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NEWS ANALYSIS & FEATURES
Shipments of touch-screen panels for notebook PCs accelerate in Q4
12/12/2013 After a decline in the second quarter of 2013 and a tepid expansion in the third, demand for touch-screen panels used in notebook PCs is set to rebound to double-digit growth during the last three months of the year.
GaN-on-silicon LEDs forecast to increase market share to 40% by 2020
12/12/2013 The penetration of gallium nitride-on-silicon (GaN-on-Si) wafers into the light-emitting diode (LED) market is forecast to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 69 percent from 2013 to 2020, by which time they will account for 40 percent of all GaN LEDs manufactured.
Graphene-based nano-antennas may enable networks of tiny machines
12/12/2013 Networks of nanometer-scale machines offer exciting potential applications in medicine, industry, environmental protection and defense, but until now there's been one very small problem: the limited capability of nanoscale antennas fabricated from traditional metallic components.
Soitec and IntelliEPI to collaborate on GaAs semiconductor materials
12/12/2013 The agreement includes a technology license granted by Soitec to IntelliEPI, which may be extended to address future business opportunities in the GaAs market, including equipment transfer.
Synthesis of superconducting solid picene
12/12/2013 Research by Professor Yoshihiro Kubozono at Okayama University has potential for innovative applications of solid picene and organic superconductors, graphene and other functional materials.
Celebrating 20 years of BSIM3v3 SPICE models
12/12/2013 Zhihong Liu of ProPlus Designs reflects on the history of the MOSFET SPICE model called BSIM3.
Power modules get their own upside-down C-SAM system
12/12/2013 Sonoscan has shipped the first of its new D9600Z C-SAM systems. This new model is designed expressly to facilitate the imaging of IGBT (Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor) power modules.
Soitec announces confirmation of the strategic benefits of the Guépard program
12/11/2013 Soitec announced this week that the European Commission has approved the financing for the Guépard program, coordinated by Soitec.
Micron's high-density 45nm serial NOR Flash doubles programming speed for embedded applications
12/10/2013 Micron Technology, Inc. today announced the availability of 45nm Serial NOR Flash memory samples in 512Mb, 1Gb, and 2Gb densities with a standard SPI interface.
SEMICON West “Call for Papers” for New Semiconductor Technology Symposium, Science Park and TechXPOTs
12/10/2013 SEMI today announced a “Call for Papers” for the new Semiconductor Technology Symposium, the popular TechXPOT programs, and a new Science Park program featuring university research and advanced R&D subjects at SEMICON West, North America’s premier microelectronics event, to be held July 8-10 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, Calif.
Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research Technology orders EV Group automated production bonding system
12/10/2013 SMART, which is a leading research center established by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in partnership with the National Research Foundation of Singapore, will utilize the EVG850LT system to support its advanced substrate development efforts.
STMicroelectronics launches new advanced energy-harvesting IC
12/10/2013 STMicroelectronics is opening new avenues for energy-harvesting applications with its latest IC integrating all the functions needed to power electronic circuits and recharge batteries using either a solar cell or Thermo-Electric Generator (TEG).
Research Alert: Dec. 10, 2013
12/10/2013 Thin, flexible solar cells; Polymers can be semimetals; MOF materials
The Week in Review: Dec. 6, 2013MORE ANALYSIS & FEATURES
12/06/2013 Worldwide semiconductor sales; Soitec announces high-volume manufacturing of eSI substrates; SEMI releases World Fab Forecast; Micron announces new VP of Quality; Industry on track for highest-ever annual sales in 2013
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