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New SEMI Southeast Asia Member UTAC Eyes Global Growth

SEMI is pleased to welcome Singapore-based UTAC Holdings Ltd., formed nearly 50 years ago, as a new member. UTAC is a leading independent provider of assembly and test services for a broad range of semiconductor chips, offering a full range of...

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Pact for Skills to Advance Europe’s Technological Leadership and Sovereignty

Europe is facing an acute shortage of skilled microelectronics workers that undermines the growth potential of not only the electronics industry but the European economy as a whole. Nearly 1.1 million job advertisements for electro-engineering...

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Intel Products Vietnam Helps Drive Company’s Expansion into New Markets, Attracts Foreign Investment, Combats COVID-19

A 500,000 ft2 (~47,000 m2) state-of-the-art cleanroom facility still towers as the largest U.S. high-technology investment in Vietnam 10 years after starting operations in Saigon High Tech Park in District 9, Ho Chi Minh City. The structure built...

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SEMI, Industry Coalition Urges EU to Postpone SCIP Database Notification Deadline

On 21 September, SEMI and a coalition of 40 industry organisations sent a letter to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen calling for decisive action to solve implementation issues within the European Union Waste Framework Directive,...

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Share Your Expertise to Help Drive Advances in Chip Manufacturing – ASMC 2021 Call for Abstracts Is Open!

Solving challenges in semiconductor manufacturing requires an ongoing collaborative effort by customers, device makers, equipment and materials suppliers, and academia. ASMC 2021 will continue efforts to help the industry overcome these hurdles....

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Nurturing Engineering Careers – Workforce Development at SEMICON West

To attract and cultivate new talent across the microelectronics industry, virtual SEMICON West 2020 offered wide-ranging career insights for engineering students seeking that vital first job and young employees embarking on their careers. They...

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COVID-19 Best Practices in the Spotlight: SEMI Korea Holds On-Site Chip Manufacturing Tutorial

SEMI Korea is back on track. New confirmed COVID-19 cases in Korea now average about 50 per day – with more than half from abroad – after peaking in early March, setting the stage for the Seoul office’s first on-site program since the global...

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SEMI Applauds House and Senate Support of Incentives to Grow U.S. Semiconductor Manufacturing

SEMI President and CEO Ajit Manocha has voiced his support for amendments the United States House of Representatives and Senate included in the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would authorize important programs to...

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SEMI Taiwan Forum Takeaways: Heterogeneous Integration a Key Driver of 5G and AI Innovation

Emerging applications powered by 5G and artificial intelligence (AI) are expected to be a boon to the semiconductor industry, but only once chipmakers overcome a key challenge: Architecting chips that meet the exacting performance, power...

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SEMI Urges Exemption of U.S. Semiconductor Supply Chain Workers from New Visa Restrictions

On June 20, President Trump signed an executive order (EO) suspending the issuance of H-1B, H-2B, J-1 and L visas for applicants residing outside of the United States without an active work permit. The order took effect today and will be in force...

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