Device Architecture


The ConFab 2018 announces conference agenda and speakers

03/16/2018  Browse this slideshow for a look at this year's speakers, keynotes, panel discussions, and special guests.

Synopsys and industry technologists to address the path to 2nm SoC design

03/16/2018  Synopsys, Inc. today announced it is hosting an advanced-technology panel on "EUV, High-NA, Metallurgy and FinFET++ - Where We Go from Here for Next-Generation Design" at the Synopsys Users Group (SNUG) Silicon Valley event on Thursday, March 22.

Synopsys' John Rogers named SPIE Fellow

03/15/2018  Each year, SPIE recognizes distinguished individuals in the field of optics and optoelectronics through its Fellows program.

IC Insights raises 2018 IC market forecast from 8% to 15%

03/15/2018  Increased expectations for the DRAM and NAND flash markets spur upward revision.

Trump blocks Broadcom's takeover of Qualcomm

03/13/2018  Qualcomm Incorporated received a Presidential Order to immediately and permanently abandon the proposed takeover of Qualcomm by Broadcom Limited.

SEMI-THERM to take place March 19-23

03/13/2018  The 34th annual conference and exhibition will bring together leading industry experts to San Jose, CA to share ideas that will shape future technologies.

Breakthrough in circuit design makes electronics more resistant to damage and defects

03/12/2018  A newly published paper in Nature Electronics details how researchers at the Advanced Science Research Center, GC/CUNY, used an array of nonlinear resonators to overcome signal disruption when electronic circuits are broken or damaged.

Fab spending poised for remarkable fourth year of growth

03/12/2018  The latest update to the SEMI World Fab Forecast report, published on February 28, 2018, reveals fab equipment spending will increase at 5 percent in 2019 for a remarkable fourth consecutive year of growth.

New insights could pave the way for self-powered low energy devices

03/09/2018  Researchers have discovered more details about the way certain materials hold a charge even after two surfaces separate, information that could help improve devices that leverage such energy as a power source.

Qualcomm Board names Jeffrey Henderson Non-Executive Chairman

03/09/2018  The Board has discontinued the role of Executive Chairman, which was established in 2014 as part of a leadership transition plan, based on its belief that an independent Chairman is now more appropriate for Qualcomm. The Board has named Jeffrey W. Henderson, an independent Qualcomm director since 2016, to serve as Non-Executive Chairman.

A universally profitable renewable energy business model

03/08/2018  The solar energy sector shined in a global renewable energy market that maintained steady growth last year despite the United States’ shocking withdrawal from the Paris Agreement. Solar panel costs dropped to an all-time low, driving global demand that surpassed the 100GW mark for the first time on the strength of standout annual 26 percent growth.

Synopsys collaborates with Samsung Foundry to develop DesignWare IP for Samsung 8nm finFET process

03/08/2018  Synopsys, Inc. today announced a collaboration with Samsung Foundry to develop DesignWare Foundation IP for Samsung's 8nm Low Power Plus (8LPP) FinFET process technology.

Are the major DRAM suppliers stunting DRAM demand?

03/07/2018  Skyrocketing DRAM prices potentially open the door for startup Chinese competitors.

January semiconductor sales up 22.7% compared to last year

03/06/2018  Global semiconductor market grows year-to-year for the 18th consecutive month; month-to-month sales decrease slightly.

Presto Engineering provides high-volume wafer-level test for Maja Systems wireless data-center connectivity solutions

03/06/2018  Launch of Maja Systems terabit connectivity solutions in millimeter wave CMOS accelerated by Presto’s high-volume wireless and RF test expertise.

Silvaco completes acquisition of NanGate

03/05/2018  Silvaco today announced that it has acquired NanGate, a developer of Electronic Design Automation (EDA) software, that offers tools and services for creation, optimization, characterization and validation of physical library IP.

Executive viewpoints: 2018 outlook

03/05/2018  Each year, Solid State Technology turns to industry leaders to hear viewpoints on the technological and economic outlook for the upcoming year. Read through these expert opinions on what to expect in 2018.

Work to do to keep the good times rolling

03/02/2018  2017 was a terrific year for SEMI members. Chip revenues closed at nearly $440B, an impressive 22 percent year- over-year growth.

GLOBALFOUNDRIES strengthens 22FDX eMRAM platform with eVaderis' ultra-low power MCU reference design

02/27/2018  Co-developed technology solution enables significant power and die size reductions for IoT and wearable products.

New technique allows printing of flexible, stretchable silver nanowire circuits

02/26/2018  Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a new technique that allows them to print circuits on flexible, stretchable substrates using silver nanowires. The advance makes it possible to integrate the material into a wide array of electronic devices.



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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