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Jan 6, 2017
VIEWPOINT 2017: Arthur Sherman, VP Corporate Strategy & Marketing, Applied Materials
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Going into 2017, Applied Materials is well positioned to enable a number of new technology applications for emerging trends such as big data, IoT, cloud infrastructure, artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, and smart vehicles. These applications significantly add to existing semiconductor ...
Jan 5, 2017
VIEWPOINT 2017: Rob Kavanagh, Global Business Director, Dow Electronic Materials
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Looking back at last year's predictions for fan-out wafer- and panel-level packaging, the crystal ball was a bit foggy, as the industry collectively wondered if fan-out would become a reality in mainstream consumer applications, such as smartphones and tablets. Now with confirmation from teardowns ...
Jan 4, 2017
VIEWPOINT 2017: Luc Van den hove, CEO and President, imec
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These last years, the explosive growth of data traffic has led to a demand for processing power beyond what is possible with traditional transistor scaling. Additionally, the Internet of Things is growing into a veritable system of systems, demanding highly specialized functionality for e.g. low-power sensoring ...
Jan 3, 2017
VIEWPOINT 2017: Denny McGuirk, President and CEO, SEMI
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2016 brought a number of surprises to the world stage, as well as to our industry. Few would have predicted the Dow nudging nearing the 20,000 level, Brexit, a Trump presidency, and the impeachment of South Korea's President Park Geun-hye. In our industry, few would have predicted Lam Research ...
Feb 18, 2016
VIEWPOINT 2016: Jonathan Doan, Director of Marketing, Nordson MARCH
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2015 was another great year for Nordson MARCH, especially with the adoption of our liquid-vapor deposition (LVD) platforms. Similar to 2014, we shifted priorities towards manufacturing over product development, but kept steady with our schedule to introduce some new products for the 2016 calendar. ...
Feb 16, 2016
VIEWPOINT 2016: Dale Kersten, Executive Vice President, i3 Electronics, Inc
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2015 was a successful year for i3 Electronics. We continued to make in-roads with new customers across a variety of industries, while still maintaining a high-level of customer and technical support for our current customers. In 2016, I anticipate i3, to continue its growth path. Particularly, our company ...
Feb 15, 2016
VIEWPOINT 2016: Jim Witham, CEO, GaN Systems
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The forces driving power semiconductor innovation are undeniable and unrelenting. Yole Developpement projects that in only 4 years, four billion consumers will use 167% more food, energy, electronics, cars and data. More electronics and more energy accelerate the need for better power ...
Feb 11, 2016
VIEWPOINT 2016: Richard Daly, Senior Vice President Global Sales, Photo Stencil
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January 2016 brought the opening of Photo Stencil's new factory in Golden, Colorado. Equipped with cleanrooms, R&D labs, new plating lines, and precision fabrication equipment (including laser direct imaging), the upgraded capabilities of this new manufacturing facility allow us to offer advanced ...
Feb 10, 2016
VIEWPOINT 2016: Jeroen de Groot, V.P. Advanced Packaging Mass Reflow, Kulicke & Soffa
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Kulicke & Soffa has always been investing in R&D to stay ahead of our competition, and 2016 is no difference. Over the last 2 years, we have been investing heavily in Advanced Packaging technology apart from the investment in our core businesses. In 2013, we spent millions in R&D and in 2014 ...
Feb 9, 2016
VIEWPOINT 2016: Ricardo Fuentes, CEO/President, MATECH
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OK, since everybody seems to be piling it on Apple lately, I do not feel too bad to add to the fray. But, in a more serious vein, what's going on with Apple is one of those lessons that we all hear about, but of which we always seem to have a more historical perspective. It is interesting to see it happen ...