Silicon Semiconductor – The news Portal for the Semiconductor industry.
Posted: Sep 27, 2013
The semiconductor value chain has gone through enormous change over the last decade as consolidation in a maturing market leaves the global industry with less players and fewer options as it strives to maintain the scaling innovations of the last half a century.
Semiconductor continue to be the major engine for the modern technological world and the next few years will see industry challenges that will redefine the future of technology. Critics have warned semiconductor manufacturers that they are reaching the physical limitations of manufacturing for years now and the industry has continued to astound with its ability to continue down the Moore’s Law path. This time the reality may be closer to the concerns, as the industry faces technical challenges moving beyond 32nm manufacturing. To compound the looming lithographic limits, the wheels have been set in motion to bring in 450mm wafers to maintain the scaling desires of manufacturers. After a few steady years in terms of capital expenditure the top players appear to be entering a new phase of competition as they seek market leadership. Such competition always drives the industry further with a positive increase in expenditure for research, development and manufacturing.
The changing nature of the semiconductor industry has seen geographical changes in the way the global industry is represented both in manufacturing and market place. The current trend sees a great deal of activity continue to migrate to the Asia Pacific region creating new challenges for industry players but no continent stands alone in a global community. On the contrary, some of the strongest innovation continues to emanate from Europe and North America. The semiconductor industry of today may have changed drastically but it is still a growing industry with 2011 seeing tool and materials suppliers hit the 300 billion dollar mark. The industry still continues to grow at a double figure average and the volatility is better managed by fewer players.
All these changes impact the entire value chain and that includes information providers in the sector.
EuroAsia Semiconductor has been providing information for the global semiconductor industry for over 25 years. The changes in the global industry means EuroAsia Semiconductor will again move in line with the semiconductor industry as it enters the next dynamic phase of global growth.
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