innovation for industry
SEMI partners with imec, CEA-Leti and Fraunhofer to drive innovation and deepen industry alignment on technology roadmaps and international.standards.
MILPITAS, Calif. – April 24, 2019 – SEMI, the industry association representing the global electronics manufacturing and design supply chain, today announced that in the three months since imec, a worldwide leader in nanoelectronics research, joined SEMI as a Strategic Association Partner under a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) announced at the SEMI Industry Strategy Symposium (ISS) in January, two additional worldwide leaders in nanoelectronics research – CEA-Leti and Fraunhofer – agreed to join forces by signing similar agreements. By partnering with imec and now CEA-Leti and Fraunhofer, SEMI brings global scale to three of the world’s top technology research and innovation centers to support and inspire the development of new products and technologies by its more than 2,100 member companies.
“SEMI is excited to welcome imec, CEA-Leti and Fraunhofer to our growing family of Strategic Association Partners,” said Ajit Manocha, SEMI president and CEO. “The addition of these premier technology research and innovation hubs epitomizes SEMI’s mission to Connect, Collaborate and Innovate throughout the global electronics supply chain. In return, SEMI provides access on our global platform to the $2 trillion global electronics manufacturing and design supply chain to enable new levels of innovation across the industry and bring new opportunities and greater value to our members.”
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.