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The Week in Review: March 7, 2014

The Semiconductor Industry Association this week presented its University Research Award – in consultation with Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) – to University of Minnesota professor Sachin Sapatnekar in recognition of his outstanding contributions to semiconductor research.

The release this week of the SEMI World Fab Forecast update reveals a 20 to 30 percent projected increase in semiconductor fab equipment spending in 2014.

Researchers from the University of Surrey worked together with scientists from Philips to further develop the ‘Source-Gated-Transistor’ – a simple circuit component invented jointly by the teams.

Global failure analysis equipment market was valued at USD 4.08 billion in 2012, growing at a CAGR of 8.8% from 2013 to 2019.

Semiconductor industry revenues reported by the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics reached a record high in 2013 with global revenues totaling over $305 million.

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