Techcet's Michael A. Fury concludes his observations from this year's SEMICON West. Highlights from Day 3: CMP beyond semiconductors, CMP Q&A, solar panel parallels, and the PV sector's victory toast.
Rounding up observations from Day 3 at SEMICON West, Intermolecular's Russell Kempt looks at LED technology, executive opinions on big-picture industry issues, and the state of play in the solar market.
Techcet's Michael A. Fury reports from busy aisles at Intersolar, and at SEMICON West where a private symposium by CEA Leti reviewed work in FDSOI, 3D integration, TSVs, silicon photonics, and MEMS for medicine.
SEMI appointed Doug Neugold, ATMI, as Chairman of its International Board of Directors, serving his first term on the association's board. Following are all the appointments.
To go from peak generation provider to baseland territory alongside fossil fuels, the solar industry and other renewables have to lay the groundwork for a new energy economy focused on smart solutions to some current limitations, asserted Andrew Skumanich, CEO of Solar Vision, during his presentation Monday morning at Intersolar North America.
Solon and Tucson Electric Power are widening a solar PV testbed in Arizona to investigate integration of different energy storage technologies with PV onto the grid.
A spirited panel discussion involving solar PV industry organizations, vendors, and even local government on the first day of Intersolar North America explored whether and how the US can grow and nurture solar PV as a viable energy alternative.
Wrap-up of what we heard and saw at SEMICON West 2010. Lesson 5: Interest was overflowing for high-growth areas outside traditional CMOS: MEMS, LEDs, solar. And the industry really can reach everywhere around us.