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2017FLEX Monterey focuses on accelerating to manufacturing as industry growth escalates

05/15/2017  FlexTech's annual Flexible Electronics Conference and Exhibit -- 2017FLEX -- is set for the Hyatt Regency Hotel & Spa in Monterey, Calif. from June 19-22, 2017.

2017FLEX Korea: First flexible hybrid electronics conference in Korea

05/10/2017  Today FlexTech, A SEMI Strategic Association Partner, announced the full agenda for the inaugural flexible hybrid electronics (FHE) conference coming up on May 31-June 1 in Seoul at COEX Exhibition Center.

Tianma selects Orbotech solutions for its flex AMOLED Gen 6 fab

05/08/2017  Orbotech Ltd. announced today that Tianma Micro-electronics Co. Ltd. has selected Orbotech's ArrayChecker and Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) solutions for its production line upgrade to flexible AMOLED technology.

Flexible, organic and biodegradable: Stanford researchers develop new wave of electronics

05/02/2017  A new semiconductor developed by Stanford researchers is as flexible as skin and easily degradable. It could have diverse medical and environmental applications, without adding to the mounting pile of global electronic waste.

ASML, ZEISS file joint patent infringement lawsuits against Nikon

04/28/2017  ASML and ZEISS today announced that both companies are filing initial legal claims against Nikon for infringement of more than 10 patents.

Wonder material? Novel nanotube structure strengthens thin films for flexible electronics

04/24/2017  Reflecting the structure of composites found in nature and the ancient world, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have synthesized thin carbon nanotube (CNT) textiles that exhibit both high electrical conductivity and a level of toughness that is about fifty times higher than copper films, currently used in electronics.

New quantum liquid crystals may play role in future of computers

04/21/2017  New state of matter may have applications in ultrafast quantum computers.

Spray-on memory could enable bendable digital storage

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

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.

Revenues from flexible AMOLED display on pace to exceed rigid AMOLED panel in Q3 2017

03/28/2017  As demand for the flexible AMOLED display continues to sharply increase, its revenues are expected to reach $3.2 billion in the third quarter of 2017, exceeding that of rigid AMOLED panels at $3.0 billion, according to IHS Markit.

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).

Kateeva expands Silicon Valley headquarters

03/08/2017  The company has leased an adjacent building at its Newark campus, adding 75,000 sq. ft. that is zoned for manufacturing and business operations.

SEMI announces Japan's first flexible hybrid electronics conference

03/02/2017  Today, FlexTech, a SEMI Strategic Association Partner, announced the agenda for 2017FLEX Japan, the first flexible hybrid electronics (FHE) conference in Tokyo on April 11-12.

BOE takes first spot in large display unit shipment, IHS Markit reports

02/28/2017  BOE, a Chinese display maker, takes top position in terms of large TFT-LCD display unit shipments in January 2017, according to IHS Markit.

Breakthrough in 'wonder' materials paves way for flexible tech

02/16/2017  Gadgets are set to become flexible, highly efficient and much smaller, following a breakthrough in measuring two-dimensional 'wonder' materials by the University of Warwick.

Is a stretchable smart tablet in our future?

02/15/2017  Engineering researchers at Michigan State University have developed the first stretchable integrated circuit that is made entirely using an inkjet printer, raising the possibility of inexpensive mass production of smart fabric.

Intel announces $7B investment in next-gen semiconductor fab in Arizona

02/09/2017  The announcement was made by U.S. President Donald Trump and Intel CEO Brian Krzanich at the White House.

UNIST engineers oxide semiconductor just single atom thick

02/08/2017  A new study, affiliated with UNIST has introduced a novel method for fabrication of world's thinnest oxide semiconductor that is just one atom thick. This may open up new possibilities for thin, transparent, and flexible electronic devices, such as ultra-small sensors.

UniPixel prepares for flexible display market

02/07/2017  UniPixel touch sensors pass 200,000 cycle fold test.

SEMI 2020: "There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind"

02/01/2017  “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail,” was how I started last week’s article. In that article we looked back on 2016 and the incredible progress of the industry and how it continually cuts new trail and keeps moving at the speed of Moore’s Law.




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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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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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