Electronics Manufacturing Blog


Solid State Technology’s bloggers provide an insider’s point-of-view for electronic manufacturing such as semiconductor wafer fab, micro electromechanical systems (MEMS) manufacturing, and advanced packaging and test product announcements, industry tradeshows, process advances, and technologies.



    Dr. Phil Garrou gives his insight into leading edge developments in 3-D integration and advanced packaging, reporting the latest technical goings on from conferences, conversations, and more.
  • IFTLE 379 IMAPS DPC 2018: Chip to Wafer Hybrid Bonding

    By Dr. Phil Garrou, Contributing Editor IFTLE has extensively discussed the applicability of the Ziptonix technologies (acquired and now owned by Xperi): ZiBond (oxide-oxide bonding) and DBI (copper-oxide to copper-oxide “hybrid bonding”) [for example see IFTLE 303, “Sony Introduces Ziptronix DBI Technology in Samsung Galaxy S7” and refs therein] These technologies have now been commercialized [...]




    DICK JAMES is a 40-year veteran of the semiconductor industry and the senior technology analyst for Chipworks, an Ottawa, Canada-based specialty reverse engineering company. Chipworks analyses a broad range of devices, giving Dick a unique overview of what technologies make it into the real world of semiconductor production.
  • IEDM 2017: Intel's 10nm Platform Process

    By Dick James IEDM this year was its usual mixture of academic exotica and industrial pragmatica (to use a very broad-brush description), but the committee chose to keep us all waiting until the Wednesday morning before we got to the CMOS platform papers. Of course, the talk we were all anticipating was Intel’s Chris Auth on “A 10nm High Performance and Low-Power CMOS Technology Featuring 3rd [...]




    Pete's Posts covers topics germane to the electronics and solar industries, including semiconductor and photovoltaic solar cell manufacturing, advanced packaging, nanotechnology, MEMS and circuit board assembly.
  • AI Focus of The ConFab

    Artificial Intelligence will be a focus of The ConFab 2018, to be held May 20-23 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. We’ll hear from a variety of speakers on why A.I. is so important to the semiconductor industry, not only in terms of the new types of chips that will be required, but how A.I. will bring dramatic improvements to the semiconductor manufacturing process. “The exciting results of [...]




MEMS & Sensors Industry Group (MSIG), a SEMI strategic association partner, is the "go-to" resource for globally linking the MEMS and sensors supply chain to diverse markets. For more information, visit: http://www.semi.org/en/msig-information-hub

  • AI and MEMS Sensors: A Critical Pairing

    By Kaustubh Gandhi, Senior Product Manager, Bosch Sensortec [caption id="attachment_133" align="alignnone" width="637"] Source: Bosch Sensortec[/caption] Artificial intelligence (AI) is making headlines everywhere, offering a range of capabilities, including location and motion awareness — determining whether a user is sitting, walking, running or sleeping. Behind the scenes, AI is capturing [...]





    Dr. Vivek Bakshi blogs about EUV Lithography (EUVL) and related topics of interest. He has edited two books on EUVL and is an internationally recognized expert on EUV Source Technology and EUV Lithography. He consults, writes, teaches and organizes EUVL related workshops.
  • Black Swans Unmasked and Other Stories from My Days in San Jose - Further Thoughts on 2018 SPIE AL EUVL Conference

    By Vivek Bakshi, EUV Litho, Inc. Black Swans Unmasked, Silver Bullets for Stochastic, Opinions vs. Facts, Vimalkirti Sutra, Moore’s Law -an Eternal Dharma? Bollywood saves Moore’s Law, Making a Buck or Making a Difference - my Days in San Jose, CA. Black Swans Unmasked Stochastics effects, which are random and local variables, were in focus during the EUVL Conference this year. These effects [...]




    Ed's Threads - the first blog in the IC fab industry (launched 2006) - are Ed Korczynski's thoughts about IC, LED, and MEMS process development and about nanotechnology manufacturing markets. Ed has a degree in materials science and engineering from MIT, has decades of experience in Silicon Valley engineering and marketing, and won two ASBPE awards for editorial excellence writing for Solid State Technology. He is not lacking for opinions...
  • Mott Memristor Chaos could make Efficient AI

    Congratulations to Suhas Kumar, John Paul Strachan, and R. Stanley Williams of Hewlett Packard Labs in Palo Alto for showing not just how to make a Mott memristor, but that you can create controlled chaos with one. “We showed that this type of memristor can generate chaotic and nonchaotic signals,” says Williams, who invented the memristor based on theory by Leon Chua. An analysis of the material [...]