Mid-year global semiconductor sales ahead of last year's pace by 4 percent

08/03/2015  The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $84.0 billion during the second quarter of 2015, an increase of 1.0 percent over the previous quarter and 2.0 percent compared to the second quarter of 2014.

Apple is using 20% of worldwide sapphire capacity – and that may be just the beginning

07/31/2015  In 2015, 20 percent of sapphire will be used in Apple’s iPhone, for the camera lens, fingerprint readers and heart rate monitors covers, and the Apple watch’s window.

Tsunami of M&A deals underway in the semiconductor industry in 2015

07/29/2015  Marketshare expansion, Internet of Things opportunities, rising costs of R&D, and China’s aggressive new focus on the semiconductor industry all driving the recent M&A surge.

Flat panel display revenues forecast to fall in 2015

07/28/2015  Led by declining thin-film-transistor liquid-crystal display (TFT LCD) revenues, global flat panel display (FPD) industry revenue is forecast to fall 2 percent, from $131.4 billion in 2014 to $129 billion in 2015.

SEMI member delegation to visit Vietnamese Central Government and High-Tech Parks in Hanoi

07/23/2015  After two Semiconductor Strategy Symposiums in Ho Chi Minh City in 2013 and 2014, SEMI announced today that a SEMI Member Delegation will visit the Vietnamese Central Government in Hanoi on September 21-24.

SIA commends launch of Congressional Semiconductor Caucus

07/22/2015  SIA recognized members of the caucus at a reception on Capitol Hill Tuesday evening and honored the caucus's co-chairs, Sen. James Risch (R-Idaho), Sen. Angus King (I-Maine), Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Texas), and Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.).

Dr. Gary Patton joins The ConFab Advisory Board

07/21/2015  Solid State Technology today announced that Dr. Gary Patton has joined the Advisory Board for its annual conference and networking event, The ConFab.

Smartphone and tablets still drive demand for cover glass, as industry looks to smart watches for growth

07/17/2015  With screen sizes increasing, smartphones continue to lead total area demand in the cover glass market; however, as the markets for smartphones and tablets mature, cover glass industry revenue growth is declining from 39 percent year over year in 2013 to 11 percent in 2015.

Got MEMS? Get In Touch With memsstar For Production Equipment

07/17/2015  As you might guess from the company’s name, memsstar is involved in microelectromechanical system (MEMS) devices. The company offers manufacturing equipment for “MEMS-specific production,” says CEO Tony McKie.

Tanaka Precious Metals Is Big in Bonding Wires, Other Products

07/17/2015  Tanaka Precious Metals, a company dating back to 1885, is a leading supplier of gold bonding wire and other types of bonding wire for semiconductor packaging. It also specializes in electroplating equipment, unveiling a new system for research and development applications at SEMICON West 2015.

International Consortium Sets Up Shop for Advanced Manufacturing Research

07/16/2015  A metropolitan area in the center of the state is putting together a public-private partnership to attract high-tech companies, convincing them to set up shop and create jobs. Part of the attraction is a big public university, engaging in advanced research.

SEMI Standards leaders honored at SEMICON West 2015

07/15/2015  SEMI honored six industry leaders for their outstanding accomplishments in developing Standards for the microelectronics and related industries.

Low-Cost Manufacturing of Flexible Functionalities

07/15/2015  FlexTech Alliance updates on substrates, processes, and devices.

Gases: Completely Necessary to Semiconductor Manufacturing

07/15/2015  Silicon wafers. Semiconductor packaging. These are commonly known products in materials for manufacturing and assembling microchips. Process gases? Not as familiar a commodity, yet they are just as critical to semiconductor manufacturing.

CoorsTek Increases its Business with Covalent Acquisition, Organic Growth

07/14/2015  CoorsTek made one of the biggest acquisitions of its century-long history late last year in purchasing Covalent Materials, formerly known as Toshiba Ceramics.

Technologies for Advanced Systems Shown at IMEC Tech Forum USA

07/14/2015  R&D summarized of the nanoscale building blocks for our fab future.

SEMI announces results of board elections and leadership appointments

07/14/2015  SEMI today announced that Stephen S. Schwartz, CEO of Brooks Automation, and Toshikazu Umatate, senior vice president and general manager of the Semiconductor Lithography Business at Nikon Corporation, were elected as new directors to the SEMI International Board of Directors in accordance with the association's by-laws.

Applied Materials introduces high-performance ALD technology for the 3D era

07/13/2015  Applied Materials, Inc. today unveiled the Applied Olympia ALD system, featuring a unique, modular architecture that delivers high-performance ALD technology to manufacturers of leading-edge 3D memory and logic chips.

Flexible display revenue to comprise 15 percent of total display market in 2024

07/10/2015  Flexible displays are not only leading to sprawling applications and revolutionizing the display market, but they are also an increasingly important segment of overall display market revenues

Surging phablets to shoot past stalled tablet market in 2015

07/08/2015  Updated forecast shows large-screen smartphone shipments climbing 66% this year to 252 million units while the lack of replacement purchases stymies tablets.




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
Sponsored by Diamond-MT

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
Sponsored by Master Bond, Inc.,

Success in the Electronic and High Tech Industry

View this paper to learn how Epicor ERP specifically aligns to the business needs of the electronics and high-tech industry, and hear how one electronics organization achieved improved operational controls, better inventory accuracy, and world class tools to meet supply chain requirements with Epicor ERP.July 01, 2015
Sponsored by Epicor

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International Electron Device Meeting 2015
Washington D.C. United States
December 07, 2015 - December 09, 2015
2015 IEEE World Forum on Internet of Things
Milan, Italy
December 14, 2015 - December 16, 2015
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Tokyo, Japan
December 16, 2015 - December 18, 2015