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SEMI Urges Global Standards for Essential Business Travel

On Monday, SEMI led a statement from a coalition of industry groups calling on governments worldwide to harmonize their policies to safely allow essential international travel by essential workers. Cross-border mobility in the semiconductor and...

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SEMI Urges EU and Member States to Allow Cross-Border Mobility of Essential Workforce

Right after the COVID-19 outbreak, multiple countries in Europe and globally recognized the semiconductor and microelectronics industries as essential and allowed for them to maintain operations of key research and manufacturing activities. 

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COVID-19: Japan Eases State of Emergency but Immigration Controls Hamper its Microelectronics Industry

In an important step toward resuming business as usual in Japan, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on May 14 lifted the state of emergency originally scheduled to expire at the end of May for 39 of Japan’s 47 prefectures, marking “the real beginning of...

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MADEin4 Project: imec Helps Guide Future of High-Volume Manufacturing

imec, a SEMI Strategic Association Partner, is a member of MADEin4, an ECSEL JU consortium of nearly 50 European manufacturers and research and technology organizations (RTOs) working to drive Industry 4.0 solutions for the European semiconductor...

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Reskilling and Upskilling in the Microelectronics Industry After COVID-19

In light of COVID-19, the microelectronics industry is undergoing major changes and adapting to a great degree its work practices. This transition has given rise to new skills priorities. In such a challenging time, it is clear that reskilling...

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SEMI Urges ‘Essential Business’ Designation of Chip Companies Worldwide to Help Ensure Continuous Operation

SEMI has urged government representatives around the U.S. and world to designate the semiconductor industry as an essential business so operations at companies across the chip supply chain can continue without interruption as the spread of...

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Towards Closing the Skills Gaps in the European Microelectronics Industry

Skills are the key to the future. It is thanks to its skilled workforce that Europe will reap the benefits of the green and digital transitions and remain competitive. At the same time, upskilling and reskilling is a clear social policy because...

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Innovation Through Cooperation: MADEin4 Progress Update

In the challenging world of high-volume manufacturing, rigorous inspection and monitoring of production systems is critical in order to meet high product quality and safety standards. By employing advanced machine vision, digital twinning and...

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Building the European Microelectronics Talent Pipeline: 5 Takeaways from Inaugural METIS Consortium Meeting

Taking aim at the workers and job training needed to drive microelectronics innovation, 50 members of the recently formed Microelectronics Training, Industry and Skills (METIS) consortium met for the first time in November 2019 to lay out the...

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SEMI Supports Long-Term Industrial Strategy for Europe

Industry4Europe, a coalition of nearly 150 industry organizations including SEMI dedicated to campaigning for an ambitious EU industrial strategy, has published A long-term strategy for Europe’s industrial future: from words to action, a set of...

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