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Altair Semiconductor joins GSMA

05/10/2017  Altair Semiconductor announced that it has become an Associate Member of the GSMA.

SMIC transitions CEO responsibility to Dr. Haijun Zhao

05/10/2017  Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation announces the appointment of Dr. Haijun Zhao as CEO replacing Dr. Tzu-Yin Chiu, who will continue to serve as Vice Chairman and Non-Executive Director of the Board and guide the Company's future strategic direction.

New "Thought Leadership Pass" unlocks what's smart at SEMICON West 2017

05/10/2017  SEMI today announced that SEMICON West (July 11-13 in San Francisco, Calif.) experience packages are now available for purchase, allowing attendees to choose the programs and events most relevant to their interests.

2017FLEX Korea: First flexible hybrid electronics conference in Korea

05/10/2017  Today FlexTech, A SEMI Strategic Association Partner, announced the full agenda for the inaugural flexible hybrid electronics (FHE) conference coming up on May 31-June 1 in Seoul at COEX Exhibition Center.

UnitySC receives multiple orders for wafer thinning inspection systems

05/09/2017  UnitySC today announced multiple orders from a leading integrated device manufacturer (IDM) for its modular 4See Series automated defect inspection platform.

Chemically tailored graphene

05/09/2017  Graphene is considered as one of the most promising new materials. However, the systematic insertion of chemically bound atoms and molecules to control its properties is still a major challenge. Now, for the first time, scientists of the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, the University of Vienna, the Freie Universität Berlin and the University Yachay Tech in Ecuador succeeded in precisely verifying the spectral fingerprint of such compounds in both theory and experiment.

Primary automotive display systems market valued at $11.6B globally in 2017

05/08/2017  Will grow to nearly $21 billion in 2022, IHS Markit says.

Tianma selects Orbotech solutions for its flex AMOLED Gen 6 fab

05/08/2017  Orbotech Ltd. announced today that Tianma Micro-electronics Co. Ltd. has selected Orbotech's ArrayChecker and Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) solutions for its production line upgrade to flexible AMOLED technology.

SiFive secures $8.5M in funding to advance RISC-V based semiconductors

05/08/2017  SiFive, the first fabless provider of customized, open-source-enabled semiconductors, today announced it has raised $8.5 million in a Series B round led by Spark Capital with participation from Osage University Partners and existing investor Sutter Hill Ventures.

Discovery of new transparent thin film material could improve electronics and solar cells

05/08/2017  Conductivity is highest-ever for thin film oxide semiconductor material.

Organic electronics: Semiconductors as decal stickers

05/08/2017  No more error-prone evaporation deposition, drop casting or printing: Scientists at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich and FSU Jena have developed organic semiconductor nanosheets, which can easily be removed from a growth substrate and placed on other substrates.

StratEdge semiconductor packages now sold on Amazon.com

05/03/2017  High-performance packages now available for on-line purchase.

Apple dips as global smartphone shipments hit 353M in Q1 2017

05/03/2017  According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, global smartphone shipments grew 6 percent annually to reach 353 million units in Q1 2017.

Panel shipment forecast rises for Q2, 2017 ahead of new product model launches

05/03/2017  Global liquid crystal display (LCD) and organic light-emitting diode (OLED) panel shipments are expected to increase by 7 percent in the second quarter of 2017 quarter to quarter to 646.7 million units, a rebound from a 9 percent quarter-to-quarter decrease in the first quarter, according to IHS Markit.

'Persistent photoconductivity' offers new tool for bioelectronics

05/03/2017  Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a new approach for manipulating the behavior of cells on semiconductor materials, using light to alter the conductivity of the material itself.

Sigenics, Inc. receives $1M NIH grant to engineer technology for visual prosthesis system

05/02/2017  Sigenics, Inc. has received a $1M award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop electronics technology that is key to a brain-based visual prosthesis system.

Flexible, organic and biodegradable: Stanford researchers develop new wave of electronics

05/02/2017  A new semiconductor developed by Stanford researchers is as flexible as skin and easily degradable. It could have diverse medical and environmental applications, without adding to the mounting pile of global electronic waste.

VLSI communities come together to identify new dimensions for continuing exponential growth beyond Moore's Law

05/02/2017  Program unveiled for 2017 Symposia on VLSI Technology & Circuits – includes short courses, focus sessions, panel discussions and demo session on "Harmonious Integration Toward Next Dimensions" theme.

Global semiconductor sales in March up 18.1% year-to-year

05/01/2017  The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $30.9 billion for the month of March 2017, an increase of 18.1 percent compared to the March 2016 total of $26.2 billion and 1.6 percent more than the February 2017 total of $30.4 billion.

'Valleytronics' advancement could help extend Moore's Law

05/01/2017  The breakthrough involves controlling energy levels between electron valleys in 2-D semiconductors.



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