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Industry links and the like, what I read, and care about...
SiliconStrategies.com - News, Gossip, press releases. etc... They sub-title their publication "Your Resource for tracking the Semiconductor foodchain"
Semi.org - Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International, a trade organization which puts on trade shows, sets industry standards (like the infamous SECS/GEM). Not quite academic, not quite
Sematech - SEMATECH (Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology) began in 1987, a consortium of U.S. chipmakers that was formed, in partnership with the U.S. government, to help restore American leadership in semiconductor manufacturing. After fulfilling its original mission in the mid-1990s, the consortium withdrew from federal funding and broadened its scope to tackle advanced technology challenges identified in the ITRS. With the addition of new offshore members, the consortium evolved into International SEMATECH in 2000.
ITRS - The International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors - if you're interested in where this industry is headed then this is the Roadmap of where they're going (or at least where they say). Subject to change of course.
Industry Association - This is another industry organization, this
one rather small, but it seems representative. They have a pretty good
glossary of terms, as well as a list of the major players
and even a list of where a lot of the Fabs of their members are.
Britney Spears Guide to Semiconductor Physics - All you ever wanted to know about semiconductors, as told by a pop star.
Applied Materials - They're the biggest player in the market, and I'm dissapointed that they don't have a better description of the semiconductor manufacturing process. Britney's site is better.