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Wall Street View Of EDA Industry


Jay Vleeschhouwer, managing director of Griffin Securities, has followed the electronic design automation (EDA) industry as a leading financial analyst for 25 years and is a popular speaker at the annual Design Automation Conference (DAC). I spoke with Vleeschhouwer after attending his presentation "The State of EDA: A View from Wall Street" at this year’s DAC. Bob Smith: According t... » read more

Additive Techniques For Flexible Hybrid Electronics Packaging And Integration With Human Body


By Gity Samadi and Paul Semenza Flexible hybrid electronics (FHE) has spawned the development of novel packaging techniques to overcome the application limitations of the rigid boards, high-temperature solders, bulky component packages, and insertion processes used in traditional printed circuit boards. Thin, flexible substrates, bare die, and combinations of printed and small-format package... » read more

Smart Manufacturing And Advanced Technical Service


SEMI spoke with Eyal Shekel, senior vice president of Service Strategy and Excellence at Tokyo Electron Limited, about the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on smart manufacturing and how other fab solutions for smarter process tools are advancing semiconductor manufacturing. SEMI: AI technology is considered a key enabler for smart manufacturing. What are the latest trends? Shekel:... » read more

Collaborating To Decarbonize The Semiconductor Manufacturing Value Chain


By Mousumi Bhat and Peter Spiller SEMICON West 2022 Hybrid gathered experts from across the semiconductor industry for the debut Sustainability Summit to talk about the sustainability of the industry’s growth. Semiconductor chips have become ubiquitous in recent years. All aspects of society have become extremely dependent on semiconductors. The post-pandemic revenue growth of semicondu... » read more

Insights From Industry Strategy Symposium Europe 2022


The timely return to an in-person Industry Strategy Symposium (ISS) Europe was welcomed by participants from around the globe on May 30th at the Brussels Sheraton. ISS Europe 2022 featured a new program and event format – with industry insights and strategic topics condensed into one day of programming on three critical challenges facing the microelectronics industry: the energy crisis and su... » read more

Deep Tech Drives Semiconductor Sustainability


SEMI spoke with Luc Van den hove, president and CEO at Imec, about semiconductor sustainability, healthcare trends, and deep tech, and their implications for the semiconductor industry. Van den hove shared his views ahead of his keynote presentation at SEMI Industry Strategy Symposium Europe (ISS Europe), on May 30, 2022, in Brussels, Belgium. Join us at the event to meet experts from Imec... » read more

Chipping In For Equipment Suppliers: The Equipment Multiplier Effect On The Chip Shortage


By Ajit Manocha and Sanjay Malhotra Global semiconductor supply imbalances have hindered countless industries including essential segments such as automotive and medical as well as workers and consumers. Around the world, policymakers are increasing semiconductor manufacturing capacity to strengthen supply chains and meet growing demand for semiconductors through robust incentive packages to... » read more

Mask And Metrology Technology Trends


Aselta Nanographics of Grenoble, France, which produces software for wafer and mask patterning based on e-beam technology for IC manufacturing, along with advanced metrology solutions for scanning electron microscopes, recently became an ESD Alliance member. Adding to its impressive credentials, Aselta is a spin-off of CEA-Leti, the electronics and information technologies research institut... » read more

The Great Resignation And The Microelectronics Industry: Retaining A Skilled Workforce


"Now hiring" signs are replacing masks and bottles of hand sanitizer as the ubiquitous markers of COVID-19, as the Great Resignation continues, and the Omicron surge ebbs. Everywhere – at fast food restaurants, at top tech companies – there are job openings, offering cash just for showing up at an interview, or up to $100,000 in sign-on bonuses. Consumers across all industries are bein... » read more

3D-IC: Great Opportunities, Great Challenges


The growing adoption of 2.5D and 3D integrated circuits (3D-ICs) marks a major inflection point in the world of semiconductor design. Electronic designers demand greater integration densities and faster data transfer rates to meet the growing performance requirements of AI/ML, 5G/6G networks and autonomous vehicles as these technologies have outpaced the capabilities of any single chip. 3D-IC t... » read more

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