Led by Apple and Chinese brands, high tech smartphone panel shipments rising
11/24/2015Demand for LTPS TFT LCD shipments rose 30 percent in September 2015 to reach 51.6 million units, due to strong demand from A...
ON Semiconductor to acquire Fairchild for $2.4B
11/18/2015The acquisition creates a leader in the power semiconductor market with combined revenue of approximately $5 billion, diversified across multiple markets...
Mergers: Commission clears Avago's acquisition of Broadcom
11/25/2015The Commission concluded that the merged entity would continue to face effective competition in Europe. ...
Leti and partners announce developments on three mature platforms
11/18/2015CEA-Leti and its partners in the European FP7 project PLAT4M today announced they have built three silicon photonics platforms....
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Mentor Graphics announces collaboration with GLOBALFOUNDRIES

11/25/2015  Mentor Graphics Corp. announced it is collaborating with GLOBALFOUNDRIES to qualify the Mentor RTL to GDS platform, including the RealTime Designer physical RTL synthesis solution and Olympus-SoC place & route system, for the current version of the GLOBALFOUNDRIES 22FDX platform reference flow.

Lattice Semiconductor appoints new COO

11/25/2015  Lattice Semiconductor Corporation, a manufacturer of programmable logic devices, has appointed Glen Hawk as COO.

Vistec Electron Beam established US show room facility with Variable Shaped Beam Lithography system

11/24/2015  Vistec Electron Beam GmbH, a supplier of electron-beam lithography systems, announced that it has established a show room facility in Schaumburg, IL to promote and demonstrate their Variable Shaped Beam systems specifically for the US and North America market.

Cambridge CMOS Sensors wins again at NMI awards

11/24/2015  Cambridge CMOS Sensors (CCS), a semiconductor company with gas sensor solutions to monitor the local environment, today announced that it has been crowned winner of the Product of the Year category at this year's National Microelectronics Institute (NMI) Awards, held at the Grange Tower Bridge Hotel in London.

2015 large area display shipment unit decline offset by increase in shipment area

11/24/2015  While unit shipments are forecast to fall 5 percent this year, total shipment area is expected to rise 5 percent.

Tandem solar cells are simply better

11/24/2015  What is true for double-blade razors is also true for solar cells: two work steps are more thorough than one.

AKHAN Semiconductor opens facility to produce diamond-based semiconductor technology

11/24/2015  The AKHAN facility is slated to begin production in Q1 2016 and will produce and deliver more than 1,000 diamond-based technology windows.

Silicon Labs acquires Telegesis, a provider of ZigBee modules

11/24/2015  A privately held company founded in 1998 and based near London, Telegesis has established itself as a ZigBee expert with strong momentum in the smart energy market, providing ZigBee module solutions to many of the world’s top smart metering manufacturers.

Trillium announces acquisition of Oxford Instruments - Austin Division

11/24/2015  Trillium US Inc, headquartered in Clackamas, OR, has announced the acquisition of the Oxford Instruments - Austin division.

InvenSense CEO touts the Internet of Sensors

11/23/2015  InvenSense president and chief executive officer Behrooz Abdi sees the Internet of Things as an Internet of Sensors, a theme he explored Tuesday afternoon (November 17) at the opening of the fourth annual InvenSense Developers Conference.

Strange quantum phenomenon achieved at room temperature in semiconductor wafers

11/23/2015  Today, entanglement is accepted as a fact of nature and is actively being explored as a resource for future technologies including quantum computers, quantum communication networks, and high-precision quantum sensors.

Quantum spin could create unstoppable, one-dimensional electron waves

11/23/2015  A pair of scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory and Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich have proposed the first solution to subatomic stoppage: a novel way to create a more robust electron wave by binding together the electron's direction of movement and its spin.

The inertial MEMS device market keeps on growing. What's next?

11/23/2015  Gyroscope and accelerometer production volumes are also growing, with the following CAGR: 7.9% and 1.6% respectively over the same period. Every sector will keep growing. So, what’s next?

InvenSense Developers Conference Tackles Sensor Security, New Technologies

11/23/2015  The second day of the InvenSense Developers Conference saw presenters get down to cases – use cases for sensors.




Parylene & Sensors

Learn about how parylene, as an enabling technology, can significantly increase the performance of sensors as they become increasingly integrated into our daily lives. You will learn: 1) Parylene specifications and properties 2) How parylene can improve the performance of sensors 3) Different uses for parylene on different sensor applicationsNovember 17, 2015
Sponsored by Diamond-MT

Potting Compounds Protect Electronic Circuits

Potting and encapsulation compounds are designed to completely enclose a component, module or PCB. This effectively shields the unit from its surroundings while providing structural support and imparting the highest protection from external conditions. There are a variety of potting formulations on the market today that suit the needs of diverse applications. However, a balance must be developed when deciding on the best material. October 15, 2015
Sponsored by Master Bond, Inc.,

Success in the Electronic and High Tech Industry

View this paper to learn how Epicor ERP specifically aligns to the business needs of the electronics and high-tech industry, and hear how one electronics organization achieved improved operational controls, better inventory accuracy, and world class tools to meet supply chain requirements with Epicor ERP.July 01, 2015
Sponsored by Epicor

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3D NAND Challenges and Opportunities

December 16, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. ET

Flash memory has revolutionized the world of solid-state data storage, mainly because of the advent of NAND technology. However, from the technical point of view, this requires a major change in how these memories are being fabricated. This presentation will discuss this (r)evolution as well as its major scaling limitations.

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IoT Device Trends and Challenges

January 2016 (Date and time TBD)

The age of the Internet of Things is upon us, with the expectation that tens of billions of devices will be connected to the internet by 2020. This explosion of devices will make our lives simpler, yet create an array of new challenges and opportunities in the semiconductor industry. At the sensor level, very small, inexpensive, low power devices will be gathering data and communicating with one another and the “cloud.” On the other hand, this will mean huge amounts of small, often unstructured data (such as video) will rippling through the network and the infrastructure. The need to convert that data into “information” will require a massive investment in data centers and leading edge semiconductor technology.

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Trends in MEMS

February 2016 (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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International Electron Device Meeting 2015
Washington D.C. United States
December 07, 2015 - December 09, 2015
2015 IEEE World Forum on Internet of Things
Milan, Italy
December 14, 2015 - December 16, 2015
SEMICON Japan 2015
Tokyo, Japan
December 16, 2015 - December 18, 2015


Versatile high throughput SEM from JEOL
11/04/2015JEOL's new JSM-IT100 is the latest addition to its InTouchScope Series of Scanning Electron Microscopes....
Versatile high throughput SEM from JEOL
11/04/2015JEOL's new JSM-IT100 is the latest addition to its InTouchScope Series of Scanning Electron Microscopes....
Greenpeak and Dusan Launch Smart Parking system
09/14/2015GreenPeak Technologies and Dusun Electron Ltd recently announced a partnership with the launch of their first Smart City assisted parking application tha...