Week In Review: Manufacturing, Test

Worldwide fab equipment spending for front-end manufacturing is expected to hit $107 billion this year, an 18% year-over-year increase, according to SEMI’s latest World Fab Forecast report. “Crossing the $100 billion mark in spending on global fab equipment for the first time is a historic milestone for the semiconductor industry,” said Ajit Manocha, president and CEO of SEMI. Investme... » read more

Japan Earthquake: The Industry Will Respond and Rebound

By Stanley T. Myers, president and CEO, SEMI The massive earthquake, tsunami and power plant disaster in Japan has brought great sadness to the semiconductor industry, as it has to people all over the world. Japan is a pioneer and leader in the global chip industry whose contributions are valued the world over. SEMI and our member companies extend our deepest condolences to our friends and c... » read more