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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.

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.

UPDATED - Semiconductor Manufacturing: ASMC 2016 - Nov. 11 "call for papers" deadline

Tue, 11 Nov 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.

Applied Materials and A*STAR announce new R&D joint lab in Singapore for advanced semiconductor technology

Mon, 10 Oct 2015
Applied Materials, Inc. announced it plans to establish a new R&D laboratory in Singapore in collaboration with the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR).

Industrial Semiconductor Revenues Rose in 2015, IHS

Fri, 6 Jun 2016
Industrial semiconductor revenues rose slightly in 2015 despite weakness in the overall semiconductor industry and economic headwinds in China.

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.

Collaboration in MEMS, sensors and ICs

Tue, 7 Jul 2016
MEMS & Sensors Industry Group (MSIG) invites attendees to a special half-day workshop on the convergence of MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS) devices, sensors, flexible substrates and semiconductors in the Internet of Things (IoT) at SEMICON West on July 13, 2016.

SEMI announces results of board elections and leadership appointments

Tue, 7 Jul 2016
SEMI today announced that Jon D. Kemp, president of DuPont Electronics & Communications, and Tadahiro Suhara, president of SCREEN Semiconductor Solutions Co., Ltd., were elected as new directors to the SEMI International Board of Directors in accordance with the association's by-laws.

Leti and Korea Institute of Science and Technology to collaborate on key growth areas for growing digital era

Wed, 7 Jul 2016
Leti, an institute of CEA Tech, and the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) today announced an agreement to jointly explore a variety of technologies, including monolithic 3D, neuromorphic architectures, non-volatile 3D memory, spintronics and ultra-low power semiconductors.

Standards industry leaders honored at SEMICON West 2016

Wed, 7 Jul 2016
SEMI honored four industry leaders for their outstanding accomplishments in developing Standards for the electronics and related industries.

Cisco's Kern on digitizing business processes

Wed, 7 Jul 2016
Cisco VP urges conference goers to invest in digitized supply chains to stay relevant.

New materials need new handling approaches

Wed, 7 Jul 2016
Wenge Yang of Entegris spoke with the Show Daily about major trends in High Volume Manufacturing (HVM), and about the topics that will be discussed in the Entegris Yield Breakfast Forum “Yield Enhancement Challenges in Today’s Memory IC Production” happening Thursday morning, July 14.

Busch launches re-manufacturing capabilities

Thu, 7 Jul 2016
Busch LLC has launched a new program where, at key sites around the world, they have the ability to re-manufacture any major brand of vacuum pump, including high vacuum turbos and cryos.

NSTAR Global Services announces facilities management services

Thu, 7 Jul 2016
NSTAR Global Services is now offering facilities management services for operations and maintenance (O&M) of installed OEM facility equipment or previously constructed systems that support fab operations in high-tech industries.

Maxim Integrated CEO Tunc Doluca elected chair of SIA

Fri, 11 Nov 2016
Mark Durcan, CEO and Director of Micron Technology Inc., Elected SIA Vice Chair

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

DRAM, NAND flash, automotive analog/logic among bestgrowing ICs

Tue, 8 Aug 2017
Topping the chart of fastest-growing products is DRAM, which comes as no surprise given the strong rise of average selling prices in this segment throughout the first half of 2017.

SIA statement regarding Trump Administration action to protect U.S. intellectual property in foreign markets

Wed, 8 Aug 2017
The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) released a statement in response to the Trump Administration's decision to set in motion a process led by the United States Trade Representative to investigate China's unfair trade practices.

SEMICON West adds WT | Wearable Technologies Conference co-location

Tue, 5 May 2018
U.S. electronics manufacturing event expands with wearables program.

Leading the world beyond Moore's Law to the AI era, six cognitive experts to keynote at SEMICON West

Thu, 6 Jun 2018
With the rapid rise of AI providing overwhelming possibilities for industry growth, SEMICON West has been designed to help the microelectronics industry get a firm handle on how best to enable and take advantage of AI's potential.

