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08 Jul, 2020, 15:00 BST Virtual SEMICON West 2020 to Gather Industry Leaders, Visionaries to Highlight Opportunities for Stronger Preparedness for Global Challenges

Better readiness for future global disruptions through technology innovation will come into sharp focus at the virtual SEMICON West 2020, July 20-23, ...


22 Jun, 2020, 15:00 BST New SEMI-NBMC, GE Research Project to Advance Vital Signs Monitoring of Patients During Emergency Air Transport

Nano-Bio Materials Consortium (NBMC), a SEMI Strategic Association Partner, today launched a project with GE Research to develop a medical-grade...


09 Jun, 2020, 15:00 BST Semiconductor Fabs to Log Record Spending of Nearly $68 Billion in 2021 After 2020 Lull, SEMI Reports

2021 is poised to mark a banner year for global fab equipment spending with 24 percent growth to a record US$67.7 billion, 10 percent higher than the ...


02 Jun, 2020, 15:00 BST First-Quarter 2020 Global Semiconductor Equipment Billings Up 13 Percent Year-Over-Year

Worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings contracted 13 percent to US$15.57 billion quarter-over-quarter in Q1 2020 but increased 13...


02 Jun, 2020, 15:00 BST China IC Industry on the Rebound with SEMICON China Leading the Way

Marking the first major semiconductor industry event of the year with on-site exhibitions and conferences plus live webinars for those unable to...


27 May, 2020, 23:00 BST SEMICON Southeast Asia 2020 Goes Virtual to Highlight Industry Innovation and Growth Opportunities

SEMICON Southeast Asia 2020 is going virtual as the region's premiere global electronics manufacturing supply chain exposition and conference...


12 May, 2020, 20:05 BST COVID-19: The Way Forward - Insights from McKinsey & Company

In much of post-lockdown China, urban life is humming. Streets in Beijing and Shanghai are bustling with traffic, smog again shrouds city skylines...


05 May, 2020, 15:00 BST Power and Compound Fab Spending to Rebound in Second Half of 2020, Set New Record in 2021, SEMI Reports

Global fab equipment spending for power and compound devices is expected to rebound in the second half of 2020 to meet resurgent end-product demand...


04 May, 2020, 15:00 BST Global Silicon Wafer Area Shipments Edge Up in First Quarter 2020 Despite COVID-19 Headwinds

Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments rose 2.7 percent to 2,920 million square inches in the first quarter of 2020, compared with fourth-quarter...


14 Apr, 2020, 15:13 BST 2019 Global Semiconductor Equipment Sales Slip 7 Percent to $59.8 Billion, SEMI Reports

Semiconductor equipment manufacturers worldwide logged sales of $59.8 billion in 2019, a 7 percent drop from the all-time high of $64.5 billion in...


14 Apr, 2020, 15:00 BST Gradual Rebound or Slight Dip - Two Scenarios for COVID-19 Impact to 2020 Global Silicon Wafer Market Sales, SEMI Reports

Global silicon wafer market sales could dip if uncertainty surrounding the impact of COVID-19 to the semiconductor industry persists or climb on the...


31 Mar, 2020, 15:00 BST Global Semiconductor Materials Market Revenues Slip 1.1 Percent in 2019, SEMI Reports

Global semiconductor materials market revenues edged down 1.1 percent in 2019, SEMI, the global industry association representing the electronics...


17 Mar, 2020, 12:00 GMT New SEMI Job Skills Model for Growing Microelectronics Industry Talent Pipeline Released by U.S. Department of Labor - Employment and Training Administration

SEMI today announced the release of a central feature of its workforce development initiative, designed to grow the microelectronics industry's...


09 Mar, 2020, 14:00 GMT Global Fab Equipment Spending Poised for 2021 Record High

Global fab equipment spending promises to rebound from its 2019 downturn and see a modest recovery this year before a sharp uptick drives record...


04 Feb, 2020, 15:00 GMT 2019 Global Silicon Shipments Dip From 2018 Record High But Revenue Remained Stable Above $11 Billion, SEMI Reports

Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments in 2019 declined 7 percent from the 2018 record high while revenue remained above the $11 billion mark despite ...


03 Feb, 2020, 15:00 GMT SEMI-FlexTech Launches Six New Projects to Accelerate Flexible Hybrid Electronics Innovation

SEMI-FlexTech today announced the launch of six projects to accelerate sensor and sensor system innovations for new applications in industries...


16 Dec, 2019, 15:00 GMT Global Fab Equipment Spending Rebounds in Second Half of 2019 with Stronger 2020 Projected, SEMI Reports

Projected 2019 global fab equipment spending has been revised upward to US$56.6 billion on the strength of surging memory investments in the latter...


11 Dec, 2019, 15:00 GMT SEMI and VLSI Research Unveil End-to-End Semiconductor Manufacturing Industry Report

SEMI, the global industry association representing the electronics manufacturing and design supply chain, and VLSI Research, the leading...


10 Dec, 2019, 23:00 GMT Global Semiconductor Equipment Sales Forecast - 2020 Rebound, 2021 Record High

Global semiconductor manufacturing equipment sales will drop 10.5 percent to $57.6 billion in 2019 from last year's historic peak of $64.4 billion...


03 Dec, 2019, 15:00 GMT Third Quarter 2019 Worldwide Semiconductor Equipment Billings Jump 12 Percent, SEMI Reports

Worldwide semiconductor equipment manufacturers posted third-quarter 2019 billings of US$14.9 billion, a quarter-over-quarter increase of 12 percent...


20 Nov, 2019, 15:00 GMT Industry's Only Worldwide OSAT Manufacturing Sites Database Now Tracks 360 Facilities, Expands Test Site Coverage

SEMI and TechSearch International today announced a new edition of the Worldwide OSAT Manufacturing Sites Database – the only outsourced...


20 Nov, 2019, 00:21 GMT SEMI, Partners Launch Largest Microelectronics Education Initiative Co-Funded by Erasmus+ Program

SEMI and 19 partners from 14 countries today launched an initiative to fill the skills gap and boost workforce diversity by tightening collaboration...


12 Nov, 2019, 15:00 GMT Silicon Wafer Area Shipments Fall for Fourth Consecutive Quarter

Marking the fourth consecutive quarterly decline, worldwide silicon wafer area shipments totaled 2,932 million square inches in the third quarter of...


12 Nov, 2019, 10:00 GMT Volkswagen Joins SEMI; Membership to Advance Automotive Electronics

SEMI, the industry association serving the global electronics manufacturing and design supply chain, announced today that leading German vehicle...


29 Oct, 2019, 14:00 GMT Global MEMS and Sensors Fab Capacity to Grow 25 Percent Through 2023, SEMI Reports

Total worldwide installed capacity for MEMS and sensors fabs is forecast to grow 25 percent to 4.7 million wafers* per month from 2018 to 2023,...