SEMI and SIA to conduct joint nanoelectronics market study

January 11, 2005 – SEMI and the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) will jointly conduct a comprehensive study on nanotechnology applications in the electronics industry, the associations announced. The study, to be available in 3Q05, will provide definition of the rapidly-emerging global nanoelectronic markets and offer a global perspective of requirements and opportunities for equipment and materials suppliers.

Global Nanoelectronics Markets and Opportunities will be based on interviews with industry executives in China, Europe, Japan, Korea, North America, Taiwan, and Rest-of- World regions, and will identify the current and planned nanotechnology activities of semiconductor, display, storage, optoelectronic, sensor, and MEMS companies. Additionally, equipment and materials process technologies, applications, requirements, and opportunities will be defined.

Nanotechnology equipment and materials market size will be provided by business segment and 5-, 10-, and 15-year market forecasts will be presented based on various scenarios of new technology penetration.

“Nanosciences are a new frontier of technologic pursuit. They have numerous potential market applications in the electronics industries and represent great opportunities for those that provide the enabling materials, processes and systems to exploit them,” said SEMI president and CEO Stanley Myers. “We are pleased to partner with the SIA and to leverage our combined research capabilities and industry relationships in order to provide an authoritative resource on this quickly developing field.”

“The nanoelectronics era will revolutionize the semiconductor industry as we utilize new materials, new device structures and new assembly methods to extend Moore’s Law,” said SIA president George Scalise. “This study will provide quantified insight and in-depth analysis to help companies understand the new landscape and to focus their business and investment strategies on applications with the greatest opportunities for commercialization.”


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