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GLOBALFOUNDRIES and Samsung join forces on 14nm finFETs
04/17/2014GLOBALFOUNDRIES and Samsung are announcing a joint program for 14nm FinFETs that offers a single process design kit (PDK) and manufacturing at fo...
Catching the (invisible) wave
04/11/2014UC Santa Barbara researchers create a unique semiconductor that manipulates light in the invisible infrared/terahertz range, paving the way for new and enhanced applicatio...
 
Dow Corning moves to defend Chinese patent for LED optical silicone encapsulants
04/17/2014Dow Corning filed a complaint through its Chinese subsidiary and licensee with the Shanghai First Intermediate Court. ...
Scalable CVD process for making 2-D molybdenum diselenide
04/10/2014Nanoengineering researchers at Rice University and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore have unveiled a potentially scalable method fo...

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Contour Semiconductor names former Intel exec as new CEO

04/22/2014  Contour Semiconductor, Inc., a provider dedicated to producing low-cost, high-volume, non-volatile memory chips, today announced that it has appointed veteran semiconductor industry executive Saul Zales as Chief Executive Officer.

High-performance, low-cost ultracapacitors built with graphene and carbon nanotubes

04/22/2014  By combining the powers of two single-atom-thick carbon structures, researchers at the George Washington University's Micro-propulsion and Nanotechnology Laboratory have created a new ultracapacitor that is both high performance and low cost.

STS Semiconductor and Invensas to partner on high volume bond via array mobile solutions

04/22/2014  Tessera Technologies, Inc. announced today that Invensas Corporation and South Korea-based STS Semiconductor & Telecommunications, a semiconductor assembly and test solution provider, have entered into an agreement to validate high volume manufacturing capability for Invensas' Bond Via Array (BVATM) technology for next generation smartphone and tablet customers.

New technology symposium at SEMICON West 2014 to spotlight critical issues in semiconductor manufacturing

04/22/2014  The new program addressing the most important and critical issues facing the future of semiconductor manufacturing in a new and more technical conference format.

"Exotic" material is like a switch when super thin

04/21/2014  Researchers from Cornell University and Brookhaven National Laboratory have shown how to switch a particular transition metal oxide, a lanthanum nickelate (LaNiO3), from a metal to an insulator by making the material less than a nanometer thick.

SanDisk donates $1M to Berkeley College of Engineering

04/21/2014  The donation will fund recently completed renovations to Cory Hall, home of the College’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, and the undergraduate student Computing Lab, which has been renamed the SanDisk Computing Lab.

Cadence to acquire Jasper Design Automation

04/21/2014  Cadence Design Systems, Inc. today announced plans to acquire Jasper Design Automation, Inc., a provider of formal analysis solutions, for approximately $170 million in cash.

Altera and TSMC collaborate to bring advanced packaging technology to Arria 10 FPGAs and SoCs

04/21/2014  Altera Corporation and TSMC today announced the two companies have worked together to bring TSMC's patented, fine-pitch copper bump-based packaging technology to Altera's 20 nm Arria 10 FPGAs and SoCs.

SEMI announces 2nd Vietnam Semiconductor Strategy Summit

04/18/2014  Following the successful inaugural event in 2013, the 2nd annual SEMI Vietnam Semiconductor Strategy Summit will be held September 16-17, 2014 at the InterContinental Asiana Saigon Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.

LG-Swiss researchers announce graphene membrane breakthrough

04/18/2014  The findings open up the possibility in the future to develop highly efficient filters to treat air and water.

In the permanent bonding market, EV Group is leading, Applied Materials and Tokyo Electron are merging

04/18/2014  Permanent bonding technology is a key process for a wide range of applications in the semiconductor industry such as MEMS, advanced packaging, LED devices, and SOI substrate applications.

Global scientific team "visualizes" a new crystallization process

04/17/2014  Sometimes engineers invent something before they fully comprehend why it works. To understand the "why," they must often create new tools and techniques in a virtuous cycle that improves the original invention while also advancing basic scientific knowledge.

MKS introduces dynamic frequency tuning patented DFT technology offered in RF plasma generators

04/17/2014  MKS Instruments, Inc., a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity, has introduced Dynamic Frequency Tuning (DFT) technology in RF plasma generators.

The Week in Review: April 11, 2014

04/11/2014  SIA reports sales of semiconductors in February 2014 increased 11.4 percent from February 2013; GSA celebrates 20 years; SEMI expanding Innovation Village at SEMICON Europa

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UV LED Curing for the Electronics Industry

This paper provides an introduction to UV LED curing and the many benefits UV LED curing provides for bonding and coating applications in the electronics industry. Product manufacturers, machine builders, and chemistry formulators will gain an understanding of the benefits and how to apply UV LED curing in manufacturing processes. Included are specific examples of how manufacturers are using UV LED to make touch screens, mobile phones, micro speakers, and hard disk drives.April 03, 2014
Sponsored by Phoseon Technology

Versatile Epoxy Compounds for Electronic Applications

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Enhancing the Performance of Electronic Applications with Versatile Epoxy Compounds

Learn about the different functions epoxies perform in the manufacture and assembly of today’s electronic systems. From nanotechnology to enormous space systems, these versatile compounds meet a wide variety of conditions, lending to the reliability and longevity of the devices we use in our everyday lives.January 06, 2014
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Multiphysics Modeling of MEMS Devices

April 30 at 2:00 p.m. ET. Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), such as actuators, sensors and resonators, rely on the interactions between multiple physical effects. In this webinar, we will show how a multiphysics simulation approach allows you to combine electrical, thermal and structural effects accurately in order to design reliable and high-performance MEMS devices.

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MEMS

May 2014 (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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Packaging Materials

May 2014 (date and time TBD) Advanced packages rely on high-performance materials – die-attach film, solder bumps, conductive adhesive, underfill, TIM – to ensure reliability, fine-pitch interconnect, thermal management, and chip performance are optimized. Learn about the latest assembly materials and how they can improve the package, speed packaging throughput, and even lower packaging costs in the webcast.

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The ConFab
Las Vegas, Nevada
http://www.theconfab.com
June 22, 2014 - June 25, 2014
2014 International Workshop on EUV Lithography
Maui, Hawaii, USA
http://www.euvlitho.com
June 23, 2014 - June 27, 2014
SEMICON West 2014
San Francisco, California
http://www.semiconwest.org
July 08, 2014 - July 10, 2014
SPIE Photomask Technology 2014
Monterey Conference Center and Monterey Marriott,
http://spie.org/photomask.xml?WT.mc_id=RCal-PMW
September 16, 2014 - September 18, 2014
Photomask Technology Exhibition 2014
Monterey Conference Center and Monterey Marriott,
http://spie.org/photomask.xml?WT.mc_id=RCal-PMW
September 16, 2014 - September 17, 2014

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