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China IC Ecosystem Report, 2019 Edition


This report covers the latest semiconductor supply chain development throughout China including the rise and the progress of China IC industry, the national and local government policies, public and private funding, and their impact of key segments of China's IC supply chain, recent market developments, and dynamics of key domestic companies and their international peers are also discussed in t... » read more

Unlocking Accurate Chemical Sensing on the Go


Air pollution is one of the grand challenges facing the entire planet — from the wealthiest nations to the least developed. The World Health Organization reports that nine out of 10 people breathe air containing high levels of pollutants, and that polluted air takes over seven million lives annually through stroke, heart disease and respiratory ailments. As a result, the world is thirsty... » read more

Combining Human Intelligence And Smart Machines


By Nancy Greco, Dave Mayewski, James Moyne, Paul Werbaneth The spacecraft Discovery and its HAL 9000 computer system had a digital twin. Stanley Kubrick’s seminal film “2001: A Space Odyssey” had its theatrical release 50 years ago this April. “2001” isn’t just a great science fiction film. Rather, it’s a great work of cinema overall, across any category. (The American Film... » read more

U.S. Tax Reform


By Jamie Gerard Although SEMI has been working on behalf of its members on reforming the U.S. business tax code for many years, the opportunity to see that change is becoming more likely than any time in the 21st century. President-elect Donald Trump and the Republican majorities in both houses of Congress have signaled that tax reform will be at the top of their agenda as the 115th congres... » read more

Changes In China


By Jesse Zhang, SEMI China Industry leaders gathered in Beijing at BIMS 2016 — the Beijing International Microelectronics Symposium — to discuss growth opportunities for the semiconductor industry and the mobile communications market. The 17th session of BIMS was co-sponsored by SEMI and the Chinese-American Semiconductor Professionals Association (CASPA). For 17 years, BIMS has provi... » read more

Successful FlexTech Integration Providing New Opportunities for SEMI Members


By Michael Ciesinski, President, FlexTech In 2014, SEMI developed a new model – SEMI Strategic Association Partnership – for engaging other associations and organizations in a strategic, long-term relationship that supports and advances the interests of SEMI members in emerging and adjacent segments of the electronics supply chain. The strategic partner brings a community, brand, and pro... » read more

Russian Market Overview


By Evgeny Suvorov The Russian market has turned towards the Internet of Things (IoT), with several projects underway, particularly in the areas of agriculture and mining. The largest of these projects have been initiated and backed by the state.  The most striking example is probably the introduction of the "Platon" system, an IoT-based road levy collection system comprised of on-board unit... » read more

China: Strong Market Growth And Innovation In Packaging


By Shanshan Du Since the mid-1980s, packaging and assembly have been key segments of the semiconductor supply chain in China. In the past decade, the fast growing market of electronic product manufacturing in China occurred concurrently with the innovation and growth in China for packaging and assembly. SEMI China researched the packaging and assembly industry segment and observed a total... » read more

12 Nations Sign Trade Partnership


By Taylor Sholler Last week, twelve nations across the Pacific-Rim came together to sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in Auckland New Zealand. These economies, making-up roughly 40 percent of the world's GDP, include Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the U.S., and Vietnam. One of the largest trade agreements in history, the TPP will... » read more

Obama Delivers Unique State-of-the-Union Speech


By Jamie Girard On Jan. 12, President Obama delivered his eighth and final State of the Union Address to the nation. The speech is closely watch by many to signal the intent of the commander-in-chief for the coming year, but this time President Obama broke from tradition in focusing grander themes rather that specific programs. While it was decidedly a different approach to the normal laundr... » read more

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