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2017 IEDM features rich technical program, focus sessions

10/17/2017  Each year at the IEDM, the world's best technologists in micro/nano/bioelectronics converge to participate in a technical program consisting of more than 220 presentations, along with other events.

Flexible display shipments will increase to 643M units annually by 2022

10/04/2017  In 2017, key flexible display components achieved cost and performance parity with their rigid counterparts for the first time, thus removing a key market barrier and opening the door to rapid adoption in a variety of otherwise-rigid devices such as e-readers and wearables.

Team builds flexible new platform for high-performance electronics

10/04/2017  A team of University of Wisconsin–Madison engineers has created the most functional flexible transistor in the world -- and with it, a fast, simple and inexpensive fabrication process that’s easily scalable to the commercial level.

SEMICON Europa moves to Munich: Empowering innovation and shaping the value chain

09/20/2017  New programs on Materials, Automotive, and Flexible Electronics expand SEMICON Europa's impact.

Driven by TV size migration, large TFT display market continues to grow 6% by area in 2017

09/15/2017  The large thin film transistor (TFT) display market is expected to continue to expand in 2017 despite slower end-market demand, according to IHS Markit.

Flex Logix joins TSMC IP Alliance Program

09/05/2017  Flex Logix Technologies, Inc., the supplier of embedded FPGA IP and software, today announced that it has joined the TSMC IP Alliance Program included in TSMC's Open Innovation Platform.

Flexible hybrid electronics & sensors impacting the automotive industry

09/05/2017  FlexTech, a SEMI strategic association partner, will host a one-day Flexible Hybrid Electronics and Sensors Automotive Industry workshop in Detroit, Michigan on September 13, 2017 to explore how FHE adds functionality, decreases weight and impacts design. Automotive and electronics industry leaders will gather to discuss the market demands and challenges with automotive technology and present disruptive changes brought by flexible hybrid electronics (FHE) and sensors.

Ultrathin Layers with Large Contact Area on Carbon Fibers as High-Performance Electrode

08/15/2017  To meet the novel functions of next-generation electronics, including foldable displays, flexible power sources are needed.

Ultrathin device harvests electricity from human motion

07/24/2017  A new electrochemical energy harvesting device developed at Vanderbilt University can generate electrical current from the full range of human motions and is thin enough to embed in clothing.

AMOLED panel market to surge 63% in 2017

07/20/2017  The global active-matrix organic light-emitting diode (AMOLED) panel market is forecast to surge 63 percent in 2017 from a year ago to $25.2 billion on growing demand for AMOLED panels in the smartphone and TV industries.

AMOLED fine metal mask market expected to reach $1.2B by 2022

07/20/2017  As active-matrix organic light-emitting diode (AMOLED) displays quickly displace liquid crystal displays (LCDs) in smartphones, panel makers are rapidly adding new production capacity, accelerating the demand for the fine metal mask.

Taiwan largest semiconductor materials market, as SEMICON Taiwan approaches

07/19/2017  Taiwan is the world's largest consumer of semiconductor materials for the seventh consecutive year, bringing new opportunities in this increasingly critical sector.

New class of 'soft' semiconductors could transform HD displays

06/29/2017  Berkeley Lab researchers find tunable halide perovskites could usher in new generation of optoelectronic devices.

To connect biology with electronics, be rigid, yet flexible

06/19/2017  Researchers uncover design principles to make polymers that can transport both ions and electrons.

The first nanometrically-sized superelastic alloy

06/09/2017  UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country's researchers have explored superelasticity properties on a nanometric scale based on shearing an alloy's pillars down to nanometric size.

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.




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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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Interconnects

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This webcast will examine the state-of-the-art in conductors and dielectrics, -- including contacts and Metal1 through global level -- pre-metal dielectrics, associated planarization, necessary etch, strip and cleans, embedded passives, global and intermediate TSVs for 3D, as well as reliability, system, and performance issues.

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TECHNOLOGY PAPERS



Testing PAs under Digital Predistortion and Dynamic Power Supply Conditions

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. In Part 2 of this white paper series, you will learn different techniques for testing PAs via an interactive white paper with multiple how-to videos.September 06, 2017
Sponsored by National Instruments

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

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EVENTS



ITPC2017
Big Island, Hawaii
http://www.semi.org/en/itpc
November 05, 2017 - November 08, 2017
SEMICON Europa
Munich, Germany
http://www.semiconeuropa.org/
November 14, 2017 - November 17, 2017
IEDM 2017
San Francisco, CA
http://ieee-iedm.org
December 02, 2017 - December 06, 2017
ISS 2018
Half Moon Bay, CA
http://www.semi.org/en/ISS
January 15, 2018 - January 18, 2018

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