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Number of 300mm IC wafer fabs expected to reach 100 in 2016 

04/15/2016  High volume 450mm IC wafer fabs not expected until after 2020.

IoT Demands Part 2: Test and Packaging

04/15/2016  To understand the state of technology preparedness to meet the anticipated needs of the different application spaces, experts from GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Cadence, Mentor Graphics and Presto Engineering gave detailed answers to questions about IoT chip needs in EDA and fab nodes.

MU, STMicroelectronics improve medical care with miniature ultrasound diagnostic device

04/14/2016  MU, a medical-device manufacturer, and STMicroelectronics today announced that MU's US-304 portable ultrasound imager, powered by ST's STHV800 pulser, is aiming to increase the quality of point-of-care medical diagnostics in remote rural areas of Africa.

SEMICON West 2016: New high-speed EtherCAT mass flow controllers from Brooks Instrument

04/14/2016  Celebrating its 70th anniversary, Brooks Instrument will be exhibiting at SEMICON West 2016 with new mass flow controllers (MFC) equipped with the high-speed EtherCAT interface, along with a broad range of other mass flow meters, controllers, vaporizers and capacitance manometers for semiconductor manufacturing.

IoT Demands Part 1: EDA and Fab Nodes

04/14/2016  To meet the anticipated needs of the different IoT application spaces, SemiMD asked leading companies within critical industry segments about the state of technology preparedness.

The advanced packaging industry has reached its zenith

04/14/2016  To overcome the current market and technology constraints taking place today within the semiconductor industry, new advanced packaging technologies have been developed by industrial companies.

Samco increases local sales staff for North American, European and Asian locations

04/14/2016  Samco, a Japan-based semiconductor process equipment developer and manufacturer, is employing around 20 more people at its locations in North America, China, Taiwan and Singapore, as well as its subsidiary Samco-UCP in Liechtenstein.

imec and Crystal Solar demonstrate 22.5% nPERT Si solar cells on kerfless epitaxial wafers

04/14/2016  Crystal Solar’s kerfless wafers are a disruptive solution for the solar cell industry, substantially reducing the cost of Si solar cells.

Imec Technology Forum Brussels puts nanotechnology in the hot seat

04/13/2016  Imec, the nanoelectronics research center, today announced that its annual Imec Technology Forum (ITF) in Brussels will take place May 24-25, 2016 in Brussels, Belgium at SQUARE, Brussels Meeting Centre

Park Systems sponsors SST webinar on metrology challenges and opportunities for semiconductor market

04/13/2016  Park Systems is sponsoring a webinar entitled Metrology Challenges and Opportunities presented by Solid State Technology Magazine on April 14, 2016 at 10am PST.

LED Taiwan kicks off in grand style

04/13/2016  The most influential LED exhibition in Taiwan adds pavilions for power devices and LED components.

Packaging materials: Strong growth rates for small form factors

04/13/2016  While much of the recent attention has been focused on the growth of wafer level packages (WLPs), specifically fan-out WLPs, this is not the only segment forecast to undergo strong unit growth.

Micron accelerates data center storage with new NVMe PCIe SSD portfolio

04/12/2016  Micron Technology, Inc. today announced a new portfolio of PCIe solid state drives (SSDs) that leverage the high-performance NVMe protocol.

Tech companies creating strategic platforms to support the Internet of Things

04/12/2016  IHS forecasts that the IoT market will grow from an installed base of 15.4 billion devices in 2015 to 30.7 billion devices in 2020 and 75.4 billion in 2025.

Leti extends collaboration with Qualcomm on CoolCube 3D integration technology

04/12/2016  Leti, an institute of CEA Tech, today announced the continuation of its collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, to develop CoolCube.

New funding fuels ClassOne Technology's 2016 growth surge

04/12/2016  ClassOne Technology, manufacturer of cost-efficient Solstice electroplating systems, has announced the completion of a major new round of funding from Salem Investment Partners of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Sensors driving next-generation wearable devices

04/12/2016  Last week, IDTechEx gave the opening presentation at the 2016 Korea Summit for Smart Wearable Devices, excellently hosted by KDIA and KSA in Seoul, Korea.

Presto Engineering and Peraso Technologies Develop Innovative Test Solution for 60 GHz Transceiver

04/12/2016  Presto Engineering Inc., a world leader in semiconductor product engineering and supply chain management, and Peraso Technologies, a leading wireless chipset manufacturer, today jointly announced their successful collaboration in developing a comprehensive test solution for Peraso’s recently-launched 60 GHz semiconductor products.

Topology explains strange electrical current boost in non-magnetic metal

04/11/2016  Insights from pure mathematics are lending new insights to material physics, which could aid in development of new devices and sensors.

Technavio updates on the global piezoelectric smart materials market

04/11/2016  According to their latest report, Technavio analysts expect the global piezoelectric smart materials market for 2016-2020 to exceed USD 42 billion by 2020 growing at a CAGR of almost 13 percent.



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