North American Semiconductor Equipment Industry Posts August 2020 Billings

North American Semiconductor Equipment Industry Posts August 2020 Billings

MILPITAS, Calif. — September 17, 2020 — North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $2.65 billion in billings worldwide in August 2020 (three-month average basis), according to the August Equipment Market Data Subscription (EMDS) Billings Report published today by SEMI. The billings figure is 3.0 percent higher than the final July 2020 level of $2.57 billion, and is 32.5 percent higher than the August...

MRAM ANNOUNCEMENT: SOT-MRAM Pioneer Antaios Secures 11 Million Dollars in Funding (with APPLIED MATERIALS!)

MRAM ANNOUNCEMENT: SOT-MRAM Pioneer Antaios Secures 11 Million Dollars in Funding (with APPLIED MATERIALS!)

Investment comes from major French technology funds, together with Applied Ventures Grenoble, France, September 16, 2020 – Antaios, a pioneer in SOT-MRAM technology (Spin-Orbit Torque Magnetic Random-Access Memory), announced today that it has secured 11 million dollars in funding to accelerate innovation and develop new strategic partnerships. With a unique set of attributes, SOT-MRAM has the potential to be deployed in almost every...

ACM Research Introduces Thin Wafer Cleaning System for High-volume Power Semiconductor Device Manufacturing

ACM Research Introduces Thin Wafer Cleaning System for High-volume Power Semiconductor Device Manufacturing

Patented Touch-free Bernoulli Handling and Processing System Supports Wet Processes for Ultra-thin Wafers With High Warpage Fremont, Calif. – Sept. 15, 2020 – ACM Research, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACMR), a leading supplier of wafer-processing solutions for semiconductor and advanced wafer-level packaging (WLP) applications, today announced the introduction of its Thin Wafer Cleaning System, a high-throughput, four-chamber system designed for single-wafer wet processes,...

AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su to Receive Semiconductor Industry’s Top Honor

AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su to Receive Semiconductor Industry’s Top Honor

AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su to Receive Semiconductor Industry’s Top Honor Dr. Su, standout industry leader and technologist, will accept 2020 Robert N. Noyce Award during SIA Leadership Forum and Award Celebration on Nov. 19 WASHINGTON—Sept. 15, 2020—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today announced Dr. Lisa Su, president and CEO of AMD and an accomplished leader in advancing semiconductor technology,...

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Goes Virtual with 2020 Global Technology Conference Series

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Goes Virtual with 2020 Global Technology Conference Series

Engaging events with a sharp focus on industry challenges, innovations on the horizon and opportunities to accelerate the digital future Santa Clara, Calif., September 14, 2020 – GLOBALFOUNDRIES® (GF®) today announced it will launch its Global Technology Conferences (GTC) 2020 series virtually with their first event, GTC North America on September 24. The one-day conference, themed ‘Accelerating the Digital Future’, is...

SkyWater begins domestic fab expansion tool installation to support DOD investment

SkyWater begins domestic fab expansion tool installation to support DOD investment

SkyWater Begins Domestic Fab Expansion Tool Installation to Support DOD Investment of up to $170M BLOOMINGTON, Minn., September 8, 2020 – SkyWater Technology, the only solely U.S.-owned pure-play foundry, today announced that its facility expansion, supported by the previously announced Department of Defense (DOD) investment of up to $170 million, is progressing ahead of schedule and tool installation has already started. The DOD’s investment was made...

SEMICON Taiwan 2020 Hybrid to Lead the Way in AI and 5G Era

SEMICON Taiwan 2020 Hybrid to Lead the Way in AI and 5G Era

HSINCHU, Taiwan – September 10, 2020 – Advanced, smart and green manufacturing will take center stage on-site and online September 23-25 as SEMICON Taiwan 2020 gathers industry visionaries and experts for the latest market trends, business opportunities and innovations across the semiconductor supply chain. Bringing together 550 exhibitors across 2,000 booths at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Hall 1 (TaiNEX 1), the hybrid...

Applied Materials Welcomes Technical Advisory Board

Applied Materials Welcomes Technical Advisory Board

Nobel laureates, academic and industry luminaries bring unique perspectives on the future of technology SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 09, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Applied Materials, Inc. today announced it has formed a Growth Technical Advisory Board (GTAB) composed of leading academic and industry luminaries with a diverse set of backgrounds in fields including science, technology, government and education. The GTAB...

Second Quarter 2020 Global Semiconductor Equipment Billings Up 26% Year-Over-Year, SEMI Reports

Second Quarter 2020 Global Semiconductor Equipment Billings Up 26% Year-Over-Year, SEMI Reports

MILPITAS, Calif. – September 8, 2020 – Second quarter 2020 global billings for semiconductor manufacturing equipment jumped 26% year-over-year and 8%, to US$16.8 billion, from the first quarter of the year, SEMI announced today in its Worldwide Semiconductor Equipment Market Statistics (WWSEMS) Report.   SEMI, the global industry association representing the electronics design and manufacturing supply chain, and the Semiconductor Equipment Association of Japan (SEAJ)...

COVID-19 Drives Rise in 2020 Global Fab Equipment Spending, SEMI Reports

COVID-19 Drives Rise in 2020 Global Fab Equipment Spending, SEMI Reports

MILPITAS, Calif. – September 8, 2020 – Soaring pandemic-inspired demand for chips that power everything from communications and IT infrastructures to personal computing, gaming and healthcare electronics will drive an 8% increase in global fab equipment spending in 2020 and a 13% increase in 2021, SEMI announced today in its World Fab Forecast report. Rising demand for semiconductors for datacenter infrastructures and server...