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The Semiconductor Market Roller Coaster Ride is Back

Pat Gelsinger attended the WSJ Tech event in late October and as always had some interesting things to say about the state of the semiconductor industry. In the interview with the WSJ, Gelsinger laid out his view of the current industry environment and the long-term benefits of the CHIPS Act....

Setting Goals For Net Zero

2022 is a turning point year for the semiconductor industry in more ways than one. While it is one of the biggest years ever from a capital expenditures/semiconductor equipment perspective, it is also the year when sustainability became a major focus of nearly every company in the industry.  At SEMICON...

Employee Engagement is Key to ESG Success

TSMC has a significant challenge on its hands when the topic of Environmental Social Governance (ESG) comes up. They are growing at a rapid rate, as the chip industry continues to grow. They are currently the technology leader from a minimum pitch, and use of advanced technology such as EUV,...

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Making Connections at SEMICON Europa 2022

What a week! From keynotes, panel discussions, and podcast interviews, to booth parties and after-hours networking – the week at SEMICON Europa was all about making connections. For us, that meant hosting our first-ever 3D InCites member social event on Monday, November 14 at the iconic Augustiner Keller. Guests from...

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The Right to Repair

I host online discussions about sustainable manufacturing. During one of these events in October that included participants from the 3D InCites community, I asked what topics people wanted to read about in the blog. Someone brought up recycling and repair of smartphones. With increased emphasis on the right to repair,...

SEMICON Europa 2022 Member Preview

SEMICON Europa kicks off next week as microelectronics experts and visionaries gather for insights into advanced technologies that are driving industry growth and critical issues such as sustainability, mobility, healthcare, workforce development and supply chain management. We are excited to connect with our community members and industry friends and look...

Finding an Engineer’s Sense of Achievement at KLA

While growing up in China, I was always fascinated by machines and tools and how they benefit our daily lives. My dad worked in the automotive industry, and when our family visited factories, I always enjoyed watching the automated assembly of cars. Starting then, I knew that I wanted to...

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Smartphone Addiction is Not a Gender-Specific Problem

An open letter to David Benjamin, EE Times Dear David, You really don’t get it. Why? Why, when more women are joining the microelectronics industry in technical and non-technical roles, would you resort to female stereotypes from the 1950s as a vehicle to discuss such an important topic as global...

2021 3D InCites DEI Fundraiser a Success; Thank You Sponsors

We took our annual mural project online this year! Illustrator Ronna Encarnacion created this original watercolor to reflect the importance of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in creating sustainability. Proceeds from the project will be used to seed the 3D InCites DEI Fund to support technology businesses owned by women and...