Global GaN semiconductor devices market is expected to be worth $3438.4M by 2024

08/31/2016  The global market for gallium nitride (GaN) semiconductor devices is largely consolidated, with the top four companies commanding a share of over 65% of the overall market in 2015, states Transparency Market Research (TMR) in a new report.

Texas Instruments announces strategic relationship with Silicon Catalyst

08/30/2016  Texas Instruments (TI) recently entered into an agreement with Silicon Catalyst, a Silicon Valley-based incubator, that will expand TI's access to new technology innovations and potentially lead to engagements with semiconductor startups focused on creating chips and system solutions in analog and embedded processing.

Solid State Watch: August 19-25, 2016

08/30/2016  TowerJazz and SMIC’s sales forecast to surge in 2016; Intel to produce 10nm ARM chip designs; GlobalWafers to acquire SunEdison Semiconductor; SEMI posts July 2016 book-to-bill report

Samsung introduces high-performance LED linear modules for indoor lighting applications

08/26/2016  Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced “H-series Gen 3,” a new line-up of LED linear modules that features high efficacy and enables easy replacement of fluorescent lights with LED lamps.

Following the UV curing boom, disinfection and purification applications are finally ready to take off

08/25/2016  In a short term, UV curing will drive the UV LED market, announces Yole Développement (Yole) in its new LED report entitled UV LEDs: Technology, Manufacturing and Applications Trends.

New electrical energy storage material shows its power

08/25/2016  A powerful new material developed by Northwestern University chemist William Dichtel and his research team could one day speed up the charging process of electric cars and help increase their driving range.

North American semiconductor equipment industry posts July 2016 book-to-bill ratio of 1.05

08/24/2016  North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $1.79 billion in orders worldwide in July 2016 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.05.

IHS Markit releases ranking of Top LED suppliers

08/18/2016  IHS Markit released its annual 2015 revenue-share ranking of the top LED suppliers in backlighting, automotive, lighting and other applications.

Toshiba introduces high-voltage MOSFET family for efficient, high-speed switching

08/18/2016  Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. today announced a new lineup of ultra-efficient, high-speed, high-voltage MOSFETs for switching voltage regulator designs.

Ensuring safety in the sub-fab

08/16/2016  Problems frequently arise as a result of an incomplete or absent formal risk assessment when processes are modified or new materials introduced.

Advanced materials manufacturer Pixelligent closes $10.4M in funding

08/15/2016  Pixelligent Technologies, a developer of high-index advanced materials for solid state lighting and display applications and producer of PixClear products, announced today that it closed $10.4 million in new funding.

Epistar orders multiple Veeco EPIK 700 MOCVD systems to meet demand for LED lighting applications

08/12/2016  Veeco Instruments Inc. announced today that Epistar Corporation has ordered multiple TurboDisc EPIK 700 GaN MOCVD Systems for the production of LEDs.

As Japan seizes lead in growing semiconductor segments, industry leaders exhibit at SEMICON Japan

08/11/2016  SEMI today announced that SEMICON Japan 2016, at Tokyo Big Sight on December 14-16, has increased exhibition and programming to keep pace with high-growth semiconductor segments in Japan.

Two become one: How to turn green light blue

08/10/2016  Metal-organic frameworks with a piggyback structure open up new possibilities for solar cells and LEDs -- publication in the Advanced Materials scientific journal.

Towards a better screen

08/09/2016  New molecules promise cheaper, more efficient OLED displays.

Hardware/Software Co-Development for IoT Applications: Q&A with Marie Semeria, CEO of CEA-Leti

08/03/2016  Marie Semeria, chief executive officer of CEA-Leti (http://www.leti.fr/en), sat down with SemiMD during SEMICON West to discuss how the French R&D and pilot manufacturing campus—located at the foot of the beautiful French alps near Grenoble—is expanding the scope of it’s activities to develop systems solutions for the Internet-of-Things (IoT).

ams launches the industry's smallest module to offer color, ambient light and proximity sensing

08/02/2016  ams AG has launched the smallest ever optical sensor module that delivers a combination of colour (RGB), ambient light and proximity sensing, providing OEMs with design flexibility and the ability to provide a better display viewing experience.

Global semiconductor sales increase in second quarter

08/02/2016  The Semiconductor Industry Association today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $79.1 billion during the second quarter of 2016, an increase of 1.0 percent over the previous quarter and a decrease of 5.8 percent compared to the second quarter of 2015.

Ultratech receives 'Outstanding Supplier Award' from SJ Semiconductor

08/02/2016  Ultratech, Inc. today announced that it has received an 'Outstanding Supplier Award' from SJ Semiconductor Corp.

New method for making green LEDs enhances their efficiency and brightness

07/29/2016  Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign have developed a new method for making brighter and more efficient green light-emitting diodes.



Heterogeneous Integration: An Emerging Trend for Next Generation Microelectronic Devices and a Tremendous Opportunity for Advanced Packaging

October 26, 2016 at 1 p.m. ET / Sponsored by Air Products

With the change in the traditional IC scaling cadence, the expansive growth of “Big data,” and the pervasive nature of computing, rises a paradigm shift in integrated circuit scaling and microelectronic devices. The pervasive nature of computing drives a need for connecting billions of people and tens of billions of devices/things via cloud computing. Such connectivity effect will generate tremendous amount of data and would require a revolutionary change in the technology infrastructures being used to transmit, store and analyze data. Heterogeneous integration through package with technologies such as system in package (SIP), on package integration (OPI) and fan-out (WLFO and PLFO) are poised to change the packaging industry and play a disruptive role in enabling next generation devices.

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New In-Line & Non-Destructive Hybrid Technology for Semiconductor Metrology

XwinSys recently launched the ONYX - a novel in-line and non-destructive hybrid metrology system, uniquely integrating advanced XRF, 2D and 3D optical technologies, designed to meet the current and future metrological challenges of the semiconductor industry. The unique hybrid configuration of the ONYX enables a solution to challenging applications through various analytical approaches and effective SW algorithms.July 06, 2016
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Specialized Materials Meet Critical Packaging Needs in MEMS Devices

Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) present both unique market opportunities and significant manufacturing challenges for product designers in nearly every application segment. Used as accelerometers, pressure sensors, optical devices, microfluidic devices, and more, these microfabricated sensors and actuators often need to be exposed to the environment, but also need to be protected from environmental factors. Although standard semiconductor manufacturing methods provide a baseline capability in meeting these challenges, the unique requirements of MEMS devices drive a need for specialized epoxies and adhesives able to satisfy often-conflicting demands.May 12, 2016
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NMT: A Novel Technology for In-Line Ultra-Thin Film Measurements

XwinSys identified the semiconductors recent market trends and developed a novel XRF technology, named NMT: Noise-reduced Multilayer Thin-film measurement. This innovative approach can be used for in-line inspection and metrology features, to accurately and precisely analyze single and multi-layered elements in ultra-thin films. NMT novel technology can be utilized for in-line applications ranging from localized ultra-thin film stacks to the inspection of 3D localized features to the analysis of defects involving geometries, voids and material elements. February 23, 2016
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