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University of Colorado and SRC research accelerates microscopic imaging for next-generation nanoelectronics

08/27/2015  University of Colorado researchers sponsored by Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC), a university-research consortium for semiconductor technologies, have developed new microscopic imaging techniques to help advance next-generation nanotechnology in applications ranging from data storage to medicine.

Successful boron-doping of graphene nanoribbon

08/27/2015  Physicists at the University of Basel succeed in synthesizing boron-doped graphene nanoribbons and characterizing their structural, electronic and chemical properties.

Comfortable Consumer EEG Headset Shown by Imec and Holst Centre

08/27/2015  Medical-quality data acquisition of signals tracing emotions and moods.

Cima NanoTech announces joint venture with Foxconn

08/26/2015  Cima NanoTech, a developer and manufacturer of transparent conductive film solutions, announced today that it has entered into a joint venture with Foxconn, the world’s largest ICT technology provider and vertically integrated device manufacturer, to deliver the industry’s first cost-competitive, projected capacitive (pro-cap) solution for large format touch screens.

Another milestone in hybrid artificial photosynthesis

08/26/2015  Berkeley Lab researchers use solar energy and renewable hydrogen to produce methane.

Imec and Holst Centre launch comfortable EEG headset for consumer applications

08/26/2015  The headset enables effective brain-computer interfacing and can monitor emotions and mood in daily life situations using a smartphone application.

EV Group organizes Photonics Workshop in conjunction with MNE Conference

08/25/2015  EV Group (EVG), a supplier of wafer bonding and lithography equipment for the MEMS, nanotechnology and semiconductor markets, will host a special session at the 41st Micro and Nano Engineering (MNE 2015) conference.

What to expect from the European MEMS Summit Conference

08/25/2015  As Bosch, InvenSense and STMicroelectronics continue to go head-to-head in an attempt to capture the biggest shares of the growing MEMS market, SEMI has announced that it will bring these MEMS giants together in an unprecedented European conference & exhibition to discuss the future of MEMS and Sensors.

GaN nanoelectronics-transistor blocking voltage exceeds 1kV

08/24/2015  Research reported in Applied Physics Express (APEX) by Tohru Oka and colleagues at the Research and Development Headquarters for TOYODA GOSEI Co., Ltd in Japan describe the development of ‘vertically orientated’ GaN-based transistors with blocking voltages exceeding 1kV.

Managing Dis-Aggregated Data for SiP Yield Ramp

08/24/2015  In general, there is an accelerating trend toward System-in-Package (SiP) chip designs including Package-On-Package (POP) and 3D/2.5D-stacks where complex mechanical forces—primarily driven by the many Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (CTE) mismatches within and between chips and packages—influence the electrical properties of ICs.

Opportunities in South America for semiconductor manufacturing

08/24/2015  SEMI today announced the second annual SEMI South America Semiconductor Strategy Summit (SA SSS) at the Sheraton Rio on November 10-12 in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.

Cypress introduces the world's lowest-power energy harvesting power management ICs

08/21/2015  Cypress Semiconductor Corp. today announced a new family of Energy Harvesting Power Management Integrated Circuits (PMICs) that enable tiny, solar-powered wireless sensors for Internet of Things (IoT) applications.

Small electronics companies spent $78.3B on semiconductors in 2014

08/21/2015  Startups and small electronics companies spent $78.3 billion on semiconductors in 2014, representing 23 percent of the total market, compelling semiconductor companies to revisit their sales strategy to focus on the large number of smaller organizations than relying on big deals from large customers, research firm Gartner said.

Peregrine Semiconductor announces next chapter in intelligent integration

08/20/2015  Peregrine Semiconductor Corp., founder of RF SOI (silicon on insulator) and pioneer of advanced RF solutions, announces the next chapter in intelligent integration -- integrated phase and amplitude control at microwave frequencies.

Manchester team reveal new, stable 2-D materials

08/20/2015  Dozens of new 2-dimensional materials similar to graphene are now available, thanks to research from University of Manchester scientists.

Laser-burned graphene gains metallic powers

08/20/2015  Rice University chemists who developed a unique form of graphene have found a way to embed metallic nanoparticles that turn the material into a useful catalyst for fuel cells and other applications.

MagnaChip appoints Gary Tanner to Board of Directors

08/20/2015  MagnaChip Semiconductor Corporation, a Korea-based designer and manufacturer of analog and mixed-signal semiconductor products, announced the appointment of Gary Tanner to its Board of Directors.

"Quantum dot" technology may help light the future

08/19/2015  Advances at Oregon State University in manufacturing technology for “quantum dots” may soon lead to a new generation of LED lighting that produces a more user-friendly white light, while using less toxic materials and low-cost manufacturing processes that take advantage of simple microwave heating.

Inventory levels at LCD TV panel makers are forecast to surge in the second half of 2015

08/19/2015  LCD TV panel makers’ inventory levels will be greater than normal in the second half of 2015, due to softening demand and increased output from new LCD panel manufacturing lines (fabs).

ON Semiconductor names former Texas Instruments VP to Board of Directors

08/19/2015  ON Semiconductor Corporation this week announced that Gilles Delfassy has joined its Board of Directors.





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