Feldman Engineering Update – March 2012

Greetings!

2012 is off to a busy start and I have discovered that it is difficult to keep up-to-date with everyone. Therefore I decided to put together brief updates every month or so.

Still here? Great – I’ll keep it short.

On this blog, I started the year with Think Outside the Box in 2012! followed by Big Numbers – The Semiconductor Supply Chain where you need to follow the money and head to China.

SEMI holds their Industry Strategy Symposium early in the year. I posted my summaries in Snapshot of a Wild Ride Session 1 and Session 2 along with other coverage of this excellent event.

At the end of February, I attended the IPC APEX EXPO followed by the Burn-in & Test Strategy (BiTS) Workshop earlier this month. I commented on both in Two Conferences – Two Industries Challenged By Post PC Era where I described companies that are innovating to differentiate versus those that are struggling to keep up.

Recently I attended an industry event with five hundred or so attendees. Due to “confidentiality” they didn’t provide printed or electronic proceedings. Hard to believe, but they must not have wanted us to share any of the interesting content…

Two upcoming events:
April 6 – IEEE Nanotechnology Council symposium “Emerging Non-Volatile Memory Technologies”. As part of the Nano Executive Committee, I think this will be a great event.

June 10-13 – IEEE Semiconductor Wafer Test Workshop – where I will be discussing the test implications of 450 mm wafers.

Several of Feldman Engineering’s recent consulting projects involve market studies and market penetration strategies for new and existing products. A few product architecture reviews along with the definition of an innovative design tool for a non-electronic project have also been in the mix. If you’d like to discuss any of these further or how they may relate to your needs, please let me know and I will share what I am able.

That is it for now – I hope you found this short and to the point. Let me know what you think and please don’t hesitate to contact me if Feldman Engineering can be of assistance.

Kind Regards,

Ira

Feldman Engineering develops and markets unique high technology solutions and business strategies. We assist companies in the semiconductor, nanotechnology, and MEMS industries move products from concept to customers.

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