Global semiconductor sales increase 21.5% year-to-year in November

01/03/2018  Worldwide market notches highest-ever monthly sales of $37.7 billion; sales increase 1.6 percent compared to October.

New Vivid Color HDR technology, for thinner, brighter, more colorful experience

01/03/2018  An alternative for power-efficient portable HDR displays, in Notebook, Tablet, SmartPhone, Monitor, TV, AR, and VR applications.

STMicroelectronics and USound deliver first advanced MEMS silicon micro-speakers

01/03/2018  STMicroelectronics (NYSE:STM) and USound, a fast-growing audio company, have delivered the first silicon micro-speakers resulting from their technology collaboration announced last year.

Acoustic device makes piezoelectrics sing to a different tune

12/20/2017  New embedded transducer approach allows surface acoustic wave device to transmit signals with six times the speed of most commercially used devices.

The coldest chip in the world

12/20/2017  Physicists at the University of Basel have succeeded in cooling a nanoelectronic chip to a temperature lower than 3 millikelvin.

Detecting sleep apnea: Leti embeds sensors in wristband to measure heart rate and three other indicators

12/14/2017  Leti, a research institute of CEA Tech, will demonstrate at CES 2018 its new wristband that measures physical indicators of a range of conditions, including sleep apnea, dehydration and dialysis-treatment response.

New insight into battery charging supports development of improved electric vehicles

12/14/2017  First technique capable of determining lithium metal plating during lithium ion battery charging reported in Materials Today.

The world's 1st "7-axis" motion tracking devices: tiner package & better response time

12/13/2017  Accelerometers and gyroscopes are fueling the robotic revolution, especially the drones’ market segment. However, these MEMS devices are not the only ones on the market place anymore, with environmental sensors penetrating this industry too.

Plasmonic biosensors enable development of new easy-to-use health tests

12/13/2017  Researchers at Aalto University have developed a biosensor that enables creating a range of new easy-to-use health tests similar to home pregnancy tests. The plasmonic biosensor can detect diseased exosomes even by the naked eye. A rapid analysis by biosensors helps recognize inflammatory bowel diseases, cancer and other diseases rapidly and start relevant treatments in time. In addition to using discovery in biomedicine, industry may use advanced applications in energy.

USC Viterbi faculty design thermal 'skin' to maintain temperature of satellites

12/13/2017  VO2 coated silicon material designed in collaboration with Northrop Grumman performs 20 times better than current semiconductors.

Discovery sets new world standard in nano generators

12/11/2017  Researchers discover new way to power electrical devices.

IBM's Khare on A.I.

12/07/2017  Mukesh Khare, VP of IBM Research, talked about the impact artificial intelligence (AI) is going to have on the semiconductor industry during a recent panel session hosted by Applied Materials. He said that today most artificial intelligence is too complex.

Automotive and IoT will drive IC growth through 2021

12/06/2017  IC Insights’ IC Market Drivers 2018 report also projects good increases in IC sales for medical electronics, wearable systems, cellphones, servers, and gov/mil applications.

Nambi Seshadri wins 2018 IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal

12/05/2017  Awarded for exceptional contributions to communications and networking sciences and engineering.

Google’s head of Quantum AI Lab to keynote at The ConFab 2018

12/01/2017  The ConFab 2018, to be held at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on May 21-23, is thrilled to announce the newest opening day Keynote speaker, Professor John M. Martinis.

SkyWater significantly expands pure-play technology foundry customer base

11/16/2017  SkyWater Technology Foundry announces that it has been assigned the Specialty Foundry customer relationships from Cypress Semiconductor Corporation.

Electronics industry conference to debut in Kuala Lumpur

11/15/2017  SEMICON Southeast Asia 2018 to bolster growing semiconductor industry in the region.

Leti announces FED4SAE project to accelerate European cyber-physical system solutions to market

11/14/2017  Leti, a research institute of CEA Tech and coordinator of the pan-European consortium FED4SAE, today announced that the 14 project partners have launched a three-year European Commission program to facilitate the acceleration of European cyber-physical-system (CPS) solutions to market.

First SEMICON Europa opens this year in co-location with productronica

11/14/2017  Semiconductor industry back on track for growth in Europe -- major new investments.

Magnetic sensor industry is moving into a consolidation phase

11/13/2017  With 7% CAGR between 2016 and 2022, the magnetic sensor market should reach almost US$ 2.5 billion in 2022.



3D NAND Flash Process Integration and Architecture from A to Z

April 24, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. ET

Since 2006, many of new 3D NAND Flash cells have been proposed and commercialized on the market. Already, we have seen 3D NAND cell structure up to 64L/72L with single or multi-stack NAND string architecture. The memory density on Micron/Intel’s 64L 3D NAND 256 Gb/die reached 4.40 Gb/mm2 (256 Gb/die). In this session, we’ll overview 3D NAND Flash roadmap, products, cell design, structure, materials and process integration. The 3D NAND cell architecture from major NAND manufacturers including Samsung TCAT V-NAND, Toshiba/Western Digital BiCS, SK Hynix P-BiCS and Micron/Intel FG CuA will be reviewed and compared. Current and future technology challenges on 3D NAND will be discussed as well.

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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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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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