Led by Apple and Chinese brands, high tech smartphone panel shipments rising
11/24/2015Demand for LTPS TFT LCD shipments rose 30 percent in September 2015 to reach 51.6 million units, due to strong demand from A...
ON Semiconductor to acquire Fairchild for $2.4B
11/18/2015The acquisition creates a leader in the power semiconductor market with combined revenue of approximately $5 billion, diversified across multiple markets...
Mergers: Commission clears Avago's acquisition of Broadcom
11/25/2015The Commission concluded that the merged entity would continue to face effective competition in Europe. ...
Leti and partners announce developments on three mature platforms
11/18/2015CEA-Leti and its partners in the European FP7 project PLAT4M today announced they have built three silicon photonics platforms....
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3D NAND Challenges and Opportunities
December 16, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. ET Flash memory has revolutionized the world of solid-state data storage, mainly because ...
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November 30, 2015



Ambiq Micro appoints new CEO

12/01/2015  Ambiq Micro, a developer of ultra-low power semiconductor solutions, today announced that Fumihide (Humi) Esakahas joined the firm as Chief Executive Officer.

Global discrete semiconductors market expected to surpass $24B by 2019

12/01/2015  The new industry research report from Technavio discusses in detail the key drivers and trends responsible for the growth of this market and its sub-segments.

Researchers find new phase of carbon, make diamond at room temperature

12/01/2015  Researchers from North Carolina State University have discovered a new phase of solid carbon, called Q-carbon, which is distinct from the known phases of graphite and diamond.

GaN Systems announces 10x production increase at TSMC

12/01/2015  GaN Systems, a manufacturer of gallium nitride power transistors, announces that its foundry, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation (TMSC), has expanded the high volume production of products based on GaN System’s proprietary Island Technology by 10X in response to surging global demand from consumer and enterprise customers.

IU chemists craft molecule that self-assembles into flower-shaped crystalline patterns

12/01/2015  The National Science Foundation has awarded $1.2 million to three research groups at Indiana University to advance research on self-assembling molecules and computer-aided design software required to create the next generation of solar cells, circuits, sensors and other technology.

Pfeiffer Vacuum welcomes 2015 Röntgen Prize Winner

11/30/2015  This year, the Justus Liebig University Giessen awards its Röntgen Prize to Dr. Eleftherios Goulielmakis.

Measuring 5nm Particles In-Line

11/30/2015  ITRI and TSMC co-develop aerosol method to monitor liquids and slurries.

Stanford technology makes metal wires on solar cells nearly invisible to light

11/30/2015  Stanford University scientists have discovered how to hide the reflective upper contact and funnel light directly to the semiconductor below.

Tallness Makes Reliable Spindt Tip Cold Cathodes

11/30/2015  Vacuum nanowire arrays of cold cathodes for high frequency sources and amplifiers

Doping powers new thermoelectric material

11/30/2015  In the production of power, nearly two-thirds of energy input from fossil fuels is lost as waste heat. Industry is hungry for materials that can convert this heat to useful electricity, but a good thermoelectric material is hard to find.

Nanotherm scoops Elektra 'LED Product of the Year' award

11/30/2015  Cambridge Nanotherm, a producer of thermal management technology, has won the "LED Lighting Product of the Year" award at the 2015 Elektra Awards for its "Nanotherm DM" product.

Mentor Graphics announces collaboration with GLOBALFOUNDRIES

11/25/2015  Mentor Graphics Corp. announced 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 & route system, for the current version of the GLOBALFOUNDRIES 22FDX platform reference flow.

Lattice Semiconductor appoints new COO

11/25/2015  Lattice Semiconductor Corporation, a manufacturer of programmable logic devices, has appointed Glen Hawk as COO.

Vistec Electron Beam established US show room facility with Variable Shaped Beam Lithography system

11/24/2015  Vistec Electron Beam GmbH, a supplier of electron-beam lithography systems, announced that it has established a show room facility in Schaumburg, IL to promote and demonstrate their Variable Shaped Beam systems specifically for the US and North America market.




Parylene & Sensors

Learn about how parylene, as an enabling technology, can significantly increase the performance of sensors as they become increasingly integrated into our daily lives. You will learn: 1) Parylene specifications and properties 2) How parylene can improve the performance of sensors 3) Different uses for parylene on different sensor applicationsNovember 17, 2015
Sponsored by Diamond-MT

Potting Compounds Protect Electronic Circuits

Potting and encapsulation compounds are designed to completely enclose a component, module or PCB. This effectively shields the unit from its surroundings while providing structural support and imparting the highest protection from external conditions. There are a variety of potting formulations on the market today that suit the needs of diverse applications. However, a balance must be developed when deciding on the best material. October 15, 2015
Sponsored by Master Bond, Inc.,

Success in the Electronic and High Tech Industry

View this paper to learn how Epicor ERP specifically aligns to the business needs of the electronics and high-tech industry, and hear how one electronics organization achieved improved operational controls, better inventory accuracy, and world class tools to meet supply chain requirements with Epicor ERP.July 01, 2015
Sponsored by Epicor

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3D NAND Challenges and Opportunities

December 16, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. ET

Flash memory has revolutionized the world of solid-state data storage, mainly because of the advent of NAND technology. However, from the technical point of view, this requires a major change in how these memories are being fabricated. This presentation will discuss this (r)evolution as well as its major scaling limitations.

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IoT Device Trends and Challenges

January 2016 (Date and time TBD)

The age of the Internet of Things is upon us, with the expectation that tens of billions of devices will be connected to the internet by 2020. This explosion of devices will make our lives simpler, yet create an array of new challenges and opportunities in the semiconductor industry. At the sensor level, very small, inexpensive, low power devices will be gathering data and communicating with one another and the “cloud.” On the other hand, this will mean huge amounts of small, often unstructured data (such as video) will rippling through the network and the infrastructure. The need to convert that data into “information” will require a massive investment in data centers and leading edge semiconductor technology.

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Trends in MEMS

February 2016 (Date and time TBD)

MEMS have quite different process and material requirements compared to mainstream microprocessor and memory types of devices. This webcast will explore the latest trends in MEMS devices – including sensor fusion, biosensors, energy harvesting – new manufacturing challenges and potential equipment and materials solutions to those challenges.

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International Electron Device Meeting 2015
Washington D.C. United States
December 07, 2015 - December 09, 2015
2015 IEEE World Forum on Internet of Things
Milan, Italy
December 14, 2015 - December 16, 2015
SEMICON Japan 2015
Tokyo, Japan
December 16, 2015 - December 18, 2015


Versatile high throughput SEM from JEOL
11/04/2015JEOL's new JSM-IT100 is the latest addition to its InTouchScope Series of Scanning Electron Microscopes....
Versatile high throughput SEM from JEOL
11/04/2015JEOL's new JSM-IT100 is the latest addition to its InTouchScope Series of Scanning Electron Microscopes....
Greenpeak and Dusan Launch Smart Parking system
09/14/2015GreenPeak Technologies and Dusun Electron Ltd recently announced a partnership with the launch of their first Smart City assisted parking application tha...