From Solid State Technology Magazine by John Ellis, SEMI February 12, 2010 Background For the lifetime of the semiconductor industry, reduced cost and increased functionality have driven end applications and sales. The main lever inachieving both of these has been through the ever-ad
Josephine Lien, Taipei; Jessie Shen, DIGITIMES [Wednesday 10 February 2010] Eighteen-inch wafers will replace 12-inch as the mainstream in 2015, according to Joo-Tai Moon, senior vice president of Samsung Electronics. Moon made the remarks during the SEMICON Korea trade show held Febr
In an article in Semiconductor International, a group in New York apparently has gotten word of a proposal to the State of New York for funding for 450mm development and has expressed their opposition. In the article, the group expresses concern that the funding for 450mm research an
February 3, 2010 (Pleasanton, CA) – Wright Williams & Kelly, Inc. (WWK), a cost & productivity management software and consulting services company, announced today the start of its 2010 survey on equipment and process timing in the semiconductor industry. The survey results w
Intel and Micron jointly announced a 25nm NAND Flash product last week being ramped up at IMFlash, their joint venture. The new product will give them a large competitive advantage in the market. EETimes covered the announcement, which was leaked early by an industry analyst. Accord
In an interesting study we did a couple of years ago at SEMI, we looked at parallels between the aircraft industry and the semiconductor industry. Granted, they seem very much different, but in some ways, in taking advantage laws of physics and exponential growth, they are similar.
At the Industry Strategy Symposium held at Half Moon Bay in California, a panel discussion had some of the large Equipment CEOs, including Lam Research (Steven Newberry), Novellus (Rick Hill), and KLA-Tencor (Rick Hill), as well as industry analysts, such from Gartner (Bob Johnson) an
Industry leaders convened at SEMICON Europa to hear the latest update from ISMI on 450 mm wafer size transition development, as well as long list of technology development requirements yet to be resolved. The conference, 450 mm In Europe: Quo Vadis (or “where do we go from here”) was