMICON West 2016 will discuss the challenges associated with getting from node 10 -- which seems set for HVM -- to nodes 7 and 5.

SEMICON West 2016 expands technical programming by nearly 50%

Thu, 5 May 2016
As the opening day of SEMICON West (July 12-14) approaches, the electronics manufacturing industry is experiencing disruptive changes, making “business as usual” a thing of the past. To help technical and business professionals navigate this fast-changing landscape, SEMICON West programming has been upgraded extensively.

Breakthrough opportunities at SEMICON West for an industry in transition

Tue, 6 Jun 2016
With disruptive changes occurring in the electronics supply chain, 26,000 professionals will converge on SEMICON West 2016 (July 12-14) at Moscone Center in San Francisco to hear insider perspectives on what the future holds for the industry.

AMICRA to provide precision die attach system to Fabrinet in Silicon Valley

Fri, 7 Jul 2016
AMICRA Microtechnologies, a German-based vendor of advanced back-end assembly processing equipment for advanced packaging applications, has received an order for the AFC Plus System from Fabrinet West.

Supply chain needs paradigm shift in how to look at defect control

Wed, 6 Jun 2017
The future of contamination control in the next-generation supply chain for beyond 14nm-node semiconductor processes faces stringent challenges.

SUNY Poly-led AIM Photonics and NY-Power Electronics Manufacturing Consortium to highlight research, collaboration at SEMICON West 2017

Thu, 7 Jul 2017
Prominent New York State Tech Pavilion and Nanotech Summit at SEMICON West Exhibition to showcase innovation-based business growth opportunities

SEMICON West preview: New “Meet the Experts” program

Fri, 7 Jul 2017
SEMI adds a new speaker program called “Meet the Experts” at SEMICON West (July 11-13) in San Francisco this year.

Imec demonstrates electrically functional 5nm solution for back-end-of-line

Mon, 7 Jul 2017
At its annual Imec Technology Forum USA in San Francisco, imec today presented an electrically functional solution for the 5nm back-end-of-line (BEOL).

Brewer Science partners with Arkema to develop high-chi DSA materials for advanced node patterning

Mon, 7 Jul 2017
Brewer Science Inc. today announced from SEMICON West the extension of its partnership with Arkema to develop second-generation directed self-assembly (DSA) materials using high-x (chi) block copolymers.

Semiconductor advances could enable endless complexity increase

Tue, 7 Jul 2017
Speaking at imec’s International Technology Forum USA yesterday afternoon at the Marriott Marquis, Luc Van den Hove, president and CEO of imec, provided a glimpse of society’s future and explained how semiconductor technology will play a key role.

Day 1 of SEMICON West 2017: Don't Miss

Tue, 7 Jul 2017
Don’t miss the big events today at SEMICON West!

How low can we go?

Tue, 7 Jul 2017
In the advanced CMOS technology programs ongoing in the Belgium city of Leuven, imec works to extend the building-blocks of integrated circuits (IC).

New programs reign at SEMICON West 2017

Tue, 7 Jul 2017
SEMI has enriched this year’s SEMICON West by offering new, timely programs and forums for attendees to engage with peers and presenters at the three-day industry event.

China growth surge highlighted at SEMICON West

Tue, 7 Jul 2017
SEMI added a new high-profile program on China to its 2017 conference lineup for SEMICON West.

Moscone Center construction during SEMICON West

Tue, 7 Jul 2017
The Moscone Center will be undergoing major construction during Semicon West week.

Edwards sees promise in sub-fab data analysis

Tue, 7 Jul 2017
Integrating data from various sensors in semiconductor fabs is a key focus in the industry now, and the sub-fab is an increasingly important part of the equation.

Linde Group announces rare gas capacity expansions

Tue, 7 Jul 2017
The Linde Group is expanding production of the rare gases used by the semiconductor industry, including xenon, which is in increasing demand for etching 3D semiconductor structures.

