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January 25, 2018

VIEWPOINT 2018: Thibault Buisson, Business Unit Manager, Yole Développement
VIEWPOINT 2018: Thibault Buisson, Business Unit Manager, Yole Développement
Thibault Buisson, Business Unit Manager, Yole Développement
2017 has been an impressive year for the semiconductor industry. After a few years of market downturn, this industry has shown a strong dynamism with attractive innovations and encouraging market figures. 2017 allowed semiconductor companies to confirm their market positioning and expand their activities towards emerging applications and related markets.

The beginning of 2017 was driven by the mobile segment, with smartphones as the main product. In 2018, Yole Développement (Yole) is expecting a lot of change due to numerous innovations and developments: for example, we observe mega trends coming from segments such as 5G, AI, smart automotive including radar, LiDAR, ADAS and much more, as well as many sensor and 3D sensing -based applications and heterogeneous integration solutions.

The future of the semiconductor industry will clearly bring diversification. Advanced packaging is part of this Promised Land. Therefore, a wide range of packaging technologies (fan-out, 3D TSV and monolithic, panel level packaging, SiP, SLP...) has been developed and is available today.

In this context of innovation, semiconductor companies are strongly involved in the identification of new approaches. Semiconductor players are willing to adapt their solutions to all possible product nuances and capture the value. Yes, Yole is expecting a very exciting 2018!

2017 was a very successful year for Yole and 2018 is expected to follow the same path. The company continually reinforces its market positioning with the analysis of emerging segments based on the industry's evolution, customers' demands and the recruitment of complementary expertise.

Mainstream semiconductors, memory, advanced substrates are now investigated by the advanced packaging and semiconductor analysts, with strong synergies between all Yole's fields of expertise. This approach, based on a powerful combination of market knowledge, technical expertise and IP know-how, makes Yole's services unique.

Yole and partners System Plus Consulting, KnowMade, PISEO and Blumorpho, all part of the Yole Group of Companies would like to thank again all of our customers, collaborators, and partners for their trust and exciting collaborations. We are looking forward to many challenges in 2018!

Thibault Buisson, Business Unit Manager of Advanced Packaging & Semiconductor Manufacturing
Yole Développement