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SEMI launches collaborative technology community

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SEMI has announced the formation of the SEMI Electronic Materials Group (EMG), a collaborative technology community that combines the former Chemical & Gas Manufacturers Group (CGMG), the Silicon Manufacturers Group (SMG), and other SEMI member segments to better serve the interests of the electronics materials industry.

The group is open to SEMI members involved in materials manufacture, distribution and services throughout the microelectronics industry.

Electronic materials have played an increasingly important role in technology innovation as electronics move from IT-centric to ubiquitous computing across consumer, industrial and data management markets, SEMI points out.

The market size for wafer fabrication materials ($28billion), semiconductor packaging materials ($19b), and electronics assembly materials ($20b) reflects the importance of materials to the growth and expansion of the worldwide electronic manufacturing ecosystem, it adds.

To help manage growing interdependencies across the microelectronics supply chain, the EMG now represents all materials makers, aligning with the SEMI mission to serve members across the microelectronics design and manufacturing industries.

It will continue its mission to facilitate collective efforts on issues related to the microelectronics materials industry that are more effectively addressed by an industry association than by individual companies.

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Bethan Grylls

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