SMT assemblers are the middle ground between chips' computing power and end-product functionality. The week of SEMICON West, co-located this year with Intersolar North America, brings together semiconductor manufacturers and packaging and test experts to evaluate new products, confer over technical issues, and make educated predictions for the short- and long-term future. SMT group editorial director Peter Singer is Twittering from the show. SMT editor-at-large Gail Flower also will be reporting from the show floor. What is celebrated, panned, and decided upon at SEMICON will affect SMT assemblers immediately and down the road.
Check out the new products at SEMICON with this booth guide from Advanced Packaging: SEMICON West Exhibitor's Products
Preview the Mentor Graphics keynote, "World Semiconductor Dynamics: Myth vs. Reality"
Get into the technical aspects of next-generation wafer inspection with this product preview from KLA-Tencor
Check out the MEMS, LEDs, and other emerging electronics technologies at the Extreme Electronics section of SEMICON
Learn more about 3D wafer metrology at SEMATECH's workshop
and get more information about the show on the SEMICON West homepage.