MILPITAS, Calif. – January 13, 2021 – SEMI today announced that the SOI Industry Consortium, a leading industry organization representing the complete SOI-based microelectronics value chain, has joined SEMI as a Strategic Association Partner effective January 1, 2021. Under the partnership, the Newton, Mass.-based consortium and its members will advance the electronics industry’s understanding, development, and adoption of SOI-based technologies as a critical pillar for innovation.
The SOI Industry Consortium will continue to pursue its mission of accelerating the growth of the SOI (Silicon-On-Insulator) industry and connecting its members to new business opportunities. With the addition of the SOI Industry Consortium, SEMI deepens its materials technology focus and helps connect members with key players in this highly innovative field to collaborate and pursue new technology and business opportunities. The SOI Industry Consortium will also accelerate SEMI’s engagement in end-market applications such as 5G, IoT, automotive/mobility and medtech.
“SOI technology is a vital enabler of low-power, high performance semiconductor devices,” said Ajit Manocha, president and CEO of SEMI. “The SOI Industry Consortium brings to SEMI top-notch technology expertise and critical ecosystem connections while providing platforms and events that will foster collaboration and innovation across the SEMI membership. We welcome SOI Industry Consortium members as we continue to broaden our scope at SEMI to serve the full global electronics product design and manufacturing supply chain.”
“The integration of the SOI Industry Consortium with SEMI’s global reach, breadth of technology communities and industry-leading events will enable us to extend our technology expertise into new communities and harness the electronics industry’s collective power to develop new solutions,” said Carlos Mazure, chairman and executive director of the SOI Industry Consortium. “SOI Industry Consortium members will be better positioned to more effectively engage with the entire electronics manufacturing and design ecosystem while delivering innovative solutions to critical end-market applications SEMI now addresses.”
Resources now available to SOI Industry Consortium members include SEMI’s technology communities, smart initiatives across mobility, data/AI, medtech and manufacturing, and other strategic initiatives in areas such as advocacy, international standards, industry statistics, trade and regulations, and environment, health and safety (EHS).
“SOI technology enables novel low-power optimization techniques for rapidly growing edge processing applications demanding the highest levels of power efficiency,” said Ron Martino, senior vice president and general manager, NXP Semiconductors Edge Processing Business Line and member of the SOI Industry Consortium board. “Leveraging SEMI’s broad industry presence will further strengthen the ecosystem for technologies such as fully depleted SOI and RF SOI which will continue to play an important role in expanding local computing and data gathering devices."
"As a firm promoter and practitioner of FD-SOI technology, VeriSilicon has been committed to facilitating the establishment and development of the FD-SOI ecosystem,” said Wayne Dai, founder, chairman, president and CEO of VeriSilicon, and board member of SOI Industry Consortium. “We co-founded and co-sponsored the Shanghai FD-SOI Forum for seven consecutive years, and now the FD-SOI technology has been gradually adopted in the Internet of Things, automotive electronics, medical electronics, consumer electronics and other fields. After the integration with SEMI, we believe that FD-SOI technology will gain more room and resources for its further development, and will be better positioned to extend its technical advantages to a wider range of end-market applications."
All SOI Industry Consortium member companies will join SEMI’s global membership while retaining the SOI Consortium’s distinct self-governed community within SEMI.
SEMI® connects over 2,400 member companies and 1.3 million professionals worldwide to advance the technology and business of electronics manufacturing. SEMI members are responsible for the innovations in materials, design, equipment, software, devices, and services that enable smarter, faster, more powerful, and more affordable electronic products. FlexTech, the Fab Owners Alliance (FOA) and the MEMS & Sensors Industry Group (MSIG) are SEMI Strategic Association Partners, defined communities within SEMI focused on specific technologies. Since 1970, SEMI has built connections that have helped its members prosper, create new markets, and address common industry challenges together. SEMI maintains offices in Bangalore, Berlin, Brussels, Grenoble, Hsinchu, Seoul, Shanghai, Silicon Valley (Milpitas, Calif.), Singapore, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.semi.org and follow SEMI on LinkedIn and Twitter.
About the SOI Industry Consortium
The SOI Industry Consortium is the leading industry organization representing the complete SOI based microelectronics value chain. The SOI Industry Consortium is chartered with providing a strategic neutral platform for collaboration, thought-leadership, and education, where global executives interface and innovate with peers, partners and customers to accelerate SOI industry growth. Among the activities of the SOI Industry Consortium, the association organizes industry-focused forums, workshops and training worldwide. Representing leaders from the entire electronics industry infrastructure, the SOI Industry Consortium's current 31 members include Analog Bits, ANTAIOS, Applied Materials, Arm Limited, Cadence Design Systems, CEA-Leti, Dolphin Design, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Greenwaves Technologies, IBM, IMEC, Incize, NXP, Samsung, Shin-Etsu Handotai, Silicon Catalyst, Silvaco, Simgui, SIMIT, SITRI, Smarter Micro, Soitec, Stanford University, STMicroelectronics, Synopsys, Thalia, VeriSilicon, UC Berkeley, Université Catholique de Louvain, University of Tokyo and Xpeedic. Membership is open to all companies and institutions throughout the electronics industry. For more information, please visit www.soiconsortium.org
Poppy Pan, Influence Matters
Public Relations for the SOI Consortium
Phone: +86 138 1170 7461