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Overlay Metrology Suite for Multiple Patterning
08/26/2014KLA-Tencor releases WaferSight PWG, LMS IPRO6, and K-T Analyzer 9.0 to control overlay and critical dimension (CD) in advanced IC fabs....
Intel and Unity Technologies announce collaboration
08/21/2014Intel Corporation and Unity Technologies today announced a strategic collaboration to advance the development of Android-based applications on Intel ...
 
Intel releases new packaging, test technologies for 14nm foundries
08/27/2014Intel Corporation today announced two new technologies for Intel Custom Foundry customers that need cost-effective advanced packaging ...
Fairchild Semiconductor to close two facilities, cutting 15% of workforce
08/25/2014Fairchild Semiconductor, a supplier of high performance power and mobile products, today announced it will eliminate its intern...

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Lean strategies and decentralized value chains fuel RFID uptake in manufacturing

08/27/2014  New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Analysis of the Global RFID in Manufacturing Market, finds that the market earned revenues of $1.29 billion in 2013 and estimates this to nearly quadruple to $4.99 billion in 2020.

Plastic electronics: Opportunity on the edge of commercialization

08/27/2014  The Plastics Electronics Conference and Exposition will co-locate with SEMICON Europa. Plastic Electronics 2014 (PE 2014) is themed “Enabling Applications beyond Limits in Electronics” and will be held at Alpexpo in Grenoble on 7-9 October.

Renasas introduces new package for safety systems for industrial equipment

08/26/2014  Renesas Electronics Corporation, a supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, today announced that it has obtained IEC 61508 (Functional Safety) certification for the RX631, RX63N Safety Package.

In rapidly changing display industry, metal oxide TFT backplanes are promising

08/26/2014  MarketResearchReports.Biz released a new market research report this week entitled "Metal Oxide TFT Backplanes For Displays 2014-2024: Technologies, Forecasts, Players."

S2C opens Korean office and appoints country manager

08/26/2014  S2C, Inc. announced today the opening of a direct sales and support office in Seoul, Korea, appointing Suk-Ha Lee (SH Lee) as country manager.

New ClassOne electroplater a "sellout" at SEMICON West

08/25/2014  When ClassOne Technology introduced its new Solstice electroplating systems at SEMICON West last month they didn’t expect to actually sell their first production unit off the show floor, but that’s what happened.

JEDEC releases LPDDR4 Standard for low power memory devices

08/25/2014  JEDEC Solid State Technology Association today announced the publication of JESD209-4 Low Power Double Data Rate 4 (LPDDR4).

ESI appoints new board member

08/25/2014  Electro Scientific Industries, Inc., a supplier of innovative laser-based manufacturing solutions for the microtechnology industry, today announced that Richard H. Wills, former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Tektronix, Inc., was appointed to the company’s Board of Directors.

SRC TECHCON 2014 Conference to feature speakers from GLOBALFOUNDRIES, LinkedIn, High Point University

08/25/2014  The TECHCON 2014 conference hosted by Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC), the university-research consortium for semiconductors and related technologies, will feature immediate past GLOBALFOUNDRIES CEO Ajit Manocha among the list of executive speakers at the Sept. 7-9 annual event.

A breakthrough in imaging gold nanoparticles to atomic resolution by electron microscopy

08/22/2014  Nanometer-scale gold particles are intensively investigated for application as catalysts, sensors, drug delivery devices, biological contrast agents and components in photonics and molecular electronics.

The Week in Review: August 22, 2014

08/22/2014  Collaboration for next-generation smart glasses; Book-to-bill ratio holds steady in July; Intel and Unity to collaborate; MediaTek launches new R&D facility; Amkor appoints new member to board of directors; STATS ChipPAC achieves shipping milestone

Order activity for semiconductor equipment holds steady in July

08/21/2014  North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $1.41 billion in orders worldwide in July 2014 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.07, according to the July EMDS Book-to-Bill Report published today by SEMI.

The Week in Review: August 15, 2014

08/15/2014  The growing semiconductor market in India; MEMSIC's monolithic, wafer-level packaged accelerometer; Si2 adds new director of 3DIC Programs; Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments increased during the second quarter 2014; LightFair announces Call for Speakers

Atomic Layer Etch now in Fab Evaluations

08/04/2014  Lam’s CTO talks about the future of etch in beta-site tests.

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Conformal Coatings for Reliable Electronic Assemblies

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The Next Step in Diagnosis Resolution Improvement

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UV LED Curing for the Electronics Industry

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Metrology

September 2014 (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.

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Advanced Packaging

Sept. 2014 (Date and time TBD)

Back-end packaging is increasingly important to semiconductor device form factor, thermal and power performance, and costs. Compounded by the demand for lead-free processing and the soaring cost of gold, the industry is developing new approaches to packaging, including redistribution layers (RDL), through silicon vias (TSV), copper pillars, wafer-level packaging (WLP) and copper wire bonding. Experts will discuss these and other approaches in this webcast.

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Interconnects

Oct. 2014 (Date and time TBD)

This webcast will examine the state-of-the-art in conductors and dielectrics, -- including contacts and Metal1 through global level -- pre-metal dielectrics, associated planarization, necessary etch, strip and cleans, embedded passives, global and intermediate TSVs for 3D, as well as reliability, system, and performance issues.

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SEMICON Taiwan 2014
Taiwan
http://www.semicontaiwan.org/en/
September 03, 2014 - September 05, 2014
Vietnam Semiconductor Strategy Summit
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
http://www.semi.org/en/node/46001
September 16, 2014 - September 17, 2014
APC (Advanced Process Control) Conference XXVI 2014
Ann Arbor, Michigan
http://www.apcconference.com/
September 29, 2014 - October 01, 2014

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Fairchild Semiconductor to close two facilities, cutting 15% of workforce
Fairchild Semiconductor to close two facilities, cutting 15% of workforce
Fairchild Semiconductor to close two facilities, cutting 15% of workforce

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