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Intel appoints Chief Strategy Officer

03/29/2017  Intel Corporation today announced the appointment of Aicha S. Evans as chief strategy officer, effective immediately.

Imec to honor Samsung's Dr. Kinam Kim with "Lifetime of Innovation Award"

03/27/2017  The selection recognizes Dr. Kim's leadership and strategic vision, as well as his undeniable impact in the semiconductor industries.

Researchers make flexible glass for tiny medical devices

03/24/2017  Glass can bend over and over again on a nanoscale.

Intel elects two new members to Board of Directors

03/23/2017  Intel Corporation today announced that Omar Ishrak and Greg Smith have been elected to Intel’s board of directors.

SEMICON China 2017 opens tomorrow in Shanghai

03/13/2017  Over 60,000 attendees are expected at SEMICON China opening tomorrow at Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC).

Eutelsat, ST announce low-cost, low-power System-on-Chip for interactive satellite terminals

03/08/2017  ST and Eutelsat complete development of chip for Eutelsat's next-generation SmartLNB.

Semiconductor manufacturing's next big thing at ASMC 2017

03/02/2017  Manufacturers, suppliers and academia gather to understand the road ahead.

Global MEMS manufacturer selects ULVAC Technologies' plasma ashing system

03/01/2017  ULVAC Technologies, Inc. has been selected by a global MEMS inertial sensor manufacturer to deliver an ULVAC ENVIRO-1Xa advanced plasma ashing system for running critical low-temp descum processes and high-temp bulk photoresist strip processes.

Nano 'sandwich' offers unique properties

02/27/2017  Rice University researchers simulate two-dimensional hybrids for optoelectronics.

Improved polymer and new assembly method for ultra-conformable 'electronic tattoo' devices

02/22/2017  Process uses household inkjet printer without soldering to create 750nm-thin elastomeric sheet.

Flemish government increases financial support of imec

02/21/2017  Today, the research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technology imec, and the Flemish Government announced a new, 5-year strategic commitment that aims at strengthening the pioneering role of Flanders' renowned research hub.

SEMI appoints Ajit Manocha as president and CEO

02/21/2017  SEMI today announced the appointment of Ajit Manocha as its president and CEO.

imec debuts plastic NFC tag, compatible to ISO protocols

02/07/2017  Innovative tag is the thinnest and mechanically most robust technology compatible to ISO protocols.

Do not go where the path may lead

01/27/2017  What follows, in Part 1 of this two-part article, is a quick look back at the industry in 2016 and the road ahead in 2017 followed by what SEMI achieved in 2016 and where SEMI’s road will lead in 2017 to keep pace our industry charging forward where there is no path.

Executive viewpoints: 2017 outlook

01/25/2017  Each year, Solid State Technology turns to industry leaders to hear viewpoints on the technological and economic outlook for the upcoming year. Read through these expert opinions on what to expect in 2017.

ams announces completion of transaction to acquire Heptagon

01/25/2017  ams, a worldwide supplier of high-performance sensor and analog solutions, announces the completion of the transaction to acquire 100% of the shares in Heptagon and related capital.

New report from IHS Markit names top four trends driving the IoT in 2017 and beyond

01/24/2017  Fueled by lightning-fast demand for ubiquitous connectivity, the number of connected Internet of Things (IoT) devices globally will jump by 15 percent year-over-year to 20 billion in 2017, according to new analysis from IHS Markit.

New low-cost technique converts bulk alloys to oxide nanowires

01/20/2017  A simple technique for producing oxide nanowires directly from bulk materials could dramatically lower the cost of producing the one-dimensional (1D) nanostructures.

STMicroelectronics incorporates CWS’ SiPEX in the RF PDK H9 SOI FEM

01/11/2017  Coupling Wave Solutions, S.A. and STMicroelectronics today announced that they partnered together to reduce time-to-market for high-performance radio frequency (RF) silicon-on-insulator (SOI) designs

Researchers create practical and versatile microscopic optomechanical device

01/09/2017  Trapping light and mechanical waves within a tiny bullseye, design could enable more sensitive motion detection.




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Friday, April 7, 2017 at 1pm ET / Sponsored by Epicor

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Advanced Packaging

March 2017 - Date and time TBD

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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April 2017 - Date and time TBD

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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May 11, 2017 - May 12, 2017
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May 14, 2017 - May 17, 2017
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Saratoga Springs, NY
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May 15, 2017 - May 18, 2017
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Austin, TX
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June 18, 2017 - June 22, 2017
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July 10, 2017 - July 13, 2017
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July 10, 2017 - July 13, 2017

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