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Imec presents compact lens-free digital microscope

02/12/2016  At next week’s SPIE Photonics West 2016, imec will demonstrate a lens-free microscope for large field-of-view live imaging at micrometer resolution.

Mentor Graphics partners with GLOBALFOUNDRIES for 22FDX platform reference flow

02/12/2016  Mentor Graphics Corp. has announced that it is collaborating with GLOBALFOUNDRIES to qualify the Mentor RTL to GDS platform, including the RealTime Designer physical RTL synthesis solution and Olympus-SoC place and route system, for the current version of the GLOBALFOUNDRIES 22FDX platform reference flow.

Graphene leans on glass to advance electronics

02/12/2016  Scientists have developed a simple and powerful method for creating resilient, customized, and high-performing graphene: layering it on top of common glass.

UW scientists create ultrathin semiconductor heterostructures for new technologies

02/12/2016  University of Washington scientists have successfully combined two different ultrathin semiconductors -- each just one layer of atoms thick and roughly 100,000 times thinner than a human hair -- to make a new two-dimensional heterostructure with potential uses in clean energy and optically-active electronics.

2016FLEX to gather over 600 experts in flexible hybrid electronics

02/12/2016  Over 600 electronics professionals are expected to attend the 15th annual Flexible and Printed Electronics Conference and Exhibition (2016FLEX) at the Monterey Marriott February 29-March 3.

EV Group joins IRT Nanoelec 3D Integration Program

02/11/2016  EVG joins Leti, STMicroelectronics and Mentor Graphics to develop advanced 3D wafer-to-wafer bonding technologies.

Renesas unveils 90nm one-transistor MONOS flash memory tech

02/11/2016  Renesas Electronics Corp. reported the development of 90nm one-transistor MONOS (1T-MONOS) flash memory technology that can be used in combination with a variety of processes.

SEMICON Southeast Asia 2016 comes back to Penang

02/11/2016  SEMI, the global industry association serving the nano- and micro-electronic manufacturing supply chains, will once again be hosting SEMICON Southeast Asia.

FinFET technology market worth $35.12B by 2022

02/11/2016  The FinFET technology market is expected to grow from $4.91 billion USD in 2015 to $35.12 billion by 2022, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 26.2% between 2016 and 2022.

Teradyne appoints president of semiconductor test division

02/11/2016  Teradyne, Inc. has appointed Gregory Smith as president of the Teradyne semiconductor test division, replacing Mark Jagiela who has been acting division president since 2014.

New thin film transistor may lead to flexible devices

02/10/2016  An engineering research team at the University of Alberta has invented a new transistor that could revolutionize thin-film electronic devices.

SEMI launches new integrated packaging assembly and test group

02/10/2016  SEMI announced today the launch of the European Semiconductor integrated Packaging and Test (ESiPAT) Special Interest Group.

Ultratech announces promotion of two executives

02/10/2016  Ultratech, Inc., a supplier of lithography, laser processing and inspection systems used to manufacture semiconductor devices and high­brightness LEDs (HB­ LEDs), as well as atomic layer deposition (ALD) systems, announced the promotion of two of its executives.

Orbotech collaborates with Nippon Mektron on digital flexible printed circuit board manufacturing

02/10/2016  Orbotech Ltd. today announced that, Nippon Mektron Mektec, a maker of flexible printed circuit boards (FPCBs), is deploying Orbotech direct imaging (DI) and automated optical inspection (AOI) systems in multiple factories.

58% of pure-play foundry capacity under high risk for seismic activity

02/09/2016  As of December 2015, roughly half of the world’s total IC wafer production capacity was located in seismically active areas.

Improved ion implant exhaust management reduces energy, capital costs

02/09/2016  How Texas Instruments got greener, safer and saved money.

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