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A SOI wafer is a suitable substrate for gallium nitride crystals

03/02/2017  Improved characteristics in power electronics and radio applications can be achieved by using a SOI wafer for gallium nitride growth.

Dow Corning further expands design freedoms for LED packaging with five new optical silicone encapsulants

03/01/2017  Dow Corning further expanded the design flexibilities for LED packaging manufacturers today with the addition of five new optical encapsulants (OEs) to its portfolio of advanced LED solutions.

Versum Materials expands manufacturing capacity

03/01/2017  Versum Materials, Inc. announced today that it would expand its manufacturing capacity at its Delivery Systems and Service (DS&S) headquarters in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Picosun and Hitachi MECRALD Process

02/24/2017  ALD fab films at lower temperatures.

LG Innotek unveils the world's first 70mW UV-C LED

02/23/2017  LG Innotek today announced that the company has developed the world's first 70mw UV-C LED for sterilization applications.

Mergers & acquisitions in 2017

02/19/2017  At SEMI's Industry Strategy Syposium this year, a merger's and acquisitions panel, moderated by Robert Maire of Semiconductor Advisors, took a look at how the industry might look in the future.

Vital Control in Fab Materials Supply-Chains - Part 2

02/16/2017  Expert panel discussion at Critical Materials Council (CMC) Conference

Ultratech receives large, repeat multiple system order for fan-out wafer-level packaging applications

02/16/2017  Ultratech, Inc. today announced that it has received a repeat, multiple-system order from a leading semiconductor manufacturer for its advanced packaging AP300 lithography systems.

Seoul Semiconductor starts mass production of its patented filament LEDs

02/15/2017  Seoul Semiconductor announced the immediate start of the mass production of its LED chip-on-board package for use in LED filament bulbs, a market currently estimated to be $1.3 billion globally.

Is a stretchable smart tablet in our future?

02/15/2017  Engineering researchers at Michigan State University have developed the first stretchable integrated circuit that is made entirely using an inkjet printer, raising the possibility of inexpensive mass production of smart fabric.

Brighter shine for LEDs with Picosun ALD

02/13/2017  Picosun Oy, a provider of high quality Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) technology, announced a collaboration with Osram Opto Semiconductors and other partners to create a new generation of advanced LED lighting solutions.

AMOLED production equipment purchases to reach record high in 2017

02/10/2017  The flat-panel display (FPD) industry is in the midst of a historic wave of building new factories to manufacture active matrix organic light emitting diode (AMOLED) displays.

Intel announces $7B investment in next-gen semiconductor fab in Arizona

02/09/2017  The announcement was made by U.S. President Donald Trump and Intel CEO Brian Krzanich at the White House.

Entegris announces higher-purity gas purification system platform with expanded manufacturing in Asia

02/07/2017  New media provides yield improvements in systems for advanced semiconductor and LED applications.

Global semiconductor sales reach $339B in 2016

02/03/2017  Worldwide industry posts highest-ever annual sales; year-to-year sales increase 12 percent in December.

Veeco enters into agreement to acquire Ultratech

02/03/2017  The Boards of Directors of both Veeco and Ultratech have unanimously approved the transaction.

Leti presents first-ever results in LED pixelization & record high-resolution for micro-displays at Photonics West

02/03/2017  Leti, a research institute of CEA Tech, today announced it has developed a μLED fabrication process to create high-resolution arrays at 10-micron pitch.

1000 times more efficient nano-LED opens door to faster microchips

02/02/2017  The electronic data connections within microchips are increasingly becoming a bottleneck in the exponential growth of data traffic. Optical connections are the obvious successors but optical data transmission requires an adequate nanoscale light source, and this has been lacking. Scientists at Eindhoven University of Technology have created a light source that has the right characteristics: a nano-LED that is 1000 times more efficient than its predecessors, and is capable of handling gigabits per second.

SEMI 2020: "There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind"

02/01/2017  “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail,” was how I started last week’s article. In that article we looked back on 2016 and the incredible progress of the industry and how it continually cuts new trail and keeps moving at the speed of Moore’s Law.

The world's smallest reflector-type high brightness 3-color LED

01/31/2017  ROHM has recently announced the availability of an ultra-compact reflector-type LED optimized for consumer devices such as matrix light sources for gaming and wearables that demand increased miniaturization.




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Metrology Challenges and Opportunities

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 2 p.m. ET

Continued scaling and more complex device structures, including FinFETs and 3D stacking, are creating new challenges in metrology and inspection. Smaller defects must be detected and analyzed on an increasingly diverse set of materials. Chip makers are looking for better wafer edge inspection techniques, higher resolution metrology tools and new compositional analysis solutions. Experts will describe new approaches for next generation metrology and inspection, including measurements of CDs, stress, film thickness and non-visual defects.

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Advanced Packaging

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Back-end packaging is increasingly important to semiconductor device form factor, thermal and power performance, and costs. Compounded by the demand for lead-free processing and the soaring cost of gold, the industry is developing new approaches to packaging, including redistribution layers (RDL), through silicon vias (TSV), copper pillars, wafer-level packaging (WLP) and copper wire bonding. Experts will discuss these and other approaches in this webcast.

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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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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

What You Should Know About 802.11ax

The upcoming IEEE 802.11ax High-Efficiency Wireless (HEW) standard promises to deliver four times greater data throughput per user. It relies on multiuser technologies to make better use of the available Wi-Fi channels and serve more devices in dense user environments. Explore this technology introduction white paper to learn about the new applications of 802.11ax, the key technical innovations to the standard, and its test and measurement challenges. January 10, 2017
Sponsored by National Instruments

Electrically Conductive Adhesives Make the Right Connections

As electronic circuits become more complex, engineers are finding new ways to assemble and package them. Electrically conductive adhesives provide durable bonds with conductive paths to suit a variety of electronics applications. They can be engineered to combine bond strength and electrical conductivity with other service-critical properties.November 11, 2016
Sponsored by Master Bond, Inc.,

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CMC Conference 2017
Dallas, TX
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May 11, 2017 - May 12, 2017
The ConFab 2017
San Diego, CA
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May 14, 2017 - May 17, 2017
ASMC 2017
Saratoga Springs, NY
http://www.semi.org/en/asmc2017
May 15, 2017 - May 18, 2017
Design Automation Conference 2017 (DAC)
Austin, TX
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June 18, 2017 - June 22, 2017

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