Applications

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To connect biology with electronics, be rigid, yet flexible

06/19/2017  Researchers uncover design principles to make polymers that can transport both ions and electrons.

The automotive electronics market: A view from a material supplier

06/16/2017  With the increasing sophistication of future vehicles, new and more advanced semiconductor technologies will be used and vehicles will become technology centers.

7 of the top 10 smartphone suppliers headquartered in China

06/15/2017  China accounted for 10 of top 14 leading smartphone suppliers in 2016, share grows to 39%.

Breakthrough by Queen's University paves way for smaller electronic devices

06/14/2017  Queen's University Belfast researchers have discovered a new way to create extremely thin electrically conducting sheets, which could revolutionise the tiny electronic devices that control everything from smart phones to banking and medical technology.

Lab on a chip could monitor health, germs and pollutants

06/13/2017  Rutgers researchers invent technology that could lead to wearable biosensors.

SUNY ranks among top 100 worldwide for patents granted in 2016

06/12/2017  The State University of New York ranked 38th in the “Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents for 2016,” according to the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) and Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO).

New computing system takes its cues from the human brain

06/12/2017  The new system employs a network of electronic oscillators to solve graph coloring tasks – a type of problem that tends to choke modern computers.

SiTime enables industrial IoT applications with smallest, lowest-power, precision MEMS reference clocks

06/12/2017  These timing solutions, available in a tiny CSP (chip-scale package), enable coin-cell battery operated IoT sensors to run up to 10 years.

The first nanometrically-sized superelastic alloy

06/09/2017  UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country's researchers have explored superelasticity properties on a nanometric scale based on shearing an alloy's pillars down to nanometric size.

Imec achieves record-low source/drain contact resistivity for PMOS transistors

06/08/2017  Imec is wrapping up at the Symposia on VLSI Technology this week with two announcements: the reporting of record breaking values below 10^-9 Ohm.cm² for PMOS source/drain contact resistivity and new process improvements for next generation devices.

The audio world has stepped into another dimension

06/07/2017  Market for MEMS microphones and ECMs, micro-speakers and audio ICs will be worth US$20 billion in 2022.

Imec demonstrates breakthrough in CMOS-compatible ferroelectric memory

06/07/2017  Imec has proved the validity of ferroelectric memory as a promising technology at various points in the memory hierarchy, and as a new technology for storage class memory -- today, it demonstrated the world's first a vertically stacked ferroelectric Al doped HfO2 device for NAND applications.

Volatility in electronic equipment supply chain

06/01/2017  SEMI’s year-to-date worldwide semiconductor equipment billings year-to-date through March show a 59.6 percent gain to the same period last year.

2017 automotive IC market on pace for record year

05/31/2017  22% forecast increase driven by system growth, rising ASPs for memory and logic devices.

SEMICON West preview: MEMS

05/23/2017  Autonomous automobiles, smart manufacturing, smart buildings, mobile human health monitoring, and 4G+ communications hardware for connecting all these devices will drive strong 24 percent growth in units and 14 percent in value for the MEMS sector.

IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting announces 2017 Call for Papers

05/23/2017  The 63rd annual IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM), to be held at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square hotel December 2-6, 2017, has issued a Call for Papers seeking the world's best original work in all areas of microelectronics research and development.

North American semiconductor equipment industry posts April 2017 billings

05/23/2017  North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $2.17 billion in billings worldwide in April 2017 (three-month average basis), according to the April Equipment Market Data Subscription (EMDS) Billings Report published today by SEMI.

Sensor/actuator sales take off as price erosion eases

05/22/2017  Strong unit growth continues to be driven by the spread of automated embedded controls, wearable systems, and the Internet of Things, says new O-S-D Report.

China's semiconductor industry and "win-win" growth

05/22/2017  As China embarks on the Made in China 2025 plan with electronics and semiconductor technology as one of the Top 10 focus areas, China's semiconductor industry has an unprecedented growth opportunity.

Racyics launches 'makeChip' design service platform for GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ 22FDX technology

05/12/2017  Racyics GmbH announced today it has launched makeChip, an design service platform, developed using GLOBALFOUNDRIES' 22FDX process technology and supported by Cadence.




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WEBCASTS



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

Date and time TBD

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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TECHNOLOGY PAPERS



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

Wafer Handler Predictive Monitor and Equipment Verification, Excursion Detection, Defect Reduction & Tool Matching

Consistent equipment performance, avoiding unscheduled downtime, reducing defects and preventing excursions is key to reducing cost and improving die and line yield in semiconductor manufacturing. The fully automated InnerSense SmartWafer (SMW2) system addresses these key metrics. The SMW2 system is effectively being used as a predictive monitor for handler PM’s, a leading indicator for mechanical defects and can detect, predict and prevent most mechanical related excursions, including wafer damage that can lead to subsequent wafer breakage. The SMW2 system can further improve tool availability by improving post PM recovery and tool matching.January 24, 2017
Sponsored by InnerSense

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EVENTS



ITPC2017
Big Island, Hawaii
http://www.semi.org/en/itpc
November 05, 2017 - November 08, 2017
SEMICON Europa
Munich, Germany
http://www.semiconeuropa.org/
November 14, 2017 - November 17, 2017
IEDM 2017
San Francisco, CA
http://ieee-iedm.org
December 02, 2017 - December 06, 2017
ISS 2018
Half Moon Bay, CA
http://www.semi.org/en/ISS
January 15, 2018 - January 18, 2018

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