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Technology and Trends

SEMI Evolves with Eye to Future: Interview with Bettina Weiss

A lot has happened in fifty years, particularly when it comes to the microelectronics industry. Founded in 1970 by a group of semiconductor industry pioneers who believed that co-opetition — instead of traditional competition—would produce a more...

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The Promise of Quantum Computing

No, that wasn’t a fancy chandelier on the periphery of ES Design West’s exhibit area, the co-located event at SEMICON West. It was IBM’s Q quantum computer, a striking bit of industrial design that looks like a chandelier from a stately ballroom.

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SEMICON West a Magnet for Visionaries

AI vs. energy. Quantum for everyone. Biofabrication of human organs on a mass scale. Slowing advancements from Moore’s law.

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Taking Atoms to Systems in Next-Generation SoC Designs

New system-on-chip (SoC) devices are driving new memory architectures and photonic interfaces, while specialized new intellectual property (IP) requires analysis down to the nanometer and atomic levels because of single nanometer process nodes....

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MEMS Manufacturing for 2020 and Beyond

According to market research and strategy consulting firm Yole Développement (Yole), the total market size of MEMS, sensors and actuators will double from $48 billion in 2018 to $93 billion in 2024.[i] The consumer market will continue to drive...

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The Importance of a Well-Coordinated Semiconductor Supply Chain

Would you buy your next hotdog in parts, from un-coordinated suppliers? For example: Get the bun from a baker, the sausage from a butcher, mustard and/or ketchup and veggies from the nearest supermarket?  If yes, you may find the sausage being...

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Fab Owners Alliance: Enabling Global Manufacturing Efficiency Through Collaboration

Imagine a world where there are chips in about everything we touch on a daily basis. It is not hard to do with semiconductors already at the core of many leading-edge electronic devices. These sophisticated chips are hidden from sight, but their...

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Emerging MEMS and Sensor Technologies to Watch – 2019 and Beyond

When developing industry forecasts, market analysts gather data from hundreds of companies to provide actionable insights on established technologies and to identify near-term business opportunities. As a developer of new MEMS and sensor...

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The Rebirth of the Semiconductor Industry

At a Glance

“Software is eating the world ... and AI is eating software.” Amir Husain, author of The Sentient Machine, at SEMICON West 2018We’re living in a digital world where semiconductors have been taken for granted. But, Artificial...

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Video: Adding More Intelligence to Chip Manufacturing – SEMI’s Smart Manufacturing Initiative

Advances in areas from materials, packaging and testing to devices, equipment and standards must come together to enable smart factories and new capabilities in the microelectronics manufacturing supply chain. The secure transfer of information...
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