Exploring smart sensor explosive growth

Tue, 7 Jul 2017
MEMS & Sensors Industry Group (MSIG), the industry association advancing MEMS and sensors across global markets, is hosting a TechXPOT program today, titled “What’s Next for MEMS & Sensors: Big Growth of Disruptive Applications for Smart Sensing Changes the Business.”

200mm fabs thriving

Tue, 7 Jul 2017
Today, at SEMICON West in San Francisco, Calif., SEMI issued an update to its 200mm Fab Outlook report, with improved and expanded report forecasting of 200mm fab trends out to 2021.

SEMI's Board election results and leadership appointments announced

Tue, 7 Jul 2017
SEMI today announced that Mike Allison, president of the Semiconductor Division at Edwards, and Daisuke Murata, president and CEO of Murata Machinery, were elected as new directors to the SEMI International Board of Directors in accordance with the association's by-laws.

Day 2 of SEMICON West: Don't Miss

Wed, 7 Jul 2017
Don't miss these big events today at SEMICON West!

AI and collaboration key to future success

Wed, 7 Jul 2017
Keynote speakers Terry Higashi of Tokyo Electron Ltd. and Tom Caulfield of GlobalFoundries took the stage at the Yerba Buena Theater Tuesday morning to predict major changes in the goals and operations of the semiconductor industry.

James C. Morgan unveils Applied Wisdom

Wed, 7 Jul 2017
James C. Morgan will be a special guest presenter during the SEMICON West keynote session this morning at the Yerba Buena Center.

$49.4B semiconductor equipment forecast: New record, Korea at top

Wed, 7 Jul 2017
Worldwide sales of new semiconductor manufacturing equipment are projected to increase 19.8 percent to total $49.4 billion in 2017, marking the first time that the semiconductor equipment market has exceeded the market high of $47.7 billion set in 2000.

New materials, new challenges

Wed, 7 Jul 2017
In order to increase device performance, the semiconductor industry has slowly been implementing many new materials.

Solid State Technology and SEMI announce the 2017 Best of West Award winner

Wed, 7 Jul 2017
Solid State Technology and SEMI today announced the recipient of the 2017 "Best of West" Award -- Microtronic Inc.-- for its EAGLEview 5.

Standards industry leaders honored at SEMICON West 2017

Wed, 7 Jul 2017
SEMI honored four industry leaders for their outstanding accomplishments in developing Standards for the electronics and related industries. The SEMI Standards awards were announced at the SEMI International Standards reception held during SEMICON West 2017.

SEMI Awards honor process and technology integration achievements

Thu, 7 Jul 2017
SEMI announced the recipients of the 2017 SEMI Awards for the Americas.

EUV patterning materials evolving

Thu, 7 Jul 2017
Global industry R&D hub IMEC defines the “IMEC 7nm-Node” (I7N) for finFETs to have 56 nm Contacted Gate Pitch (CGP) with 40 nm Metal Pitch (MP), and such critical mask layers can be patterned with a single exposure of 0.33 N.A. EUVL as provided by the ASML NXE:3400B tool.

Day 3 of SEMICON West: Don't Miss

Thu, 7 Jul 2017
Don't miss these events today at SEMICON West!

Big data in autonomous driving

Thu, 7 Jul 2017
On Wednesday, Intel Corporation’s Katherine Winter, Vice President of the Automated Driving Group, delivered a keynote that many would think is off-topic from the usual at SemiCon West: ”Big Data in Autonomous Driving.”

Industry acting to reduce greenhouse gases

Thu, 7 Jul 2017
Semiconductor manufacturers use a variety of high global warming potential (GWP) gases to process wafers and to rapidly clean chemical vapor deposition (CVD) tool chambers.

ALD tools evolve with industry needs

Thu, 7 Jul 2017
Veeco Instruments (Veeco) recently announced that Veeco CNT -- formerly known as Ultratech/Cambridge Nanotech -- shipped its 500th Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) system to the North Carolina State University.

ASM International launches Intrepid epitaxy tool

Thu, 7 Jul 2017
ASM International introduced the Intrepid ES 300mm epitaxy (epi) tool for advanced-node CMOS logic and memory high-volume production applications.