SEMI Americas and Applied Materials host media and analyst lunch briefing at SEMICON West 

Tue, 6 Jun 2018
Sparking conversation is a goal of SEMICON West, and SEMI Americas and Applied Materials invite working journalists across the electronics spectrum to a special AI Design Forum luncheon on Tuesday, July 10, from noon to 1:30 p.m., at The Forum at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission Street, in San Francisco. The event is presented in conjunction with SEMICON West at the Moscone Center.

Automotive and SiP drive demand for traceability back through the value chain

Mon, 7 Jul 2018
SEMI expands its smart manufacturing program with a Smart Manufacturing Pavilion with displays and three full days of talks to address these industry-wide developments at SEMICON West, July 10-12 in San Francisco.

$62.7B semiconductor equipment forecast: Top previous record, Korea at top but China closes the gap

Mon, 7 Jul 2018
Releasing its Mid-Year Forecast at the annual SEMICON West exposition, SEMI, the global industry association representing the electronics manufacturing supply chain, today reported that worldwide sales of new semiconductor manufacturing equipment are projected to increase 10.8 percent to $62.7 billion in 2018, exceeding the historic high of $56.6 billion set last year.

SEMI Americas and Solid State Technology announce 2018 "Best of West" award finalists

Wed, 6 Jun 2018
Selected from over 600 exhibitors, SEMI announced today that the following Best of West 2018 Finalists will be displaying their products on the show floor at Moscone Center from July 10-12.

Edwards promotes innovation and STEM education at SEMICON West 2018

Mon, 7 Jul 2018
Molecule Blaster virtual reality game allows SEMICON West attendees to learn about and experience the abatement of PFC gases that result from the semiconductor manufacturing process.

The cobbler's children getting shoes?

Tue, 7 Jul 2018
There's an old proverb that the shoemaker's children always go barefoot, indicating how some professionals don't apply their skills for themselves. Until lately, that has seemed the case with the semiconductor manufacturing industry which has been good at collecting massive amounts of data, but no so good at analyzing that data and using it to improve efficiency, boost yield and reduce costs.

Standards industry leaders honored at SEMICON West 2018

Wed, 7 Jul 2018
SEMI yesterday honored two industry leaders at SEMICON West 2018 for their outstanding accomplishments in developing Standards for the electronics and related industries.

Solid State Technology and SEMI announce the 2018 Best of West Award winner

Wed, 7 Jul 2018
Solid State Technology and SEMI today announced the recipient of the 2017 "Best of West" Award – BISTel for its Dynamic Fault Detection (DFD) system.

Subfab data growing in importance

Wed, 7 Jul 2018
The importance of data gathered and analysed in the subfab – the place where vacuum pumps, abatements systems and other supporting equipment operates – is growing. Increasingly, manufacturers are finding that these systems have a direct impact on yield, safety, cost-of-ownership and ultimately capacity and cycle time.

China's semi capex forecast to be larger than Europe and Japan combined in 2018

Thu, 7 Jul 2018
The Mid-Year Update to the 2018 McClean Report revises IC Insights’ worldwide economic and IC industry forecasts through 2022 that were originally presented in The 2018 McClean Report issued in January.

Leti and Soitec launch a new substrate innovation center to develop engineered substrate solutions

Wed, 7 Jul 2018
Industry-inclusive hub promotes early collaboration and learning from substrate to system level.

Linde expands for sub 10nm geometries

Thu, 7 Jul 2018
Gases and engineering company The Linde Group (Booth #5644 in the North hall) is investing in expansion of existing products to improve business continuity planning while adding new products with improved purity to meet the growing needs of sub-10nm semiconductor factories and advanced flat panel manufacturers

KLA-Tencor announces new defect inspection systems

Thu, 7 Jul 2018
KLA-Tencor Corporation announced two new defect inspection products at SEMICON West this week, addressing two key challenges in tool and process monitoring during silicon wafer and chip manufacturing at the leading-edge logic and memory nodes.

Industry overshooting capital spending needs for NAND flash memory

Wed, 7 Jul 2018
Overspending by the major NAND suppliers expected to further cool NAND flash prices this year.