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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,...


10 Oct, 2019, 19:49 BST 2019 Heterogeneous Integration Roadmap Released; Identifies Long-Term Technology Requirements to Speed Innovation

SEMI, the global industry association representing the electronics design and manufacturing supply chain, today announced the 2019 release of the...


30 Sep, 2019, 15:00 BST Total Wafer Shipments to Drop 6 Percent in 2019, Resume Growth in 2020, Set New High in 2022, SEMI Reports

Total wafer shipments in 2019 are expected to decline 6 percent from last year's historic high, with growth resuming in 2020 and shipments reaching a ...


23 Sep, 2019, 15:00 BST SEMI, SUNY Poly Awarded $6 Million National Science Foundation Grant for Pilot Program to Grow Electronics Industry Talent Pipeline

SEMI, the global industry association representing the electronics manufacturing and design supply chain, and SUNY Polytechnic Institute today...


12 Sep, 2019, 15:00 BST Fabs Valued at Nearly $50 Billion to Start Construction in 2020

Investments in new fab projects starting construction in 2020 is expected to reach nearly US$50 billion, up about US$12 billion from 2019, according...


03 Sep, 2019, 15:00 BST 300mm Fab Equipment Spending to Seesaw in Coming Years, Hit New Highs in 2021 and 2023, SEMI Reports

300mm fab equipment spending will slowly recover in 2020 after the 2019 downturn and take off in 2021 to log a new record high topping US$60 billion, ...


03 Sep, 2019, 15:00 BST 300mm Fab Equipment Spending to Seesaw, Reach New Highs in 2021 and 2023, SEMI Reports

Worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings reached US$13.3 billion in the second quarter of 2019, down 20 percent from the same quarter ...


23 Jul, 2019, 15:00 BST Second Quarter 2019 Silicon Wafer Area Shipments Fall 2.2 Percent from First Quarter Levels

Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments totaled 2,983 million square inches in the second quarter of 2019, down 2.2 percent from the 3,051 million...


10 Jul, 2019, 15:00 BST SEMI 2019 Mid-Year Total Equipment Forecast - 2019 Market Reset With 2020 Recovery

Global sales of semiconductor manufacturing equipment by original equipment manufacturers are projected to drop 18.4 percent to $52.7 billion in 2019 ...


09 Jul, 2019, 20:30 BST 1,000th SEMI Industry Standard Marks 40+ Years of Microelectronics Innovation

SEMI, the global industry association representing the electronics manufacturing and design supply chain, announced today at SEMICON West the...


27 Jun, 2019, 15:00 BST SEMI Teams with Cornell University to Accelerate Technology Development Using Machine Learning and AI

SEMI today announced a research and development (R&D) project to speed technology progress and problem-solving in microelectronics manufacturing and...


11 Jun, 2019, 15:00 BST Global Fab Equipment Spending to Rebound in 2020 with 20 Percent Growth

Global fab equipment spending will rebound in 2020, growing 20 percent to US$58.4 billion after dropping 19 percent to US$48.4 billion in 2019,...


03 Jun, 2019, 23:00 BST First Quarter 2019 Worldwide Semiconductor Equipment Billings Drop 19 Percent Year-Over-Year

SEMI, the global industry association representing the electronics manufacturing and design supply chain, today reported that worldwide semiconductor ...


28 May, 2019, 15:00 BST Audi First Carmaker to Join SEMI; Membership to Advance Automotive Electronics

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


18 May, 2019, 01:06 BST SEMI Monitors Escalating U.S.-China Trade Tensions; Eyes Global Electronics Supply Chain Impact

SEMI, the association representing the end-to-end global electronics industry supply chain, today provided the following statement from Mike Russo,...


13 May, 2019, 15:00 BST Silicon Reclaim Wafer Market Logs Second Year of Strong Growth but Softening Ahead

Logging a second consecutive year* of strong growth, the silicon wafer reclaim market surged 19 percent to $603 million in 2018 on the strength of a...


29 Apr, 2019, 15:00 BST Silicon Wafer Shipments Drop to Lowest Level Since Fourth Quarter of 2017

Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments dropped 5.6 percent during the first quarter 2019 when compared to the fourth quarter 2018 and are now at...


24 Apr, 2019, 19:00 BST SEMI Partners with Powerhouses imec, CEA-Leti and Fraunhofer to Energize Global Innovation

SEMI, the industry association representing the global electronics manufacturing and design supply chain, today announced that in the three months...


10 Apr, 2019, 15:00 BST 2018 Global Semiconductor Equipment Sales Jump to Record $64.5 Billion

Worldwide sales of semiconductor manufacturing equipment surged 14 percent from $56.62 billion in 2017 to an all-time high of $64.5 billion in 2018,...


02 Apr, 2019, 15:00 BST Global Semiconductor Materials Sales Hit New High of $51.9 Billion

The global semiconductor materials market grew 10.6 percent in 2018, propelling semiconductor materials revenue to $51.9 billion to eclipse the...


18 Mar, 2019, 22:00 GMT Largest SEMICON China Opens: Smart Tech, Industry Growth, Workforce Development in Focus

SEMICON China 2019, the world's largest semiconductor conference and exhibition, opens tomorrow and will highlight the global electronics...


14 Mar, 2019, 20:52 GMT ES Design West Registration Opens

Registration is open for the inaugural ES Design West, the only event in North America that links the electronic system and semiconductor design...


14 Mar, 2019, 20:40 GMT ESD Alliance Expands Global Platform at SEMICON China, DATE 2019, ES Design West

The Electronic System Design Alliance (ESD Alliance), a SEMI Strategic Association Partner, will expand its global reach in the electronic system and ...


12 Mar, 2019, 14:00 GMT Global Fab Spending to See 2019 Decline, New Highs in 2020

Global fab equipment spending is expected to decline 14 percent (US$ 53 billion) in 2019 but stage a strong recovery of 27 percent (US$ 67 billion)...