“We are seeing heartening trends from most of the sectors covered by our roadmap,” says Jim McElroy, executive director and CEO of iNEMI, who will talk about the 2004 iNEMI Roadmap in a conference keynote on Thursday, February 24, at 8:00 a.m. PST. “The good news is that expansion has returned to the electronics industry. Growth rates are in the 5% to 6% range, vs. the double-digit growth of the ’90s, but recovery seems to be steady. Although most growth is from evolutionary technologies, breakthrough products are still possible. Take, for example, the Apple iPod.”
(February 22, 2005) London — Demand for new and improved front-end semiconductor manufacturing technologies, such as wafer cleaning and thin-layer deposition, is expected to stem from the rapid advancements in the IC industry.