Global semiconductor sales down slightly in July

09/04/2015  Softening demand, currency devaluation lead to slower sales.

Turning clothing into information displays

09/03/2015  Researchers from Holst Centre (set up by TNO and imec), imec and CMST, imec’s associated lab at Ghent University, have demonstrated the world’s first stretchable and conformable thin-film transistor (TFT) driven LED display laminated into textiles.

Knowm First to Deliver Configurable Artificial Neural Networks using Bi-Directional Learning Memristors

09/02/2015  Breakthrough memristor technology combined with novel adaptive architecture enables machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) applications.

Tech, academic leaders call for robust research investments to bolster U.S. tech leadership, advance IoT

09/01/2015  A coalition of leaders from the tech industry and academia, led by the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) and Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC), today released a report highlighting the urgent need for robust investments in research to advance the burgeoning Internet of Things (IoT) and develop other cutting-edge innovations that will sustain and strengthen America’s global technology leadership into the future.

Flexible 7 inch touch panel with integrated OLED display developed

09/01/2015  Together with ITRI, Taiwan, Heraeus, demonstrated the integration of Clevios conductive polymer based touch panel with AM OLED technology in a highly flexible device.

IoT surveys indicate optimism, confusion

09/01/2015  Solid State Technology recently conducted a survey of our readers on how the Internet of Things (IoT) is driving the demand for semiconductor technology. A total of 303 people responded to the survey. A majority of the respondents were in management roles.

Solid State Watch: August 21-27, 2015

08/31/2015  New ams fab going to Marcy, NY: Startups and small electronics companies spent $78.3 billion on semiconductors in 2014; Pure-play foundry sales forecast to grow to all-time high in 4Q15; University of Colorado and SRC research accelerates microscopic imaging for next-generation nanoelectronics

A partnership to secure and protect the emerging Internet of Things

08/28/2015  The National Science Foundation (NSF), in partnership with Intel Corporation, one of the world's leading technology companies, today announced two new grants totaling $6 million to research teams that will study solutions to address the security and privacy of cyber-physical systems.

FlexTech Alliance receives $75M Department of Defense Award

08/28/2015  The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) today awarded FlexTech Alliance a Cooperative Agreement to establish and manage a Manufacturing Innovation Institute (MII) for Flexible Hybrid Electronics (FHE MII).

Comfortable Consumer EEG Headset Shown by Imec and Holst Centre

08/27/2015  Medical-quality data acquisition of signals tracing emotions and moods.

Cima NanoTech announces joint venture with Foxconn

08/26/2015  Cima NanoTech, a developer and manufacturer of transparent conductive film solutions, announced today that it has entered into a joint venture with Foxconn, the world’s largest ICT technology provider and vertically integrated device manufacturer, to deliver the industry’s first cost-competitive, projected capacitive (pro-cap) solution for large format touch screens.

Managing Dis-Aggregated Data for SiP Yield Ramp

08/24/2015  In general, there is an accelerating trend toward System-in-Package (SiP) chip designs including Package-On-Package (POP) and 3D/2.5D-stacks where complex mechanical forces—primarily driven by the many Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (CTE) mismatches within and between chips and packages—influence the electrical properties of ICs.

Status of flexible encapsulation to enable flexible electronics

08/24/2015  In 2020, flexible barrier manufacturing for flexible electronic devices such as displays will be a market worth more than US$184 million, according to IDTechEx Research.

Book-to-bill ratio reports indicate a solid year for the industry

08/20/2015  A book-to-bill of 1.02 means that $102 worth of orders were received for every $100 of product billed for the month.

Inventory levels at LCD TV panel makers are forecast to surge in the second half of 2015

08/19/2015  LCD TV panel makers’ inventory levels will be greater than normal in the second half of 2015, due to softening demand and increased output from new LCD panel manufacturing lines (fabs).

SUSS MicroTec announces new competence-center for nanoimprint in North America

08/18/2015  SUSS MicroTec, a global supplier of equipment and process solutions for the semiconductor industry and related markets, and the Singh Center for Nanotechnology at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) are announcing a cooperation agreement in the field of nanoimprint technologies.

Demand for novel display materials set to surge in second half of 2015

08/17/2015  Starting in the second half of 2015, the overall consumption of active-matrix organic light-emitting diode (AMOLED) materials will surge, as LG Display increases the production of white organic light-emitting diode (WOLED) TV panels

Traditional notebook display shipments drop as Chromebooks rise

08/14/2015  Global consumers have lately become less interested in acquiring conventional notebooks with 15-inch displays, and they are instead shifting their spending to smaller product segments.

Weak IT market drags down large-area display market

08/14/2015  Due to decreased information technology (IT) demand, and global currency issues that resulted in higher import prices in most regions, overall large-area TFT LCD unit shipments in the first half (H1) of 2015 fell 2 percent year over year to reach 340 million units.

Record shipments levels continue into the second quarter 2015

08/11/2015  Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments increased during the second quarter 2015 when compared to first quarter area shipments according to the SEMI Silicon Manufacturers Group (SMG) in its quarterly analysis of the silicon wafer industry.




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