In 2023, the introduction of GPT-4 marks the official arrival of the comprehensive digital economy era. This milestone coincides with the SEMICON CHINA International Semiconductor Exhibition, which is witnessing record-breaking attendance and scale in Shanghai. The event brings together a vast array of semiconductor supply chain vendors, making it a premier destination for global semiconductor professionals.
The opening keynote will reflect on the dynamic growth of the semiconductor industry over the past five decades, with globalization playing a pivotal role in its success. Looking ahead to 2030, the global semiconductor industry is poised to reach a market size of one trillion dollars, signifying a promising future. In response, experts in the Chinese semiconductor industry and beyond underscore the need for accelerated adjustments in three critical domains: market dynamics, innovation, and talent development.
The prevailing trend of globalization fuels continued interest in seven major application areas that drive semiconductor advancement. These areas include augmented reality (AR), artificial intelligence, blockchain, industrial internet, Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing, and big data. At this year's exhibition, the focus extends beyond advanced process refinement to emphasize the paramount importance of smart manufacturing.
Smart manufacturing remains a pivotal strategy for advancing semiconductor production. Whether in the post-pandemic landscape with a focus on agile and precise operations or in the pursuit of improved environmental, social, and governance (ESG) practices, companies endeavor to strike a balance between environmental responsibility, societal engagement, and corporate governance. ASIAICMP's "iChemLid Charge," an automated and conveyorized chemical liquid system, employs a modular development structure encompassing "human-robot collaboration, transfer, opening, and liquid extraction" across four dimensions. This system optimizes chemical liquid utilization, minimizes downtime, and reduces operational and storage space requirements, resulting in cost savings related to air conditioning, space, and management. By striving for enhanced operational efficiency, semiconductor chip manufacturers not only elevate production capabilities but also demonstrate a commitment to environmental protection and bolster management resilience.