Little David went to the post office to buy stamps for his father. When he reached the counter, he had forgotten what his father wanted. From what he remembered, he asked the clerk for some 1-cent stamps; six times as many 5-cent stamps and 25-cent stamps for the remainder of the $4.00 his father had given him
SEMICON West Technical Talks
The technical sessions began with the presentation of the IEEE/CPMT Electronics Manufacturing Technology Award to Scott Kulicke of K&S for his "commitment and dedication" and "outstanding leadership and service.
SEMICON West Headlines
SAN JOSE, CALIF. - Below are some of the many press releases announced during SEMICON West. Visit the Advanced Packaging Web site at www.apmag.com to find links to all these and other stories from SEMICON West.
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Palomar Creates Process Development, Prototyping Capability
VISTA, CALIF. - Palomar Technologies established a new service that provides design, engineering and prototyping for its customers
IBM Introduces New Technology, Collaborations
EAST FISHKILL, N.Y. - IBM announced its second-generation "surface laminar circuit" (SLC) flip chip packaging technology, as well as agreements with Amkor Technologies, ASAT Holdings Ltd. and Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc. to provide the technology for their customers.
NEXX Systems Joins SECAP
MUNICH - NEXX Systems, an advanced packaging equipment supplier, joined the Semiconductor Equipment Consortium for Advanced Packaging (SECAP)
APiA to Supply ACE Semiconductor, Adds New Members
SAN JOSE, CALIF. - The Advanced Packaging and Interconnect Alliance (APiA) has agreed to work with ACE Semiconductor to provide a 200 mm advanced packaging process line in ACE's Shanghai fab
Movers and shakers
MRSI, A Newport Corp. Co., (North Billerica, Mass.) appointed Vincent Chin to applications engineer for the Asia Pacific region.
Auburn Offers Wireless Engineering Degree
AUBURN, ALA. - This fall, Auburn University's Samuel Ginn College of Engineering will launch the nation's first bachelor of wireless engineering degree program to provide students with the expertise needed for many related emerging technologies.
Don't Forget the Equipment Engineers
Last month in this space I highlighted the importance of the material suppliers to the future of our industry. As if they had a preview copy of that, the equipment engineers ambushed me at SEMICON West with more brilliant developments than I have ever seen at a single event
As consumer and computing applications increase in functionality, semiconductor components are becoming more complex to meet the technology requirements of these products
SEMICON West: Technology Advances During a Slow Recovery
SAN JOSE, CALIF. In spite of continuing uncertainty in the semiconductor industry, there was a healthy level of excitement on the show floor at the back-end portion of SEMICON West in San Jose this year