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Global semiconductor sales down slightly in July
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Knowm first to deliver memristors capable of bi-directional learning
09/02/2015Milestone confirmed by groundbreaking new data; bi-directional incremental capability allows startup to leapfrog IBM and other estab...
Turning clothing into information displays
09/03/2015Researchers from Holst Centre (set up by TNO and imec), imec and CMST, imec’s associated lab at Ghent University, have demonstrated the world’s first stre...
Pure-play foundry sales forecast to surpass $12B in fourth quarter 2015
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New findings move flexible lighting technology toward commercial feasibility

09/04/2015  Next directions in organic light-emitting diode (OLED) technology for lighting identified in Journal of Photonics for Energy.

Nordson Corporation announces acquisition of MatriX Technologies GmbH

09/04/2015  Nordson Corporation today announced it has acquired Munich, Germany-based MatriX Technologies GmbH, a manufacturer of automated X-ray inspection (AXI) equipment used to ensure the quality of electronic printed circuit boards, critical electronic devices and fully assembled products in consumer, automotive and other industrial end markets worldwide.

Key industry leaders join The ConFab Advisory Board

09/04/2015  Solid State Technology is thrilled to announce that several key industry leaders have joined the Advisory Board for its annual conference and networking event, The ConFab.

QEOS and GLOBALFOUNDRIES to offer industry’s first CMOS platform for millimeter-wave markets

09/04/2015  QEOS, Inc., a designer of connectivity and sensing CMOS millimeter-wave (mmWave) solutions, and GLOBALFOUNDRIES, a provider of advanced semiconductor manufacturing technology, today announced they are partnering to co-develop the industry’s first mmW CMOS platform.

Asia-Pacific to dominate IC sales across system categories in 2015

09/04/2015  Europe to remain largest regional market for auto ICs, but Asia-Pacific gaining fast.

The future of MEMS in the IoT

09/03/2015  SEMI’s European MEMS Summit will be held on 17-18 September 2015 in Milan, Italy. Over the course of the two-day event, more than 20 keynote and invited speakers from the entire supply chain will share their perspectives and latest updates, including participation by European MEMS leaders. In addition, a focused industry exhibition will complement the conferences offering with additional networking opportunities.

GLOBALFOUNDRIES and Catena partner to provide next-generation RF connectivity solutions for wireless markets

09/03/2015  GLOBALFOUNDRIES, a provider of advanced semiconductor manufacturing technology, today announced it has partnered with Catena, a developer of Radio Frequency (RF) Communication IPs for connectivity, to offer complete Wi-Fi and Bluetooth solutions for System-on-Chip (SoC) designers targeting mobile, Internet-of-Things (IoT), RF connectivity markets.

Automotive industry now the third largest end market for power semiconductors

09/03/2015  In 2014, the automotive sector significantly outperformed the overall market average for semiconductors.

Intel's Bill Holt awarded Robert N. Noyce Award

09/03/2015  Holt will accept the award at SIA's Annual Award Dinner on Thursday, Dec. 3.

Made from solar concentrate

09/02/2015  Solar cell from Berkeley Lab/University of Illinois absorbs high-energy light at 30-fold higher concentration than conventional cells.

Thin, flexible batteries set to become a $400 million market in 2025 mainly by enabling new products

09/02/2015  Batteries have not been a triumph of rapid innovation - from lead acid, nickel-cadmium, to nickel-metal-hydride and lithium-ion batteries, the development of batteries has significantly lagged many other components.

CyberOptics demonstrates new WaferSense and ReticleSense Auto Multi Sensors

09/02/2015  CyberOptics Corporation, a global developer and manufacturer of high precision 3D sensing technology solutions, will demonstrate the first wireless sensor to combine leveling, vibration and Relative humidity (RH) measurement in an all-in-one device at SEMICON Taiwan in Taipei, September 2-4, 2015.

20th annual SEMICON Taiwan 2015 opens today

09/02/2015  SEMICON Taiwan 2015 opened today starting a three-day event drawing over 43,000 attendees from electronics manufacturing.

Knowm First to Deliver Configurable Artificial Neural Networks using Bi-Directional Learning Memristors

09/02/2015  Breakthrough memristor technology combined with novel adaptive architecture enables machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) applications.

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System Scaling and Integration Platforms for Mobile Devices and IoT

September 9, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. ET

In this presentation, recent developments in interconnects and packaging technologies that will enable mobile devices, and IoT will be discussed. Some of these packaging technologies include high density fan-out wafer level packaging, passive and active interposers, high throughput chip-on-wafer bonding, as well as wafer level chip scale packaging for MEMS and sensors.

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Metrology

September 2015 (Date and time TBD)

Continued scaling and more complex device structures, including FinFETs and 3D stacking, are creating new challenges in metrology and inspection. Smaller defects must be detected and analyzed on an increasingly diverse set of materials. Chip makers are looking for better wafer edge inspection techniques, higher resolution metrology tools, 450mm-capability and new compositional analysis solutions. Experts will describe new approaches for next generation metrology and inspection, including measurements of CDs, stress, film thickness and non-visual defects.

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Lithography

September 2015 (Date and time TBD)

EUV lithography has been under intense development for years and appears to be close to production. Yet its delay has the industry searching for alternatives, including double, triple and even quadruple patterning, directed self-assembly, multi-e-beam and nanoimprint. In this webcast, experts will detail various options, future scenarios and challenges that must still be overcome.

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EVENTS

European MEMS Summit
Milan, Italy
http://www.semi.org/eu/node/8871
September 17, 2015 - September 18, 2015
SPIE Photomask Technology 2015
Monterey, CA
http://spie.org/x6323.xml
September 29, 2015 - October 01, 2015
SEMICON Europa 2015
Dresden, Germany
http://www.semiconeuropa.org
October 06, 2015 - October 08, 2015
International Electron Device Meeting 2015
Washington D.C. United States
http://www.his.com/~iedm/
December 07, 2015 - December 09, 2015
2015 IEEE World Forum on Internet of Things
Milan, Italy
http://sites.ieee.org/wf-iot/
December 14, 2015 - December 16, 2015

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