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Microprocessors based on a layer of just 3 atoms

04/12/2017  Microprocessors based on atomically thin materials hold the promise of the evolution of traditional processors as well as new applications in the field of flexible electronics.

Si2 contributes advanced IC power modeling technology to IEEE

04/11/2017  Silicon Integration Initiative, Inc. (Si2), a integrated circuit research and development joint venture, has contributed new power modeling technology to the IEEE P2416 System Level Power Model Working Group.

ON Semiconductor extends leading image sensor portfolio for sub-lux imaging applications

04/10/2017  New IT-EMCCD image sensors combine improved low-light and NIR sensitivity with simplified integration for camera manufacturers.

MagnaChip to host its annual Foundry Technology Symposium in Santa Clara, California

04/10/2017  MagnaChip Semiconductor Corporation announced today that it will host its Annual U.S. Foundry Technology Symposium at Hilton Santa Clara, California, on June 7th, 2017.

Putting a spin on logic gates

04/10/2017  A research collaboration in Germany develops a prototype for a spin-wave majority logic gate that uses wave interference for information processing.

SEMI reports 2016 semiconductor photomask sales of $3.3B

04/10/2017  SEMI today announced that the worldwide semiconductor photomask market was $3.32 billion in 2016 and is forecasted to reach $3.57 billion in 2018.

Shanhai Capital completes acquisition of Analogix Semiconductor

04/07/2017  Analogix Semiconductor, Inc. and Beijing Shanhai Capital Management Co, Ltd. today jointly announced the completion of the approximately $500 million acquisition of Analogix Semiconductor.

2016 marks year of recovery for global semiconductor market

04/07/2017  In 2016, the market posted a year-end growth rate of 2 percent with chip growth seen across multiple market segments. Global revenue came in at $352.4 billion, up from $345.6 billion in 2015.

Device boosts interaction between light and motion

04/07/2017  Novel design developed by Brazilian researchers couples light waves and mechanical waves at higher intensity levels.

Artificial topological matter opens new research directions

04/06/2017  An international team of researchers have created a new structure that allows the tuning of topological properties in such a way as to turn on or off these unique behaviors. The structure could open up possibilities for new explorations into the properties of topological states of matter.

D2S unveils fifth-generation GPU acceleration platform for semiconductor manufacturing

04/06/2017  D2S today announced the unveiling of the fifth generation of its computational design platform (CDP), which enables extremely fast and precise simulations for semiconductor design and manufacturing.

Cadence unveils expanded Virtuoso Advanced-Node Platform for 7nm processes

04/05/2017  Cadence Design Systems, Inc. today announced the release of the new Virtuoso Advanced-Node Platform supporting advanced 7nm designs.

Spray-on memory could enable bendable digital storage

04/04/2017  Nanowire ink enables flexible, programmable electronics on materials like paper, plastic or fabric.

Global semiconductor sales up 16.5% year-to-year

04/04/2017  Year-to-year sales increased by double digits across most regional markets, with the China and Americas markets showing particularly strong growth.

Telit celebrates its 100th connected 300mm semiconductor fab

04/03/2017  Telit, a global enabler of the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced that it is celebrating the 100th installation of its secureWISE software platform in a 300mm semiconductor fabrication plant.

Tiny black holes enable a new type of photodetector for high speed data

04/03/2017  Tiny "black holes" on a silicon wafer make for a new type of photodetector that could move more data at lower cost around the world or across a datacenter.

IEEE unveils next lifecycle phase of the IRDS to drive computing industry beyond Moore’s Law

03/31/2017  Series of nine white papers mark milestone effort for strategic initiative that identifies challenges and solutions to help guide future roadmaps.

Global MRAM market to grow at an impressive CAGR of 94% through 2021, says Technavio

03/31/2017  Technavio market research analysts forecast the global MRAM market to grow at a CAGR of close to 94% during the forecast period, according to their latest report.

New ultrafast flexible and transparent memory devices could herald new era of electronics

03/31/2017  An innovative new technique to produce the quickest, smallest, highest-capacity memories for flexible and transparent applications could pave the way for a future golden age of electronics.

Advances make reduced graphene oxide electronics feasible

03/30/2017  Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a technique for converting positively charged (p-type) reduced graphene oxide (rGO) into negatively charged (n-type) rGO, creating a layered material that can be used to develop rGO-based transistors for use in electronic devices.




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Advanced Packaging

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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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Materials

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Success in electronics manufacturing increasingly relies on the materials used in production and packaging. More than 50 different elements from the periodic table are now used in semiconductor manufacturing, and the list grows even longer when you consider the requirements of flexible/printed electronics, LEDs, compound semiconductors, power electronics, displays, MEMS and bioelectronics. In this webcast, experts will focus on changing material requirements, the evolving material supply chain, recent advances in process and packaging materials and substrates, and the role new materials such as carbon nanotubes will play in the future.

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MEMS

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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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TECHNOLOGY PAPERS



Learn the Basics of Power Amplifier and Front End Module Measurements

The power amplifier (PA) – as either a discrete component or part of an integrated front end module (FEM) – is one of the most integral RF integrated circuits (RFICs) in the modern radio. Download this white paper to learn the basics of testing RF PAs and FEMs via an interactive white paper with multiple how-to videos.May 22, 2017
Sponsored by National Instruments

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

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