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Semiconductor Manufacturing and Design ( was created by engineers and journalists to shed light on some of the incredibly complex technology and business issues in manufacturing and designing semiconductors. SemiMD consists of a monthly newsletter, daily updates, videos, research results, roundtable discussions, and a portal that serves as a forum for exchanging ideas and answering questions in this complex market. SemiMD is part of the Solid State Technology network which is now relied upon by over 250,000 engineers and managers around the world.

SemiMD covers the technical and business news related to semiconductor manufacturing, including DFM, equipment and materials, changes in the supply/demand equation, and related topics.

All stories are professionally written or edited by independent journalists and engineers with deep industry knowledge and experience. and Solid State Technology is owned by Extension Media LLC. Extension Media is a privately held business-to-business media company and a provider of valuable information, insight and marketing solutions that serve readers and clients around the world. Extension Media operates over 50 business-to-business magazines, engineers’ guides, email newsletters, web sites and conferences that address high-technology industry platforms and emerging technologies such as chip design, semiconductor manufacturing, embedded systems, software, architectures and industry standards. Media programs include Chip Design,,, Low Power, Solid State Technology, The ConFab Conference,
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Editorial Staff

Pete Singer, Editor-in-Chief
Pete Singer has been involved in technical journalism for more than 30 years and has written well over 150 articles on all aspects of semiconductor manufacturing and related industries, Pete holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois and is a member of IEEE, Electrochemical Society, American Vacuum Society and Materials Research Society

Shannon Davis, Web Editor
Shannon Davis holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Huntington University, IN. In addition to her years of freelance business reporting, Shannon has also worked in marketing and public relations in the renewable energy and healthcare industries.

Ed Korcynzski, Senior Technical Editor

Ed Korczynski blogs about IC, LED, and MEMS process development and about nanotechnology manufacturing markets, based on decades of experience in Silicon Valley engineering and marketing. Ed won two ASBPE awards for editorial excellence writing for Solid State Technology, and launched Ed’s Threads in 2006 as the first blog in the IC fab industry. Ed has a degree in materials science and engineering from MIT.

Jeff Dorsch, Contributing Editor

Jeff Dorsch has been a technology journalist for more than three decades. His experience includes two years as editor- in-chief of Electronic News, a weekly trade newspaper, and creating content for dot-com ventures. He is based in the San Francisco Bay Area.