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Value of semiconductor industry M&A deals slows dramatically in 2017

01/18/2018  Numerous smaller deals were made but "megadeals" were scarce last year.

SkyWater Technology Foundry appoints Steve Wold as Chief Financial Officer

01/18/2018  SkyWater Technology Foundry, the industry's most advanced U.S.-based and U.S.-owned trusted foundry, announced today that it has appointed Steve Wold as Chief Financial Officer.

Korea is at full throttle on memory investments

01/17/2018  2017 proved to be record-setting year for the semiconductor industry. According to World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS), worldwide semiconductor market will have grown 20 percent, exceeding $400 billion for the first time.

Littelfuse completes acquisition of IXYS Corporation

01/17/2018  Littelfuse, Inc. today announced the completion of its acquisition of IXYS Corporation.

Analog IC market forecast with strongest annual growth through 2022

01/12/2018  Power management, signal conversion, and automotive-specific analog markets drive expansion.

Worldwide semiconductor revenue grew 22.2% in 2017; Samsung takes over No. 1 position

01/11/2018  Worldwide semiconductor revenue totalled $419.7 billion in 2017, a 22.2 percent increase from 2016, according to preliminary results by Gartner, Inc. Undersupply helped drive 64 percent revenue growth in the memory market, which accounted for 31 percent of total semiconductor revenue in 2017.

Luc Van den hove to receive SEMI Sales and Marketing Excellence Award

01/11/2018  SEMI today announced that Luc Van den hove, president and CEO of imec, has been selected as the 2018 recipient of the SEMI Sales and Marketing Excellence Award, inspired by Bob Graham. He will be honored for outstanding achievement in semiconductor equipment and materials marketing during ceremonies at ISS 2018 on January 17 in Half Moon Bay, California.

Process Watch: The (automotive) problem with semiconductors

01/11/2018  This article is the first in a five-part series on semiconductors in the automotive industry. In this article, we introduce some of the challenges involved in the automotive supply chain. Future articles in the series will address specific process control solutions to those challenges.

New Multibeam patent enhances highly-localized precision material removal

01/10/2018  Multibeam Corporation today disclosed a new patent that describes the innovative use of e-beam technology for highly localized precision etching in manufacturing advanced memory and logic ICs.

Fabless IC company sales top $100B for first time ever

01/04/2018  Two Chinese companies -- HiSilicon and Unigroup -- are among the top 10 fabless IC sales leaders.

Surprising changes in semiconductor equipment market share in 2017

01/04/2018  Through three quarters of calendar year 2017, market shares of top semiconductor equipment manufacturers indicate large gains by Tokyo Electron and Lam Research.

SEMI names new SEMI Japan president

01/02/2018  SEMI today announced the appointment of Masahiko (Jim) Hamajima as president of SEMI Japan.

APAC tops the global mask alignment systems market

12/22/2017  The global mask alignment systems market is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 9% during the forecast period, according to Technavio’s latest market research.

ISS Europe 2018 to focus on winning in the global marketplace

12/20/2017  Electronics manufacturing executives will sharpen their competitive edge in Dublin, Ireland, on 4-6 March at Europe's SEMI Industry Strategy Symposium (ISS Europe).

EVG completes latest phase of production capacity expansion at corporate headquarters

12/19/2017  Newly opened building with advanced cleanroom technology provides additional space for final assembly of EVG process equipment and technical source inspection by the company's global customers.

North American semiconductor equipment industry posts November 2017 billings

12/15/2017  North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $2.05 billion in billings worldwide in November 2017 (three-month average basis), according to the November Equipment Market Data Subscription (EMDS) Billings Report published today by SEMI.

Industry enters the age of WOW

12/13/2017  The semiconductor industry has been there before, with large increases in investments followed by dramatic downturns. While the most dramatic downturns, 2001 and 2009, were due to, in a large part, acro-economic factors, the industry has typically observed one to two years of increased investment spending followed by a down period. This time around, the industry will achieve a “WOW” with three consecutive years of fab investment growth, a pattern not observed since the mid-1990s.

$55.9B semiconductor equipment forecast: New record with Korea at top

12/12/2017  Today, SEMI, the global industry association representing the electronics manufacturing supply chain, released its Year-end Forecast at the annual SEMICON Japan exposition.

EVG installs low-temp plasma activation system at the University of Tokyo

12/12/2017  EVG 810LT system enables low-temperature direct wafer bonding of III-V compound semiconductor materials and germanium-on-silicon wafers with field-proven high-quality plasma surface preparation.

Leti integrates hybrid III-V silicon lasers on 200mm wafers using standard CMOS process

12/06/2017  Leti, a research institute of CEA Tech, has integrated hybrid III-V silicon lasers on 200mm wafers using standard CMOS process flow.




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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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Leveraging Baseline Checks for Robust Reliability Verification

As IP and IC designers and verification teams tackle increased complexity and expectations, reliability verification has become a necessary ingredient for success. Automotive, always-on mobile devices, IOT and other platforms require increasingly lower power envelopes and reduced device leakage while maintaining overall device performance. Foundries have also created new process nodes targeted for these applications. Having the ability to establish baseline checks for design and reliability requirements is critical to first pass success. January 08, 2018
Sponsored by Mentor Graphics

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
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