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AMEC wins injunction in patent infringement dispute with Veeco

12/11/2017  The injunction prohibits Veeco Shanghai from importing, manufacturing, selling or offering for sale to any third party any MOCVD systems and wafer carriers used in the MOCVD systems that would infringe AMEC’s patent CN 202492576 in China.

Cree launches industry's first extreme density LED

12/07/2017  The XLamp XD16 LED delivers a lumen density of more than 284 lumens per square-millimeter, which is the highest level achieved by a commercially available lighting-class LED.

TI's new automotive LED lighting controller puts the power in designers' hands

12/01/2017  Texas Instruments introduced the first 3-channel high-side linear automotive light-emitting diode (LED) controller without internal MOSFETs which gives designers greater flexibility for their lighting designs.

Atomistic calculations predict that boron incorporation increases the efficiency of LEDs

11/29/2017  Using predictive atomistic calculations and high-performance supercomputers at the NERSC computing facility, researchers Logan Williams and Emmanouil Kioupakis at the University of Michigan found that incorporating the element boron into the widely used InGaN (indium-gallium nitride) material can keep electrons from becoming too crowded in LEDs, making the material more efficient at producing light.

Transphorm secures investment from Yaskawa Electric

11/29/2017  Transphorm Inc. announced it received a $15 million investment from Yaskawa Electric Corporation.

The stacked color sensor

11/16/2017  True colors meet minimization.

Seoul Semiconductor introduces an Acrich-based compact LED lriver with 5X the power density of conventional drivers

11/15/2017  Seoul Semiconductor has developed an ultra-compact LED driver series with a power density 5X higher than conventional LED drivers.

SunLike series LEDs from Seoul Semiconductor deliver natural spectrum human-centric lighting sources

11/13/2017  Seoul Semiconductor exhibited its new SunLike Series LEDs, the world's first LED to produce light that closely matches the spectrum of natural sunlight, at the recent Professional Lighting Design Conference.

Tech increases microfluidic research data output 100-fold

11/09/2017  Researchers have developed a technique that allows users to collect 100 times more spectrographic information per day from microfluidic devices, as compared to the previous industry standard. The novel technology has already led to a new discovery: the speed of mixing ingredients for quantum dots used in LEDs changes the color of light they emit - even when all other variables are identical.

Pixelligent Technologies appoints Alain Harrus and Gene Banucci to its Board of Directors

11/07/2017  Pixelligent Technologies announced today it has named Alain Harrus, Ph.D. and Gene Banucci, Ph.D. to the Pixelligent Board of Directors.

Veeco and ALLOS demonstrate 200mm GaN-on-Si performance to enable micro-LED adoption

11/01/2017  Veeco Instruments Inc. (Nasdaq: VECO) announced today the completion of a strategic initiative with ALLOS Semiconductors (ALLOS) to demonstrate 200mm GaN-on-Si wafers for Blue/Green micro-LED production.

Optoelectronics, sensors/actuators and discretes climb

10/30/2017  The O-S-D market segments are growing at above average rates in 2017 and all three are expected to reach new record highs for the first time in six years, says new update.

Power GaN: Everything is in place for volume production

10/25/2017  Yole projects the explosion of the market with 84% CAGR between 2017 and 2022. The market value will so reach US$ 450 million at the end of the period.

Seoul Semiconductor's Horticultural Series LEDs deliver entire spectrum from UV-C to far-red

10/24/2017  The newly-introduced Horticultural Series LEDs from Seoul Semiconductor represent the only LED manufacturer to provide the entire spectrum of solid state lighting sources for the efficient growth and propagation of plants.

Researchers bring optical communication onto silicon chips

10/23/2017  Ultrathin films of a semiconductor that emits and detects light can be stacked on top of silicon wafers.

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.

SEMICON Europa 2017: Keynotes announced

10/17/2017  Showcasing critical issues shaping the entire electronics manufacturing supply chain.

IC makers maximize 300mm, 200mm wafer capacity

10/13/2017  A total of 25 new 300mm wafer fabs is expected between 2016 and 2021 as the outlook for 450mm wafers fades.

SSL technologies enable the development of new functionalities in automotive lighting

10/09/2017  The automotive lighting market totaled US$25.7 billion in 2016 and is expected to reach US$35.9 billion in 2022, with a 5.7% CAGR between 2016 and 2022.

WIN Semiconductors enhances 0.25µm GaN power process

10/09/2017  The NP25 technology provides 28-volt operation with superior power density and efficiency for demanding power applications through Ku-band.




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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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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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ISS 2018
Half Moon Bay, CA
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January 15, 2018 - January 18, 2018
DesignCon
Santa Clara, CA
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January 30, 2018 - February 01, 2018
2018FLEX
Monterey, CA
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February 12, 2018 - February 15, 2018
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San Diego, CA
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February 24, 2018 - March 01, 2018
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San Jose, CA
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February 25, 2018 - February 25, 2018


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