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Better together: Silicon qubits plus light add up to new quantum computing capability

02/15/2018  A silicon-based quantum computing device could be closer than ever due to a new experimental device that demonstrates the potential to use light as a messenger to connect quantum bits of information -- known as qubits -- that are not immediately adjacent to each other. The feat is a step toward making quantum computing devices from silicon, the same material used in today's smartphones and computers.

Engineers develop smart material that changes stiffness when twisted or bent

02/15/2018  A new smart and responsive material can stiffen up like a worked-out muscle, say the Iowa State University engineers who developed it.

Rutgers-led innovation could spur faster, cheaper, nano-based manufacturing

02/14/2018  Scalable and cost-effective manufacturing of thin film devices.

2018 FLEXI awards innovation and leadership in flexible hybrid electronics

02/13/2018  The 2018 FLEXI Awards today recognized groundbreaking accomplishments in the Flexible Hybrid Electronics (FHE) sector in 2017.

Close to the edge: Brain-inspired technologies will bring data processing and analytics to Internet of Things devices

02/13/2018  CEA-Leti's chief scientist today issued a forward-looking call to action for the microelectronics industry to create a radically new, digital-communication architecture for the Internet of Things in which "a great deal of analytics processing occurs at the edge and at the end devices instead of in the Cloud".

Frank Shemansky to lead SEMI's MEMS & Sensors Industry Group

02/13/2018  SEMI today announced the appointment of Frank A. Shemansky, Jr., Ph.D., as executive director and chief technology officer (CTO) of the MEMS & Sensors Industry Group (SEMI-MSIG).

Imec introduces CMOS chip with 16,384 micro-electrodes and 1,024 channels for multimodal cell interfacing

02/12/2018  Breakthrough for high-throughput cell assays and characterization of complex cell behavior and interaction.

Today's highest quality composite-piezoelectric developed at NUST MISIS

02/12/2018  NUST MISIS scientists jointly with an international group of scientists have managed to develop a composite material that has the best piezoelectric properties today. The research results were published in Scientific Reports journal.

Leti Chief Scientist Barbara De Salvo to deliver opening day talk on brain-inspired technologies at ISSCC 2018

02/08/2018  Delivering a keynote talk during the Feb. 12 plenary session that formally opens the conference, De Salvo will note that the architecture will include human-brain inspired hardware coupled to new computing paradigms and algorithms that "will allow for distributed intelligence over the whole IoT network, all-the-way down to ultralow-power end-devices."

A billion devices from SiTime empower self-driving cars, mobile phones, and everything in between

02/07/2018  SiTime Corporation, a developer of MEMS timing devices, announced today that it has shipped cumulatively over 1 billion timing devices.

Biosensors will be inexpensive, do more, go everywhere

02/07/2018  University of Cincinnati engineering professor Jason Heikenfeld maps the progress and untapped potential of wearable sensors in a critical review of the research field.

MACOM and STMicroelectronics to bring GaN on silicon to mainstream RF markets and applications

02/07/2018  MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc. and STMicroelectronics announced an agreement to develop GaN (Gallium Nitride) on Silicon wafers to be manufactured by ST for MACOM's use across an array of RF applications.

Lam Research and Tokyo Electron gained in full year 2017 semiconductor equipment market shares

02/06/2018  Market shares of top semiconductor equipment manufacturers for the full year 2017 indicate large gains by Tokyo Electron and Lam Research while top supplier Applied Materials dropped.

Tiny but mighty: smallest amplifiers deliver high performance for challenging system designs

02/06/2018  Texas Instruments (TI) today introduced the industry's smallest operational amplifier (op amp) and low-power comparators at 0.64 mm2.

Annual semiconductor sales increase 21.6%, top $400B for first time

02/05/2018  Global industry posts highest-ever annual, quarterly, and monthly sales.

IHS Markit identifies top trends driving the Internet of Things in 2018 and beyond

02/02/2018  Driven by the need for intelligent connected devices in industrial and commercial applications, the number of connected Internet of Things (IoT) devices globally will grow to more than 31 billion in 2018, according to new analysis from business information provider IHS Markit

Mobile system-on-chip designs, embedded processing lift MPU market

02/01/2018  Though accounting for less than half of total MPU sales, data-handling cellphones, tablets, and MPUs for embedded processing applications to keep MPU market active through 2022.

Smart manufacturing fuels digital transformation: Takeaways from SEMI Member Forum

02/01/2018  Driven by emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning and big data, the digital transformation has become an irreversible trend for the electronics manufacturing industry. The global market for smart manufacturing and smart factory technologies is expected to reach US$250 billion in 2018.

Engineers design artificial synapse for "brain-on-a-chip" hardware

02/01/2018  Design is major stepping stone toward portable artificial-intelligence devices.

ST technologies help Neonode add touch interaction to any object, surface, or space

01/31/2018  Silicon chips from STMicroelectronics have enabled new zForce AIR touch-sensing modules from Neonode, the optical sensor technology company.




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Materials

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Success in electronics manufacturing increasingly relies on the materials used in production and packaging. More than 50 different elements from the periodic table are now used in semiconductor manufacturing, and the list grows even longer when you consider the requirements of flexible/printed electronics, LEDs, compound semiconductors, power electronics, displays, MEMS and bioelectronics. In this webcast, experts will focus on changing material requirements, the evolving material supply chain, recent advances in process and packaging materials and substrates, and the role new materials such as carbon nanotubes will play in the future.

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MEMS

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MEMS have quite different process and material requirements compared to mainstream microprocessor and memory types of devices. We will explore the latest trends in MEMS devices – including sensor fusion, biosensors, energy harvesting – new manufacturing challenges and potential equipment and materials solutions to those challenges.

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Interconnects

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This webcast will examine the state-of-the-art in conductors and dielectrics, -- including contacts and Metal1 through global level -- pre-metal dielectrics, associated planarization, necessary etch, strip and cleans, embedded passives, global and intermediate TSVs for 3D, as well as reliability, system, and performance issues.

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Leveraging Baseline Checks for Robust Reliability Verification

As IP and IC designers and verification teams tackle increased complexity and expectations, reliability verification has become a necessary ingredient for success. Automotive, always-on mobile devices, IOT and other platforms require increasingly lower power envelopes and reduced device leakage while maintaining overall device performance. Foundries have also created new process nodes targeted for these applications. Having the ability to establish baseline checks for design and reliability requirements is critical to first pass success. January 08, 2018
Sponsored by Mentor Graphics

Testing PAs under Digital Predistortion and Dynamic Power Supply Conditions

The power amplifier (PA) – as either a discrete component or part of an integrated front end module (FEM) – is one of the most integral RF integrated circuits (RFICs) in the modern radio. In Part 2 of this white paper series, you will learn different techniques for testing PAs via an interactive white paper with multiple how-to videos.September 06, 2017
Sponsored by National Instruments

Learn the Basics of Power Amplifier and Front End Module Measurements

The power amplifier (PA) – as either a discrete component or part of an integrated front end module (FEM) – is one of the most integral RF integrated circuits (RFICs) in the modern radio. Download this white paper to learn the basics of testing RF PAs and FEMs via an interactive white paper with multiple how-to videos.May 22, 2017
Sponsored by National Instruments

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IPC APEX EXPO
San Diego, CA
http://www.ipcapexexpo.org/html/default.htm
February 24, 2018 - March 01, 2018
LithoVision 2018
San Jose, CA
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February 25, 2018 - February 25, 2018
SEMI-THERM
San Jose, CA
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March 19, 2018 - March 23, 2018
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Bangkok, Thailand
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May 10, 2018 - May 12, 2018


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