Taiwan is on track to boost semiconductor equipment investments 21.1% this year and pass South Korea to top the world in equipment spending, according to SEMI’s latest market report. In addition, for the ninth consecutive year, Taiwan is the world’s largest consumer of semiconductor materials with spending of $11.4 billion.
SEMICON Taiwan debuted its Electro-innovation Forum and Technology Think Tank Summit. The Electro-innovation Forum featured experts from five of the world’s top research institutes and R&D centers, who examined innovation drivers and trends and prospects for the microelectronics industry. Participants included imec, CEA-Leti, Fraunhofer, the National Research Foundation (NRF), the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) and TSMC.
Co-organized with the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), the Technology Think Tank Summit includes CEOs from Quanta Computer, Hon Hai Technology Group, TSMC, ASE, Etron Technology, Powerchip Semiconductor and Macronix International.
Expected to draw an event record 50,000 visitors, SEMICON Taiwan 2019 features 19 other international forums spotlighting industry trends and the latest technologies. Themed Leading the SMART Future, SEMICON Taiwan showcases Artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), 5G, machine learning, quantum computing and other cutting-edge technologies that are transforming the microelectronics industry and giving rise to a growing universe of smart applications.