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Solid State Technology

Year 2014
Issue 5

NEWS


On the road to recovery: Semiconductor growth expected for the next two years

According to the IMF and predictions by many other market research firms, 2014 and 2015 are expected to be growth years, comparable to or even better than the past few years.



200mm equipment market gaining new lease on life

In 2004/2005, shipments of 300mm wafer fab equipment (WFE) began to outpace that of 200mm platforms.



UC Santa Barbara researchers introduce highest performing III-V metal-oxide semiconductor FET

Researchers from the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) will introduce today the highest performing III-V metal-oxide semiconductor (MOS) field-effect transistors (FETs) at the 2014 Symposium on VLSI Technology.



IEEE Packaging Awards handed out at 2014 ECTC

The 2014 Electronic Component Technology Conference (ECTC) took place last week in Orlando Florida.


COLUMNS

Editorial


Three fundamental shifts

At The ConFab last week, Dr. Gary Patton, vice president, semiconductor research and development center at IBM, said there is a bright future in microelectronics (I heartily agree).


Semiconductors


At The ConFab 2014: Do we still need Moore’s Law?

Many questions were in the air on the first day of the 10th annual ConFab 2014, and certainly chief among them was raised during Dr. Roawen Chen of Qualcomm’s keynote “What’s On Our Mind” on Monday morning when he asked, “Should we pursue Moore\\\\\\\'s Law unconditionally?\\\\\\\"