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ON Semiconductor extends tender offer to acquire Fairchild Semiconductor

01/22/2016  ON Semiconductor Corporation announced that it has extended its previously announced tender offer to purchase all of the outstanding shares of common stock of Fairchild Semiconductor International Inc. for $ 20.00 per share in cash the Offer pending the satisfaction of the conditions to the Offer set forth in the merger agreement entered into on November 18, 2015 between ON Semiconductor and Fairchild.

Microsemi launches PIN diode switch element

01/21/2016  Microsemi Corporation today announced a new high power monolithic microwave surface mount (MMSM) series-shunt SP2T PIN diode reflective switch.

AMD Net Loss Widens in 2015 on Lower Revenue

01/20/2016  Advanced Micro Devices on Tuesday reported a net loss of $660 million on revenue of $3.99 billion for 2015, compared with a net loss of $403 million on revenue of $5.51 billion in 2014.

ASML Has Record Revenue for 2015; Will Raise Dividend, Buy Back More Stock

01/20/2016  ASML Holding today reported net income of about $1.5 billion on revenue of $6.855 billion for 2015. That compared with 2014’s net income of $1.3 billion on revenue of $6.385 billion.

Microchip Technology to acquire Atmel

01/19/2016  Microchip Technology Incorporated, a provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, and Atmel Corporation) today announced that Microchip has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Atmel for $8.15 per share in a combination of cash and Microchip common stock.

Dialog Semiconductor declines to revise bid for Atmel

01/18/2016  UK-based chipmaker Dialog Semiconductor plc's board of directors has determined not to revise its proposal to acquire US-based microcontroller and touch solutions specialist Atmel Corp., the company said.

Microsemi Corporation completes acquisition of PMC-Sierra, Inc.

01/18/2016  Microsemi Corporation, a provider of semiconductor solutions, announced today that Microsemi's wholly-owned subsidiary Lois Acquisition Corp. successfully merged with and into PMC-Sierra, Inc., completing Microsemi's acquisition of PMC.

Annihilating nanoscale defects

01/14/2016  Researchers at the University of Chicago and the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory, led by Juan de Pablo and Paul Nealey, may have found a way for the semiconductor industry to hit miniaturization targets on time and without defects.

Qualcomm and TDK announce joint venture

01/14/2016  Qualcomm and TDK to expand their collaboration across multiple technologies.

Microchip's proposal to acquire Atmel deemed a "superior proposal" by Atmel's Board of Directors

01/14/2016  Microchip Technology Incorporated, a provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions today announced that it was informed last night that the Board of Directors of Atmel Corporation had determined that Microchip's proposal to acquire Atmel for $8.15 per share in a cash and stock transaction constitutes a "Superior Proposal" under the terms of Atmel's merger agreement with Dialog Semiconductor PLC.

SEMI Awards honor process and technology integration achievements

01/14/2016  SEMI announced the recipients of the 2015 SEMI Awards for the Americas.

GLOBALFOUNDRIES engineers receive international recognition

01/12/2016  Two GLOBALFOUNDRIES engineers, one in New York and one in Vermont, have been designated as IEEE Fellows by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Semiconductor capital spending to decline 4.7% in 2016, according to Gartner

01/12/2016  Worldwide semiconductor capital spending is projected to decline 4.7 percent in 2016, to $59.4 billion, according to Gartner, Inc.

Fairchild expects revised unsolicited proposal to result in "superior proposal"

01/06/2016  On December 28, Fairchild received an unsolicited offer from China Resources Microelectronics Limited and Hua Capital Management Co., Ltd. to acquire the company for $21.70 per share in cash.

EUV, multiple patterning, integrated circuits among topics for SPIE Advanced Lithography 2016

01/06/2016  EUV lithography is on the threshold of becoming a mainstream patterning technology for sub-10nm chips, featured speaker Anthony Yen of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) will tell fellow attendees at SPIE Advanced Lithography 2016.

Nanoworld 'snow blowers' carve straight channels in semiconductor surfaces

01/06/2016  The surprising trenching capability, reported by scientists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and IBM, is an important addition to the toolkit of nature-supplied 'self-assembly' methods that researchers aim to harness for making useful devices.

Promising new approach for controlled fabrication of carbon nanostructures

01/05/2016  An international team of researchers including Professor Federico Rosei and members of his group at INRS has developed a new strategy for fabricating atomically controlled carbon nanostructures used in molecular carbon-based electronics.

Micron announces resignation of President Mark Adams

01/04/2016  Micron Technology, Inc. today announced that President Mark Adams will resign for personal health reasons.

Strong semiconductor growth forecast for electric vehicle DC fast-charging stations

12/23/2015  The global market for semiconductors used in electric vehicle (EV) charging stations for plug-in hybrid (PH) and battery electric vehicles (BEV) will continue to expand in the coming years, providing significant growth opportunities to semiconductor manufacturers.

TowerJazz signs agreement with Semiconductor Laboratory

12/22/2015  TowerJazz, the global specialty foundry, announced the signing of a definitive agreement with Semiconductor Laboratory, an Asian Governmental Agency.




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Parylene & Sensors

Learn about how parylene, as an enabling technology, can significantly increase the performance of sensors as they become increasingly integrated into our daily lives. You will learn: 1) Parylene specifications and properties 2) How parylene can improve the performance of sensors 3) Different uses for parylene on different sensor applicationsNovember 17, 2015
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Potting Compounds Protect Electronic Circuits

Potting and encapsulation compounds are designed to completely enclose a component, module or PCB. This effectively shields the unit from its surroundings while providing structural support and imparting the highest protection from external conditions. There are a variety of potting formulations on the market today that suit the needs of diverse applications. However, a balance must be developed when deciding on the best material. October 15, 2015
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Trends in MEMS

February 2016 (Date and time TBD) / Sponsored by Boston Semi Equipment

MEMS have quite different process and material requirements compared to mainstream microprocessor and memory types of devices. This webcast 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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2.5D and 3D Integration

March 2016 (Date and time TBD) / Sponsored by Brewer Science

Die stacking enables better chip performance in a small form factor, meeting the needs of smartphones, tablets, and other advanced devices. Through-silicon vias are moving into volume packaging production, but problems with reliability, cost, and scaling remain. The supply chain also must adjust to this “mid” step between front- and back-end chip production. This webcast will explore the wafer thinning, bonding, TSV formation and other critical process steps necessary to enable 3D integration.

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Metrology and Inspection Challenges and Opportunities

March 2016 (Date and time TBD)

Continued scaling and more complex device structures, including FinFETs and 3D stacking, are creating new challenges in metrology and inspection. Smaller defects must be detected and analyzed on an increasingly diverse set of materials. Chip makers are looking for better wafer edge inspection techniques, higher resolution metrology tools, 450mm-capability and new compositional analysis solutions. Experts will describe new approaches for next generation metrology and inspection, including measurements of CDs, stress, film thickness and non-visual defects.

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February 21, 2016 - February 21, 2016
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