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Solid State Technology

Year 2014
Issue 2


Silicon On Insulator

FinFET on SOI: Potential becomes reality

We report here empirical results demonstrating the electrical benefits of SOI-based FinFETs. There are benefits inherent in the elimination of dopant as the means to establish the effective device dimensions.


3D NAND: To 10nm and beyond

In launching the iPod music player, Apple bumped consumption of NAND flash - a type of non-volatile storage device - driving down cost and paving the way for the growth of the memory technology into what is now a multibillion dollar market, supplying cost-effective storage for smart phones, tablets and other consumer electronic gadgets that do not have high density requirements.


IBM continues to evolve: Semiconductor business up for sale; moving into the cloud

The Financial Times (FT) is reporting that IBM Corp is exploring the sale of its semiconductor business and has hired Goldman Sachs to find potential buyers.

Entegris to acquire ATMI

Entegris, Inc. and ATMI today announced Entegris will acquire ATMI for approximately $1.15 billion, or approximately $850 million net of cash acquired, including the net cash proceeds from the sale of ATMI’s LifeSciences business of $170 million.

North Carolina State University to lead research consortium on power electronics

Called the Next Generation Power Electronics Institute, the new consortium will provide shared facilities, equipment and testing to companies from the power electronics industry, focusing and small and medium-sized companies.

SRC and MIT extend high resolution lithography capabilities

MIT researchers sponsored by Semiconductor Research Corporation have introduced new directed self-assembly (DSA) techniques that promise to help semiconductor manufacturers develop more advanced and less expensive components.

Silicon-germanium chip sets new speed record

A research collaboration consisting of IHP-Innovations for High Performance Microelectronics in Germany and the Georgia Institute of Technology has demonstrated the world\'s fastest silicon-based device to date.

Global semiconductor industry posts highest-ever January sales

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today announced that worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $26.28 billion for the month of January 2014, an increase of 8.8 percent from January 2013 when sales were $24.15 billion, marking the industry\\\\\\\'s highest-ever January sales total and the largest year-to-year increase in nearly three years.