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Cadence appoints Anirudh Devgan as President

11/17/2017  Cadence Design Systems, Inc. today announced that Anirudh Devgan, executive vice president and general manager of the Digital & Signoff Group and the System & Verification Group, has been appointed president of Cadence, effective immediately.

Broadcom completes acquisition of Brocade Communications Systems

11/17/2017  Broadcom Limited, a semiconductor device supplier to the wired, wireless, enterprise storage, and industrial end markets, today announced that it has completed its acquisition of Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.

Semiconducting carbon nanotubes can reduce noise in carbon nanotube interconnects

11/17/2017  Crosstalk and noise can become a major source of reliability problems of CNT based VLSI interconnects in the near future.

A new window into electron behavior

11/17/2017  Scientists invent technique to map energy and momentum of electrons beneath a material's surface.

'Ion billiards' cue novel material synthesis method

11/17/2017  A team of Hokkaido University researchers has developed a novel material synthesis method called proton-driven ion introduction (PDII) which utilizes a phenomenon similar to "ion billiards." The new method could pave the way for creating numerous new materials, thus drastically advancing materials sciences

Kateeva names Dr. Homer Antoniadis as Executive Vice President of Technology

11/17/2017  Kateeva, a developer of OLED production equipment solutions, today appointed Dr. Homer Antoniadis to the newly created role of Executive Vice President of Technology.

TEL NEXX modernizes shop floor data collection and quality control with InfinityQS ProFicient

11/16/2017  Quality Intelligence solution enables chip metallization provider to improve accuracy and timeliness of data capture, rapidly respond to issues, and identify opportunities for continuous improvement.

SkyWater significantly expands pure-play technology foundry customer base

11/16/2017  SkyWater Technology Foundry announces that it has been assigned the Specialty Foundry customer relationships from Cypress Semiconductor Corporation.

Marvell Semiconductor president and CEO Matt Murphy elected chair of SIA

11/16/2017  The Semiconductor Industry Association today announced the SIA Board of Directors has elected Matt Murphy, president and CEO of Marvell Semiconductor, Inc., as its 2018 Chair and Sanjay Mehrotra, president and CEO of Micron Technology, Inc., as its 2018 Vice Chair.

Flexible AMOLED panel supply capacity to exceed demand by 44% in 2018

11/16/2017  With flexible active-matrix organic light-emitting diode (AMOLED) panel fabs building at a quicker pace than global demand, supply capacity of flexible AMOLED panels is forecast to be 44 percent higher than global demand in 2018, according to IHS Markit.

The stacked color sensor

11/16/2017  True colors meet minimization.

Japan issues landmark diamond semiconductor patent to AKHAN

11/15/2017  AKHAN Semiconductor, a technology company specializing in the fabrication and application of lab-grown, electronics-grade diamond, announced today the issuance by the Japan Patent Office of a patent covering a method for the fabrication of diamond semiconductor materials.

Electronics industry conference to debut in Kuala Lumpur

11/15/2017  SEMICON Southeast Asia 2018 to bolster growing semiconductor industry in the region.

Seoul Semiconductor introduces an Acrich-based compact LED lriver with 5X the power density of conventional drivers

11/15/2017  Seoul Semiconductor has developed an ultra-compact LED driver series with a power density 5X higher than conventional LED drivers.

Gigaphoton announces new roadmap for DUV light source

11/14/2017  Gigaphoton Inc., a manufacturer of light sources used in semiconductor lithography, announced its intention to draw up a new roadmap with the aim of improving the availability of the equipment, and also to respond to the needs of the semiconductor chip manufacturers who are being confronted with increasingly high demands.

SUNY Poly, IBM celebrates 20th anniversary of copper interconnects during Albany nanotechnology symposium

11/14/2017  SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) is hosting the 11th IEEE Nanotechnology Symposium at its world-class Albany NanoTech Complex on Wednesday, November 15, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Leti announces FED4SAE project to accelerate European cyber-physical system solutions to market

11/14/2017  Leti, a research institute of CEA Tech and coordinator of the pan-European consortium FED4SAE, today announced that the 14 project partners have launched a three-year European Commission program to facilitate the acceleration of European cyber-physical-system (CPS) solutions to market.

First SEMICON Europa opens this year in co-location with productronica

11/14/2017  Semiconductor industry back on track for growth in Europe -- major new investments.

GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Fudan team to deliver next generation dual interface smart card

11/14/2017  GF's 55LPx platform with embedded non-volatile memory and integrated RF enables Fudan to create China's most advanced CPU bank card.

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09/28/2017  OEM Group announced today a post-dice clean solution on the proven Cintillio Batch Spray platform following plasma and laser dicing methods.



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