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INFRASTRUCTURE Advisors

Consulting Services for the Semiconductor, Equipment & Related Industries


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  Press Coverage:

INFRASTRUCTURE Advisors periodically gets published or quoted in the press for industry perspectives, etc....

TAP Times: January, 2017 (Vol. 8, No 1) - "Semiconductor Test in the information age"

TAP Times: March, 2016 (Vol. 7, No 3) - "Big Iron Consolidation" Interview

TAP Times: Jan, 2016 (Vol. 7, No 1) - "Test 2016: Cheaper, Faster, Smarter... Now What?"

TAP Times: April, 2015 (Vol. 6, No 4) - "Packaging and Test: The Moore's Law Connection"

TAP Times: Jan, 2015 (Vol. 6, No 1) - "Test Market Outlook for 2015: Positive Growth"

MEPTEC Report: Winter, 2013 (Vol. 17, No 4) - "The Lead-Free 'Whac-A-Mole'" (see pages 23 to 25)

TAP Times: Jan 2014 - "Test 2014: Adopting Adaptive Test"

Solid State Technology: Jan 2013 - "The Forecast for 2013: Back to business"

TAP Times: Jan 2013 - "Test 2013: What Does the New Year Hold?"

Solid State Technology: May 2012 - "Funding the future: How best to spend limited R&D dollars?"

Solid State Technology: Jan 2012 - "The Forecast For 2012: It's All About GDP" (page 21)

TAP Times: Jan-Feb, 2012 (Vol. 3, No 1) - "Test Forecast 2012: Multiple Causes Will Impact Shrinking Test Market" (see pages 1-4)

MEPTEC Report: Winter, 2011 (Vol. 15, No 4) - "Integrating Multi-Die: The Infrastructure Complexity" (see pages 20, 21)

ZDNet Asia: Nov 25, 2011 - "RFID 'quietly' enters mainstream"

EE Times: Jan 18, 2011 - "Is fab tool business model broken?" (page 3)

Solid State Technology: Jan 2011 - "The Forecast For 2011: Back To Reality" (page 23)

TAP Times: Dec, 2010 - "Test In 2011: The Year Ahead" (pages 10A, 11A, 12A)

ATEForum: 17th Nov, 2010 - "ATE Market drivers" at SV Test Conference

Test & Measurement World: 1st Aug, 2010 - "Tests temper ATE firms' optimism"

ATE Forum: 29th July, 2010 - "ATE2020 - Further ATE consolidation"

Test & Measurement World: 19th July, 2010 - "Optimistic mood sweeps test vendors at Semicon West"

Chip Scale Review: Oct/Nov, 2009 - "CZT Detectors - Converging assembly technologies open new application opportunities."

Final Test Report: 02 Aug, 2009 - "And Then There Were Five..."

GlobalScot Newsletter: June, 2009 - "GlobalScot gives seminar on Marketing - HOT AIR, HYPE OR STRATEGIC WEAPON?"

Hi-Tech Scotland: Dec, 2008 / Jan, 2009 - "Scots Away: Profile"or download PDF

Solid State Technology: January, 2009 - "2009 Economic forecast Look for rebound by 2010"

Solid State Technology: 17th Nov., 2008 - "450mm topic sizzles at SEMI's ITPC event"

Semiconductor International: 6th Nov., 2008 - "China’s Chip Industry Facing Challenges"

The Watt Club Magazine: Spring/Summer, 2008 - "The HWU Television Society"

Semiconductor International: 1st April, 2008 - "Practical Ways to Lower Probe Costs"

SEMI: 22 January, 2008 - "Test Advisory Group Workshop"

Fabtech: 4 December, 2007 - "Infrastructure Advisors get down to semiconductor basics"

Semiconductor International: 1 June, 2007 - "New Approaches Speed Up Yield Analysis, Probe Card Repair"

Advanced Packaging: 11 September, 2006 - "3-D Options on the Table at Napa Workshop"

Scotsman: 27 July, 2006 - "Mastermind of Wolfson makes a sudden exit"or download PDF

The Wall Street Journal: 8 July, 2006 - "Trying to Maintain Moore's Law"or download PDF

SEMI: Semicon West: July, 2006 - "Back end gets its own Technology Innovation Showcase"

The Business Review: June 30, 2006 - "AMD, UAlbany chip away at Intel's lead"

Semiconductor International: May 24, 2006 - "Metrology Report"

Semiconductor International: Mar. 2006 - "Roadmapping 2006 to the Post-CMOS Era"

Semconductor International: Feb 15, 2006 - "R&D Gap Presents Dilemma for Industry"

CleanRooms: Feb. 2006 - "Funding future semiconductor contamination control"

Photonics Spectra: Jan. 2006 - "Can Photonics Satisfy Moore's Law?" or download extracted image

Micro Magazine: Dec. 2005 - "Do we really need a bigger wafer?"

