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Will Fully Autonomous Vehicles Solve Global Transportation Problems?

Will Fully Autonomous Vehicles Solve Global Transportation Problems?

Automotive electronics, with the Holy Grail being fully autonomous vehicles, is currently being touted as one of the biggest growth drivers for the semiconductor industry. So much so, that every event I’ve attended so far this year has featured sessions, presentations, keynotes, and panel discussions espousing the benefits of autonomous vehicles, the technologies that have been developed to enab... »

Mission Impossible? Not for SEMI!

Mission Impossible? Not for SEMI!

San Francisco’s Moscone Center (above), the traditional home of SEMICON West trade shows, is undergoing major reconstruction work. Looking at this picture of the South Hall you may ask yourself: “Can anybody organize a large trade show here and make it a big success?” My answer is: “YES, the SEMI team can! They did exactly this in July for SEMICON West 2017!” With some very creative spac... »

2017 3D InCites Awards Ceremony and Reception: A Retrospective

2017 3D InCites Awards Ceremony and Reception: A Retrospective

Once again this year, the industry came out in full force to honor excellence in heterogeneous integration at the 2017 3D InCites Awards Ceremony and Cocktail Reception to benefit KidSizeCures for childhood cancer. After a brief ceremony during which we presented 11 awards in 10 categories (find out who won here), guests enjoyed good food, drinks, and conversation, as well as some fun activities, ... »

The 2017 3D InCites Awards Will Help Fund Kid Size Cures for Childhood Cancer

The 2017 3D InCites Awards Will Help Fund Kid Size Cures for Childhood Cancer

It’s that time of year again! With SEMICON West just over 2 short months away, we’re ready to launch the 2017 3D InCites Awards. The 2017 3D InCites Awards will be presented on Wednesday, July 12, 2017, during SEMICON West, in a ceremony at the Impress Lounge, (located above Moscone North). The ceremony will be followed immediately by a cocktail reception to benefit this year’s designate... »

Extended Supply Chain Presents Exhibitors with New Opportunities at SEMICON West

Extended Supply Chain Presents Exhibitors with New Opportunities at SEMICON West

SAN JOSE, Calif. — April 18, 2016 — Leading innovators in today’s integrated electronics supply chain are preparing to showcase their products and services at SEMICON West 2016. Attendees will discover new international partners and suppliers, learn about the latest start-ups, and view cutting-edge, critical manufacturing technologies. The industry has seen dramatic changes since last year... »

Why You Missed Your 2014 3D Stacked DRAM Equipment Shipment Forecast

Why You Missed Your 2014 3D Stacked DRAM Equipment Shipment Forecast

Remember SEMICON West 2012? How could you forget? It was all clubbing with your customers at The Redwood Room, DNA Lounge, and The Endup after a few standout meals with them at Mission Chinese Food, Slanted Door, Wayfare Tavern, Acquerello, and Absinthe that were preceded by a few drinks with the team at House of Shields, Rickhouse, and The Old Ship Saloon that followed a day on the show floor tha... »

2014 3D InCites Guide to 3D at SEMICON West

2014 3D InCites Guide to 3D at SEMICON West

I can’t believe it’s already been a year since I last posted my annual guide to 3D at SEMICON West.  One thing I’ve noticed in scanning the “regulars” (SEMI and SEMI partner events) is that all the agendas are  much less focused on 3D integration developments. I think there are a couple reasons for this. First of all, many suppliers are in a holding pattern waiting for high volume manu... »

3D InCites Guide to SEMICON West 3D Events

3D InCites Guide to SEMICON West 3D Events

Each year, I publish a Guide to SEMICON West 3D Events in an attempt to integrate both SEMI-sponsored events with those of their partners, and other various happenings about town. With SEMICON West less than two weeks away – I figured it was time to get down to it. (My apologies if something gets overlooked. I generally work from my own list of go-to events.) Sum of the Minds The pre-game show s... »

SEMIspice: Five reasons to exhibit during a recession

Be sure to check out SEMIspice: Five Reasons to Exhibit During A Recession. Tom really hits the nail on the head. There's never a more important time to maintain a vital presence in the industry than during a financial crisis. There are certainly other places to tighten the belt than your marketing budget. »

SEMICON West 3D (and more) Mash-up

Now that I’ve finished (finally) writing and posting all 3D InCites original content, I thought I’d take a look around and see what some of my blogger/journalist colleagues had to say about SEMICON West 2012 and do that curation thing I keep talking about. SEMCON West Eye CandyOn the video front, kudos to ChipEstimate TV, who managed to add some flash and pizazz to what can be (let’s face i... »

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