Mixed Outlook For Fab Equipment

As 2018 dawned, the semiconductor industry appeared to be poised for a rare fourth consecutive year of equipment investment growth. That rosy outlook is about to change as clouds gather in what until now has been the sunny sky. The latest edition of the World Fab Forecast Report, published by SEMI in December 2018, reveals a downward revision of total fab equipment spending growth for 2018 ... » read more

Following The Money

By Jim Feldhan There are many trends in the semiconductor industry that are easy to identify because the moves make a huge statement. A few of the major changes that we’ve all observed include the shift from a computer application focus to consumers, the growth of mobile devices, and the shift of semiconductor dominance from the U.S. to Japan to Asia Pacific. One of Semico’s jobs is to ... » read more