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The Only Guarantee in the 450mm Conversation is...

The debate over 450mm wafer manufacturing has been raging for years within the semiconductor industry. Should it happen? Will it happen? When? Who will be the first to take the plunge? 

Development costs and fab costs are so high that only a select few companies are even capable of making it a reality. What does that mean for the rest of the industry?  For the equipment companies, the risks are higher than ever. 

Tony Massimini to Speak at MEMS Education Series February 18

Tony Massimini, Chief of Technology for Semico Research, will speak at the MEMS Education Series:  Live in Scottsdale event.  This event will be held Tuesday, February 18, 2014 in Scottsdale, Arizona.  For more information, click here:

Tony Massimini to Speak at SEMI Arizona Breakfast Forum April 17

Tony Massimini, Chief of Technology for Semico Research, will speak at the SEMI Arizona Breakfast Forum - Internet of Things.  This event will be held Thursday, April 17, 2014 at Intel's Ocotillo Campus in Chandler.  For more information, click here:

Jim Feldhan to Speak at SEMI event March 26

Jim Feldhan, President of Semico Research, will speak at the SEMI Northeast Forum:  Wafers to Wall Street - Manufacturing Opportunities and Challenges.  This event will be held Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at Teradyne, in Reading, Massachusetts.  For more information, follow this link:

What Does the Internet of Things Need to Grow?

The number of devices with capability for sensing and connectivity is growing at an exponential rate.  Many companies look to the development of the Internet of Things (IoT) to drive new growth for existing products and open up new business opportunities.  The concept of the IoT is far ranging.  As the name implies it is the interconnection of many things which encompass different functions. 

Tony Massimini to Speak at CES 2014 at the MEMS Conference Session, Wednesday January 8, 2014

Tony Massimini will be speaking on a panel on Day 2 of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, NV.  Tony will be on a panel, “Wearables and MEMS Sensor Fusion” at 3:25PM in LVCC N261.  He will be talking about the market for Sensor Fusion and how it relates to the growing wearable market for health and fitness.  The MEMS Conference track will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 from 1PM to 5PM in room N261.