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Technology and Trends

Exhibitors Gear Up for SEMICON China 2020 – Safety SEMI Top Priority

In the two months since the COVID-19 outbreak in January, the Chinese economy has shifted from shock to ongoing recovery under the guidance of the Chinese government. China has worked tirelessly to restore production at its chip manufacturing...

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The Semiconductor Industry’s Secret to Success

This article is the fourth in a series highlighting the vital importance of SEMI Standards to commemorate the publication of the 1000th SEMI Standard in July 2019. Find the entire series here.

Computer prices have plunged over the years even as...

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Standards: Innovation Accelerator for the Electronics Industry

This article is the third in a series highlighting the vital importance of SEMI Standards to commemorate the publication of the 1000th SEMI Standard in July 2019. Find the entire series here.

SEMI Standards are the bedrock of the modern...

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1000th SEMI Standard: A Stable Foundation for Energetic Materials

This article is the first in a series highlighting the vital importance of SEMI Standards to commemorate the publication of the 1000th SEMI Standard in July 2019. Find the entire series here.

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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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Smart Manufacturing and Digital Twins for the Semiconductor Industry

Semiconductor fabs have been getting smarter and smarter over the past 30 years. It’s a natural evolution –  the direct outcome of numerous continuous-improvement efforts. The really important difference on the road to smarter fabs, the one...

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MEMS – One Product, One Process?

SEMI spoke with Udo Gómez, senior vice president at Robert Bosch GmbH, about MEMS technology requirements relative to standard IC design and manufacturing. Gómez highlighted solutions to challenges of MEMS technology development and manufacturing...

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Automating 200mm Semiconductor Fabs to Meet Growing Demand

SEMI met with Heinz Martin Esser, managing director at Fabmatics GmbH, to discuss how existing 200mm semiconductor fabs can master the challenges of a 24x7 production under highest cost and quality pressure by implementing intralogistics...

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Being "Idle" to Make Money - How Powering Down Pays Off

Large semiconductor fabs can devour electricity at clip of 100 megawatts per hour -- enough to power 50,000 homes1 and, according to a McKinsey study, more than automobile plants and oil refineries consume. So ravenous is their electricity...

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