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IC Market Direction Indicator Points to 11% Growth in 2022

At 26%, the 2021 IC market is forecast to log its highest growth rate since 2010.

SEMI Market Forecast: “Remarkable” Growth

At a press conference on Tuesday during SEMICON, Ajit Manocha, SEMI’s President and CEO, provided a preview of the 2022 SEMI market forecast due to be released next week.

How to Increase Fab Efficiency: Look into the Future

What if you could see 60 days into the future? Alex Smith, a VP at Edwards Vacuum, sees a day when that’s possible – at least when it comes to certain areas of fab operations.

LITHOSCALE Maskless Exposure System from EV Group Wins 2021 Best of West Award

The LITHOSCALE maskless exposure system from EV Group (EVG) has won the 2021 Best of West award, SEMI and Semiconductor Digest announced today at SEMICON West 2021 Hybrid, December 7-9 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

Increasing Fab Productivity with New Chamber Solutions

To speed throughput, equipment makers such as Applied Materials, Lam and TEL have implemented new tools that are smarter and denser.

Massive Reinvigoration of Semiconductor Industry Underway

Joe Sawicki, Executive Vice President, Siemens EDA provided a very optimistic view of the semiconductor industry’s future on Monday, speaking at the Design Automation Conference (DAC), which is co-located at Moscone with this year’s SEMICON West.

Collaboration Needed on Environmental Sustainability

The market drivers behind the semiconductor industry’s explosive growth are well known: AI, 5G, cloud computing, super computing, the IoT, gaming, automotive, medical and smart manufacturing, and of course, the work from home trend driven by the global pandemic.

What’s in the December Issue?

Each issue of Semiconductor Digest has articles found only in the magazine! Read the December issue online here or stop by booth 244 at SEMICON West, December 7 – 9, to pick up a printed copy.

Insights Into the Trends Driving Optical Transceiver Technology

For the past 50 years, mobile technology innovations have been rolled out each decade. Mobile bandwidth requirements have evolved from voice calls and texting to ultra-high-definition (UHD) video and a variety of augmented reality/virtual reality (AR/VR) applications.

Power Module Packaging Market Will Grow to Around US$3.5B by 2026

In 2020, motor drives represented the most significant power module market with a value of US$1.6 billion.

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