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Jun 11, 2019, 10:00 ET 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,...


Jun 03, 2019, 18:00 ET 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 ...


May 28, 2019, 10:00 ET 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...


May 17, 2019, 19:50 ET 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,...


May 13, 2019, 10:00 ET 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...


Apr 29, 2019, 10:00 ET 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...


Apr 24, 2019, 13:30 ET 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...


Apr 10, 2019, 10:00 ET 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,...


Apr 02, 2019, 10:00 ET 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...


Mar 18, 2019, 18:00 ET 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...


Mar 14, 2019, 16:30 ET 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...


Mar 14, 2019, 16:30 ET 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 ...


Mar 12, 2019, 10:00 ET 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)...


Feb 26, 2019, 10:00 ET Nominations Open for ESD Alliance Governing Council

The Electronic System Design Alliance, a SEMI Strategic Association Partner, today opened nominations for member company executives to serve on the...


Feb 25, 2019, 10:00 ET SEMI Launches Initiative to Build Talent Pipeline Critical to Global Electronics Industry Growth

SEMI, the global industry association serving the electronics manufacturing supply chain, today announced SEMI Works™, a comprehensive program to...


Jan 30, 2019, 10:00 ET Annual Silicon Shipments Hit Record High, Market Tops $10 Billion for First Time Since 2008

Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments in 2018 increased 8 percent year-over-year to a record high, while 2018 worldwide silicon revenue jumped 31...


Jan 21, 2019, 18:00 ET SEMICON Korea Highlights Smart Tech, Industry Growth and Workforce Development

SEMICON Korea 2019 opens tomorrow with electronics industry growth drivers artificial intelligence (AI), Smart manufacturing, and MEMS and sensors in ...


Jan 07, 2019, 08:40 ET China Wafer Production Capacity Growth Fastest in World

Unwavering in its drive to build a strong, self-sufficient semiconductor supply chain, China plans more new fab projects than any other region in the ...


Jan 30, 2018, 04:00 ET Largest SEMICON Korea Ever Highlights Smart Manufacturing, Automotive

SEMICON Korea 2018 opens at COEX in Seoul today with its largest-ever exhibition and an expected 50,000 attendees at the premier event for the Korean ...


Jan 08, 2018, 10:00 ET SEMI and Fab Owners Association Strengthen Supply Chain

After several years of close partnership, SEMI and the Fab Owners Association (FOA) have fully integrated. Driving manufacturing efficiencies remains ...


Jan 02, 2018, 10:00 ET New SEMI Japan President to Drive SEMI 2.0 in Japan

SEMI today announced the appointment of Masahiko (Jim) Hamajima as president of SEMI Japan. Reporting to SEMI president and CEO Ajit Manocha,...


Jan 02, 2018, 06:00 ET SEMI Data Projects New Highs in Fab Equipment Spending

The year-end update to the SEMI World Fab Forecast report reveals 2017 spending on fab equipment investments will reach an all-time high of $57...


Dec 20, 2017, 11:00 ET ISS Europe 2018 to Focus on Winning in the Global Marketplace

Electronics manufacturing executives will sharpen their competitive edge in Dublin, Ireland, on 4-6 March at Europe's SEMI Industry Strategy...


Dec 18, 2017, 17:00 ET Largest SEMICON China Ever Targets Industry Growth

More than 70,000 players in the electronics manufacturing industry are expected to descend upon SEMICON China for technology and innovation insights...


Dec 11, 2017, 18:00 ET $55.9 Billion Semiconductor Equipment Forecast - New Record with Korea at Top

Today, SEMI, the global industry association representing the electronics manufacturing supply chain, released its Year-end Forecast at the annual...