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Silego announces GFET3 integrated power switches in wafer level chip scale packaging

03/27/2017  Silego Technology, a developer of Configurable Mixed-signal Integrated Circuits (CMICs), announced today an extension of its performance-driven GFET3 Integrated Power Switch (IPS) portfolio.

​ATTOPSEMI Technology joins FDXcelerator Program

03/27/2017  ATTOPSEMI Technology, Ltd. today announced that it has joined GLOBALFOUNDRIES' FDXcelerator Partner Program, to provide a scalable, non-volatile one-time programmable (OTP) memory IP to be compatible with GF's 22FDX technology.

Transphorm announces first automotive-qualified GaN FETs

03/27/2017  Transphorm Inc. announced that its second generation, JEDEC-qualified high voltage gallium nitride (GaN) technology is now the industry's first GaN solution to earn automotive qualification -- having passed the Automotive Electronics Council’s AEC-Q101 stress tests for automotive-grade discrete semiconductors.

Micron to establish its site for DRAM in Taiwan

03/24/2017  Micron has now completed the title acquisition process for the new site.

Intel elects two new members to Board of Directors

03/23/2017  Intel Corporation today announced that Omar Ishrak and Greg Smith have been elected to Intel’s board of directors.

Microsemi to close China manufacturing facility

03/23/2017  Microsemi Corporation, a provider of semiconductor solutions, today announced the planned closure of its manufacturing facility in China.

Researchers discover new type of memory effect in transition metal oxides

03/23/2017  Dr. Amos Sharoni of Bar-Ilan University's Department of Physics, and Institute of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials (BINA), has now uncovered a new kind of memory effect, unrelated to memory effects previously reported.

Samsung and eSilicon taped-out 14nm network processor with Rambus 28G SerDes solution

03/22/2017  Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.today announced a successful network processor tape-out based on Samsung’s 14LPP (Low-Power Plus) process technology in close collaboration with eSilicon and Rambus.

Peregrine Semiconductor acquires Arctic Sand Technologies

03/20/2017  Peregrine Semiconductor Corp., a Murata company and the founder of RF SOI (silicon on insulator), today announces the acquisition of Arctic Sand Technologies.

Semiconductor Industry Association announces support of House tax reform blueprint

03/17/2017  The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, this week announced its support for the House "Better Way" corporate tax reform proposal as an appropriate starting point for reform.

North American semiconductor equipment industry posts February 2017 billings

03/17/2017  North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $1.97 billion in billings worldwide in February 2017 (three-month average basis), according to the February Equipment Market Data Subscription (EMDS) Billings Report published today by SEMI.

U.S. companies still hold largest share of fabless company IC sales

03/16/2017  Largest fabless IC marketshare increase has come from Chinese suppliers, who now hold a 10% share.

AIM Photonics welcomes Coventor as newest member

03/16/2017  US-backed initiative taps process modeling specialist to enable manufacturing of high-yield, high-performance integrated photonic designs.

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Semiconductors and the IoT

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 1pm ET / Sponsored by Epicor

The rise of Internet of Things (IoT) and the cloud and their associated technologies and platforms are slowly but surely fueling the emergence of new market segments that are shaping and transforming our way of life. Learn how the IoT applications and use-cases that span clients/devices, networks, and data centers are driving new requirements for semiconductors including ultra-low power, ultra-low leakage, smaller and denser packaging, and cost effectiveness. And find out exactly how this IoT trend represents a growth opportunity for the semiconductor industry that has not been seen since the early days of the Internet.

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Advanced Process Control in Microelectronics Manufacturing: Leveraging Smart Manufacturing and Big Data

Friday, April 7, 2017 at 1pm ET / Sponsored by Epicor

One of the primary concerns of today’s fab managers is cost reduction. This webcast will examine how top fabs are tackling that challenge by embracing smart manufacturing, otherwise known as Industry 4.0 or IIoT. Greater connectivity and information sharing -- enabled by new capabilities in data analytics, remote monitoring and mobility -- will lead to increased efficiency and reduced costs.

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Advanced Packaging

March 2017 - Date and time TBD

Back-end packaging is increasingly important to semiconductor device form factor, thermal and power performance, and costs. Compounded by the demand for lead-free processing and the soaring cost of gold, the industry is developing new approaches to packaging, including redistribution layers (RDL), through silicon vias (TSV), copper pillars, wafer-level packaging (WLP) and copper wire bonding. Experts will discuss these and other approaches in this webcast.

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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

What You Should Know About 802.11ax

The upcoming IEEE 802.11ax High-Efficiency Wireless (HEW) standard promises to deliver four times greater data throughput per user. It relies on multiuser technologies to make better use of the available Wi-Fi channels and serve more devices in dense user environments. Explore this technology introduction white paper to learn about the new applications of 802.11ax, the key technical innovations to the standard, and its test and measurement challenges. January 10, 2017
Sponsored by National Instruments

Electrically Conductive Adhesives Make the Right Connections

As electronic circuits become more complex, engineers are finding new ways to assemble and package them. Electrically conductive adhesives provide durable bonds with conductive paths to suit a variety of electronics applications. They can be engineered to combine bond strength and electrical conductivity with other service-critical properties.November 11, 2016
Sponsored by Master Bond, Inc.,

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