North American Semiconductor Equipment Industry Posts July 2021 Billings

North America-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers posted $3.86 billion in billings worldwide in July 2021. The billings figure is 4.5% higher than final June 2021 billings of $3.69 billion and 49.8% higher than July 2020 billings of $2.57 billion.

While Industry Booms, China Worries Mount

While China’s share of all semiconductor production has shot up, the Americas region has declined, raising alarm bells in Washington. “We see a continuation of this trend, with the Americas dropping by one more percent point next year and China building out its lead.” – SEMI senior principal analyst Christian Dieseldorff.

New Drivers Propelling Semis, Equipment, IP

The shortage of semiconductors won’t be easy to solve, with some equipment lead times stretching out several years, said VLSI Research CEO Dan Hutcheson at a SEMI event.

Outlook for 2021: Executive Viewpoints

Each year, Semiconductor Digest turns to industry leaders and analysts to get their viewpoints on what they expect to see in the coming year in terms of critical tech and business trends.

Coronavirus Concerns

The impact so far on the semiconductor industry has fortunately been minor.

The Last Technology Roadmap

After many delays, the last ever International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS) has been published. Now that there are just a few companies remaining in the world developing new fab technologies in each of the CMOS logic and memory spaces,…

3D XPoint uses PCM Material in ReRAM Device

IM Flash pre-announced “3D XPoint”(TM) memory for release later this year, and lack of details has led to widespread confusion regarding what it is. EETimes has reported that, “Chalcogenide material and an Ovonyx switch are magic parts of this technology…

Electronic Materials Specifications and Markets

At SEMICON West this year, July 14-16 in San Francisco, the Chemical and Gas Manufacturers Group (CGMG) Committee of SEMI have organized an excellent program covering “Contamination Control in the Sub-20nm Era” to occur in the afternoon of the 14th…

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