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Ushio to expand solid-state light source business with Oclaro Japan acquisition

08/15/2014  The closing of the transaction is expected to occur during the fourth calendar quarter of 2014.

LightFair International 2015 call for speakers opens

08/15/2014  The LIGHTFAIR International (LFI) 2015 Call for Speakers opens in a global invitation seeking responses from top lighting and design practitioners looking to participate in the world's largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference in New York May 3-7, 2015.

MEMSIC introduces the world's first monolithic and wafer level packaged 3D-axis accelerometer

08/15/2014  MEMSIC, Inc., a MEMS sensing solution provider, announced today the availability of its MXC400xXC, the world's first monolithic 3D accelerometer, and also the first 3D accelerometer to utilize WLP technology.

Si2 announces new director of 3DIC programs

08/14/2014  The Silicon Integration Initiative (Si2), a global semiconductor standards consortium, announced today that Herb Reiter is joining the team of professionals in the role of Director, 3D IC Programs.

Global pressure sensors market is expected to reach $9.36B in 2020

08/14/2014  The global pressure sensors market was valued at $6.53 billion USD in 2013, growing at a CAGR of 6.2% from 2014 to 2020 to account for $9.36 billion USD in 2020.

New test reveals purity of graphene

08/13/2014  Graphene may be tough, but those who handle it had better be tender. The environment surrounding the atom-thick carbon material can influence its electronic performance, according to researchers at Rice and Osaka universities who have come up with a simple way to spot contaminants.

Eco-friendly "pre-fab nanoparticles" could revolutionize nano manufacturing

08/13/2014  A team of materials chemists, polymer scientists, device physicists and others at the University of Massachusetts Amherst today report a breakthrough technique for controlling molecular assembly of nanoparticles over multiple length scales that should allow faster, cheaper, more ecologically friendly manufacture of organic photovoltaics and other electronic devices.

FlexTech Alliance announces 2015FLEX conference theme, Call for Papers and advisory committee

08/12/2014  FlexTech Alliance announced the conference theme, Call for Papers, and the industry chairs for the 14th Annual Flexible & Printed Electronics Conference & Exhibition -- 2015FLEX -- set for February 23 – 26, 2015 at the Monterey Conference Center, Monterey, California.

Quantum Materials achieves 95% quantum yield by automated quantum dot production

08/12/2014  Quantum Materials Corp today announced achieving a calculated 95% Quantum Yield (QY) for Green Tetrapod Quantum Dots (TQD) manufactured by QMC's proprietary automated mass-production system.

Pairing old technologies with new for next-generation electronic devices

08/12/2014  UCL scientists have discovered a new method to efficiently generate and control currents based on the magnetic nature of electrons in semiconducting materials, offering a radical way to develop a new generation of electronic devices.

Notre Dame paper offers insights into a new class of semiconducting materials

08/12/2014  A new paper by University of Notre Dame researchers describes their investigations of the fundamental optical properties of a new class of semiconducting materials known as organic-inorganic "hybrid" perovskites.

SRC, UC Davis explore new materials and device structures to develop next-generation “Race Track Memory” technologies

08/12/2014  University of California, Davis researchers sponsored by Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC), a university-research consortium for semiconductors and related technologies, are exploring new materials and device structures to develop next-generation memory technologies.

Nordson completes acquisition of Avalon Laboratories

08/11/2014  Nordson Corporation today announced it has completed the acquisition of Los Angeles, California based Avalon Laboratories Holding Corp.

GLOBALFOUNDRIES adds Bill Davidson as Chief Administrative Officer

08/08/2014  GLOBALFOUNDRIES, a provider of advanced semiconductor manufacturing technology, announced today the addition of William “Bill” Davidson, Jr. as senior vice president and chief administrative officer (CAO), strengthening the company’s leadership team.

Seoul Semiconductor moves in to the Top 5 global LED manufacturers

08/08/2014  This is a step up from the 2012 ranking of number five global LED manufacturer despite any internal captive revenue.

SMIC and JCET establish a joint venture

08/08/2014  Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation and Jiangsu Changjiang Electronics Technology Co., Ltd. announced today the formation of a joint venture for 12-inch bumping and related testing, from the previously signed joint venture agreement, which will be established in Jiangyin National High-Tech Industrial Development Zone (JOIND), in Jiangsu Province, China.

SEMATECH and CNSE/SUNY launch new patterning center

08/07/2014  SEMATECH and the newly merged SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) / SUNY Institute of Technology (SUNYIT) announced today they have launched their joint Patterning Center of Excellence.

NJR and UMC extend collaboration on MEMS microphone manufacturing

08/07/2014  New Japan Radio Co., Ltd. and United Microelectronics Corporation, a global semiconductor foundry, today announced that the two companies have successfully collaborated to achieve high-volume manufacturing for NJR's MEMS microphone products.

Atomic Layer Etch now in Fab Evaluations

08/04/2014  Lam’s CTO talks about the future of etch in beta-site tests.

Sustainability through Materials Recovery

07/16/2014  Recovering and reusing materials is becoming an increasingly essential consideration in order to ensure consistent quality, a stable supply of materials, and lower costs. On- and off-site options are reviewed for helium, argon, sulfuric acid and Xenon.



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September 16, 2014 - September 17, 2014
APC (Advanced Process Control) Conference XXVI 2014
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http://www.apcconference.com/
September 29, 2014 - October 01, 2014

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