ZDNet UK: 26 Oct. 2005 - "Chips hot as iPod sales soar"

SST / WaferNEWS: 24 Oct. 2005 - "Collaboration, belt-tightening seen as keys to shrink $9B R&D funding gap"

Scotland On Sunday: 23 Oct. 2005 - "When chips are down it's back to drawing board" or download PDF file

ABC / WorldNow: 22 Oct. 2005 - "SEMI-Commissioned White Paper Identifies Threat to Productivity Gains"

Linux Electrons / ByteEnable: 19 Oct. 2005 - "Semiconductor Manufacturing R&D Funding Gap May Exceed $9 Billion By 2010"

III-V's Review: 19 Oct. 2005 - "Yawning R&D funding gap"

Semiconductor Fabtech: 19 Oct. 2005 - "R&D spend hits its own brick wall"

Sys-Con UK: 18 Oct. 2005 - "Semiconductor Manufacturing R&D Funding Gap May Exceed $9 Billion by 2010"

Forbes.com: 18 Oct. 2005 - "Applied Material Shutters Etec"

EE Times: 18 Oct. 2005 - "SEMI warns of looming R&D gap"

Press Release: 18 Oct. 2005 - "SEMI Announces Industry Webcast: Semiconductor Equipment and Materials: Funding the Future"

Forbes: 13 Oct. 2005 - "SEMI Announces Industry Webcast: Semiconductor Equipment and Materials: Funding the Future"

Press Release: July 2005 - "MCT Receives Multiple System Order for Strip Test Handlers"

Scottish Technology News: Dec 2004 - "Future looks bright for electronics industry"

Oregonian: 9/8/04 - "Triquint expects small loss, adds to industry's bad news"

SF Chronicle: 8/12/04 - Tech firms caught in a lull - Weak forecasts suggest recovery may be stalling out.

SEMI Links: 7/14/04 - Semicon West Packaging & Test Subcontract Panel

Electronic Business: 7/14/04 - Semicon West Panel

Silicon Strategies: 5/11/04 - UniLink Start-up

Semiconductor International: 3/23/04 - Credence acquisition of NP Test

San Francisco Chronicle: 1/26/03 - ANALYSIS: Economic harm feared in long war. Already high gas cost may be just the start

Micro Magazine: May, 2002 - Euro-Style Staying Power

Silicon Strategies: 9/6/02 - IC Forecasts

WaferNews: 7/29/02 - APiA Seminar

Silicon Strategies: 7/25/02 - Dielectric Deposition Panel

EE Times: 7/24/02 - Consensus settling on high-k materials for future ICs

Electronic News: 1/1/02 - ATE Paying the Overcapacity Price

Silicon Strategies: 6/19/01 - Potential Sale of Schlumberger ATE Unit

EE Times: 6/19/01 - Intel shifts test strategy to battle exploding costs of big ATE systems

Semiconductor International: 6/14/01 - ATEs Jockeying For Position

Semiconductor International: 5/15/01 - SOC Test Equipment Makers' Ingenuity

Solid State Technology: December 2000 - Packaging doesn't behave like a wafer fab

Business Wire: 11/09/00 - Test Advantage Limited Formed To Support European Semiconductor Market

Electronic News: 11/06/00 - The Costly Rambus Bandwagon

Silicon Strategies: 9/01/00 - Test Capacity / Outourcing

EE Times: 8/25/00 - Intel, Rambus Mull Overhaul for RDRAM

Electronic News: 8/8/00 - Capacity Crunch Tests Equipment Makers' Mettle

SmartMoney.com: 7/14/98 - Bright Spots Amid the Chip Equipment Gloom

Evaluation Engineering: Dec. 1999 - Semiconductor Test in 2000

The Wall Street Transcripts: 2 Feb. 1998 - Semiconductor Equipment Stocks