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MEMS technology is contributing to the inkjet printing industry revolution

05/25/2016  With a market reaching US$ 1 billion in 2021, the MEMS printhead is one of the most mature MEMS devices.

Imec, Holst Centre and Barco Silex collaborate on data security for wearables and IoT networks

05/25/2016  Nanoelectronics research center imec, Holst Centre (set up by imec and TNO) and micro-electronic design house Barco Silex, belonging to the Barco group, today announced that they will collaborate to implement data security into sensors for wearable devices and Internet of Things (IoT) sensor networks.

Many mixes to match litho apps

04/29/2016  The world’s leading lithographers gather each year in San Jose, California at SPIE’s Advanced Lithography conference to discuss how to extend optical lithography. So of all the NGL technologies, which will win out in the end?

New nanodevice shifts light's color at single-photon level

04/18/2016  Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have now developed a miniaturized version of a frequency converter, using technology similar to that used to make computer chips.

STMicroelectronics accelerates STM8 sales past two billion units

04/05/2016  STMicroelectronics has surpassed two billion unit sales of its robust and versatile STM8 microcontrollers, less than two years after reaching one billion unit sales, noting particularly strong success in China.

Heat and light get larger at the nanoscale

04/01/2016  In a new study recently published in Nature Nanotechnology, researchers from Columbia Engineering, Cornell, and Stanford have demonstrated heat transfer can be made 100 times stronger than has been predicted, simply by bringing two objects extremely close--at nanoscale distances--without touching.

A new virtuous cycle for the MEMS industry

03/24/2016  Since 2000, we have entered the age of sensing and interacting with the wide diffusion of MEMS and sensors that give us a better, safer perception of our environment. MEMS have grown in volume to be almost a 15 billion units market today.

Entrepreneurs to compete in MEMS Shark Tank at Hilton Head 2016

03/24/2016  Teams vie for expert consulting services, MEMS foundry package, specialized software tools, industry group membership.

SITRI, CEA-Leti and MINATEC to cooperate in "More than Moore" technology development

03/17/2016  SITRI and CEA-Leti, in affiliation with MINATEC, this week announced the signing of a comprehensive agreement for ongoing collaboration and cooperation in developing new technologies to power the emerging Internet of Things (IoT) market.

Semiconductor IP market worth $7.01B by 2022

03/16/2016  The semiconductor IP market is expected to reach $7.01 billion USD by 2022 from USD 3.09 Billion in 2015, at a CAGR of 10.55% between 2016 and 2022, according to the newly released report from MarketsandMarkets.

Imec opens new 300mm cleanroom for 7nm and beyond chip scaling

03/11/2016  Nanoelectronics research center imec has today announced the opening of its new 300mm cleanroom.

IoT Planet to co-locate with SEMICON Europa in 2016

03/09/2016  IoT Planet, a new European event dedicated to the Internet of Things (IoT), will co-locate this year with SEMICON Europa (25-27 October) in Grenoble, France.

EV Group brings 300mm wafer bonding to MEMS manufacturing with GEMINI Automated Wafer

03/07/2016  EV Group (EVG) today announced that its EVG GEMINI 300mm automated wafer bonding system is ready for implementation into MEMS high-volume manufacturing.

New NTU microchip shrinks radar cameras to fit into a palm

02/23/2016  NTU's new radar chip was presented and published at the prestigious International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) 2016.

Vesper partners with AAC Technologies on piezoelectric MEMS microphones

02/22/2016  Vesper today announced a partnership with AAC Technologies Holdings Inc. for the commercialization of the world’s first piezoelectric MEMS microphones for consumer electronic devices.

imec and iMinds to merge and create high-tech research center

02/22/2016  Nanoelectronics research center, imec, and digital research and incubation center, iMinds, announced that its respective board of directors have approved the intention to merge the research centers.

Advance could aid development of nanoscale biosensors

02/18/2016  Researchers from Brown University's School of Engineering have made an important fundamental advance that could make such devices more practical.

Apple products are driving market growth for MEMS microphones

02/03/2016  The popularity of Apple’s iPhone 6S and other products is boosting the microelectromechanical-systems (MEMS) microphones market to a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11 percent from 2015 to 2019.

Led by iPhone 6S, sensor hubs market is growing fast

01/25/2016  The demand for sensor hubs, dedicated processing elements used for low-power sensor processing tasks, is booming.

Technavio: Top two emerging trends impacting the global MEMS microphone market through 2020

01/22/2016  According to the report, the global MEMS microphone market is expected to reach close to USD 2 billion by 2020, posting a CAGR of over 12%.




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High Mobility Transistors

June 21, 2016 at 1 PM ET / Sponsored by Air Products

Transistor performance has been greatly improved with strained silicon and high-k metal gates. Further performance improvements could be had by implementing III-V materials in the channel of nMOS transistors. Both III-V and Ge-based channels being considered for the pMOS device. High electron-mobility III-V semiconductors have been intensely researched as alternative channel materials for sub-7 nm technology nodes, but one of the main stumbling blocks is how to integrate them monolithically and cost-effectively with traditional CMOS silicon technology. This webcast will discuss the latest efforts in this area, including vertically stacked III-V nanowire.

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Interconnection Technologies

June 2016 (Date and time TBD)/Sponsored by Air Products

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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Is the Semiconductor Industry Ready for Industry 4.0 and the IIoT?

June 2016 (Date and time TBD)/ Sponsored by Epicor and Siemens

An industrial revolution is in the making, equivalent some say to the introduction of steam power at the tail end of the 18th century. Known as smart manufacturing, Industry 4.0 (after the German initiative Industrie 4.0), the industrial internet of things (IIoT), or simply the fourth industrial revolution, the movement will radically change how manufacturing is done. Greater connectivity and information sharing -- enabled by new capabilities in data analytics, remote monitoring and mobility -- will lead to increased efficiency and reduced costs. There will be a paradigm shift from “centralized” to “decentralized” production. Semiconductor manufacturing has long been thought of as the most advanced manufacturing process in the world, but it’s not clear if long-held beliefs about how proprietary data, such as process recipes, are managed. Industry experts will examine the potential for the semiconductor factory of the future, and discuss potential roadblocks.

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TECHNOLOGY PAPERS



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
Sponsored by Master Bond, Inc.,

Protecting Electronics with Parylene

This whitepaper provides a comprehensive overview of parylene conformal coating, advantages of parylene, and applications for parylene to protect electronic devices. As technology continues to advance, devices will encounter rugged environments and it is vital that they are properly protected. Parylene conformal coating is one way that manufacturers are giving their devices a higher level of protection, along with increasing the overall quality of their products. Parylene conformal coating applications for Electronics include: · I/O & PCI Modules · Power Converters and Supplies · Backplanes · Other Embedded Computing applications · Other specialty electronics and assemblies April 26, 2016
Sponsored by Diamond-MT

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
Sponsored by XwinSys Technology Development Ltd.

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Design Automation Conference
Austin, TX
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June 05, 2016 - June 09, 2016
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Las Vegas, NV
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June 12, 2016 - July 15, 2016
SEMICON West 2016
San Francisco, CA
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July 12, 2016 - July 14, 2016
SEMICON Europa 2016
Grenoble, France
http://www.semiconeuropa.org
October 25, 2016 - October 27, 2016

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