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​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.

Mentor Graphics Team Receives the Harvey Rosten Award for Thermal Heatsink Optimization Methodology

03/23/2017  Mentor Graphics Corporation today announced that Dr. Robin Bornoff, Dr. John Parry and John Wilson, a team from Mentor Graphics Mechanical Analysis Division, received the Harvey Rosten Award for Excellence in thermal modeling and analysis of electronics.

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.

Linde Invests Over EUR 110M in China to Strengthen Position as Supplier of Choice for Electronics Manufacturers

03/22/2017  Gases and engineering company The Linde Group, through its electronics gases joint venture in China, Linde LienHwa, is expanding its commitment to China and the Asia Pacific region through investments of over EUR 110 million.

Architecture innovation in the DRAM industry: How it affects firms’ sustainable competence

03/20/2017  The technology leader in the DRAM industry has a greater advantage in terms of market share and profit.

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.

Synopsys' IC Compiler II certified for TSMC's 12nm process technology

03/16/2017  Synopsys, Inc. today announced that TSMC has certified the complete suite of products in the Synopsys Galaxy Design Platform for the most current version of 12nm FinFET process technology.

Electro-optical switch transmits data at record-low temperatures

03/16/2017  A silicon optical switch newly developed at Sandia National Laboratories is the first to transmit up to 10 gigabits per second of data at temperatures just a few degrees above absolute zero.

Synopsys and TSMC collaborate to develop interface, analog and foundation IP for 12nm finFET process

03/16/2017  Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) today announced its collaboration with TSMC to develop DesignWare Interface, Analog and Foundation IP for TSMC's 12FFC process.

Cadence expands capabilities of integrated design and analysis flow for TSMC InFO packaging technology

03/13/2017  Cadence Design Systems, Inc. today announced new optimization capabilities within its holistic, integrated design flow for TSMC's advanced wafer-level Integrated Fan-Out (InFO) packaging technology.

SEMICON China 2017 opens tomorrow in Shanghai

03/13/2017  Over 60,000 attendees are expected at SEMICON China opening tomorrow at Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC).




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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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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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