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Semiconductor Industry Association recognizes Senator Mike Crapo, Congressman Peter Roskam with Congressional Leadership Awards

04/20/2018  The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) this week presented its Congressional Leadership Awards to Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Congressman Peter Roskam (R-Ill.) for their leadership in enacting tax reform legislation, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.

Mobile Semiconductor's 22nm ULL memory compiler joins the GlobalFoundries FDXcelerator Partner Program

04/20/2018  This new embedded SRAM technology on 22nm FDX offers the best in class memory solution using the GLOBALFOUNDRIES low leakage FDSOI bit cells and ultra-low leakage devices.

Versum Materials celebrates the grand opening of its research and development facility in Hometown, PA

04/20/2018  Versum Materials, Inc. announced today the grand opening of its new research and development (R&D) facility at its semiconductor materials manufacturing site in Hometown, Pennsylvania.

Kulicke & Soffa receives the 2017 Texas Instruments Supplier Excellence Award

04/20/2018  Kulicke & Soffa Industries, Inc. announced today that it has received the highest level of recognition, the prestigious 2017 Supplier Excellence Award, from Texas Instruments.

Robot developed for automated assembly of designer nanomaterials

04/20/2018  A current area of intense interest in nanotechnology is van der Waals heterostructures, which are assemblies of atomically thin two-dimensional (2D) crystalline materials that display attractive conduction properties for use in advanced electronic devices.

New research could literally squeeze more power out of solar cells

04/20/2018  Physicists at the University of Warwick have published new research in the journal Science April 19, 2018, (via the Journal's First Release pages) that could literally squeeze more power out of solar cells by physically deforming each of the crystals in the semiconductors used by photovoltaic cells.

Nexperia secures $800M financing to fund future growth plans

04/19/2018  Discrete semiconductor company’s refinancing supported by major global banks.

Building crystals on a very hot surface

04/19/2018  A chemical reactor that operates at extremely high temperatures is being developed by KAUST and could improve the efficiency and economy of a commonly used process in the semiconductor industry, with flow-on benefits for Saudi Arabia's chemical industry.

Flexible TVs and high performance wearable smart tech one step closer

04/19/2018  Flexible televisions, tablets and phones as well as 'truly wearable' smart tech are a step closer thanks to a nanoscale transistor created by researchers at The University of Manchester and Shandong University in China.

Pixelligent Technologies closes $7.6M round of investments

04/19/2018  Latest funding will accelerate product commercialization and global customer adoption.

Boston Semi Equipment recognized for excellence by Texas Instruments

04/19/2018  Boston Semi Equipment today announced it is a recipient of the 2017 Texas Instruments Supplier Excellence Award (SEA).

Ultrafast electron oscillation and dephasing monitored by attosecond light source

04/18/2018  YNU and NTT researchers observed petahertz electron oscillation using chromium doped sapphire solid-state material.

ESPResSo, an EU funded collaboration to make perovskite solar cells a market reality

04/18/2018  Imec, a research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics, energy and digital technologies and partner in EnergyVille, has been named the coordinator of an ambitious 3-year European Union (EU) funded project, "ESPResSo" that gathers known leaders in the field of perovskite PV technology to revolutionize Europe's photovoltaics (PV) industry.

SEMI and TechSearch International report global semiconductor packaging materials market reaches $16.7B

04/18/2018  SEMI, the industry association representing the global electronics manufacturing supply chain, and TechSearch International today reported that the global semiconductor packaging materials market reached $16.7 billion in 2017.

Lithography metrology equipment market: High demand for miniaturized electronic devices promotes growth

04/17/2018  Technavio market research analysts forecast the global lithography metrology equipment market to grow at a CAGR of around 8% during the period 2018-2022, according to their latest report.

Surrey creates new tool to speed up the design of wearable tech

04/17/2018  In a new paper published by Nano Energy, experts from the Advanced Technology Institute (ATI) at the University of Surrey detail a new methodology that allows designers of smart-wearables to better understand and predict how their products would perform once manufactured and in use.

From insulator to conductor in a flash

04/17/2018  A clever combination of novel technologies enables us to study promising materials for the electronics of tomorrow. Using short laser pulses, a research team led by Misha Ivanov of the Max Born Institute in Berlin together with scientists from the Russian Quantum Center in Moscow have now shed light on the extremely rapid processes taking place within novel materials.

Polymer-graphene nanocarpets to electrify smart fabrics

04/17/2018  Polymer carpets based on graphene could make any fabrics generate current.

UnitySC names Kamel Ait-Mahiout as CEO

04/17/2018  UnitySC, a developer of advanced inspection and metrology solutions for the semiconductor and related industries, today announced that its board of directors has appointed Kamel Ait-Mahiout as chief executive officer.

AMOLED panel demand in smartphone market expected to grow much slower than expected

04/16/2018  After showing triple-digit growth in 2017, flexible AMOLED panel is only expected to grow 34 percent in 2018 compared to the previous year.



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Kinetics acquires Mega Fluid Systems

03/30/2018  According to the details of the agreement, Mega Fluid Systems will operate as a Kinetics company, but will maintain its brand and product line.





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