New SEMI Japan President to Drive SEMI 2.0 in Japan

SEMI today announced the appointment of Masahiko (Jim) Hamajima as president of SEMI Japan. Reporting to SEMI president and CEO Ajit Manocha, Hamajima assumes profit and loss (P&L) responsibility for SEMI Japan and leadership of SEMICON Japan along with all regional programs, events, and initiatives including SEMI Standards and industry advocacy. With more than 325 members, SEMI Japan plays a…

Semiconductor Equipment Industry to Reach $55.9B in 2017

Today, SEMI, the global industry association representing the electronics manufacturing supply chain, released its Year-end Forecast at the annual SEMICON Japan exposition. SEMI projects that worldwide sales of new semiconductor manufacturing equipment will  increase 35.6 percent to US$55.9 billion in 2017, marking the first time that the semiconductor equipment market has exceeded the previous market high of US$47.7…

Component Sales Rise in Q2; Lead Times Stretch

Players in the electronic components industry agree that sales have increased steadily in the first half of 2017. Strong demand across all sectors, particularly industrial automation and automotive, has led to increased lead times across several component segments. ECIA’s latest North American distribution report for the first half of 2017 indicates that lead times for…

Chip Equipment Spending Flat in 2016

SEMI projects that the worldwide semiconductor equipment market will be flat this year and will rebound in 2017 according to the mid-year edition of the SEMI® Capital Equipment Forecast, released today at the SEMICON West exposition. SEMI forecasts that the total semiconductor equipment market will grow 1 percent in 2016 (reaching $36.9 billion) after contracting 3 percent in…

MSIG to Host IoT Workshop with SEMI

Pittsburgh, Pa. – MEMS & Sensors Industry Group® (MSIG) invites attendees to a special half-day workshop on the convergence of MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS) devices, sensors, flexible substrates and semiconductors in the Internet of Things (IoT) at SEMICON West on July 13, 2016. Speakers will explore the theme “From Collision to Convergence: Co-Creating Solutions in the Semiconductor and MEMS/Sensors Industry” as…

SEMI Applauds Trade Progress

SEMI has praised a plan to expand the Information Technology Agreement (ITA) and begin negotiations to finalize the deal.  Following a multiyear effort on behalf of global information and communication technology industries, a meaningful agreement now appears within reach, the organization said. SEMI (www.semi.org) worked with a host of industry and government officials in an…